"The Province of a painter, as our Author has fix'd its
Boundary, seems too wide and spacious to have been ever discharged in its
full Extent, by any Man but himself. "--from the Translator's Preface
DA VINCI, Leonardo. A Treatise of Painting. Translated from the Original
Italian... to which is Prefix'd, the Author's Life. London: J. Senex,
and W. Taylor, 1721. Octavo, contemporary calf rebacked
with recent leather labels.
First edition in English, with engraved frontispiece and 35 engraved
plates (4 folding). Text very bright with only occasional light soiling,
light wear to binding. A handsome copy in contemporary calf. Rare.