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WATELET, Claude Henri (1718--1786)
L'art de peindre. Poëme. Avec des réflexions sur les différentes parties de la peinture. Par M. Watelet, ...
A Paris de l'imprimerie de H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, 1760.
xix, [1], 144 p., engr. frontis., II engr. pl. ; 19.5 cm. (4º)

Also published in octavo in the same year. A new augmented edition was published in Amsterdam in the following year. Includes engraved frontspiece, engraved title vignette, head- and tail-pieces, and 2 plates by Watelet after J.B.M. Pierre; 4 tail-pieces engraved by Marguerite Lecomte.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on verso of second front free-endpaper to face half-title John Soane / 1819 / 6 Fr:. The book was presumably bought during Soane's visit to Paris in August--September 1819. Bookseller's cypher in ink on verso of first free-endpaper.

Binding C18th French full red and green stained calf, gilt-ruled thin-thick-thin borders, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label. Marbled edges and endpapers.

Reference Number 6627


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