The art of glass. Shewing how to make all sorts of glass, crystal and enamel. Likewise the making of pearls, precious stones, china and looking-glasses. To which is added, the method of painting on glass and enameling. Also how to extract the colours from minerals, metals, herbs and flowers. A work containing many secrets and curiosities never before discovered. Illustrated with proper sculptures. Written originally in French, by Mr. H. Blancourt, and now first translated into English. With an appendix, containing exact instructions for making glass-eyes of all colours.
London: printed for Dan. Brown at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar; Tho. Bennet at the Half-Moon, D. Midwinter and Tho. Leigh at the Rose and Crown, and R. Wilkin at the King’s-Head in St. Paul’s Church-yard, 1699.
Bound in contemporary English paneled calf, rebacked. Very fine condition. Two plates lightly browned, marginal foxing to a few leaves. Illustrated with 9 engraved plates of glass-making furnaces, tools, crucibles, and other apparatus.The core of Blancourt's text is Christopher Merret's annotated Latin edition (1668) of Antonio Neri's "L'Arte Vetraria"(1612). Merret...