“La perspective pratique de l’architecture” talks about perspective drawing. This kind of drawing is explained by texts accompanied by many illustrations, there is never only text on a page. Due to the immense amount of illustrations it is possible to understand the books meaning to a certain degree without being able to read French. Even though the age of the book which leads someone to think it would be difficult to read its very much readable with a stable French knowledge.
The book has a brown binding with an old-fashioned pattern, its spine sets itself apart from the cover by its lighter beige colour. The title is placed on the spine.
The book consists of 58 pages which contain 68 illustrations.
Some pages are only printed on one side, due to the risk of transfer of the prints to the other page.
There are no chapters but there are some additional illustrations in the end of the book.
The book is 27 cm wide, 40 cm high and has a depth of 2 cm. Which places it between in-folio and in-quarto.
The paper is thicker than our paper nowadays and has turned yellowish over time.