Traité de la Composition des Vernis en Général: Employés dans la ... Traité de la Composition des Vernis en Général: Employés dans la ...

Traité de la Composition des Vernis en Général: Employés dans la Peinture, la Dorure & la Gravure à l'eau-forte, & d'un en particulier qui ressemble parfaitement à celui de la Chine & du Japon

Buonanni, Filippo (Text by); A -J Dézallier d'Argenville; Charles Francois de Cisternay Dupay (Translated into French by)

Published by Nyon l'Ainé, Paris, 1780
Condition: poor to vg Soft cover
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Octavo. VIII, 205, [3]pp. Uncut. Original marbled endpapers. Vignette on title page. Decorative head-, tailpieces and initials. Originally published in Italy under the title "Trattato sopra la vernice detta communemente cinese" (1720), this treatise on the 'varnish commonly called Chinese' was written by Filippo Buonanni (1638-1723), an Italian Jesuit scholar whose many works included treatises on fields ranging from anatomy to music.In this work, the author describes the ingredients Chinese craftsmen utilized to make the lacquer they used to coat on porcelain, a popular import item at the time. Like other researchers of the day, he goes on to experiment with various recipes to recreate the lacquer used on various porcelain and furniture. Binding/wrappers missing. Both original endpapers loose but present. Moderate age-toning and foxing to pages, with minor and sporadic closed tears to fore-edge of some pages (not affecting text). Text in French. Wrappers in overall poor, interior in good to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 16862

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Title: Traité de la Composition des Vernis en ...

Publisher: Nyon l'Ainé, Paris

Publication Date: 1780

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:poor to vg

Edition: Later French-language edition.

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