A Treatise on Painting by Leonardo Da Vinci by Publication In The Moment

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A Treatise on Painting by Leonardo Da Vinci by 

First prize for an image work in RedBubble’s contest: In the Moment.

A magnificent small book that is certainly the most important work on painting from the Rennaissance. The drawings, descriptions and techniques still apply as much today as they did 400 years ago.

Printed for J. Taylor in 1802 this edition was faithfully translated from the original Italian. Full marbled calf, spine with red label, lettered in gilt, edges speckled. Illustrated with 23 copper plates and other figures. Title with ownership signature crossed in blank margin, still a near fine copy. this very handsome volume is an early edition in English, the work was first printed in English in 1721.

See more of this book:
- cover
- foldout illustration.

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  • Crokuslabel
    Crokuslabelabout 7 years ago

    How funny… I just came here because I was curious about seeing what was that “untittled” work that just has been uploaded… and here I am, looking at Da Vinci… to tell you the triuth, I write like he was… I write backwards… (very similar handwriting too… lol and I have learned about him through a friend that told me about him when I was in my early adulthood.)
    I sometimes write menus for restaurants in windows… I usually write all of my personal writings backwards…
    Anyhow, I’d be interested in the writing “contest” that you are talking about in your profile…

    Much Freedom, Peace, Love, Light, Respect and Honor.

  • Godwin Jones
    Godwin Jonesabout 7 years ago

    This is great! I am also a great man like Leonardo Da Vinci,I am happy to see this work and hope we all can be like him.

  • bicozikan
    bicozikanalmost 7 years ago

    Excuse me while I fawn over this o0o

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 7 years ago

    Good. About the writing backward. Was it a form of printing were the paper was wet and the ink ( medium ) was oil based. ie a form of litho were the negative image was the plate ? Just a mad thought.

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...almost 7 years ago


  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...almost 7 years ago

    Backward again. Was it just blotting paper.

  • fleur14
    fleur14almost 7 years ago


    can’t find thread about prizes v. money … can i add tuppence worth here?

    no doubt the magazine will be amazing.
    In short time at redbubble I have been really impressed & inspired by the quality.

    Re. prizes – surely books better?
    Enough cash usually turns up somehow – rare books rarely.
    Y can be nourished, without money, food, friend or shelter, devouring/absorbed in a good book.
    Books last.
    A book is full of beauty, truths, traces of greatness
    And these are special books, old books
    Da Vinci and Plath
    They will feel good to touch
    and smell better than money

    Like the difference between a wage-slip & a present ?
    & for me the ♥ is in the present.

    I once met a sincere and merry buddhist nun who confessed to stealing books, liberating them from their capitalist confines. (not sure of relevance – it just came t mind)

  • flomen
    flomenalmost 5 years ago

    I write backwards too!

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