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Sirigatti, Lorenzo

The practice of perspective / from the original Italian of Lorenzo Sirigatti : with the figures engraved by Isaac Ware, Esq.

Additional Title(s):

Pratica di prospettiva. Part 1. English. 1756

London : Printed for the author, and sold by T. Osborne, and J. Shipton, in Gay's-Inn : J. Hodges, near London-Bridge : L. Davis, in Fleet-Street : J. Ward, in Cornhill : and R. Baldwin, in Paternoster-Row, MDCCLVI [1756]
Physical Description:
[2], 5-8 pages, 43 [i.e. 50] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 43 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2017 23
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A translation by Isaac Ware of part 1 of La pratica di prospettiva.
The title page is printed in red and black.
The plates are close copies of those in the 1596 Italian edition; however plates 6-10, and 12 of the Italian edition are divided into two plates each and printed on separate leaves.
With letterpress text on the versos of plates 1-42.
The frontispiece is dated 1755.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 3045
English short title catalogue, T153768
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary (?) quarter calf and cream sprinkled boards. Autograph: Jas. Spiller, 1778.
Subject Terms:
Perspective -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Perspective -- Technique -- Early works to 1800.
Spiller, James, -1829 -- Autograph.
Engravings -- 1756.
Etchings -- 1756.
Ware, Isaac, 1704?-1766, engraver.
Baldwin, Richard, 1724-1770, bookseller.
Davis, Lockyer, 1719-1791, bookseller.
Hodges, James, Sir, -1774, bookseller.
Osborne, Thomas, -1767, bookseller.
Shipton, J., $d active 1753-1755, bookseller.
Ward, John, -1760, bookseller.

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