Books about drawing technique and composition.

The Rudiments of Drawing, collected from the designs of the most approved masters, on 26 copper plates. London: Laurie & Whittle [1799]. óNo text, but begins with simple pieces of the human face and progresses to more finished drawings.

A Guide to Pictorial Perspective. With numerous illustrations. By Benjamin R. Green. London: George Rowney and Co, 1851.