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Testolini, G. [Gaetano]. Rudiments of Drawing, Shadowing and Colouring Flowers in water colours... London:: H.K. Causton for G. Testolini,, 1818. Oblong folio, 250 x 395 mm. Aquatint frontispiece and 29 plates, 14 of which are hand colored, and hand colored table of colors used in the painting of flowers on p.5. Contemporary marbled boards backed in red calf, red morocco label gilt on front cover. Extremeties with minor wear especially foot of spine (chipped), very light occasional soil or stains, a very good copy.

First edition of this fine drawing manual. The first plate in each series of pairs shows details, uncolored, and the second shows the same figure colored. The engraved frontispiece states that G. Testolini is an engraver, printseller & frame maker and follows with a list of his 'superfine' material offered for sale. Very rare, two copies on ABPC. (#kfk696)                    $7,500.00

 

 

 

 

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