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The Glass Art divided into seven books, 1612


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Florence, Stamperia de 'Giunti, 1612. In 4th. Florentine lily on the title page, historiated initials, restorations on the outer edge of the title page, browning, binding in brown half leather and cardboard.

Specialist Notes

Rare original edition. Interesting work that provides the first teachings on the art of glass, collected in Florence and Venice, with original information by the author on the art of enamels and colors. It had many reprints and was translated into several languages. This first edition is also missing from Ferguson, p. 135, who writes: “Hardly any of the older authorities seem to know this edition, not even Beekmann, who quotes the edition of Venise, 1663 only”. The Duveen is also missing. Woll, History of science, I, p. 500: "First work specially devoted to a description of the manufacture of glass".

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