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VITRUVIUS POLLIO (MARCUS) The Architecture... Translated from the Original Latin by W[illiam] Newton, 2 vol. in 1, engraved portrait frontispiece, 46 engraved plates, dampstain in upper margin of frontispiece, light spotting, modern half calf [Cicognara 736; Fowler 428; Harris 895], folio (480 x 320mm.), I. and J. Taylor, 1791 Fußnoten The first English translation of the complete works of Vitruvius. William Newton (1735-1790), a successful architect, published his translation of Vitruvius' books I-V in 1771. After this the project floundered, but Newton "was committed to the work and clearly determined to finish it to a high, perhaps too high, standard... [drawing for his notes] on the archaeological findings of Stuart and Revett, Piranesi and Le Roy" (Harris), so the final work did not appear until 1791, the year after his death. Provenance: Thomas Ross, Edinburgh, nineteenth century ink inscription on blank verso of title.

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