Traite des Pierres Precieuses et de la Maniere de les Employer en Parure.
Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Chez L'Auteur
Date Published: 1762
Description: Engraved title page and 78 of 79 full-page copper engraved plates. 90pp of text (lightly foxed throughout, more so on text pages; 2pp of text are darkened, probably from a newspaper laid-in). Short 4to. Original marbled boards binding, edges reinforced with cloth, 19th century brown leather spine (well-rubbed with small repairs at joints). Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1762. First edition. Lacks plate 21, but still a very good copy of this scarce book.
Comments: Brunet IV, 848; Sinkankas 5231.Edition: First
Condition: very good
Book ID: 205831