CATANEO, PIETRO. C.1510-1574.
I quattro primi libri di architettura. Venice: Aldus, 1554. [pi]2 A-O4. , 54,  ll. Woodcut diagrams and illustrations. Woodcut printer's mark on verso of colophon. Folio (335 x 230 mm). 20th century jansenist levant, partially untrimmed. Blank upper corners of [pi]1-2 and G1 and both blank corners of O4 repaired, clean tear into text on [pi]2 repaired without loss.
First edition of Cataneo's work, which covers fortified towns, architecture ecclesiastical and secular, and building materials. Adams C1024; Berlin Catalogue 2576; Fowler 82.
Provenance: pencil note on front free endpaper "Hoe P II 702," a reference to lot 702 in part II of the Catalogue of the Library of Robert Hoe.