Publisher: London: Printed for Dan. Brown, et al., 1699.
Edition: First edition in English.
Bibliographical References: Wing H-1150; ESTC R16918.
Condition: Edges rubbed; original laid-on spine worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 27813
Description8vo, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked with the original spine preserved, gilt decorations and lettering. Half-title present. Nine engraved plates.
CommentsThe first English translation of Jean Haudicquer de Blancourt's De l'Art de la Verrerie, a detailed treatise on making and coloring glass, first published in French in 1697. It contains a history of glass, its manufacture, utility and instructions for making glass of all kinds, including eyeballs. Contemporary bookplate of John Wentworth of York on the front paste-down; 20th century German bookplate on the rear paste-down, next to which is the unusual small oval ink stamp that states "This Rare Collector's Item Has Been Acquired Legally / Karl J.E. Liebetrau."