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Art's treasury of rarities: and curious inventions. In two parts. Part I. Containing the Mystery of Dying Cloth, Silk, Stuffs Hair, Feathers, Bone, Horn-Work, Leather, &c. and to prepare and use them. To prepare and colour Skins of Leather, or Guild them with Gold, Silver, or Lacquering, &c. To dye Bristles, Hair Marble Paper; to recover faded Colours in Cloth or Silk, and to take out Spots or Stains of Tar, Rosin, Grease, Oyl, &c. and preserve them from Moth and Worms. To scower Silver and Gold Lace and Plate: To Cement broken Glass and China, and to make Perfumes, &c. The Art of Drawing, Limning, Painting in Oyl and Japanning. and Tanning Leather, Eching, Graving, Writing, Gilding Enamelling. To make sundry Colours, prepare Gums and Allom-Water; to thicken Linnen, colour Maps and Pictures. Part II. Containing the Generation of Metals, Natural and Artificial, and to Solder, Gild, and to harden and soften them. To cleanse and perfume Gloves washing and starching Lawns, sarsenets Tiffany, and Lutestrings, with divers other curiosities.

White, John, -1671.
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London : printed for G. Conyers, at the Ring in Little-Britain, [1710?]

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84p. ; 12⁰.


The fifth edition.

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ESTC T122332

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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