THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:: Dossie, Robert THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:: Dossie, Robert THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:: Dossie, Robert THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:: Dossie, Robert

THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:

Dossie, Robert

Published by J. Nourse, London, 1764
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Two Volumes 8vo. The Second Edition, with Considerable Additions and Improvements. Volume one Teaching, I. A perfect knowledge of the MATERIA PICTORIA; or the nature, use, preparation, and composition, of all the various substances employed in Painting, as well vehicles, dryers, &c. as colours; including those peculiar to enamel and painting on glass. II. The means of delineation or the several DEVICES employed for the more easily and accurately making DESIGNS FROM NATURE, or DEPICTED REPRESENTATIONS; either by off-tracing, calking, reduction, or other means; with the methods of taking casts, or impressions, from figures, busts, medals, leaves, &c. III. The various manners of GILDING, SILVERING, and BRONZING, with the preparation of the genuine GOLD and SILVER powders, and imitations of them; as also of the fat oil, gold sizes, and other necessary compositions; - the art of JAPANNING, as applicable not only to the former purposes, but to coaches, snuff-boxes, &c. in the manner lately introduced; and the method of STAINING DIFFERENT KINDS OF SUBSTANCES with all the several colours. The whole being calculated, as well for conveying a more accurate and extensive knowledge of the matters treated of to professed artists; as to initiate those, who are desirous to attempt these arts, into the method of preparing and using all the colours, and other substances employed in painting in oil, miniature, crayons, encaustic, enamel, varnish, distemper, and fresco; as also in gilding, &c. Volume two Teaching 1.The Preperation of inks, cements, and sealing-wax, of every kind. 11. The art of engraving, etching, and scraping mezzotintoes, && 111, The nature composition of all kinds &&. 1v. The nature compostion OF PORCELAIN &&. V. Preperation of transparent and coloured glazings, for stone and earthen ware. VI, The manner of preparing and moulding papier mache, and whole paper, for the forming boxes, frames festoons &c. &&. Appendix containing method of marbling paper, weaving tapestry and manufacturing paper hangings of every kind. Two volumes [light spotting] xxvii 9, 522pp, 10p index. xiv, 14, 462pp, 10p index. Contemporary calf [front joints weak but firm] raised bands red leather title labels Excellent Set Scarce Work . Bookseller Inventory # 490

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Title: THE HANDMAID TO THE ARTS:

Publisher: J. Nourse, London

Publication Date: 1764

Edition: Second Edition, Considerable Additions.

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