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[JENNER (Thomas)]. Albert Durer Revived: Or, a Book of Drawing, Limning, Washing, or Colouring of Maps and Prints: and the art of painting, with the names and mixtures of colours used by the picture-drawers. With directions how to lay and paint pictures upon glass. Or, The young-man's time well spent. In which he hath the ground-work to make him fit for doing any thing by hand, when he is able to draw well. By the use of this work, you may draw all parts of a man,... And directions for birds, beasts, landskps, ships, and the like. Moreover, grounds to lay silver or gold upon,... and how to varnish it when you have done. How also to diaper and shadow things, and to heighten them to stand off; to deepen them, and make them glister. In this book you have the necessary instruments for drawing, and the use of them, and how to make artificial pastiles to draw withal. and also directions how to draw with Indian-ink: wherein you have also Mr. Hollar's receipt for etching, with instructions how to use it. Very useful for all handicrafts, and ingenious gentlemen and youths. By Hammer and hand all arts do stand.1679

London: Printed for John Garrett, Small folio (312 x 198 mm), [1], 21, [1] leaves, half-title with engraved portrait of Dürer on verso, 18 full-page engravings on rectos (6 partly coloured in amateur pink pencil) with text on numbered versos, publisher's advertisement on the verso of final leaf, text browned and lightly soiled, stitched as issued with half-title and publisher's advertisement as upper and lower covers, corners a little dog-eared, covers with light chipping to margins and just touching the border of the frontispiece. A rare early edition of a drawing manual which was first published by Thomas Jenner (1621-1672) in 1652 under the title 'A Book of Drawing', with a further edition appearing in 1666. On his death he was succeeded by the printseller John Garrett (1669-1718), who publisher further editions from whose shop "you may have choice of all sorts of large or small maps; coloured, or uncoloured, variety of Dutch and French prints, and prints done in Metzo-Tincto, very good Indian-ink to draw withal, and all sorts of the best copy-books, and Cocker's tutor to writing and arithmetick... and several sorts of coloured sashes to set before windows." All editions are rare and seldom appear in commerece, ESTC locating just a single complete copy of this edition at Harvard.

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