Book Description

2 vols, 8vo, xxxi, 439 pp ,19 plates, (some folding) + xx, 452 pp, 22 plates (some folding), plate 20-22 of vol. 2 misbound in vol.1, some foxing mainly in the prelims., a little offsetting to some plates, contemporary half calf, marbled bds, gilt spines, morocco labels, vol.1 hinges weak, early signature of “John Crocker” on titles, calligraphic inscription “Langley, Frome 1832” on front pastedowns.
Dealer Notes
A comprehensive manual, of the kind known as ‘ books of secrets’, giving details of many manufacturing processes and handicraft techniques, including book binding, pyrotechnics, goldsmithing, japanning, painting and etching glass, and distilling.
Author SMITH, Godfrey compiler
Date 1799
Binding NULL
Publisher London : Printed by C. Whittingham; For H.D. Symonds, J. Wallis, and Wynne and Scholey, Paternoster-Row; and Vernor and Hood, Poultry. 1799
Illustrator NULL
Condition NULL

Price: £525.00

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