The Codex Stosch : to be included in the sale of books and manuscripts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh, 12 July 2005)
Edinburgh, Lyon & Turnbull, 2005
(27 cm), 63 (1) pp., illustrations (most in colour). 1 lot. Publisher's pictorial wrappers, dust jacket. - The “Codex Stosch” is a group of highly finished, measured architectural drawings by Giovanni Battista da Sangallo (1496-1548), which was probably bound together shortly after the death of its first known owner, Philipp von Stosch (1691-1757). The album was acquired by Dr Anthony Askew, and remained in the family library at Pallinsburn House, until its sale in 1910 to Charles Mitchell (thence by descent). When returned to the market in 2005, it was purchased by the London dealer Sam Fogg, subjected to a temporary export ban, and acquired by the RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections with grants from the Art Fund and Rootstein Hopkins Foundation (now known as the Codex Rootstein-Hopkins). Catalogue description by Ian Campbell. Cf. Ian Campbell and Arnold Nesselrath, “The Codex Stosch: Surveys of Ancient Buildings by Giovanni Battista da Sangallo” in Pegasus: Berliner Beiträge zum Nachleben der Antike, volume 8 (2006), pp.9-90. ¶ Occasional pencil annotation.