London, England: Crosby Lockwood And Son, 1904. Ninth edition. Cloth over Boards. 16mo, pp. xxi, 394, indexed, illustrated in b/w and color, with 16-page Weale's publishing catalog and 48-page Crosby Lockwood publisher's catalog bound in. Very Good; 1/2" cosmetic tear on spine. Item #19572
A fine and historic guide for house and sign painters. Topics include the painter's tools, how to grind and mix colors, color classification and combination, graining and marbling methods, oils and varnishes, principles of decorative art, and much more. Quite scare.