A Practical Treatise on Painting.
In Three Parts. Consisting of Hints on Composition, Chiaroscuro, and Colouring. The Whole Illustrated by Examples from the Italian, Venetian, Flemish, and Dutch Schools.London: Printed for the Proprietor, and sold by James Carpenter and Son, 1827 Stock Code: 141933
First collected edition of "highly respected writer on art" (ODNB)Burnet's best-known works, comprising Practical Hints on Composition (first published in 1822), Practical Hints on Light and Shade (1826), and Practical Hints on Colour (1827).
Tall quarto (272 x 213 mm). Contemporary half calf, titles in gilt to black calf spine label, gilt rolls to raised bands and boards, compartments and boards richly tooled in blind, marbled boards and endpapers, blue silk bookmark.
25 engraved and etched plates, including 8 in contemporary hand colour in the third part.
Neat ink ownership inscriptions to title, and ex-libris of Raymond Notley dated 1963 to binder's blank.
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