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Polygraphice: or the Arts of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limning, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Gilding, Colouring, Dying, Beautifying and Perfuming in Four Books &c. To which is added a Discourse of Perspective and Chiromancy

Salmon, William

London. Robert White for John Crumpe. 1678
William Salmon (1644-1713), was a widely read and learned man, with a taste for the obscure. His library, which was sent to auction after his death, contained works in French, Greek, Latin and Hebrew, on medicine and other subjects.

The Polygraphice is a work in 4 books, a book on drawing, one on etching and engraving, one on painting and one on the 'Perfection of the Arts'. There are also 2 treatises on chiromancy, the first in book one and the second in book four.
pp. 407. 8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title, letterpress title printed in red and black, dedication to the Earl of Norwich, preface to the reader, 12 plates, portrait of the King and Queen, 5 plates, table of contents, index and advertisement. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with all edges marbled.
#21522

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