66 2968 Artists' manuals Bosse A
66/2968 [Artists' manuals]. Bosse, A. Algemeene Manier van de Hr. Desargues, tot de practyk der perspectiven, gelijk tot die der Meet-Kunde, met de kleine Voet-maat, mitsgaders der plaatsen, en proportien van de sterke en flaauwe Rakingen, of Kleuren. Dutch transl. J. Bara. - BOUND AS USUAL WITH: Idem. Algemeen middel tot de practijck der doorzight-kunde op tafereelen, of regel-lose buytengedaenten. Mitsgaders eenige bezonderheden, nopende dees kunst, en die der plaet-snijdingh. Amst., J. Dankerts, 1686, 2 parts in 1 vol., (8),154; 40p., 2 diff. engr. titles, div. title, fold. engr. frontisp. to the second part, 188 plates (1x fold.), contemp. vellum, sm. 8vo.

- A few plates loose(ning); occas. trifle damp- or duststained. Undisturbing owner's entry on frontcover. Otherwise fine.

= Bierens de Haan 522 (first work, ed. 1694) and 523 (second work, ed. 1664); DSB III, p.333-334 (Bosse) and IV, p.46-51 (Desargues). The famous universal method of perspective by Abraham Bosse (1602-1676). Cat. Spelman, The complete artist 186 (other ed.): "Bosse was the first professor of perspective at the Academie Royale and "one of the last great defenders of geometrically correct perspective construction". His unacknowledged appropriation of his fellow academician Desargue's work, in attempting to formulate a complete theory of painting based upon the principles of scientific perspective, led to his dismissal from the Academie."

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