Paris: G. Cavelier, 1765. First Edition. Octavo, [1-4], v-lii, 287 pages; G; bound in contemporary full brown speckled calf, paneled spine has ornate gilt tooling and gilt lettering on a red morocco label; binding has small pieces missing from the top and bottom of the spine, hinges visible but boards fully attached, mild bumping and fraying on the fore edge corners, has a minuscule book worm bite on outer back cover and last endpaper; pages red on text block edges; interior has minor age toning and occasional blotching and pencil marks, second to last end paper torn away, marbled endpapers, first free endpaper missing; half title present; shelved case 7.
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Didier-François d'Arclais de Montamy was a French academic who served as Grand Master of France for the Duke of Orleans. This posthumously published work details a variety of techniques used in the process of treating and painting porcelain, enamel, and glass.