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IMISON, John (d. 1788)
The school of arts; or, an introduction to useful knowledge, being a compilation of real experiments and improvements, in several pleasing branches of science, on the following subjects, viz. mechanics, electricity, pneumatics, hydrostatics and hydraulics, optics, clock and watch-making, and astronomy. The miscellaneous articles contain the most approved art of drawing, etching, engraving, mezzotinto scraping, aquatinta, crayon painting. Gilding on glass, pots, &c. Silvering looking glasses, &c. Lackering, varnishing, soldering, casting in plaster, &c. Cements, glues, metals fer [sic] speculums, with the whole process of grinding, &c. Staining wood, a composition for ornaments, obects for the microscope, &c. ... A new edition, with very considerable additions. By John Imison.
London: printed for the author, and sold by J. Murray, [1790].
xv, [1], 319, [1]; [8], 176 p., XX, IV fold. pl. : tables ; 21.0 cm (8º)

First edition 1785. In two parts, the second, 'Curious And Useful Miscellaneous Articles', with separate half-title, register and pagination. ESTC n21609.

Copy Notes With pl. I bound as a frontispiece.

Binding Late C18th/early C19th calf, gilt thick-ruled and dotted spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 542


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