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Collected works of a famous architect, with 271 double-page engraved plates

MAROLOIS, Samuel.
Mathematicum opus absolutissimum: …
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(1) MAROLOIS, Samuel. Geometria theoretica ac practica: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1633. With 47 double-page engraved plates, numbered 1-42 and 1-5.
(2) MAROLOIS, Samuel.. Artis muniendi, sive fortificationis, pars prima: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1644.
(3) MAROLOIS, Samuel.. Fortificationis, sive artis muniendi, pars secunda.
Amsterdam, Janssonius,1644. With 40 double-page engraved plates.
(4) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Architectura: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius,1633. With 30 double-page engraved plates by Henricus Hondius after the designs by Vredeman de Vries, one dated 1601.
(5) MAROLOIS, Samuel. Opticae, sive perspectivae, pars prima: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius 1633. With 80 double-page engraved plates, some by Henricus Hondius, incl. 6 views of buildings in Rome (nos. 54-59) in roundels, after the drawings by Petrus Stephanus.
(6) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Perspectiva theoretica ac practica.
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1633.
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(7) VREDEMAN DE VRIES, Joannis. Perspectivae pars II: …
Amsterdam, Janssonius, 1632. With 49, 24 (+ 1) numbered double-page engraved plates depicting geometrical and mathematical figures on perspective.
Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1638 [altered in manuscript to 1658]. 7 parts in 2 volumes. Folio. The general title printed letterpress on a slip of paper pasted over the 1638 engraved title-page of the French edition, 7 letterpress part-titles, with all together 271 double-page engraved plates, partly by Henricus Hondius. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, new endpapers.
€ 15,000
Complete works of Samuel Marolois (1572-1627), including the works of his predecessor Jan Vredeman de Vries (1527-ca. 1606/08) that were edited with numerous additions by Marolois. Marolois was a French mathematician, who published in the Low Countries and taught Henricus Hondius. Here all the works are edited, corrected and revised by Albert Girard, who also revised the mathematical works of Simon Stevin. Marolois's Geometria presents a thorough pictorial course of all aspects of geometry and its application to measurement, proportion, surveying, perspective, etc. His Fortificationis, first published at The Hague in 1615, represents the most outstanding text book, richly illustrated, on the Dutch art of fortification at the beginning of the 17th century. Vredeman de Vries's Architectura, originally the third volume of his Perspectiva, gives a pictorial course in the basic rules of architectural design, with plates by De Vries and his most gifted pupil and successor, Hendrik Hondius (1573-1650). The text consists mainly of the explanations of the plates.
In good condition, with the lower outside corner of the first part of the second volume frayed, without affecting the text; some minor water stains and foxing. Bindings worn but skillfully repaired. Rare early editions of Marolois's works, issued with a general title-page and in a contemporary binding.
STCN (4 copies); WorldCat (4 copies); ad 1: cf. Bierens de Haan 3027; ad 2: Bierens de Haan 3026; Jähns, p. 1094; Cockle 821; ad 3: cf. Fowler 191; Bierens de Haan 3024; ad 4: Fowler 434; ad 5: Bierens de Haan 3031; ad 6 & 7: Vagnetti EIIIb3; cf. Fowler 432.
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