Elements of Drawing by GEORGE F. BLESSING AND LEWIS A. DARLING. This book was originally pubished in 1912. PREFACE: IT is the purpose of this book to present a course of instruction in Elementary Drawing for beginners who intend to pursue a course in engineering or who desire to prepare themselves to do commercial drafting. The work herein outlined, as well as that contained in the companion volume, Elements of Descriptive Geometry by the same authors, is based on the drawing-room courses required of all first-year students in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in SibIey College, Cornell University, as a preparation for the more advanced work of design in the second and third years of the course, which is also required of all students in the college. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.