[EVELYN, John.] Sculptura: or the History, and Art of Chalcography and Engraving in Copper ... to which is annexed a new manner of engraving, or Mezzo Tinto, London: Printed by J. C. for G. Beedle, and T. Collins, 1662, 12°, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate (with minor stain), engraved title vignette (small hole affecting one letter of title), folding mezzotint plate by Prince Rupert mounted on guard, contemporary calf, covers with blind-ruled borders, spine lettered in gilt (rebacked, rubbed, corners worn, inner hinges repaired)

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[EVELYN, John.] Sculptura: or the History, and Art of Chalcography and Engraving in Copper ... to which is annexed a new manner of engraving, or Mezzo Tinto, London: Printed by J. C. for G. Beedle, and T. Collins, 1662, 12°, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate (with minor stain), engraved title vignette (small hole affecting one letter of title), folding mezzotint plate by Prince Rupert mounted on guard, contemporary calf, covers with blind-ruled borders, spine lettered in gilt (rebacked, rubbed, corners worn, inner hinges repaired)

Bigmore and Wyman I, p.206: "The engraved plate by Prince Rupert has in many copies been cut out, to enrich the collections of the curious. It is, however, the principal singularity of the book, which speaks for the first time, and with mystery, of engraving in mezzotinto as a secret which had not before been made public."
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