London: John Murray, . Oblong quarto, original red cloth stamped in white, color pictorial endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color lithographed illustrations throughout text. Owner signature dated 1955, trace of price sticker removal to front free endpaper. Edgewear to jacket, one short closed tear, staining to lower panel of jacket only.
First edition of graphic designer White’s first “lift-up book,” an ingenious guide to drawing in perspective. Each of White’s full-page color illustrations is backed with a black-and-white geometric diagram showing how the illustration’s perspective is achieved: when each leaf of the book is held up to the light, the illustration and its underlying diagram are superimposed. “As most people interested in Art understand things in a visual way, there are as few words as possible.” A very good copy of an innovative book.