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DUBREUIL, Jean (1602--1670)
[La perspective pratique. Part 1. 1663]
La perspective pratiqve, necessaire a tovs peintres, gravevrs, scvlptevrs, architectes, orfevres, brodevrs, tapissiers, et autres qui se meslent de desseigner. Par un religieux de la Compagnie de Jesus. Premiere partie. Seconde edition. Reueuë, corrigée & augmentée par l'auteur en plusieurs endroits, & d'vn traité de la perspectiue militaire ou methode pour esleuer sur des plans geometraux.
A Paris, chez Jean Du Puis,, 1663.
[26], 20, [3], 21--36, 36--42, [3], 43--119, [3], 120--126, [3], 127--151, [3], 152--160, [3], 161--172, [5] leaves : added engr. t.-pl., illus.; 25 cm. (4°)

'Religieux de la Compagnie de Jesvs' = Jean Dubreuil. The title-leaf is a cancel, this being the second issue of the second edition of pt. 1 of Dubreuil's treatise. The first edition is dated 1642 (Fowler 108; Berlin Kat. 4714). A Seconde partie de la Perspective pratique appeared in 1647, a Troisiesme et dernière in 1649, and the second edition of pt. 1 was first published by François Langlois's widow in 1651. Where present, the numbering of leaves has been taken from rectos, and matches the number of full-page illustrations (i.e. 172). It is repeated on each facing verso, but the introductions to each of the seven treatises are unnumbered. Gathering L was imposed incorrectly, causing 'Pratique XXVI (--XXIX)' of 'Traité II' to appear in the wrong order. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 921 (describing the first edition).

Copy Notes Engraved bookplate (late C18th/early C19th?) of 'Morough: O'Bryen' (i.e. Murrough O'Brien) with arm and sword crest and Gaelic motto. Occasional early French MS. notes in margins. Front paste-down inscribed in ink with shelfmark(?) 2-6.

Binding C17th calf, gilt-tooled lozenge and corner-piece spine compartments, gilt-lettered spine title 'Perspec / Pratiq'.

Reference Number 2130

Additional Names Religieux de la Compagnie de Jesus; O'Brien, Murrough, 5th Earl of Inchiquin and 1st Marquess of Thomond (1726--1808)

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