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W. B. (William Badcock)

A new touch-stone for gold and silver wares : directing all buyers of large plate or small works : (as silver or gold hilts, buckles, watch-cases, pins and studs in watch-cases, money boxes, tobacco boxes, bells and sockets for corals, buttons and tags for garments, chirurgeons-instruments, rings, chains, lockets, or other goldsmiths works) : how to know whether they buy or wear such as are of the lawful standard-allay ... and also discovering the principal matters of the goldsmiths and cutlers ... trades.

The second edition, corrected and much enlarge, by W.B. of London, goldsmith : to which is likewise added ... tables of Mr. John Reynolds of the mint ... plainly shewing how to cast up and make all sorts of gold and silver true standard.
London : Printed for J. Bellinger in Cliford-Inn lane, T. Basset at the George near Cliffords-Inn-gate in Fleetstreet, 1679.
Physical Description:
[20], 218, [151] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK7183 A1 B3 1679
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Signatures: [pi]² A-O⁸ P⁴ [chi]1 [A]-I⁸K⁴
First edition has title: A touch-stone for gold and silver wares.
Attributed also to William Browne (?) cf. Gt. Brit. Patent office, Catalogue of the library ... l898.
Reynolds' tables ([151] p. at end) have special t.p.: Here followeth a brief and easie way by tables ...
"Charter of the cutlers of the city of London:" p. 171-189.
Wing (2nd ed.) B-381
Subject Terms:
Basset, T. -- Publisher.
Bellinger, J. -- Publisher.
Goldwork -- Early works to 1800.
Metal-work -- Early works to 1800.
Rogers, George, 1618-1697 -- Autograph.
Silverwork -- Early works to 1800.
Reynolds, John, of the Mynt in the Tower.

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