Traité historique et pratique de la gravure en bois
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Overall (each volume): 20.5 x 13.8 x 3.8 cm (8 1/16 x 5 7/16 x 1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts
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(Paris: Pierre Guillaume Simon, 1766) Octavo, three vols. in two; [v. 1] 286 leaves, plus two plates; [v. 2] 266 leaves, plus six plates; contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.
Author’s woodcut self-portrait facing title; instructional and technical illustrations for cutting woodblocks; progressive states of a chiaroscuro woodcut; numerous decorative woodcut vignettes
Paris: Pierre Guillaume Simon, 1766
George Charles Bright, M.D. [bookplate]; acquired in 1904 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent