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
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
Overall: 20.7 x 13.3 x 3.5cm (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 17 etchings
Not On View
(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
Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 2000.
The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection