Sculptura: or, The history and art of chalcography, and engraving in copper: with an ample enumeration of the most renowned masters and their works. To which is annexed, a new manner of engraving, or mezzotinto, communicated by His Highness Prince Rupert to the author of this treatise (Google eBook)

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Printed for J. Payne, 1755 - Engraving - 140 pages
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