1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES, FORMULAES, PROCESSES AND TRICKS OF THE BLACKSMITHING, METAL WORKING AND CRAFT TRADES INCLUDING SPECIAL PAINTS, INKS, GLUES AND WASHES

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,285.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+


On offer is an original manuscript of the metal craft arts; an essential trade book of recipes, or receipts as they were once known and processes, chemical formulas, etc., handed down from generation to generation of craftsman and apprentices that an artisan jeweler, metal worker, blacksmith or tinsmith would treasure. Almost 100 pages of old world wisdom including recipes for invisible inks as a method of writing secret messages plus methods: for purifying gold and silver; how to silver the inside of globes; silvering all sorts of metals; enamels; Japan varnish; how to write with a gold pen; how to guild on paper; etching water; how to soften steel; how to make a mirror; artificial gold; a good solder for gold; to solder stones in a ring setting; perfumed sword blades; tempers for steel and iron; to make pewter as white as silver; to make tin resemble silver; to make copper as white as silver; to make blue, red, yellow inks; an excellent glue for glass; to stain ivory +++. The writer used an 1859 diary book overwriting the dates with his formulas. Overall VG.

Title: 1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES, FORMULAES, PROCESSES AND TRICKS OF THE BLACKSMITHING, METAL WORKING AND CRAFT TRADES INCLUDING SPECIAL PAINTS, INKS, GLUES AND WASHES

Author Name: UNKNOWN.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript, 19th Century Rare Book,

Publisher: England, 1859

Book Condition: Good+

Inscription: Autograph

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001297

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