The Excellency of the Pen and Pencil, Exemplifying the Uses of Them.
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The Excellency of the Pen and Pencil, Exemplifying the Uses of Them. London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the Kings-Arms in the Poultrey, 1688. Second edition, octavo, illustrated with engraved frontispiece; one folding plate; one full-page plate; and nineteen text illustrations, some headlines cropped, printed on heavy paper, a corner or two torn, some stray sketches, bound in modern half leather with marbled paper boards, 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.
The anonymous author describes techniques of drawing the human figure, and the phyiscal and chemical techniques used in copper-plate engraving and mezzotint.
A8 (frontis, title, A3 & A4 to the reader, A5-A8 table), A-H8
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