Regola delli cinqve ordini d'architettvra / di M. Iacomo Barozzio da Vignola ; libro primo et originale
- Vignola, 1507-1573
- Uniform Title:
- Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura
- Si stampa in Roma : Da Gio. Batta. de Rossi ..., [1617?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 unnumbered page, XXXVI, 18 unnumbered leaves (2 folded) : illustrations, plans, portrait ; 42 cm (folio)
- Additional Creators:
- Villamena, Francesco, approximately 1566-1624
- Vignola's classic treatise on the five orders of columns in architecture (a later issue) accompanied by Villamena's Alcune opere d'architettura (1617), together in one volume, as issued by de Rossi (likely beginning 1625 after acquiring Villamena's stock following his death in 1624).
- Related Titles:
- Alcune opere d'architettura di Iacomo Barotio da Vignola
- Date of present work from Fowler.
Fifty-five full-paged etched and engraved plates (in 2 parts); half-length portrait of Vignola in architectural setting on engraved title-page. Plates I-XXXVI and the title leaf, with change of imprint, are from the same plates as the 1607 edition. See Fowler.
[Bookseller's notes]: This copy [Rare Books copy] corresponds precisely to the Millard copy: [I] engraved architectural title page with author's portrait (facing right), I. engraved privilege, II. author's letter to the reader, III-XXXII. plates depicting the orders; XXXIII-XXXVI. one of which gives examples of columns from all five orders, two show doorways, and one shows a mantlepiece;  engraved title page to the 2nd part (dated 1617), - engravings of elevations, fac̦ades and plans of il Gesù, San Andrea, architectural details from the Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola, and Michelangelo's iconic capitals from the Campidoglio, - two folding plates (dated 1617) depicting the plan and section of the Palazzo Farnese at Caparola.
[Continued]: Plates I-XXXVI and the title leaf, with change of imprint, are from the same plates as the 1607 edition (see Fowler). The first part is printed from the original 32 plates (including the engraved t.p.) of the first edition of 1562, and 4 additional plates that were added to the 1563 issue (see Fowler). The second part consists of the special engraved title page. and 11 architectural plates of the first issue (circa 1617) plus 6 new architectural plates; the 2nd of 2 plates devoted to Michelangelo's Ionic capitals for the Campidoglio is dated 1619; the 2nd of the 2 folded plates devoted to Cardinal Farnese's Palazzo di Caprarola is signed by Villamena as engraver.
[Continued]: The plates of Vignola's Regola delli cinque ordini, first published in 1562, probably continued to be sold after his death in 1573 by his son Giacinto, and after the latter's death the coppers passed to the Roman printer Andrea Vaccario (see British Architectural Library, Early printed books, 1478-1840, 3447/15) who issued plates bearing his imprint dated '1607'. Some time later the plates came into the possession of Francesco Villamena, who began to sell copies probably from around 1617 (see BAL 3447/17), in which state the Vignola work is often accompanied by Villamena's Alcune opere d'architettura, 1617 (q.v.). Villamena's stock was evidently acquired after his death in 1624 by Giovanni Battista de' Rossi, who added his undated imprint to the foot of the title-plate and apparently continued to issue copies accompanied by the Villamena plates. The date is generally given as around 1617 (see Fowler), probably because copies are often found (as here) bound with copies of Villamena, but it seems likelier that it began to be issued from 1625. The Penn State copy is printed on heavy laid paper watermarked with fleur-de-lis within circle above a backward S. The Soane copy is printed on paper with a lamb and flag within double-lined circle similar to Heawood no. 2838. Copies can be found with or without the plate originally numbered 'XXXVII' but with the plate number erased, probably because with the number removed, it fitted equally well with Villamena's companion work. Penn State copy includes this plate (with erased 'XXXVII" collated with the Villamena plates. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, 1478-1840, no. 3447, particularly pp. 2219, 2222; Fowler Cat. 356.
Rare Books copy: (First edition, LATER ISSUE, of the 1st part; First edition, SECOND ISSUE, of the 2nd part); a complete copy printed on heavy paper with watermark depicting fleur-de-lis inside a circle above a backward S; light marginal soiling and occasional marginal foxing; bound in 18th-century quarter vellum with corners and marbled paper boards; also, bound with an unrelated set of 4 engraved plates by Vincent Hubert of the Holy House of Loreto (last plate dated 1686) and a leaf of descriptive text with caption title L'intagliatore al divoto pellegrino relatione compendiosa in cui se descrive qu anto di divoto, e di prezioso si vede all santa casa di Loreto, dated 1716. Rare letterpress leaf begins, appropriately (translated), "The engraver to the devout pilgrim."
- Issued with (2nd part): Alcune opere d'architettura di Iacomo Barotio da Vignola / raccolte et poste in luce da Francesco Villamena. In Roma : [Francesco Villamena], lanno M. DC. XVII .
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Purchased from Liber Antiquus, Early Books & Manuscripts; 2017.
- Binding notes:
- With this is also bound: Representation des murailles et ornements qui environment la St Maison / Vincent Hubert (engraver, active 1680-1730). In Ancona & in Macerata : Silvestri, 1716.  leaf letterpress,  engraved plates.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Fowler Architectural Collection of the Johns Hopkins University Catalogue, 356
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