The book I was able to find was a collection of several texts containing the three books of Leon Battista Alberti’s “De Pictura”. It is made up of “Orus Apollo Nilicus” with 28 pages, Aenigma Tum Libellus Rerum” with 76 pages, “De Pictura” containing 120 pages and “Marbo Dei Galli Poetae Vetustissimi” with 55 pages.
The three books of “De Pictura” are a sort of guide and introduction into the art of painting. While the 1st book is an easy introduction into the study of painting, the 2nd book gives a general overview of the various types of painting. The 3rd book contains more specific information about painting and gives advice on perfecting painting skills.
The book I could inspect didn’t contain any images whatsoever and consisted primarily of continuous text. The book itself is about 15.5 cm long, 10 cm wide and about 4 cm in thickness. The binding of the book is kept very simple, only containing a stamp of the “Stadtbibliothek Zürich” and a golden coat of arms stamp with three lilies, both probably imprinted after its publishing. The bindings corner as well as its spine are a bit more protected.