Somerville, MA: William E. Wall, 1905. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. xii, 137, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. Very Good. Item #20882
Eminently practical, this book draws on the author's unequalled experience in America in the 1880s - a period when such specialist work was at its height. Here is explained the art of imitating in paint the graining of different kinds of timber. Step by step the book covers all modern needs, from choosing materials to the imitation of more than 30 different woods. One section alone covers 14 ways of imitating quartered oak! A scarce book with a remarkable quantity of color illustration of wood grains. A thorough and engaging treatment of the subject, here in the most vivid and best edition (first edition).