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HOW TO BUILD A PALACES, ZOOS, LEPROSARIA, FOUNTAINS, AND MORE


FURTTENBACH, Joseph. Architectura Civilis. Ulm, 1628.

First edition of this influential theorist’s practically oriented treatise on how to build a diverse range of structures, and important for infusing a strong Italian element in the German Baroque.
$2,850


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TELLING TIME IN THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT
FROM S. FRANCISCO DE MARBELLA
WITH FINE FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS
AND A POEM BY LOPE DE VEGA


[HOROLOGY] / [SPANISH] GUTIERREZ, Bartolome. Reloxes. En este trat(ad)o si ponen cosas de Horologiographia. Quiere deçir cosas de la discripçion y fabrica y uso de algunos reloxes solares orizontales y verticales. Marbella, 1610.

Unpublished, illustrated Spanish manuscript on the construction and use of sundials written at the Convento de San Francisco in Marbella in 1610. This handbook on Reloxes, apparently the work of a certain cleric Bartolome Gutierrez, who signed two sections at the rear of the volume (ff. 234 & 236), represents a more practical approach to gnomonics than is usually encountered in this period.
$8,500


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“One of the Most Beautiful Comprehensive 'Monumental' Treatises" – Descargues


HEINEKEN, Paul. Lucidum Prospectivae Speculum, Das ist: Ein heller Spiegel der Perspective. Augsburg, Heirs of Jeremiah Wolff, 1727.

Rare first edition of this richly illustrated work on practical perspective.
$14,500


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LITHOGRAPHED BY 2 WOMEN


JARRY DE MANCY, Adèle / LE BRETON, Jean-François. Le Dessin d’Après Nature et sans Maitre, suivant la Méthode du Professeur le Breton, consistant a faire Dessiner d’Après Nature, dès la Première Leçon, par Mme Jerry de Mancy, Née Adèle le Breton, Peintre et Professeur…. Paris, for the author, 1831.

Extremely rare first edition (second issue, a year after the first) of this exposition of the drawing methods of Jean-François Le Breton, a respected drawing master in 19th century Paris. The present work is of particular interest, having been wholly composed and lithographed by two women, one of whom was Le Breton’s own daughter and pupil – and a drawing instructor and painter in her own right.
$2,250


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ONE OF THE FINEST
GERMAN ARTISTS-ARCHITECTURE WORKS
OF THE 16TH CENTURY.


JOHANN II OF PFALZ-SIMMERN; [RODLER, Hieronymus]. Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der kunst des Messens, mit dem Zirkel, Richtscheidt oder Lineal. Zu nutz allen kunstliebhabern, fürnemlich den Malern, Bildhawern, Goldschmiden, Seidenstickern, Steynmetzen, Schreinern... Simmern, H. Rodler, 1531.

FIRST EDITION and a fine copy of this elaborately illustrated introduction to linear perspective, a cogent vernacular text which played a key role in disseminating Dürer’s projection method throughout Germany.
$28,500


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