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Art's treasury of rarities: and curious inventions. In two parts. Art 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 Gild 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 Linen, colour Maps and Pictures. Art II. Containing the Generation of Metals, Natura 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.
M,DCC,LXXIII. [1773]
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Glasgow : printed for John Tait, Bookseller, Saltmercat, M,DCC,LXXIII. [1773]

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96p. ; 12⁰.


The sixth edition.

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ESTC T122331

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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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