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TAYLOR, Brook (1685--1731)
[Linear perspective. 1719]
New principles of linear perspective: or the art of designing on a plane the representations of all sorts of objects, in a more general and simple method than has been done before. By Brook Taylor, ...
London: printed for R. Knaplock, 1719.
xiv, 70 p., 13 fold. pl.; 19.2 cm. (8°)

This is an enlargement of Taylor's Linear perspective published in 1715, including an appendix on 'A New Theory for mixing of Colours, taken from Sir Isaac Newton's Opticks' (pp. 62--70). Taylor's work is a foundation text for artist's perspective in Britain; see Kirsti Andersen, Brook Taylor's work on linear perspective (Berlin 1992). ESTC 63341; BAL Early Printed Books, no. 3248.

Copy Notes Bound (1) with a copy of J. Ralph, Critical review of the publick buildings, statues and ornaments in ... London and Westminster, 1734 (q.v.). The front free-endpaper inscribed in ink with the price 8/ and signed John Soane; the front paste-down inscribed in pencil Read Def. XVII.

Binding C18th quarter calf, marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3429


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