Prunella Vulgaris's compendium, or: A companion for the ingenious of either sex. The newest experiments in japanning, to imitate the Indian way, plain and in speckles, rockwork, figures, &c. The art of persuming and beautifying. Divers receipts in physick and surgery, with many other useful things. To make enamel of divers colours for gold, silver, or other metals. To which are added, many curiosities, and rare secrets, known to few, but very profitable and pleasant.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Illustrations from the early 20th century with a wonderful medievalish / Pre-Raphaelite thing going on here. There were hard copies at a bibliotheque to the south of Clevelandia that I kept on my shelf for as long as I could get away with, since such gold-stamped, thick paged illumined loveliness isn't cheap to acquire even on the Internets...