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, John Evelyn, Esq

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J. Murray, 1769 - Engraving - 140 pages

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Page xxxii - Living in an age of extraordinary Events and Revolutions, he learnt (as himself asserted) this Truth, which pursuant to his intention is here declared — That all is vanity which is not honest, and that there is no solid wisdom but in real Piety...
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Page xviii - Composite, the latter; written in French by Roland Freart, sieur de Chambray; made English for the benefit of builders ; to which is added, an account of architects and architecture, in an historical and etymological explanation of certain terms, particularly affected by architects ; with Leon Baptista Alberti's treatise of statues,
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