6018. Dürer's Della simmetria 1591

Object description
FIRST ITALIAN EDITION. DÜRER, ALBRECHT. Della simmetria de i corpi humani, libri quattro. Nuouamente tradotti dalla lingua latina nella italiana, da m. Gio. Paolo Gallucci Salodiano... Venetia (presso Domenico Nicolini) 1591.

Folio (about 320x220 mm.). (6), 1-143 (i.e. 140), (1) ll. 3 folding woodcut plates, woodcut illustrations throughout. Woodcut printers device on title and last leaf.
Contemporary soft vellum, worn, damages in the margins, lacking ties, partly loose in the hinges, partly damaged spine with somewhat faded manuscript title. Dampstained in lower margin or lower part from ll. 125 to the end, harder from ll. 135. Some minor foxing.

Cicognara 321; Wellcome II, 1920.
First edition in Italian, translated by Galucci and adding a fifth book. The woodcuts are copied from the first edition, posthumously published at Nuremberg in 1528 as "Vier Bücher von menschlicher Proportion".