Auction 355 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

ARTIST'S MANUALS -- LAIRESSE, G. de. Groot Schilderboek, Waar in de Schilderkonst in al haar deelen grondig werd onderweezen, (…). 2e dr., verm. met des schryvers levensbeschryving. Haarl., J. Marshoorn, 1740. 2 in 1 vol. (54), 434, (34); 400, (28) pp. W. engr. front., portr. of the author & 66 engr. plates (6 folding, plate opposite p. 60 2nd part trimmed to plate edge and loosely inserted). 4°. Cont. cf., gilt dec. spine raised in compartments. (Bind. lighly chafed in places, but else a very good copy).

Important work on artistic theory by the Dutch painter Gérard de Lairesse (1640-1711) with lots of practical information on the art of painting. Very fine copy of the 2nd augmented edition. - Kunst op schrift 342/343; Arntzen/Rainwater H100; Kat. Orn. Berl. 4626.

€ 500

result € 400

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