PLANELLA y COROMINA, José. Esposicion completa y elemental del arte de la perspectiva y aplicacion de ella al palco escénico. , 94 pp. Illustrated with 100 engraved plates. 8vo., 220 x 145 mm, bound in full contemporary calf, professionally rebacked. Barcelona, J. Verdaguer, 1840.
A fine copy of the first edition of this scarce and delightful Spanish perspective book issued for the use of theatrical scenic designers. Complete with its 100 engraved plates depicting geometrical forms, the use of light and shadow, facades, and more. The text printed on fine light blue paper. The publisher has signed and numbered the verso of the title-page.
OCLC lists only copies at The Morgan Library, UCLA and Winterthur.
PROVENANCE: Thomas Vroom with his bookplate on the front paste-down.
Item nr. 168579