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The Art of Painting in Oyl. Wherein is Included each Particular Circumstance Relating to the best and Most Approved Rules for Preparing, Mixing, and Working of Oyl Colours. The Whole Treatise Being so Full ... that All Persons ... may be able by These Directions, to Paint in Oyl-Colours all Manner of Timberwork ... In which is also Laid Down, all the Several Circumstances Required in Painting of Sun-Dials, Printed Pictures, Shash-Windows, etc. in Oily-Colours. The 4th impression with some alterations, and many matters added, which are not to be found in the three former editions. To which is now added, the whole Art and Mystery of Colouring Maps, and other Prints, with Water Colours. By John Smith, C.M
London: Printed for Samuel Crouch at the corner of Popes Head Alley in Cornhill 1705 London: Printed for Samuel Crouch, at the corner of Popes-Head-Alley in Cornhill, 1705. Fourth edition, revised and expanded, first published in 1676 as THE ART OF PAINTING. 8vo. [8], 108, [4, ads] pp.; A4, B-H8. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked with a period spine, morocco lettering piece. Some minor paper flaws, else fine. ESTC T98430 . A classic manual of "vulgar [i.e., commercial], painting" on wood surfaces, including sundials, apparently by the English clockmaker, John Smith, previously published in 1676, 1687, and 1701; and in subsequent versions of 1723 and 1769; with chapters added here on the art of coloring maps with watercolors An interesting copy, with 7 pp. of manuscript recipes in a contemporary hand inserted between the Preface and the Table of Contents. These include recipes for making Invisible Ink; how "To take Ink away from Parchment or Paper" (includes the use of a "good Deale of fresh Hors dung"); how to mix a variety of colors, including reds with "Brasil", "Purpell Colour", "Twany Colour", a "good Green", etc
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