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PILES, Roger de (1635--1709)
Cours de peinture par principes, composé par Mr De Piles.
A Paris chez Jacques Estienne, 1708.
[4], 493, [19] p., engr. frontis., [2] pl. ; 16.4 cm. (12º)

This is the final and perhaps most widely-read work of Roger de Piles, which Soane owned also in the English transation, The principles of painting, 1743 (q.v.), from which he drew notes in preparing his lectures in 1806. Printer's statement from colophon: De l'imprimerie de Pierre Margé.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper C. Maria Little / 1722.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3040


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