Title from incipit (leaf a2r): LEONIS BAPTISTE ALBERTI DE RE AEDIFICATORIA INCIPIT LEGE FELICITER.
Colophon (leaf [rum]7v): LAUS DEO HONOR ET GLORIA. LEONIS BAPTISTAE ALBERTI FLORENTINI VIRI CLArissimi de re Aedificatoria opus elega[n]tissimu[m] et q[u]a[m] maxime utile: Florentiae accuratissime impressum opera Magistri Nicolai Laurentii Alamani: Anno salutis Millesimo octuagesimo quinto: quarto Kalendas Ianuarias.
Printed in Laurentii's type 7:113R.
Collation: a-d⁸ e⁶ f-o⁸ p⁶ q-z⁸ & [con] [rum]⁸: 204 leaves. Leaf a1 unsigned; leaves a2-a4 signed a1-a3.
Paper format: Chancery folio
For two states see BMC.
It appears from the letter of Politianus that the editing was done by Alberti's brother Bernardus, and that his own part was confined to this brief laudatory preface (ISTC).
MS Laur. 89 sup. 113 was used (among others) as printer's copy, see 'Leon Battista Alberti. La biblioteca di un umanista' (catalogue of an exhibition at the BML Firenze), Firenze, 2005, no. 54 (ISTC).
PML copy is Variant B.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 27.4 x 18.8 cm.
PML copy missing 1 leaf: [rum]8 and has leaves [rum]3.6 and 4.5 bound in reverse.
Hand decoration: Rubricated, red and blue lombards. Headline with book number and contemporary foliation. Annotations: Extensive marginal notations throughout with numerous colored pen and ink drawings, many from Alberti's designs, and manicules with hyper-extended index fingers, dated 1497 (leaf [rum]1r). Pencil profile sketch of Alberti based on medal by Matteo de'Pasti (front fly leaf verso).