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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Dossie, Robert, -1777.
Handmaid to the arts .
London : Printed for J. Nourse, bookseller in ordinary to His Majesty, MDCCLXIV 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Dossie; J Nourse; Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress); Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||By Robert Dossie.
"The whole being calculated, as well for conveying a more accurate and extensive knowledge of the matters treated of to professed artists, and to initiate those who are desirous to attempt these arts, into the method of preparing and using all the colours and other substances employed in painting in oil, miniature, crayons, encaustic, enamel, varnish, distemper, and fresco, as also in gilding, &c.": v. 1 title page.
Vol. 1: xxvii, , 522,  p.; v. 2: xiv, , 462,  p.
LC copy forms part of the Jefferson Exhibit Collection. With inscriptions: W. Sherbrooke.
|Description:||2 v. ; 22 cm (8vo)|
|Contents:||(From title pages): Vol. the first. Teaching I.A perfect knowledge of the materia pictoria ... II. The means of delineation ... III. The various manners of gilding, silvering, bronzing ... --
Vol. the second. Teaching I. The preparation of inks, cements, and sealing-wax of every kind. II. The art of engraving, etching, and scraping mezzotintos ... III. The nature, composition, and preparation of glass of every sort ... IV. The nature and composition of porcelain ... V. Preparation of transparent and coloured glazings ... VI. The manner of preparing and moulding papier mache ... To which is added an appendix, containing several supplemental articles belonging, in some manner, to heads before treated of, either in this or the first volume, particularly, the method of marbling paper, of taking off paintings from old and transferring them to new cloths, of weaving tapestry, both by the high and low warp, and of manufacturing paper hangings of every kind.
- Chemistry, Technical -- Early works to 1800.
- Paint -- Early works to 1800.
- Painting -- Early works to 1800.
- Art -- Early works to 1800.
- Engraving -- Early works to 1800.
- Glass -- Early works to 1800.
- Porcelain -- Early works to 1800.
- Engraving and Engravings.
- Chemistry, Technical.