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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.
The third edition, with considerable additions.
London : ... Sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, map and print sellers, at No. 53, Fleet-street, 1776 [i.e. 177-?]
Physical Description:
8 p., [100] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC735 A7 1776+ Oversize
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Plates by Timothy Roberts, Simon François Ravenet, C.H. Hemerich, Paul Sandby, H. Roberts, and Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain; after William Hogarth, Peter Tillemans, August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof, Jean Pillement, F. Cleverley, Paul Sandby, and Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain.
Advertisements: "New drawing-books printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, map and print sellers, at the Golden Buck, Fleet-Street:" p. [2] (verso of t.p.)
Some plates with imprint: London : Printed for Robt. Sayer, Print and Map seller, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet-Street. Some others have imprint: London : Printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, Map and Printsellers, No. 53, Fleet Street, and dated 1774-1777.
Subject Terms:
Bennett, J. -- Publisher.
Brydges, Francis William Thomas, 1751-1793 -- Autograph, 1781, 1792.
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1776.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1776.
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher.
Warner, Robert Henry Lee, 1823-1895 -- Bookplate.
Drawing books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Roberts, Timothy, engraver.
Ravenet, Simon François, 1706-1774, engraver.
Hemmerich, Cornelius Heinrich, engraver.
Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, ill.
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790, engraver.
Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude, 1710?-1771?, ill.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, ill.
Tillemans, Peter, 1684-1734, ill.
Rösel von Rosenhof, August Johann, 1705-1759, ill.
Pillement, Jean, 1727?-1808, ill.
Cleveley, F., ill.

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