With the best way of making all sorts of varnish for Japan, wood, prints, plate or pictures. The method of guilding, burnishing and lackering, with the art of guilding, seperating, and refining metals, and the most curious way of painting on glass, or otherwise. Also rules for counterfeiting tortoise-shell, and marble, and for staining or dying wood, ivory, &c. Together with above an hundred distinct patterns of Japan-work, for tables, stands, frames, cabinets, boxes, &c. Curiously engraven on 24 large copper-plates. By John Stalker. Oxford : Printed for, and Sold by the Author, living at the Golden-Ball in St. James’s Market, London, in the Year 1688. Folio, contemporary full calf (rubbed and worn), later marbled endpapers, ex libris of H.P. Kraus; title within double-ruled border, the variant noting only Stalker as author (there are three other variant titles: two indicating the joint authorship of Stalker and Parker, and one with Parker’s name alone), pp [x], 1-68, 24 engraved plates, 69-84; marginal repairs to G and G2; a few plates with mild discoloration and 9,10, 21 and 22 with small repairs; a very good copy.
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