André Roubo’s The Book of Plates
André Roubo’s The Book of Plates....Hardbound Book....Like New!
$95.00 includes domestic ground UPS shipping.
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Lost Art Press
“The Book of Plates” contains every single gorgeous illustration from all of the volumes of André-Jacob Roubo’s “l’Art du Menuisier,” the most important woodworking book of the 18th century. All the plates are printed full size on #100 Mohawk Superfine paper – the best paper available today.
The book itself is 472 pages long and measures 10” wide, 14-1/4” tall and 1-3/4” thick – a sizable chunk. It ships in a custom-made box.
As with all Lost Art Press books, “The Book of Plates” is produced entirely in the United States. It is hardbound, casebound, with sewn signatures and a cloth cover. The book is designed to outlast us all. The plates were scanned from 18th-century originals at the highest resolution available and are printed at a linescreen that will produce the maximum detail possible.
We think “The Book of Plates” is an intoxicating look at 18th-century work, everything from furniture to architectural woodwork, carriage-making, marquetry and garden woodwork. And we are not alone. Roubo’s volumes are still the legal standard when it comes to the craft of woodworking in most of the world.