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C A Du Fresnoy; Dryden
De Arte Graphica The Art of Painting
London: J Hepinstall; W Rogers, 1695. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8" by 6". None. A bright, first English edition of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy's narrative poem, which provides his observations on the art of painting. The first English edition of this work, which was originally published in Latin. 'De Art Graphica' was written during du Fresnoy's Italian sojourn and is regarded as a critical treatise on the practice of the art, with general advice to students. This is a prose translation of the poem, by John Dryden. ESTC reference no: In addition to Fresnoy's original work, Dryden has included an original preface analysing the parallel between paintin and poetry and a short account of the most eminent painters, both ancient and modern. The biographical account has a separate date title page with the imprint 'printed for W.Rogers...' on page 227. The register is continuous. Rebound, in a very smart full calf binding. A bright, and scarce first edition of this important art treatise. In a full calf binding. Externally, very smart with a few light marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. The original front blank is chipped to the edges. Engraved title page is closely cropped to the bottom margin. Just the odd spot to pages. Very Good Indeed
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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