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LEONARDO, da Vinci (1452--1519)
[Trattato della pittura. English. 1796]
A treatise on painting, by Leonardo da Vinci. Translated from the original Italian. Illustrated with a great number of cuts. To which is added the life of the author, and a portrait from a picture in the Duke of Tuscany's gallery at Florence. A new edition.
London:, printed for I. and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library,, 1796.
[2], xii, 189, [21] p., engr. frontis. port., 29 pl. (7 fold.) ; 21.4 cm. (8º)

The first English edition was published in 1721; Soane also owned editions in French (q.v.) and Italian (q.v.). The portrait is engraved by 'I. Milton'. ESTC t118768.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane/1804. Inscribed in ink on title-page Jas. Malton. With Malton's marginal markings in pencil and a note in ink on p. 49 referring to history painting.
Copy 2: 21.0 cm. With a small sheet of paper containing pen and ink sketches of a portrait in a medallion and an apse inscribed Light & Shade on/ Da Vinci's/ principles loosely inserted at p. 111.

Binding Copy 1: Contemporary tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label.
Copy 2: Late C18th century mottled and stained calf, gilt-rule borders, gilt-tooled spine with small sunbursts, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3516

Additional Names Vinci, Leonardo da (1452--1519); Giffart, Pierre François; Rigaud, John Francis (1742--1810); Malton, James (ca$.1766--1803)

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