This Book, How To Paint" by F B Gardner, also author of "The Carriage Painter's Manual"...title page reads in part, "a complete compendium of THE ART designed for the use of the Tradesman, Mechanic, Merchant and Farmers, and to guide the professional painter containing a plain common-sense statement of the method employed by painters to produce satisfactory results in PLAIN AND FANCY PAINTING of every description including gilding, bronzing, staining, graining, marbling, varnishing, polishing, kalsomining, paper-hanging.....Striping, Lettering, Copying and Ornamenting with formulas for mixing paint in oil or water,,,descriptions of the various pigments used, their average cost and the tools required...some advertising pages in back of book...this book published by Fowler & Wells Co, copyright 1885..
hard back cover displays wear, corner bumps, top & bottom spine wear...spine is strong, all pages attached...book is complete, contains 126 including index...interior have light age toning, light soiling and finger smudges, one advertising page has scribble in pencil....book measures 6" X 4".....great book to add to your collection..
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1885 How to Paint, Plain and Fancy Painting of Every Description by F B Gardner, Publ Fowler & Well Co