[ARCHITECTURE]. AVILER, Augustin Charles d' (1653-1700). Cours d'architecture. Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1760.
4to (287 x 209 mm). Engraved allegorical title by Le Bas; 161 engraved plates (43 folding). (Some spotting or browning, some leaves with dampstain lower margin.) Contemporary mottled calf gilt, edges stained red (worn, joints starting, endpaper and first blank repaired and reinserted on a stub); slipcase. Provenance: Edmond Fatio (1871-1959) Swiss Architect (bookplate).
Later edition. Aviler's "was the best work of its kind yet issued and soon superseded F. Blondel's Cours d'architecture" (Fowler).
Edmond Fatio studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Jean-Louis Pascal. He was a member of the Société Suisse des ingénieurs et des Architectes and the Fédération des Architectes Suisses. He helped construct the Village Suisse at the Swiss National Exhibition in Geneva. Brunet II: 539; Fowler 32.
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