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It is likewise to be acknowleged, that his HighNESS did indulge me the liberty of publishing the whole manner and address of this NEW WAY OF ENGRAVING, with a freedom perfectly generous and obliging. But, when I had well considered it (so much having been already expressed, which may suffice to give the hint to all ingenious persons how it is to be performed,) I did not think it necessary, that an Art fo curious, and (as yet) so little vulgar (and which indeed does not succeed where the workman is not an accomplished DeSIGNER, and has a competent talent in PAINTING likewise) was to be prostituted at fo cheap a rate, as the more naked describing of it here would too foon have exposed it to.

Upon these considerations then it is, that we leave it thus enigmatical : and yet that this inay appear no disingenuous rodomontade in me, or invidious excuse, I profefs myself to be always most ready (sub figillo, and by his HIGHNESS's permission) to gratify any curious and worthy person, with as full and perfect a demonstration of the entire art, as my talent and address will reach to; if what I am now preparing to be reserved in the archives of the ROYAL SOCIETY concerning it, be not fufficiently instructive.

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C O N T E N T S.

MEMOIRS of the AUTHOR'S Life, newly written

for this Edition.


UTHOR's Dedication
An Account of Signor Giacomo Favi

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Cavatores, what ; graphatores, whence our English gravers sculpture defined

Page 19 Instruments of graving. Style, what. Why sometimes made of

bone. Scalprum. Cælum. Cæles, cæltes. Allufions in

Job x. to all the kinds of ancient writing and graving 20,21 Graphium, γλυφίς, &c. εγκολαπτήρ, υπαγωγευς γλαρίς

σμίλη, Puntion, polisher, point

20, 21, 30 Graving instruments sometimes fatal weapons Caffianus martyred, and Erixion flain with a graving style ib Arare campum cereum, cerei pugillares, and stylum vertere, what

ib Taille douce, burin, intaglia, bolino, and the difference be

twixt graving and etching βελα, a conjecture of the modern name of a seal; Xocpoorw

the same with Charath

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CH A P. II. Of the original of sculpture in general

23 Adam the first inventor of sculpture

ib Books written by Adam

23 24 The fall of Adam did not impair his infused habits

ib Sculpture long before the universal flood

ib Of the Antediluvian Patriarchs

ib Sculpture in stone and brick at Joppa

ib The celestial sciences first engraven, where, and how long continuing

ib The books of Seth and Enoch

ib Of Cham

25 Zoroafter, when he flourished, his learning, curiosity, and engraving of the liberal arts

ib Picus Mirandula's pretence of the books of Zoroafter, the Magi, &c.

ib Sculpture after the Flood Sculpture propagated by Noah. Sculpture before Moses ib Objections answered Mercurius Trismegistus engraved in ftone many mysterious things

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26 Obelisks erected by Misra 400 years before Moses

ib How many transported to Rome

28 The

26, 30 and Romans, down to the middle ages ; with some preten. fions to the invention of copper cuts, and their impressions 33 L

The tables of stone engraven by the finger of GOD. Sculpture honoured by GOD

Page 26 Sculpture abused to idolatry no rational prejudice Sculpture elder than idolatry

ib Teraphim and Penates, what

ib Sculpture preserved the memory of the dead

ib Bezaleel and Aholiab sculptors

ib The facerdotal pectoral

ib Graving used by the Ægyptians before they invented Letters ib Hieroglyphics, what

ib By whom interpreted

28 Amongft the Danes and Acadiæ

24, 42 Horapollinis notæ

28 Letters by whom invented, and the contest about it ib How they were derived to the several Nations

ib Typographical art mistaken by Peter Calaber

ib Sculpture and letters coævous

29 Columns erected by Seth

ib Writing with ink in paper or parchment, a novelty in respect of

the more ancient materials, marbles, flates, bark, leaves,

tablets of wood, paper, linen, wax, ivory and silk ib Book, our English name for liber, whence derived

ib Laws, divine and human, how configned of old

ib Hieronicæ, and where preserved

30 Writings before Homer's not known to the Greeks ib Tatian when he flourished

ib A passage cited out of him proving the antiquity of recording by sculpture

ib Heliod's poems engraven in lead

31 Grecians, when they had sculpture first, and where it was in its highest perfection

ib Achilles and Hercules' shields engraven

ib The chariot of the sun and vehicula cælata

ib Enoch's prophecy

32 Rings engraven, their use and dignity

ib Intaglias in iron, gold, ftones, &c.

ib Taliimans and constellated sculptures


CHA P. III. Of the reputation and progress of sculpture amongst the Greeks


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