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Provenance: ILC on back flyleaf, in ink, in French, in 18th century hand: “Second prix de dessin pour / La Bosse a vienne” (“second prize in drawing for La Bosse in Vienna”). Printed ex libris of Bibliotheca Gounon-Darcieux laid in at front.
Remarks: New methods of etching and engraving discussed in this edition include mezzotint, crayon manner, printing in color, and brush etching (see Avertissement on p. v); the plates include examples of the crayon manner, and possibly brush etching.
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts purchase, Dakin Fund
manual of etching and engraving with illustrations of tools and methods, presses and methods of printing