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Valuable secrets in arts and trades, or, Approved directions from the best artists : containing upwards of one thousand approved receipts for the various methods of engraving on brass, copper, or steel ...
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Valuable secrets in arts and trades

Approved directions from the best artists

Secrets concernant les art et metiers. English
A new edition improved
London : Printed by and for J. Barker [Dramatic Repository] Great Russell Street, Covent Garden, and J. Scatcherd, Ave-Maria Lane, [between 1800 and 1803?].
Physical Description:
vi, 351, [1] p. ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
T44 .V3 1758
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Continuation of t.p.: ... of the composition of metals, of the composition of varnishes, of mastichs, cements, sealing wax, &c. &c, of the glass manufactory, various imitations of precious stones, and French paste, of colours and painting, useful for carriage painters, of painting on paper, of compositions for limners, of transparent colours, colours to dye skins or gloves, to colour or varnish copperplate prints, of painting on glass, of colours of all sorts for oil, water and crayons, of preparing the lapis lazuli to make ultramarine, of the art of gilding, the art of dyeing wood, bones, &c., the art of crafting in moulds, of making useful sorts of ink, the art of making wines, of the composition of vinegars, of liquors, essential oils, &c., of the confectionary business, the art of preparing snuffs, &c., of taking out spots and stains, art of fishing, bird-catching, &c., and other subjects, curious, entertaining, and useful.
Abridged translation of: Secrets concernant les arts et metiers (first published Paris, 1716?)
James Barker traded at this address from 1800 to 1818. James Scatcherd traded under this name at this address from 1794 to 1803. Cf. Maxted. The London book trades, 1775-1800.
Advertisement for books published by J. Scatcherd and J. Barker: p. [352]
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Barker, J. -- Printer.
Industrial arts.
Recipes -- Early works to 1800.
Scatcherd, J. -- Printer.
Barker, James, active 1779-1818, printer.
Scatcherd, James, 1755-1828, printer.

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