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Les Caractères de l'imprimerie

1764
Illustrated by Jacques de Sève (French, active 1742–1788), Etched by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Printer Pierre Simon Fournier (French, 1712–1768)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Updike, Printing Types, v. 1, p. 262, note 1

Dimensions

Overall: 16.8 x 11.1 x 2 cm (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.584

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one etching and numerous type specimens

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Fournier le jeune, 1764) Octavo; 66 leaves, plus frontispiece; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece on the art of printing; practical and decorative type specimens


Paris: Fournier le jeune, 1764

Provenance

Hans P. Kraus, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, October 10, 1940.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund