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DICTIONARIUM POLYGRAPHICUM ...
Dictionarium polygraphicum: or, the whole body of arts regularly digested. ... Adorned with ... more than fifty copper plates. ...
London: printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis, and S. Austen, 1735
2 vols. ; 19.3 cm. (8º)
I: [2], ii, [556] p., engr. frontis., [31] fold. pl. (I--XXX, K)
II: [528] p., XXIIII fold. pl.

Edited by John Barrow (attribution from ESTC). Contents from title-page: 'I. The Arts of Designing, Drawing, Painting ... II. Carving, Cutting in Wood, Stone ... III. A brief historical Account of the most considerable Painters, Sculptors, Statuaries, and Engravers ... IV. An Explanation of the Emblematical and Hieroglyphical Representations of the Heathen Deities, Powers, Human Passions ... V. The Production, Nature, Refining, Compounding, Transmutation and Tinging all sorts of Metals and Minerals ... VI. The Arts of Making, Working, Painting or Staining all sorts of Glass and Marble ... VII. Dying all sorts of Materials, ... VIII. The Art of Tapestry-Weaving, ... IX. A Description of Colours, Natural and Artificial, as to their Productions, Natures or Qualities ... X. The Method of making all kinds of Inks ...' Volume II with advertisement for the Builder's Dictionary (1735) on first leaf and publisher's list on final leaf. ESTC t31837; Alston III.549.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 14s. on 9 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XIV.E.1.4). Volume I inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper Scarce 2 Vols 14s - / with Useful plates. With a pencil sketch of a tree on the rear pastedown of vol. I, and some calculations in ink on the rear endpapers of vol. II. The upper corner of the front pastedown of vol. I is excised as if to remove a previous ownership inscription.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, double gilt-rule borders and spine, tan spine-labels.


Reference Number 2101


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