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The art of painting in oyl : wherein is included each particular circumstance relating to that art and mystery, containing the best and most approved rules for preparing, mixing, and working of oyl-colours : the whole treatise being so full compleat, and so exactly fitted to the meanest capacity, that all persons whatsoever, may be able by these directions, to paint in oyl-colours all manner of timber-work ... in which is also particularly laid down, all the several circumstances required in painting of sun-dials ... by  John SMITH - First - 1687 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 5322)

The art of painting in oyl : wherein is included each particular circumstance relating to that art and mystery, containing the best and most approved rules for preparing, mixing, and working of oyl-colours : the whole treatise being so full compleat, and so exactly fitted to the meanest capacity, that all persons whatsoever, may be able by these directions, to paint in oyl-colours all manner of timber-work ... in which is also particularly laid down, all the several circumstances required in painting of sun-dials ...

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The art of painting in oyl : wherein is included each particular circumstance relating to that art and mystery, containing the best and most approved rules for preparing, mixing, and working of oyl-colours : the whole treatise being so full compleat, and so exactly fitted to the meanest capacity, that all persons whatsoever, may be able by these directions, to paint in oyl-colours all manner of timber-work ... in which is also particularly laid down, all the several circumstances required in painting of sun-dials ...

by SMITH, John

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1687 RARE John Smith ART of Oil Painting Painters English Horology GOLD

'The Art of Painting' is a rare 17th-century treatise on painting with oils by English clockmaker John Smith. This work was an immensely popular work throughout the end of the 17th-century into the mid-1700s. In fact, it went through a number of editions through the end of Smith's lifetime.

While the title would suggest this is merely a work from an artistic view, it covers a variety of topics including how to work with gold and silver gilding. Other topics include

How to mix oils

Achieving correct color

Oil paint preservation

Proper use of tools

Item number: #5322

Price: $950

SMITH, John

The art of painting in oyl : wherein is included each particular circumstance relating to that art and mystery, containing the best and most approved rules for preparing, mixing, and working of oyl-colours : the whole treatise being so full compleat, and so exactly fitted to the meanest capacity, that all persons whatsoever, may be able by these directions, to paint in oyl-colours all manner of timber-work ... in which is also particularly laid down, all the several circumstances required in painting of sun-dials ...

London : Printed for Samuel Crouch ..., 1687. 1st edition thus

Details:

Collation:

[12], 100

Lacking page 75/76

References: ESTC T 228403

Edition notes:

The earliest known edition of this work is the 'second impression' (thus a 1st edition)

Provenance: Armorial Bookplate

Thomas Sharpe

Language: English

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

Very rare with auction and price comparisons as high as $3,000

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Bookseller Inventory #
5322
Title
The art of painting in oyl : wherein is included each particular circumstance relating to that art and mystery, containing the best and most approved rules for preparing, mixing, and working of oyl-colours : the whole treatise being so full compleat, and so exactly fitted to the meanest capacity, that all persons whatsoever, may be able by these directions, to paint in oyl-colours all manner of timber-work ... in which is also particularly laid down, all the several circumstances required in painting of sun-dials ...
Author
SMITH, John
Format/binding
Leather; tight & secure
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Samuel Crouch
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1687
Keywords
1687 RARE John Smith ART of Oil Painting Painters English Horology GOLD

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