The first book I came across was “De gli obelischi di Roma” from Michele Mercati (Xenotheka_8). The first thing I saw were the covers. They are very similar to the book I’ve got. They’re also from leather. The other thing I noticed is the font and the way the book is written. The similarity is big in all the symbols some chapters start and the way the authors subdivide the paragraphs. It’s not only that but also the pictures that appear from time to time especially at the beginneng of the book.
“Vollständige Anweisung, alle Arten von Kirchen wohl anzugeben” (Xenotheka_62) from Leonhard Christoph Sturm was the second book that caught my attention. The way the author explains the way different churches were built is very alike the way my author explains basilicas. Both of them are using sketches and plans with which they try to explain and show different characteristics of churches respectively basilicas. This author also used sketches and plans for a better understanding. The subdivisions of the chapters although do look alike. Both start with special fonts and specific symbols.