Catalog Record: The practice of perspective, or, An easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art : applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases, as landskapes, gardens, buildings of divers kinds, their appendages, parts, and furniture : with rules for the proportion and position of figures both in draught and relievo : also the manner of conducting the shadows, produced either by natural or artificial luminaries, and practical methods of drawing after nature, when the process of rules are not understood : a work highly necessary for painters, engravers, architects, embroiderers, statuaries, jewellers, tapestry-workers, and others concerned in designing : the whole illustrated with 150 copper-plates | Hathi Trust Digital Library

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The practice of perspective, or, An easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art : applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases, as landskapes, gardens, buildings of divers kinds, their appendages, parts, and furniture : with rules for the proportion and position of figures both in draught and relievo : also the manner of conducting the shadows, produced either by natural or artificial luminaries, and practical methods of drawing after nature, when the process of rules are not understood : a work highly necessary for painters, engravers, architects, embroiderers, statuaries, jewellers, tapestry-workers, and others concerned in designing : the whole illustrated with 150 copper-plates / written in French by a Jesuit of Paris ; translated by E. Chambers.

Main Author: Dubreuil, Jean, 1602-1670.
Related Names: Bowles, Carington 1724-1793., Bowles, John 1701-1779., Chambers, Ephraim approximately 1680-1740.
Language(s): English
Published: London : Printed for John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, and Carington Bowles, in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXV [1765]
Edition: The fourth edition.
Subjects: Perspective > Early works to 1800.
Engravings > England > 19th century.
Note: Text and full page illustrations on opposite pages, numbered in duplicate; divided into 5 parts, each part with special unnumbered half-title, preceded by an additional unnumbered page.
Title printed in red and black; tail-pieces.
Signatures: A⁴ a⁴ C-2T⁴ 2U⁴(-3U4).
Physical Description: xvi, xvi, 150 [i.e. 310] p., [2] folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm. (4to)
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