Rules and examples of perspective proper for painters and architects…

Rules and examples of perspective proper for painters and architects etc. by FIRST ENGLISH EDITION POZZO, Andrea.

Rules and examples of perspective proper for painters and architects etc. in English and Latin ; containing a most easie and expeditious method to delineate in perspective all designs relating to architecture, after a new manner.... engraven in 105 ample folio plates and adorned with 200 Initial letters to the explanatory discourses: printed from copper plates only on best paper by John Sturt. Done into English from the Original printed at Rome 1693 in Latin and Ital. by Mr John James of Greenwich

London :Printed by Benj.Motte ... Sold by John Sturt, 1707

Folio, 3 + 1 + 1+ 1 + 55, 101 plates including engraved frontispiece, two engraved title pages, one printed in Latin and the other in English, 2 dedication leaves, text incl. index a further engraved plate at end of the prelims + 101 engraved plates. In this copy the subscribers list is bound in at the end of the book.[ 161 in total] Attractive College binding. Green morocco, gilt decorated on both boards, spine and with raised bands. New end papers. Frontispiece, one of the dedication pages & the subscribers pages repaired at edges. Name of Robt. Mowbray in an 18th c. hand on both the Latin and English title pages. Subscribers include many well known figures of the day. The leaves include a single approbation page signed by Wren, Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor. Handsome book with text pages illustrated with initial vignettes and decorated typefaces. Fowler 252 , Harris 703. Harris asserts p372 that "when it appeared in 1707, the English edition of Pozzo's Perspectiva [1693] was the most elaborate and expensive architectural book ever produced" in England. A volume 2 was never produced in English.

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