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PETITOT, Ennemond Alexandre (1727--1801)
Ragionamento sopra la prospettiva, per agevolarne l'uso a' professori. Dedicato a' medesimi. ...
In Parma da' fratelli Faure librari, [nella stamperia di Filippo Carmignani], 1758.
[4], 20 p., [2] engr. t.-pl., [1], IX engr. pl. ; 33.6 cm. (2º)

Parallel French and Italian text with etched title-plate in French facing the Italian, reading: Raisonnement sur la perspective, pour en faciliter l'usage aux artistes. Dedication in French and Italian, signed 'Pier Jac. Gaultier Graveur' presents the book as 'un Ouvrage que Monsieur Petitot Architecte ... écrivit pour un Peintre de ses Amis'. Letterpress printed 'nella Stamperia di Filippo Carmignani', Parma 1758 (colophon, p.20). The Italian title-plate gives the price as 'sciolto Paoli 7. di Roma. legato alla rustica Paoli 7. e mez.'.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Front free-endpaper inscribed in brown ink with early note in French on authorship of the work. Bought from T. Boone for 6s. on 30 May 1816 (Spiers Box); inscribed =6s= in pencil on verso of front free-endpaper.
Copy 2: 32.5 cm. 'Gaultier sur la Perspective' bought from W. Boone for 2s. on 13 February 1822, lot 408. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8).

Binding Copy 1: Contemporary French C18th marbled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments with brown morocco label lettered 'Persp De Gaut', blue marbled edges.
Copy 2: C18th marbled-paper wrappers.

Reference Number 3007


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