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Creator:
Gautier Dagoty, 1717-1785.
Title(s):

Observations sur l'histoire naturelle, sur la physique et sur la peinture : avec des planches imprimées en couleur : cet ouvrage renferme les secrets des arts, les nouvelles découvertes, & les disputes des philosophes & des artistes modernes : année 1752[-1755] ...

Published/Created:
A Paris : Chez Delaguette, rue S. Jacques, à l'olivier, [1752-1755].
Physical Description:
18 pts. : ill. (some col., some folded), maps ; 27 cm. (4to)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QH45 .G38 1752+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The mezzotint engravings are by Gautier Dagoty and the text is commonly attributed to him.
Originally issued in 18 parts, arranged in 6 volumes. See: Quérard; Grässe.
"Les planches en couleur se distribuent séparément chez M. Gautier ..."
Includes 63 plates, of which 53 are printed in color (with separate plates of blue, red, yellow, and black).
First part of each volume with title page printed in red and black; title vignette of Delaguette's olive tree device (pt. 5 without t.p.); head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Text printed in double columns.
Occasional errors in pagination.
Quérard, J.M. France littéraire, v. 3, p. 291
Grässe, J.G.T. Trésor de livres rares et précieux, v. 3, p. 37
Friedman, J.M. Color printing in England, 15
Friedman, J. Color printing in England, 1486-1870, 15
Selected exhibitions: "Color Printing in England, 1486-1870" (Yale Center for British Art, 20 April-25 June, 1978).
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in marbled wrappers, in 6 volumes.
Subject Terms:
Anatomy -- Early works to 1800.
Delaguette -- Publisher.
Natural history -- Early works to 1800.
Science -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Mezzotints -- 1775.
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