PLUMIER (CHARLES) L'art de tourner, our de faire en perfection toutes sortes d'ouvragess au tour
Lot 87
PLUMIER (CHARLES) L'art de tourner, ou de faire en perfection toutes sortes d'ouvrages au tour
Sold for £960 (US$ 1,491) inc. premium

Lot Details
PLUMIER (CHARLES)
L'art de tourner, ou de faire en perfection toutes sortes d'ouvrages au tour, first edition, text in French and Latin, additional engraved title, printed title in red and black with engraved vignette, (?additional) engraved portrait of the dedicatee Michel Begon, 70 engraved plates (one folding, several with ink folio pagination number), dedication and preface leaf on a stub, small circular stamps in margin of title, touching image of 3 plates and on a few text leaves, contemporary calf, spine gilt, folio (375 x 250mm.), Lyon, Jean Certe, 1701

Footnotes

  • The earliest known treatise on the lathe, and the art of turning. The plates illustrate the machinery, tools and samples of products in various materials. This copy has the additional title-page, plates numbered 1-65, 52*, 73 and 82, and 2 unumbered plates, without plate 68 as usual. This copy also has an engraved portrait of the dedicatee Michel Begon.
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