1747 Sculptura-Historico-Technica: or, the History and Art of Ingraving
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Uncommon
The first edition thus of this uncommon work, the preface describes this work as the second edition of 'Repertorium-Sculptile-Typicum' with additions and vastly expanded.
Illustrated with ten plates.
ETSC citation number T84861.
One page of adverts to the rear.
An extensive treatise on the art and history of engraving, containing extracts of the works of Baldinucci, Florent le Comte, Faithborne, the Abcedario Pittorico, and more.
'Sculptura-Historico-Technica' looks at the rise and progress of the art of engraving throughout history, the cyphers and marks by which engravers are distinguished, and of engraving on copper.
The plates are not signed by derive from Bosse's 'De la Maniere de Graver'.
In a quarter calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Light marks and rubbing to the boards. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Extremities are lightly discoloured. A small amount of loss of paper to the tail of the front board. Stamp to the recto of the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age toned and clean.
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