55 engraved folding plates and an engraved title. Illustrations by: Benoit Audran the Younger on paper.
Size in cm: 4to: 21 x 27 cm. Size in inch: 4to: 8.27 x 10.64 inch.
Paris: Tissot, Herissant. 4to: Unpaginated, [56 plates] pp. Contemporary wrapper. Undecorated wrapper. Bookseller’s binding? The second volume (plates) only. Without the accompanying text. First French edition (translated from German) of this important and beautifully illustrated work on metallurgy. Antique Book, titled: ‘De la Fonte des Mines, des Fonderies, &c.’, by: Christophe-Andre Schlutter. Platework with beautiful plates on mining and metallurgy.Artists and Engravers: Author(s): Christophe-Andre Schlutter. Christoph Andreas Schlutter (1668-1743) was a German metallurgist and author on metallurgic subjects and mining. Illustrated by: Benoit Audran (Paris, 1698-1772), called the Younger to distinguish him from his uncle, was a French artist. He was the son and pupil of Jean Audran, and engraved in the same manner as his father. He engraved prints after Paolo Veronese, Poussin, Natoire, Lancret, Watteau, and other French artists. (Source: Wikipedia). SHIPPING DISCLAIMER: We offer a standard shipment fee for any international destination (shipment by registered mail through our local postal service) of 15 euro for packages up to 1 kg. For heavier items our cost is often higher causing a surcharge up to 8 euro per kg. We will contact you to arrange for this surcharge.
Condition: Good, given age. Binding a little weak. Cover rubbed and a little worn. Remains of a title ticket to the front. Some of the plates with creases from careless folding. Some of the plates with some offsetting where they were folded when not fully dried. The plate volume for this work only.
Keywords: ANTIQUE BOOK-FONTE DES MINES-METALLURGY-AUDRAN JR.-SCHLUTTER