Photo of The Young Painter

MALTON, James.

The Young Painter's Maulstick; Being A Practical Treatise On Perspective; Containing Rules And Principles For Delineation On Planes, Treatises so as to render the Art of Drawing correctly, easy of Attainment even to common Capacities; and entertaining at the same Time, from its Truth and Facility. Founded on the clear mechanical Process of Vignola And Sirigatti United With The Theoretic Principles Of The Celebrated Dr. Brook Taylor. Addressed To Students In Drawing ...

London: Printed By V. Griffiths, No 1 Paternoster Row; And Published For The Author, By Carpenter And Co. Old Bond Street.



4to. (190 x 232 mm). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards rubbed, sometime expertly rebacked preserving the greater part of the original spine, all edges sprinkled blue; [4], ii, xiv, 71, [1], blank, 23 etched and aquatint plates (numbered thus 1-4, V, VI, 7-9, X, 11, XII, XIII,14, XV, 16, XVII, 18, XIX, XX, 21, XXII, 23), plate X folding, plates VI and 14 with printed over-slips; two old ink shelf marks to the front pastedown, one scored through, presumably when the book was re-shelved at a different location; light age-toning to the margins, a very light waterstain to the upper outer corner of the plates, only just impinging on the platemark in a few cases, most noticeably in plate 21, which is also spotted, the text block and the majority of the plates bright.

Sole edition.

BAL Early Printed Books 2019; Millard British Books 43

Stock number: 1334