The laboratory or, school of arts: in which are faithfully exhibited, and fully explained. I. The Antiquarian, or curious Examiner of antient Coins and Medals. II. A short Introduction to the Art of Drawing in general; with an Essay on designing and drawing Patterns for the Flower'd silk Manufactory, Embroidery, and Printing. III. The Art of Painting in Oil-Colours, and Mentzotintoes on Glass. IV. Introductory Rules for finding the natural Shadows of the Sun, likewise those of the Torch, Lamp, or Candle. V. Of Water-Works. Fountains, and Grottoes, in Miniature, for grand Entertainments. VI. The Art of Dialling, or of making of Sun-Dials. Vii. A Collection of choice Receipts, and Experiments of various Kinds, relating to the Produce of Gardens, as Flowers, Fruits, &c. Viii. A Directory for the Management of a Fruit, Flower, and Kitchen-Garden, through every Month of the Year. IX. Optical Experiments, by Means of which the most surprizing and incredible Performances are exhibited, for the Entertainment of the Curious. X. The Art of Distilling of Liquide, Cordials, &c. in all its Branches. XI. A short Introduction to Civil Architecture, or the Art of Building. XII. The Art of Refining, Tanning of Leather, and Dying of Skins in various Colours: Of Fire-Works, Cosmeticks, Perfumes, &c. &c. With a great number of other scarce and valuable secrets. Compiled for the use, benefit, and entertainment of the curious: illustrated with a variety of curious copper-plates. By G. Smith. Volume II

Main Author: Smith, Godfrey
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, R. Baldwin, S. Crowder and H. Woodgate, in Pater-Noster-Row 1756, MDCCLVI. [1756]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T65471. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - The first volume was published alone in 1738, and in several editions thereafter
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([12],348,[8]p.,plates) 8°