The Laboratory; or, School of Arts: in which are Faithfully Exhibited, and Fully Explain'd I. A Variety of Curious and Valuable Experiments...Compiled from German, and other Foreign Authors...The Third Edition

1750
Etched by James Hulett (English, died in 1771), After Godfrey Smith (English, 18th century), Printer Charles Jephson (English, active 1736–1750), Publisher James Hodges (English, died in 1774), Publisher Thomas Astley (English, died in 1759)


Place of Publication: London, England

Dimensions

Overall: 20.7 x 13.3 x 3.5cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

2000.758

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 17 etchings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: Charles Jephson for James Hodges and Thomas Astley, 1750) Octavo; 184 leaves, plus 17 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf (rebacked).

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations of technology for refining and casting metals, blowing glass, drawing in perspective, manufacturing fireworks, etc.


London: Charles Jephson for James Hodges and Thomas Astley, 1750

Provenance

Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection