Dictionarium polygraphicum, or, The whole body of arts regularly digested : containing the arts of designing, drawing, painting ... adorned with proper sculptures, curiously engraven on more than fifty copper plates.

Title: 
Dictionarium polygraphicum, or, The whole body of arts regularly digested : containing the arts of designing, drawing, painting ... adorned with proper sculptures, curiously engraven on more than fifty copper plates.

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Author/Artist: 
Barrow, John, teacher of mathematics.
Publisher: 
London : Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735.
Description: 
2 v. (unpaged) : folded plates ; 21 cm.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
40940
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Rare Books
Call Number: 
N33.B27 1735 *
Variant Title: 
Whole body of arts regularly digested
Notes: 
Frontispiece by John Devoto and engraved by William Henry Toms.
Some engravings signed by William Henry Toms.
Binder's instructions and publisher's advertisements found at the end of volume two.
v. 1 has 30 numbered plates; v. 2 has 24 numbered plates.
Duncan, 679.
Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.), II, p. 60
ESTC (RLIN), T31837
Vol. 1, plate 19 photographed July 3, 2007 for Glass of the Alchemists. (Photography no. 40940.1 plate 19).
Vol. 2, plate 3 photographed July 3, 2007 for Glass of the Alchemists. (Photography no. 40940.2 plate 3).
Missing plate 22 from v. 1 and frontispieces. Hinges cracked.
Includes sections on glass making and working. See entries for Furnaces, Glass, Instruments, and Mirrors.
CMGL also has 1758 ed.
Object/Material Note: 
Vol. 1, plate 19 published in Kiln forming glass, by Helga Watkins-Baker, 2010: 110657, p. 18 TP859.1.W33.
Vol. 2, plate 3 published in The golden age of English glass, 1650-1775, by Dwight P. Lanmon: 121969, p. 46 NK5143 .L29.