Page of hand-written dedicatory address by a 19th century owner facing the first page of the editio princeps of Vitruvius's 'De achitectura'

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RIBApix ref no RIBA30600
Architect/DesignerVitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
Subject Date1486
Image Date1800
Library ReferenceEW E.f.583
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: Vitruvius. De architectura (Rome, 1486?), p. [8-9] NOTES: This copy lacks the index and dedicatory address which precede the text and these are supplied by a 19th century owner in manuscript.

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book design, typography, calligraphy