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PILES, Roger de (1635--1709)
[Abrégé de la vie des peintres. English. 1706]
The art of painting, and the lives of the painters: containing, a compleat treatise of painting, designing, and the use of prints: with reflections on the works of the most celebrated painters, and of the several schools of Europe, as well ancient as modern. Being the newest, and most perfect work of the kind extant. Done from the French of Monsieur De Piles. To which is added, an essay towards an English-school. With the lives and characters of above 100 painters.
London: printed for J. Nutt, 1706.
[16], 480, [8] p. ; 18.3 cm. (8º)

Translation of Abrégé de la vie des peintres, first published anonymously in Paris, 1699 with later editions appearing under de Piles's name in 1715 and 1767 (q.v.). Pages 130, 131 misnumbered 30, 31. Horizontal chain lines. The final page contains the publisher's list. ESTC t10568.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane. Occasional underlined passages and marginal notes in pencil. Bought from Josiah Taylor for 5s. on 1 December 1804. (Archives 7/3/4).

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

Reference Number 3039


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