Full title: The Handmaid to the Arts, Volume the Second. Teaching (1) the preparation of inks, cements and sealing-wax of every kind. (2) The art of engraving, etching, and scraping mezzotintoes.... also the manner of printing copper plates; (3) The nature, composition, and preparation of Glass of every sort. (4) The nature and composition of Porcelain; (5) the manner of preparing and moulding the papier mache.
London: J. Nourse at the Lamb, 1758. First edition. Contemporary full leather, with more recent spine. 6 bands with burgundy label and gilt titles. Bookplate of Richard Heyward to the inside board. Richard Hayward was the Lord of the Manor of Weston in Arden. His daughter was a close friend of Jane Austen. xv, , 1-448,  pp.
The binding is in very nice clean condition - particularly the recent spine. A touch of handling to the boards only. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Unusually, for a book on the arts, there are no illustrations.
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