HANDMAID TO THE ARTS
Place Published: London
Publisher: J. Nourse
Date Published: 1764
Edition: Second edition
Condition: Covers quite rubbed with some chipping to spine heads and corners, front joint of first volume cracked, though holding nicely on stout binding cords, upper corner of first volume front free endpaper clipped, small hole at center of second volume front free endpaper, text quite clean and volumes fairly sturdy and presentable.
Book Id: 20629
2 volumes, contemporary half calf and boards, spines gilt, morocco lettering pieces. xxvii, (9), 522, (10); xiv, (14), 462, (10) pp.
Robert Dossie (1717-1777) was an English chemist; author of several books and articles and founder in 1754 of the Society for Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. The present work instructs in the preparation of all sorts of materials for the artists and craftsman, from paints; gilding and other metallic substances; printing inks; preparation of plates for engraving; glass; china; glazing; papier-mache, etc.