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The Excellency of the Pen and Pencil, Exemplifying the Uses of Them.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
171
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

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
http://estc.bl.uk/R11233
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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London, Communication design, Engraving, Etching, Intaglio, Mezzotint, Octavo, Printing, Printmaking, Visual arts

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