London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
MANDEY, Venterus and James MOXON. Mechanick=Powers: or, the Mistery of Nature and Art Unvail'd. London: for the authors, 1696. 4° (200 x 150mm). 17 folding engraved plates, the last 2 leaves of advertisements and errata. Contemporary sprinkled calf (rebacked, extremities worn), in a folding cloth box). FIRST EDITION, issue with date. Wing M418.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately