Preissler, Johann Daniel. Gründliche Anweisung zu richtichen Entwürffen und zierlichen Auszeichnungen der Blumen. Denen Liebhabern der Zeichen-Kunst mitgetheilet [...].

(Nuremberg, J. D. Preissler), [1735].

Folio (360 x 226 mm). Title and 12 plates, engraved throughout. Papered spine.


First edition of this finely engraved instruction book for drawing flowers, showing the basic shapes of leaves and petals, as well as primroses, saffron, daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, auriculae, and snowflakes. Johann Daniel Preißler (1666-1737), a member of a Nuremberg artists' dynasty of Bohemian origin, published several such pattern books and is also known for his series of ornamental, Biblical and allegorical engravings.

Touches of contemporary colour to border of title engraving. Light waterstaining to about six leaves; title and final leaf show small edge tears (the latter repaired).

Kat. Ornamentstichslg. Berlin 4439. Thieme/Becker XXVII, 374. VD 18, 1099145X. OCLC 258151573.

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