THE TREATISES OF BENVENUTO CELLINI ON GOLDSMITHING AND SCULPTURE.

([London: Printed at the Essex House Press for Edward Arnold, 1898]). 305 x 220 mm. (12 x 8 3/4"). xiv, [2], 164 pp., [2] leaves. No. 573 OF 600 COPIES.

Publisher's green buckram, printed paper label on spine. With 11 plates and a few in-text illustrations. A color photographic reproduction laid in. Ashbee 1-3; Tomkinson, p. 68; Ransom, p. 264. Spine and covers unevenly faded, corners slightly bumped and rubbed, a little fraying to cloth on upper joint and at head and tail of spine, label browned and chipped, a few plates with slight dust soiling to fore-edge and a couple instances of isolated minor foxing, but the contents otherwise crisp, bright, and clean throughout, and the binding entirely sound.

This is considered to be the first major work printed by the Essex House Press, "intended both as a practical text book for craftsmen . . . and also as a companion book to John Symonds' translation of the Autobiography" according to C. R. Ashbee's bibliography of the Press. This edition was translated by Ashbee and dedicated to the Metal Workers of the Guild of Handicraft.
(CCS1925)