The Handmaid to the Arts, Volume the Second.

The Handmaid to the Arts, Volume the Second.

Code: HH-1514


W: 18cm (7.1")H: 26cm (10.2")

£150.00 Approx $206.33, €175.64, £150

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, [13], 1-448, [12] 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.