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Du Fresnoy (Charles-Alphonse) The Art of Painting, translated by John Dryden, second edition in English, engraved frontispiece by Gribelin, engraved coat-of-arms at head of dedication, light soiling at beginning and end, cropped shaving head-lines of last two leaves, modern burgundy morocco, gilt, g.e., spine very slightly faded, B[ernard] L[intott], 1716 § Painter's Primer (The); in Familiar Rhyme...by an Experienced Artist, engraved frontispiece, ink signature at head of title (both becoming loose), pencil markings, some spotting and soiling, old boards, rubbed, spine torn, Oxford, 1810 § Milman (Henry Hart) A Comparative Estimate of Sculpture and Painting; A Prize Essay, recited in the Theatre at Oxford..., 28pp., title creased and soiled, stitched in original wrappers, frayed, upper detached, [Oxford], 1816, 8vo (3)

⁂ The first mentioned is the first edition to contain Alexander Pope's Epistle to Mr. Jervas, Pope's painting instructor and friend; of the second COPAC lists only 3 copies (BL, Oxford and V & A).

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Du Fresnoy (Charles-Alphonse) The Art of Painting, translated by John Dryden, second edition in English, engraved frontispiece by Gribelin, engraved coat-of-arms at head of dedication, light soiling at beginning and end, cropped shaving head-lines of last two leaves, modern burgundy morocco, gilt, g.e., spine very slightly faded, B[ernard] L[intott], 1716 § Painter's Primer (The); in Familiar Rhyme...by an Experienced Artist, engraved frontispiece, ink signature at head of title (both becoming loose), pencil markings, some spotting and soiling, old boards, rubbed, spine torn, Oxford, 1810 § Milman (Henry Hart) A Comparative Estimate of Sculpture and Painting; A Prize Essay, recited in the Theatre at Oxford..., 28pp., title creased and soiled, stitched in original wrappers, frayed, upper detached, [Oxford], 1816, 8vo (3)

⁂ The first mentioned is the first edition to contain Alexander Pope's Epistle to Mr. Jervas, Pope's painting instructor and friend; of the second COPAC lists only 3 copies (BL, Oxford and V & A).

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