London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1955. Hardcover. VG- (DJ is well tanned yet has little edge wear; former owner name and year on first page; book is otherwise lightly aged.). Royal blue cloth, gilt letters on spine, tan paper dust jacket, 75 text pp. plus 8 fold-outs at rear; BW illus. "It has long been agreed that there existed in Egyptian art a canon, that is, a fixed system of proportions, by which the artists established the relations and ratios of the different parts of the human body in the various representations. ... [This book has as its] sole ambition to elucidate the nature of the canon by expressing the relations and ratios involved in simple fractions, according to the rules of Egyptian arithmetic, and to explain the construction and function of the grids, as well as their dependence on the system of proportions." (preface) An uncommon book.
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