[read in Italian]

De architectura (“On Architecture”) by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (1st century A.D.) is an important treatise coming from antiquity and it was rediscovered and promoted during the Renaissance humanism. The edition by Fra Giovanni Giocondo was very significant. He both restored the text philologically and redrew the lost illustrations. The Library of the Custody holds a copy of the first edition of this work (Venice, Giovanni Tacuino, 1511, shelfmark CIN A 72). This copy was carefully studied by a reader in the second half of the 16th century, who also wrote short notes and comments on its margins. Might he have been Bernardino Amico?

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