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The practice of perspective; or, an easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art : Applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases; as landskapes, gardens, buildings of divers kinds, their appendages, parts, and furniture. With rules for the proportion of figures, both in draught and relievo. Also the manner of conducting the shadows, produced either by natural or artificial luminaries; and practical methods of drawing after nature, when the process of rules are not understood. A work highly necessary for painters, engravers, architects, embroiderers, statuaries, jewellers, tapestry-workers, and others concerned in designing. The whole illustrated with one hundred and fifty copper-plates Written in French by a Jesuit of Paris; translated by E. Chambers

Jean Dubreuil

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Variant Title

Jesuit's perspective [Spine title].


The fourth edition


London: Printed for Robert Wilkinson, at No. 58, in Cornhill, MDCCLXXXI

Physical Description

xvi, 150 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. (4°)

General Note

"A Jesuit of Paris" = Jean Dubreuil.
Fourth edition originally published in 1765; 3rd edition published in 1743. [ESTC record]
A short treatise entitled 'The theory of perspective' by James Hodgson is included in this edition. [pp. i-xvi].


ESTC, N478224


Perspective - Early works to 1800.
Proportion (Art) - Early works to 1800.
Shades and shadows - Early works to 1800.


Ephraim Chambers, translator
Robert Wilkinson, publisher
James Hodgson, contributor

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