Title XXX. Pieces d’architecture... / XXX. Pieces of architecture
Imprint [London ], s.n., [166?]
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     The French adaptation of books III and VI published in Paris in 1646 by Jean Boisseau was reprinted in London during the 1660s with a bilingual title page (XXX. Pieces d’architecture... / XXX. Pieces of architecture). The word to the reader was recomposed on two pages and the original copperplates were reused as is with notes in French. Until now the English book had been connected to John Leeke’s plan to publish the Idea in 1664 (Harris 1990, pp. 409-411).

Frédérique Lemerle (Centre national de la recherche scientifique,
Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours)– 2014


Critical bibliography

F. Lemerle & Y. Pauwels, Architectures de papier. La France et l’Europe, suivi d’une bibliographie des livres d’architecture (XVIe-XVIIe siècles), Turnhout, Brepols, 2013, pp. 110-112.

F. Lemerle, “Le XVIIe siècle français et l’Idea dell’architettura universale (1615) de Vincenzo Scamozzi”, to be printed.

E. Harris (assisted by N. Savage), British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785, Cambridge/New York/Port Chester/Melbourne/Sidney, Cambridge UP, 1990, pp. 409-411.