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DUBREUIL,, Jean (1602--1670)
[La perspective pratique. English. 1698]
Perspective practical. Or, a plain and easie method of true and lively representing all things to the eye at a distance, by the rules of art; ... Likewise rules for placing all sorts of figures, ... Also, a treatise of shadows ... By a religious person of the Society of Jesus, a Parisian. Faithfully translated out of French and illustrated with 150 copper cuts. Set forth in English by Robert Pricke ...
London:, printed for Robert Pricke; and are to be sold by S. Sprint,, 1698.
[15], 18, [1], 19-41, [1], 42-121, [1], 122-128, [1], 129-150, [3] leaves, add. engr. t.-pl. : 150 engr. illus. ; 23.1 cm. (4°)

Translation of La perspective pratique, first published in Chartres in 1642, 1647 and 1648--9 (reprinted 1651 with further additions, re-issued 1663, q.v.). Pricke's translation was first published in 1672 (ESTC r1804); this is a re-issue with a cancel title-page and an additional engraved title-plate. Paginated by opening, with text and illustrations on opposite pages, numbered in duplicate with illustrations to the right; engraved headpiece on first page of preface. The present copy has plate 96 pasted over a duplicate pl. 95 erroneously printed on that leaf. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 922 (1672 ed.); Wing D2412; ESTC r17799.

Binding C18th sprinkled sheep, blind- and gilt-tooled panels, gilt double rule borders, gilt tooled spine, paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Perspective./ Jes: by Pricke./ 1698.'.

Reference Number 2135

Additional Names Pricke, Robert (c.$1642--1708)

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