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The laboratory; or, School of arts: containing a large collection of valuable secrets, experiments, and manual operations in arts and manufactures, highly useful to gilders, jewellers, enamellers, goldsmiths, dyers, cutlers, pewterers, joiners, japanners, book-binders, plasterers, artists, and to the workers in metals in general; and in plaster of paris, wood, ivory, bone, horn, and other materials

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Smith, G.
The laboratory; or, School of arts: containing a large collection of valuable secrets, experiments, and manual operations in arts and manufactures, highly useful to gilders, jewellers, enamellers, goldsmiths, dyers, cutlers, pewterers, joiners, japanners, book-binders, plasterers, artists, and to the workers in metals in general; and in plaster of paris, wood, ivory, bone, horn, and other materials
Sixth edition, with a great number of additional receipts, corrections, and amendments; a complete treatise on fire-works, and the art of short-hand writing, Vol. II
London, England: Printed by C. Whittingham for H. Symonds [et al.], 1799
1 v. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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[Title page] The laboratory; or, School of arts: containing a large collection of valuable secrets, experiments, and manual operations in arts and manufactures, highly useful to gilders, jewellers, enamellers, goldsmiths, dyers, cutlers, pewterers, joiners, japanners, book-binders, plasterers, artists, and to the workers in metals in general; and in plaster of paris, wood, ivory, bone, horn, and other materials, pp. [i]-[ii]

Advertisement, pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Contents] Contents to the second volume, pp. v-xx

Part I. Ancient coins and medals, pp. [1]-28

Part II. A short introduction to the art of drawing in general; with observations on pattern drawing, pp. 28-58

Part III. The art of painting in oil-colours, &c, pp. 58-83

Part IV. Rules for finding the natural shadows of the sun, lamp, candle, &c, pp. 83-91

Part V. Of water-works, and fountains, pp. 91-108

Part VI. Gnomonics; or, the art of dialling, pp. 109-126

Part VII. A directory for the management of a fruit, flower, and kitchen-garden, through every month in the year, p. 127

[Part VII.] Fruit-garden, pp. 127-143

[Part VII.] Flower-garden, pp. 143-153

[Part VII.] The kitchen-garden, pp. 154-165

Part VIII. Optical experiments; by means of which the most surprising performances are exhibited, for the entertainment of the curious. Translated from the High-Dutch, pp. 165-178

Part IX. The art of distilling; as practised in Holland. Translated from the High Dutch, pp. 179-243

Part X. The art of angling, pp. 244-312

Part XI. Cursory observations on painting and painters; sculpture; engraving and etching, pp. 313-329

[Part XI.] Of the art of sculpture, pp. 329-333

[Part XI.] Of engraving and etching, pp. 333-337

Part XII. On the nightingale and canary-bird; with notices of a few other singing-birds, p. 337

[Part XII.] Nightingale, pp. 338-355

[Part XII.] The canary-bird, pp. 356-367

[Part XII.] The lark, pp. 367-377

[Part XII.] The black-bird, pp. 377-379

[Part XII.] The thrush, or throstle, pp. 379-380

[Part XII.] The starling, pp. 380-382

[Part XII.] The linnet, pp. 382-385

[Part XII.] The goldfinch, pp. 386-388

[Part XII.] The bullfinch, pp. 388-390

[Part XII.] Bird-catching, pp. 390-395

Part XIII. A collection of receipts of various kinds, pp. 396-452

Plate I, p. Plate I

Plate II, p. Plate II

Plate III, p. Plate III

Plate IV, p. Plate IV

Plate V, p. Plate V

Plate VI, p. Plate VI

Plate VII, p. Plate VII

Plate VIII, p. Plate VIII

Plate IX, p. Plate IX

Plate X, p. Plate X

Plate XI, p. Plate XI

Plate XII, p. Plate XII

Plate XIII, p. Plate XIII

Plate XIV, p. Plate XIV

Plate XV, p. Plate XV

Plate XVI, p. Plate XVI

Plate XVII, p. Plate XVII

Plate XVIII, p. Plate XVIII

Plate XIX, p. Plate XIX

Plate 20, p. Plate 20

Plate 21, p. Plate 21

Plate XXII, pp. Plate XXII ff.

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