La pratica di prospettiva
Full title of the book: La pratica di prospettiva del cavaliere Lorenzo Sirigatti al ser et invittiss Ladislao Sigismondo Principe di Polonia e di Svezia. In Venetia MDCXXV
About the content: practice of the perspective: i imagine it treats the theory of the perspective translated through many drawings.It was probably directed at Ladislao Sigismondo, prince of Polonia and Sweden who apparently lived in the 17th century and was later known as the polish king.
In the next page it becomes obvious because on the next page he directly addresses the prince.
There is no list of contents (well there is but I can’t read it and can’t find a good translation) but the book is organized in 2 books. The first book mainly consists of texts on the left page and drawings on the right page. The second book consists only of drawings, so it really deals with the perception of the perspective of objects.
As already mentioned the book mainly consists of drawings. They are always very geometrical and precise. He studies the easiest forms (lines and dices) as well as more complex ones at the end of the book.
The book is rather big, but not very thick. This makes sense as the drawings need a lot of space. It has a fair amount of pages but not too many, so we can follow his thoughts.
The book was written by Lorenzo Sirigatti. It was published in 1596. Sirigatti was a member of the academy of drawing (academia des disegno), where Galileo studied as a young man.