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Leçons nouvelles de perspective, ... Avec atlas de 32 planches in - 4o.Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1868. 2 volumes. 8vo (text) and oblong 4to (atlas). Atlas volume with 32 steel-engraved plates by Dulos after the author. Contemporary uniform half maroon sheepskin, gold-tooled spines.
Vagnetti FIb92; WorldCat (3 copies that include the atlas). Rare first edition of a series of lessons on perspective, The work is divided into 11 chapters, beginning with a chapter on definitions and principles followed by chapters on the perspective of shadows, inverse perspective, circles, cylinders and cones, etc. The author was professor at the École Impériale des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris, known from 1819 to 1863 as the École Royale des Beaux-Arts. The atlas volume has a letterpress title-page and index to the plates.Somewhat foxed throughout, but still in good condition. The sheepskin chafed and the bookblock of the atlas volume has detached from the binding.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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