Scarce, with no copies discovered on OCLC First Search, nor mentioned in Gumachian or other sources. Circa 1835. 15 by 12.5 when closed. 23 hand-colored lithographed panels. Each illustration is intended to illustrate some concept of geometry. The geometric topics include a horizontal line, a vertical line, an oblique line, a curved line, a broken line, a right angle, an acute angle, an obtuse angle, a scalene triangle, an isoceles triange, an equilateral triangle, a rectangular triangle, a square, a rectangle, a rhombus, a trapezoid, a circle, a prism, a cube, a pentagon, a cylinder, a cone and a quarangular pyramid. Each of these geometric formations is incorporated into a pretty colored illustration of a boy and girl engaged in various interior and exterior activities, with the actualization of the concept ranging from obvious to more subtle and requiring the viewer to search, but not too hard, for it. Clearly the overriding point of the lesson is to show how these geometric formations are ubiquitous in everyday life and not just things found in abstract primers. The format is also meant to give instruction an element of non-taxing fun. The imagery is delightful, if not particularly unusual for the period, but the application of an overriding mathematical theme seems to us very novel, perhaps a corrollary to ABCs and arithmetic-oriented leporellos but something else all the same. Soiling on the cover. Small corner chip. Occasional light foxing. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Élémens de Dessin Linéaire, Français et ...
Binding: Hardcover. Leporello
Book Condition: Very Good
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