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)

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.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 17 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection