PENSEE, Charles. Éléments de Perspective pratique à l'Usage des jeunes élèves, comprenant la Perspective des Droites et des Courbes, celle des mbres et des Lignes de Refléxion dans l'Eau. 30 pp. text and 14 lithographic plates, 1 with flaps. Folio, 326 x 250 mm. Loose as issued in publisher's illustrated wrappers, in a new cloth folding box. Orleans: by the author, 1858.
First and only edition of the rare and charming manual, written for the use of pupils and students. According to the indication on the printed wrappers the author taught drawing at the Imperial School in the city of Orléans. Divided into three chapters this educational book discusses the art of perspective of straight and curved lines, the perspective of shadows, and the perspective of objects as reflected by water.
OCLC records just 2 copies, both in France.
Item nr. 168583