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POZZO, Andrea (1642--1709)
[Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum. Part 1. Latin and English. 1708 or later]
Rules and examples of perspective proper for painters and architects, etc. in English and Latin: containing a most easie and expeditious method to delineate in perspective all designs relating to architecture, after a new manner, wholly free from the confusion of occult lines: by that great master thereof, Andrea Pozzo, ... engraven in 105 ample folio plates, and adorn'd with 200 initial letters to the explanatory discourses: printed from copper-plates on ye best paper by John Sturt. Done into English from the original printed at Rome 1693; in Lat. and Ital. by Mr John James of Greenwich.
London: printed by Benj. Motte, sold by John Sturt in Golden-Lion-Court, 1707 [i.e. 1708 or later].
[122] p., engr. frontis., [2] engr. t.-pl., C [i.e. 101] pl. (I--C, LIIIB) : [1] full-p. illus. ; 41.2 cm. (2°)

Another issue of the first translation of Pozzo's Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum into English (q.v.), with reset type and on different paper stock, and without the engraved list of subscribers. The preliminary gatherings, sig. A2 a2 B2 in the earlier issue, are now signed (a)2 2(a)2 (c)2. The errors in the accompanying text to figures 73 and 93 have been rectified in the letterpress, and figure LX has been reworked to form the added title-plate of John James's translation of Perrault's Treatise of the five orders of columns, 1708, suggesting that the present issue is dated 1708 or later. ESTC t114554.

Copy Notes Unlike the two copies of the earlier issue (q.v.), the Latin title-plate is here bound preceding the English title-plate.

Binding Late C18th or early C19th full sprinkled calf, gilt triple-ruled and tooled borders with alternating anthemeon and palmette motifs, gilt-ruled turn-ins with gilt-tooled cornerpieces, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label, marbled edges, brown silk bookmark.

Reference Number 3071


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