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The artist's vade-mecum; being the whole art of drawing, taught in a new work, elegantly engraved on one hundred folio copper-plates; Containing Great Variety of Examples in every Branch of that noble Art; AS Parts of the Face, Heads, Hands, Feet, Academy, Antiques, And Groups of Figures, Beasts, Birds, Insects, Flowers, Fruit, Shells, Ornaments, Buildings, Landscapes, &c. &c. &c. Collected from the Works of the greatest Masters. To which is prefixed, an essay on drawing: With Introductory Rules for the Use of Learners: In Which The First Principles of that useful and noble Art are explained in such Manner that it may be attained in a short Time without a Master.
- MDCCLXXVI. 
About this work
London : printed and published according to Act of Parliament: and sold by R. Sayer, and J. Bennett, Map and Print Sellers, at No. 53, Fleet-Street, MDCCLXXVI. 
8p.,plates ; 4⁰.
The third edition, with considerable additions.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.