HAMILTON, John. Stereography, or, A compleat body of perspective, in all its branches. Teaching to describe, by mathematical rules, the appearances of lines, plain figures, and solid bodies rectilinear, curvilinear, and mixed in all manner of positions. , 400,  pp. Illustrated with 130 engraved folding plates. Folio, 395 x 258 mm, bound in modern calf over boards. London: printed for the author by W. Bowyer, 1738.
Rare First Edition of this important work on perspective by John Hamilton. His work was of major importance for the mathematical theories of perspective and it even appears that Turner consulted the book around 1809 (Tate Gallery, Diagrams of Harmonic Proportions, after John Hamilton).
OCLC lists only the Yale copy in the US. Scattered insignificant marginal worming. From the library of Blackheath Proprietary School, with occasional unobtrusive stamps.
Item nr. 168574