Painter and Varnisher’s Guide



[003773] Tingry, P.F. The Painter and Varnisher’s Guide; or, a Treatise, Both in Theory and Practice, on the Art of Making and Applying Varnishes; on the Different Kinds of Painting; and on the Method of Preparing Colours Both Simple and Compound Etc. Etc.. London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1816. Second Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. [6] vii-xxxii, [1] 2-412pp, [4]. Original boards, later rebacked with a new title label

Boards worn and (suitably) flecked with paint. Internally lightly water stained to margins, especially bottom margin, but not too obtrusive. P5 and P6 with closed tears catching text but with no loss. Slightly later ownership inscription of Geo. Cossham? to front pastedown, book label of Peter Stewart Young to front pastedown, and with a manuscript recipe for making an ‘excellent azure’ to ffep, and others rear free endpaper

With two plates (one folding) and a folding table as called for

First published in English in 1804, a translation of Pierre Francois Tingry’s Traité Théorique et Pratique sur l’Art de Faire et d’Appliquer les Vernis, there was a third edition published in 1832

Five copies in Library Hub