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The artist's vade mecum : being the whole art of drawing taught in a new work : elegantly engraved on one hundred folio copper plates : containing great variety of examples in every branch of that noble art : as parts of the face, heads, hands, feet, academy, antiques, and groups of figures, beasts, birds, insects, flowers, fruit, shells, ornaments, buildings, landscapes ... / collected from the works of the greatest masters ; to which is prefixed an essay on drawing ; with introductory rules for the use of learners ; in which the first principles of that useful and noble art are explained in such manner that it may be attained in a short time without a master.
London : ... Sold by R. Sayer, at the Golden-Buck, in Fleet-Street, 1762.
Physical Description:
8 p., [100] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC735 A7 1762+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
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Plates by Simon François Ravenet, Timothy Roberts, H. Stevens, John June, Peter Paul Benazech, C.H. Hemmerich, J. Couse, Henry Roberts, James Roberts; after George Bickham, Anthony Walker, Elliott, Peter Tillemans, C. Fenn, August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof, Jean Pillement, Chat, and Jean Baptiste Chatelain.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter leather and marbled boards. A variety of grass specimens, laid in, are removed to an accompanying folder.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1762.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1762.
Sayer, R. -- Publisher.
Drawing books.
Ravenet, Simon François, 1706-1774, engraver.
Roberts, Timothy, engraver.
Stevens, H., engraver.
June, John.
Benazech, Peter Paul, ca. 1730-ca. 1783, engraver.
Hemmerich, Cornelius Heinrich, engraver.
Couse, J., engraver.
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790, engraver.
Roberts, James, 1725-1799, engraver.
Bickham, George, 1706?-1771, ill.
Walker, Anthony, 1726-1765, ill.
Haynes, William P., ill.
Tillemans, Peter, 1684-1734, ill.
Fenn, C., ill.
Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann, 1705-1759, ill.
Pillement, Jean, 1727?-1808, ill.
Community Homophile Association of Toronto, ill.
Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude, 1710?-1771?, ill.

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