Paris: Ch. Juliot, 1883. Fifth edition. Portfolio with three cloth ties and loose pages. Folio (12" x 16"), originally had 100 plates, but missing plates 4-10, 91. Text in French. The text on each plate is printed in French, German, and English. Fair; pages are brittle and cracking at the edges, cloth backstrip failure. Item #20337
Andre Jacob Roubo (1739-1791) was a French carpenter, cabinetmaker and author. His career peaked in 1774 when he published his masterwork treatise on woodworking, titled L'Art du Menuisier. This long-standing work covered practically all methods and trades associated with woodworking, and clearly still popular enough a century later to have this edition of the plates. Very rare. This is our first time being able to offer this work.