Lot 463: Paul Letarouilly Edifices de Rome Moderne

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Lot 463: Author: Letarouilly, Paul; Title: Edifices de Rome Moderne; Place Published: London; Publisher: John Tiranti & Co.; Date Published: [1928]; Description: 6 volumes in 5. Illustrations from plans, engravings, etc. (Folio) 37.5x24.5 cm (14¾x9¾") original cloth-backed boards. Reprint.Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as the one of the most beautiful books on Renaissance architecture ever published. Letarouilly devoted more than 3 decades to drawing the plans, sections, elevations, perspectives, and details of the gardens, convents, palaces, and churches of Renaissance Rome. His keen observational ability and immaculate drawing skills make this work an indispensable source. First published 1857-1868. Condition: Light wear; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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