The Art of Drawing and Colouring from Nature, Flowers, Fruit, and Shells; To Which is Added, Correct Directions for Preparing the Most Brillian Colours for Painting on Velvet, with the Mode of Using Them; Also, the New Method of Oriental Tinting. With Plain and Coloured Drawings. [BOUND WITH] The Art of Drawing and Colouring from Nature, Birds, Beasts, Fishes, and Insects. With Plain and Coloured Drawings from Original Paintings by Morland, Vernet, Howet, Le Cave, &c
London: Isaac Taylor Hinton, 1829, 1830. First Editions, Both. Hardcover. Very Good+. Two volumes bound in one. Half green calf and marbled paper, gilt-stamped detail on spine, gilt-stamped lettering on brown morocco spine label; 4to; FLOWERS FRUIT SHELLS, pp.  (prelims, title-p., list of plates), 96, plus 24 hand-colored lithographic plates facing an uncolored duplicate (total of 48 illustrations); BIRDS BEASTS, pp.  (title-p., list of plates), 100, plus 24 hand-colored lithographic plates facing an uncolored duplicate (total of 48 illustrations). Both are first editions, and both collate complete. Boards faintly rubbed; some tiny scuff marks along joints and edges of boards; the usual light scattered foxing here and there throughout the text block, but overall nice and bright. Plates are lovely.
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