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Letter from Erno Goldfinger to Messrs. Leslie Bilsby Limited regarding 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London, detailing maintenance problems requiring attention

RIBA30220
Goldfinger, Erno (1902-1987)
NOTES: This correspondence between Goldfinger and contractors Messrs. Leslie Bilsby Limited forms part of the Erno Goldfinger papers concerning the architect's house at Willow Road, Hampstead, London, built in 1939.

Page of hand-written dedicatory address by a 19th century owner facing the first page of the editio princeps of Vitruvius's 'De achitectura'

RIBA30600
Vitruvius (c. 84 BC-c. 14 BC)
SOURCE: Vitruvius. De architectura (Rome, 1486?), p. [8-9] NOTES: This copy lacks the index and dedicatory address which precede the text and these are supplied by a 19th century owner in manuscript.

Engraved frontispiece and title page of 'An abridgment of the architecture of Vitruvius'

RIBA30601
SOURCE: An Abridgment of the architecture of Vitruvius (London, 1692), frontispiece and title page

Festival of Britain Exhibition of Architecture booklet: front cover incorporating the Festival's 'Britannia' emblem

RIBA31561
Games, Abram (1914-1996)
NOTES: The 1951 Festival of Britain's Architecture Exhibition was held in Poplar, East London.

Festival of Britain Exhibition of Architecture booklet: centre pages (26-27) featuring a site map of the exhibition

RIBA31562
NOTES: The 1951 Festival of Britain's Architecture Exhibition was held in Poplar, East London. This key for this site map indicates that the many examples of architecture on show ranged from an old people's home to churches and schools.

Page from Roland Freart de Chambray's translated edition of Andrea Palladio's Four Books of Architecture, showing a diagram of a column

RIBA36271
Palladio, Andrea (1508-1580)
SOURCE: Andrea Palladio. Les Quatre livres d'architecture d'Andre Palladio (Paris, 1650), ed. Roland Freart de Chambray, p. 14 NOTES: This full French translation of Palladio's I Quattro libri dell'architettura contains plates copied from the original Italian edition, published in 1570.

Frontispiece to Leon Battista Alberti's 'De re aedificatoria'

RIBA38307
SOURCE: Leon Battista Alberti. De re aedificatoria (Paris, 1512), frontispiece NOTES: Alberti's original treatise was written in 1452. This 1512 edition was edited by Geofroy Tory.

First page of text from Alberti's 'De re aedifactoria'

RIBA38310
SOURCE: Leon Battista Alberti. De re aedificatoria (Florence, 1485), p. 1 (left)

Page of text from Alberti's 'De re aedifactoria'

RIBA38311
SOURCE: Leon Battista Alberti. De re aedificatoria (Florence, 1485), p. ai (right)
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