Lot 36 of 350:
Treatise on perspective for artists  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Nouveau Traié Élémentaire de Perspective a l'Usage des Artistes et des Personnes qui s'Occupent de Dessin...
Author:
Cloquet, J. B.
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Bachelier
Date:
1823
Description:

Two volumes. 333, [1]; plates 1-6, 1-20, 1-8, 1-16, 1-34. (4to) 26x19 (10¼x7½"), period half diced calf and marbled boards, spines ruled and titled in gilt, marbled endpapers. 

The first volume comprises theories, considerations and formulae of perspective for artists; the second volume contains 84 detailed plates illustrating the mathematical principles of perspective (four of them hand-colored). Quite an interesting work.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Bindings rubbed, front joints split but with panels securely attached; foxing to textblock of vol. I, soiling to textblock of vol. 2 marginally affecting the images; very good.
 
Item number:
291624
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