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The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions in the Art of Varnishing, Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Ivory, Tortoiseshell & Metal, with Observations on Their Management and Application by  attrib.]  George A. - Hardcover - A new edition with considerable additions; including an appendix - 1825 - from Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions in the Art of Varnishing, Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Ivory, Tortoiseshell & Metal, with Observations on Their Management and Application

by [Siddons, George A., attrib.]

Condition: Spine repaired with binder's tape, boards rubbed with a few chips at the edges, a few scuff marks, one affecting the word 'wood'


London / Dublin: Printed for Knight and Lacey, Paternoster-Row, and Westley and Tyrrell, 1825. A new edition with considerable additions; including an appendix, containing several valuable tables. Printed paper covered boards. Spine repaired with binder's tape, boards rubbed with a few chips at the edges, a few scuff marks, one affecting the word 'wood' on the front board and one affecting a few letters of the advertisements on the rear board, front endpapers soiled, fly leaf torn and split from gutter, small chips to top edge of a1 and a2 probably from opening roughly, some staining to last page of index and blank, occasional finger soiling, but overall remarkably clean, crisp, and tight, and even scarcer thus as most copies and manuals of this nature usually disintegrated from use.. xii, 95 pp., [1]. 16mo. Printed by T. C. Hansard. The first known edition of this book was published in 1809, though it was then only 36 pages and the author identified as Peter Weber. A later edition, only slightly expanded, was published in 1818, and the author was identified as Thomas Howard. This new edition was greatly enlarged and published in 1825 (there was also a longer edition published in 1825 by a different publisher). The author is identified in later editions as G. A. Siddons. The edition offered here is the basis for the first American edition by Ansel Phelps published the same year as well as the source of all later editions into the 20th century. Robert Mussey, in his introduction to a reprint of the 1827 American edition, points out that this work contains the first mention of French polishing and of glass-paper (sandpaper). Hundreds of thousands of copies were printed in the fourteen known and over seventy pirated editions. "Students of furniture and finishing history should find this an invaluable source for the interpretation of our antique furniture heritage." Advertisements on back cover. Scarce. OCLC shows only 5 copies of this edition.
  • Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 27215
  • Title: The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions in the Art of Varnishing, Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Ivory, Tortoiseshell & Metal, with Observations on Their Management and Application
  • Author: [Siddons, George A., attrib.]
  • Format/binding: Printed paper covered boards
  • Book condition: Used - Spine repaired with binder's tape, boards rubbed with a few chips at the edges, a few scuff marks, one affecting the word 'wood'
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: A new edition with considerable additions; including an appendix
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for Knight and Lacey, Paternoster-Row, and Westley and Tyrrell
  • Place: London / Dublin
  • Date published: 1825
  • Keywords: Decorative Arts, , Decorative Arts, Cabinetwork, Wood finishing, Furniture finishing, Varnish and varnishing, Stains and staining, Technical Chemistry, Dublin Imprints, Hansard, T. C.--Printer., Knight and Lacey, Westley and Tyrrell, Woodworking, 20
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