Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, announcements, and notes relating to the purchase, proposed publication, and research into the history and authenticity of the Serlio manuscript; manuscripts, with related notes, of Dinsmoor's article "The literary remains of Sebastiano Serlio," published in ART BULLETIN and correspondence, 1942, from the people who had received reprints of the article; a transcription and translation of the manuscript; and a photostatic copy of the Munich manuscript of the 6th book.
Biographical / Historical Note
Librarian. Dinsmoor, the third Librarian (1920-1926) of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, bought the unpublished manuscript of the 6th book of DESIGNS FOR DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE by the Italian architect, Sebastiano Serlio (1475-1554), for the Avery Library and planned to publish it.
William Bell Dinsmoor papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.