The South Kensington Drawing-Book... Freehand - First Grade, Book VI.
"Under the Sanction of the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education." No date, ca. 1880s. Sticker over the Blackie and Son imprint on the cover. Wraps, 8vo,  pages. 8 examples of common objects and items from the South Kensington Musuem, presented in outline with instructions for the examples to be copied at a larger scale on the facing pages--though there is scarcely any space for enlargement. An unused copy in Very Good condition with light soil and handling wear, faint vertical crease. The last in a series of six drawing books in Poynter's first grade series. The "South Kensington System" emphasized beginning with rote delineation of geometrical form, allowing the student to investigate natural shapes only in advanced stages. It was aimed at developing skill for industrial arts and manufacturing trades rather than aesthetic development.