The drawing school for little masters and misses : containing the most easy and concise rules for learning to draw without the assistance of a teacher ; embellished with a great variety of figures, curiously designed ; to which are added The whole art of kite making ; and the author's new discoveries in the preparation of water colours / by Master Michael Angelo.

Johnson, R. (Richard), 1733 or 1734-1793 [Browse]
London : Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church Yard, 1774.
[3] leaves, 106 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 12 cm


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  • "Pr. 6d."
  • Attributed to Richard Johnson based on his day-book entries; cf. Osborne Coll. and Weedon, cited below. Roscoe points out that the extent of Johnson's responsibility cannot be precisely ascertained from his day-books.
  • Illustrations and plates: engraved frontispiece portrait of dedicatee, Prince Edward, signed: W. Walker, sculp; engraved t.p.; woodcuts of human body parts, birds, and kites.
  • Princeton copy 1 Cotsen c. 1: Pencilled signature at head of t.p. :M.M. Mansell.
  • Princeton copy 2 Cotsen c. 2: Inscribed on free endpaper: Samuel Johnson Ejus Liber / Decem.r 23. 1789... [book curse]; on recto front. leaf: Samuel Johnson / Ejus Liber.
Binding note
  • Princeton copy 1 Cotsen c. 1: Pub. Dutch floral boards.
  • Princeton copy 2 Cotsen c. 2: Pub. buff pictorial boards.
  • Preface to the second edition
  • Drawing school for little masters and misses
  • Appendix
  • Whole art of kite making
  • Of the preparation of colours, &c.
  • Conclusion.
  • Roscoe, S. Newbery (1973), J15(2)
  • Osborne Coll., p. 715-716
  • Weedon, M.J.P. Richard Johnson and the successors to John Newbery (The Library, 5th ser., v. 4, no. 1, June 1949, 25-63), no. 20
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