PETITY (Abbot Jean Raymond de). ARTISTS'...

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PETITY (Abbot Jean Raymond de). ARTISTS'...

PETITY (Abbot Jean Raymond de). ARTISTS' AND AMATEURS' LIBRARY. Or
analytical and methodical tablets on science and fine arts; dedicated to the King. Useful book for the instruction of youth, for the use of people of all ages & states, decorated with maps & intaglio prints: with a reasoned table of the authors, on the use & choice of books. PARIS, SIMON, 1766. Two volumes in three volumes, in-4, de (2) ff., 614 pp., (9) ff. - (2) ff, VIII pp., 558 pp., (12) ff. - XII pp., from p. 301 to p. 666, CCLXXXII pp., (14) ff. full contemporary bindings in marbled calf. Spine with 5 partitions, floral and gilt nerves bearing the title in red morocco and the tomaison in green morocco, red edges. Slight wear on the upper cap of volume I, some scattered freckles. Good copy.
Frontispiece and 11 figures by Gravelot, engraved by Duclos and Rousseau; 7 technical plates on writing by Laurent; 8 plates for architecture by Poulleau; 18 plates for printing by Dehautesgraves, engraved by Laurent; 13 text plates, a set of 58 plates (according to Cohen, 793).
Good copy of this first edition.


Very complete with the "Protocol for proofreading" and all alphabets known at that time.
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