The French book ” Les Dix Livres d’Architecture de Vitruve ” by Claude Perrault. First and foremost, the work represents a translation from Latin into French and contains the architectural rules of antiquity from Vitruve.
The book includes a preface, main part and additional information The main part consists of 10 books, each containing a preface with a direct address to the emperor. Also the books are divided into several chapters and depending on the chapter “Explications de la planche” have been added. The first book consists of seven chapters, the second of ten chapters, the third of three chapters, the fourth of eight chapters, the fifth of seven chapters, the sixth of eleven chapters, the seventh of 14 chapters, the eighth of seven chapters, the ninth of nine chapters, the tenth of 22 chapters.
Since the book is 4.5 cm high, 28.5 cm wide and 44 cm long, it corresponds to the standard size “Folio”. The book has 325 pages and 155 pictures.
One notices that the book is a bit older, because the pages look yellowish and a bit crumpled. But the font is still legible and the book as a whole is still in a very good condition.