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The artist's vade mecum : being the whole art of drawing : a new work : elegantly engraved on eighty quarto 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, 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 ; wherein 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 fourth edition : with considerable improvements.
London : ... Printed and sold by Robert Sayer, map, chart, and print-seller, No. 53, Fleet-Street, 1786.
Physical Description:
8 p., [80] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC650 B6 1786+ Oversize
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
BAC : British Art Center copy is bound with: The draughtsmen's assistant / Carington Bowles. London : Robert Sayer, 1786.
Plates by John Peltro, H. Stevens, John June, and Paul Sandby; after Paul Sandby and C. Fenn.
Some plates have imprint: Published by Robert Sayer, No. 53, Fleet Street. Some others have imprint: Pub. by Sayer & Bennett.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drawing -- Technique.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1786.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1786.
Leaton, Anthony -- Bookplate.
Sayer, Robert -- Publisher.
Handbooks and manuals.
Drawing books.
Peltro, John, 1760-1808, engraver.
Stevens, H., engraver.
June, John.
Sandby, Paul, 1731-1809, ill.
Fenn, C., ill.
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