London: Senex, 1721. hardcover. very good(+). Translated from the original Italian, And Adorn'd with a Great Number of Cuts. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 35 finely engraved plates (four folding), handsome woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Pagination: , 189,  index and ads, small 8vo, rubricated title and edges, oringinal calf, recased, bookplate. London: J. Senex and W. Taylor, 1721. Very clean and attractive. First edition in English of Leonardo's treatise on "the force pf light and shadow, the management of the pencil, and the mixture of colors, with the knowledge of perspective." The book is comprised of selected writings on painting from Da Vinci's notebooks and other manuscript sources.
(Inventory #: 268555)
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