KIRBY, John Joshua. Dr. Brook Taylor's method of perspective made easy, both in theory and practice. In two books. Illustrated with fifty copper plates; most of which are engrav'd by the author. , iv, xvi, 78; , 84,  pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece by W. Hogarth, plus 51 full page engraved plates. 4to., 205 x 250 mm, bound in full contemporary English speckled calf. Ipswich: printed by W. Craighton, for the author, 1755.
Second Enlarged Edition of a famous work on perspective by Joshua Kirby, representing the first and very successful attempts by an English artist to present Brooke Taylor's New Principles of Linear Perspective in a clear and simple manner for the benefit of artists. This second edition has an added appendix, discussing further problems in perspective. Both editions contain the magnificent frontispiece by Hogarth, 'showing the absurdities caused by a want of knowledge of perspective'. A fine, handsome copy in an unrestored contemporary binding.
PROVENANCE: Gift inscription to 'Jan from Margaret Koch Xmas 1934'. Thomas Vroom with his bookplate on the front paste-down.
Brunet III, 665 for other editions.
Item nr. 168573