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The Art of Graveing and Etching wherein is Exprest the True Way of Graveing in Copper, allso the Manner & Method of that Famous Callot, & Mr. Bosse in their Severall Ways of Etching

Engraved by William Faithorne, Sr. (English, 1616–1691), After Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Wing F294; Levis, Descriptive Bibliography...Engraving, pp. 21-22, no. XI


Overall: 16.7 x 10.8 x 1.2 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and nine engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: William Faithorne, 1662) Octavo; 38 leaves; nineteenth-century half gilt-stamped blue morocco, marbled paper boards.

Illustrations of methods of engraving and etching copperplates

London: William Faithorne, 1662


J. H. Purdy, New York, by whom given to MFA, December 1894.

Credit Line

Gift of J. H. Purdy