[Book of the 16th century]. COUSIN (Jean).... - Lot 18 - Chayette & Cheval

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[Book of the 16th century]. COUSIN (Jean).... - Lot 18 - Chayette & Cheval
[Book of the 16th century]. COUSIN (Jean). Book of perspective by Jehan Cousin Senonois, maistre Painctre à Paris. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Jehan le Royer, 1560. 77] f. [Sign. A5 ; B-I4 ; K6 ; L4 ; M5 ; N-R4, last blank f.], 18th c. red morocco, spine with six raised bands, gilt title, triple spine, triple bindings, spine with 6 raised bands, gilt title, triple gilt fillet on the boards, gilt roulette on the edges of the boards, gilt edges (small flaws in the binding, including tears on the lower board, interior restorations (some soiling, flaws restored, some leaves removed). First edition of this work published by the painter Jean Cousin l'ancien (c.1503 - c.1560) offering the sum of knowledge in perspective and figuration during the Renaissance. The illustration consists of a large title vignette, a frontispiece and 58 geometrical figures in the text, 4 of which are folding, 16 full-page and 5 double-page. On the verso of f.C3 are 2 figures, one of them flying, formerly pasted on the first one. The frontispiece is restored with missing outer margin. The f. A3 and A4 restored in margin, corner restoration in A5, L1 and Q. Some ff. probably from other copies including A2, 3 and 4, R 1 and R2. (Berlin Kat. 4690; USTC 23189).
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