I have opened alice and typed the words drawing, structure and French. Afterwards I have gotten several options of books. Alice’s brain is adopted with the library of Shakespeare’s friends. I focused on three different books, who applied every time I searched with a new key word. Firstly, the Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Secondly, On the Art of Building in Ten Books of Alberti and lastly, Sebastiano Serlio on Architecture Volume 1 .
The notebook of da Vinci was published in 1955. You have a nice structure with an introduction and a main part. On the bottom of the page are several explanations. You also have several chapters with a specific title on the top of the page. There are several reprimands to French examples.
The book of Alberti was written in the 15th century an originally published in Latin and later translated to English. Here you have a lot of text also nicely structured in different chapters. From time to time you find some drawings in order to visualise what you are reading.
Serlios book was also written in the 15th century. The similarity here is that you have a nice exchange between the text and the pictures. The pictures explain what the text is telling you. He is showing different types of architectural designs. For example a stair or a column. You can find perspective drawings which are also on my book from Jacques Perret architectura et perspectiva des fortifications & artifices.
Over all, this books are similar in the structure. All of them are in English but the original version is in a different language. For example in Latin while the book from Jaques Perret is in French. The perspective drawings are also visible in the books. Sometimes there are several variations whereas sometimes there are only a few examples.