WHITE, John (d.1671)
Arts Treasury: or, a Profitable and pleasing Invitation to the Lovers of Ingenuity. Contained in many extraordinary Experiments, Rareties, and curious Inventions. In Two Parts ...
London: printed for W. Whitwood, 1688. 12mo. (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches). , 48, 47-154 pp. (errors in pagination as issued). With imprimatur leaf dated March 24, 1687/8.
Contemporary blind-ruled speckled sheep.
Provenance: Humphrey Senhouse, of Netherhall (inscription dated 1741/2).
Scarce first edition.
This manual contains a wealth of information about household recipes and instructions for a wide range of processes, including dyeing, marbling, etching, gilding, gun powder, snuff, etc., It also offers a variety of curious hints and tips, such as how to make trees bear fruit of any colour, how to get a strike at nine-pins, and how to "make one that is very hoarse or speaks inwardly, have a very clear voice."
ESTC R230882; Wing W1788; Toole-Stott 694; Hall 296.