Amsterdam: Huguetan, 1699. hardcover. Engraved frontispiece, 126 exquisite full page copperplates, several text engravings, woodcut figures and tail- pieces. 344 pp. + register. Small 4to, handsomely rebound in 1/2 brown morocco. Amsterdam: Huguetan, 1699. Fine. fine.
Only one copy in NUC of this translation of Aviler's commentary on Vignol's Cours d'Architecture. Vignola (1507 - 1575) was the first to codify the rules of architecture, and is best known as Michelangelo's successor in charge of the work on St. Peter's basilica, and for designing the Escorial and the Villa Caprarola of Cardinal Farnese.