The laboratory, or school of arts: in which are faithfully exhibited and fully explain'd, I. A variety of curious and valuable experiments in refining, calcining, melting, assaying, Casting, Allaying, and Toughening of gold; With several other Curiosities relating to Gold and Silver. II. Choice Secrets for jewellers in the Management of Gold; in Enameling, and the Preparation of Enamel-Colours, with the Art of Copying Precious Stones; of preparing Colours for Douelets; of Colouring Foyles for Jewels, together with other rare Secrets. III. Several uncommon experiments for Casting in Silver, Copper, Brass, Tin, Steel, and other Metals; likewise in Wax, Plaister of Paris, Wood, Horn, &c. With the Management of the respective Moulds. IV. The Art of making Glass: Exhibiting withal the Art of Painting and making Impressions upon Glass, and of Laying thereon Gold or Silver: together with the Method of Preparing the Colours for Potters-Work, or Delft-ware V. A Collection of very valuable Secrets for the Use of Cutlers, Pewterers, Brasiers, Joiners, Turners, Japanners, Book-Binders, Distillers, Lapidaries, Limners, &c. VI. A Dissertation on the Nature and Growth of Saltpeter; Also, Several other choice and uncommon Experiments. Translated from the German. Illustrated with copper plates

Main Author: Smith, Godfrey
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for John James, at Horace's Head, under the Royal-Exchange 1739, MDCCXXXIX. [1739]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:A reissue, with cancel titlepage, of the 1738 edition. - A second volume was published in 1756. - Braces in title. - Dedication signed: G. Smith. - English Short Title Catalog, T65469. - Price from imprint: price Four Shillings. - Reproduction of original from British Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([8],242,[6]p.,plates) 8°