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The laboratory; or, school of arts: in which are faithfully exhibited, and fully explained. I. The Antiquarian, or curious Examiner of antient Coins and Medals. II. A short Introduction to the Art of Drawing in general; with an Essay on designing and drawing Patterns for the Flower'd silk Manufactory, Embroidery, and Printing. III. The Art of Painting in Oil-Colours, and Mentzotintoes on Glass. IV. Introductory Rules for finding the natural Shadows of the Sun, likewise those of the Torch, Lamp, or Candle. V. Of Water-Works. Fountains, and Grottoes, in Miniature, for grand Entertainments. VI. The Art of Dialling, or of making of Sun-Dials. Vii. A Collection of choice Receipts, and Experiments of various Kinds, relating to the Produce of Gardens, as Flowers, Fruits, &c. Viii. A Directory for the Management of a Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen-Garden, through every Month of the Year. IX. Optical Experiments, by Means of which the most surprizing and incredible Performances are exhibited, for the Entertainment of the Curious. X. The Art of Distilling of Liquide, Cordials, &c. in all its Branches. XI. A short Introduction to Civil Architecture, or the Art of Building. XII. The Art of Refining, Tanning of Leather, and Dying of Skins in various Colours: Of Fire-Works, Cosmeticks, Perfumes, &c. &c. With a great number of other scarce and valuable secrets. Compiled for the use, benefit, and entertainment of the curious: illustrated with a variety of curious copper-plates. By G. Smith. Volume II.

  • Smith, Godfrey, active 18th century.
MDCCLVI. [1756]
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London : printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, R. Baldwin, S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLVI. [1756]

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[12],348,[8]p.,plates ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T65471

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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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