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(CERAMICS). [OPPENHEIM, M.]
L'Art de fabriquer la poterie façon anglaise; contenant les procédés et nouvelles découvertes, la fabrication du minium, celle d'une nouvelle substance pour la couverte, celle des couleurs vitrifiables, l'art d'imprimer sur faïence et porcelaine, et un vocabulaire de termes techniques et chimiques. Avec gravures. A l'usage des fabricans et de ceux qui veulent établir des poteries.
Paris: [P.N. Rougeron], librairie de A.G. Debray, 1807. 12mo (175 × 105 mm), pp. 298, plus 2 folding engraved plates. One opening slightly soiled. Uncut in original sprinkled wrappers, printed spine label. Spine rubbed, affecting label, minor creasing. Contemporary bookseller's label (Frères Perisse, Lyon) inside front cover. An excellent, crisp, unsophisticated copy. First edition, an account of advanced English pottery techniques, mainly derived from those of Wedgwood. Instructions for decoration include both bas relief and transfer printing techniques, both relatively new methods in France. The plates depict English potter's wheels and a kiln. Edme Jean Baptiste Bouillon-Lagrange contributed chemical data. . Order directly from our website for free shipping worldwide.
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