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Diderot.
Miroitier Metteur au Teint (&) Miroitier.

Paris: ca 1770.

An exceptionally interesting section, illustrating the art of mirror makers. The plates include several workshop interiors, one illustrating the metallic backing being poured on and buffed, the other showing the plates being sized, polished and stacked. There are also several plates illustrating the various tools of the mirror-makers craft.

10"x16", 2 pages of text plus 8 engraved plates, disbound.

Inventory #: 16796
Price: $ 175.00      



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