Third Book of Drawing. First School District of Pennsylvania, Pa.. Controllers of the Public Schools Philadelphia.
Third Book of Drawing
Third Book of Drawing

Third Book of Drawing

Philadelphia, Pa. Mifflin & Parry, 1843. [2], 51-71, [1] p., 7 leaves of engraved plates: in-text drawings, map; 19 cm. Disbound from a nonce volume. Probably issued as part of the 93-page Twenty-fifth Report of the Controllers of the Public Schools of the First School District of Pennsylvania, for the year and a half ending June 30, 1843. The remains of a wrapper along the spine suggests that this was also issued separately, however. Consists of a report by a committee appointed by the Controllers of the Public Schools of the First School District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) "to investigate the merits of Professor Peale's System of Graphics." In the introduction, dated Feb. 8, 1843, the committee concludes that Peale's system "as carried into practice in the Central High School, is well calculated to form a part of public education, preparatory to Writing and other branches of study, and useful in every situation in life." The committee included the painter Thomas Sully; John S. Hart, principal of Central High School; Alexander D. Bach, professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania; Charles Moering, captain of engineers in the Austrian Army; E. Otis Kendall, professor of Mathematics; Ellwood Morris, civil engineer; and James McMurtrie, art patron. The plates are numbered XVIII-XXIII and XXV and contain copper-plate engravings to aid the student in learning how to draw. In Good- Condition: lacking wrapper and plate XXIV; light soiling. Extremely scarce. Good -. Item #001214

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