1764 The Handmaid to the Arts
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The second edition of this work.
Complete in two volumes.
ESTC citation number T125950.
Rebound in a fine calf binding.
An in-depth work on the arts, discussing various mediums and techniques.
A compendium on art, advising the reader on many types of artistic forms, with concise, educational, and useful descriptions.
Discussing colours, compounding, pastels, painting, varnishing, mending pictures, glass, map-making, mezzotinto prints, gilding, japanning, and more.
Written by Robert Dossie, an English apothecary and chemist, known for his successful experimental chemistry and pharmacy works, such as 'The Elaboratory Laid Open' and 'Theory and Practice of Chirurgical Pharmacy'.
Rebound in a full calf binding. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean, with only a couple of very light spots. Very small repair to the reverse of the title page of Volume I. Ink mark to the margin of page ix of Volume II. Very small chip to leaf a2 of Volume II, affecting three words only with no significant loss. Very light tidemark to the tail of the last two leaves of Volume II.
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