Extraordinario libro is the title of the volume. It is in Italian which also shows that sebastiano Serlio is from Italy. Through my research I came to the conclusion, that he was born in Bologna.
This book was written in 1561 by the architect Sebastiano Serlio.
The original book is very descriptive and on the longer side
The mass of the book is big and the piece is pretty heavy.. eventough there are many paintings included and the text is rather short, the message was delivered clearly
It seems that the density of the material they used for the cover material is pretty dense. This correlates with the subject of the title extraordinario libro. Many drawings of entrances and different styles of frames are represented.
1561 when his work was produced, was in the beginnof the renaissance era. Design elements of this era are also portrayed in the drawing in the Volume.