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 Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Saulo, M.J. Nouveau Manuel Complet de la Dorure sur Bois, a l'eau et a la mixtion par les procedes anciens et nouveaux. Paris Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret: 1886. A guide to gilding, gilt lettering, and so on- "Traitant de l'outillage, de l'argenture sur bois, de la dorure des lettres et des inscriptions sur pierre et sur marbre, de la dorure chimique Allemande et de la dorure aux poudres de bronzes, suivi de la fabrication des Peintures Laquees sur meubles et sur sieges." Softcover. 3.75"x6", xii + 164 pages, + 36 pages of publisher's advertisements publisher's pictorial yellow softcovers, covers with slight wear and soil, but a good copy.

Inventory #: 30619
Price: $ 175.00       

Thenot [Jean Pierre]. Les Regles due Laves et de la Pointier a l'Aquarelle appliqus aux Fleurs et aux Fruits, et precedees d'un traite de la maniere de dessiner et ombrer ce genre au crayon et a l'estompe. Paris Renauld: [1849]. A thoroughly charming guide to painting flowers and fruits with watercolors, illustrated with 6 beautifully hand-colored plates, including one illustrating an artist's palette and brushes. Uncommon. Softcover. 6"x9", 64 pages plus 8 lithographed plates, 6 of them hand-colored. Light soil, light wear. Text pages very lightly toned and with very light, scattered spotting.

Inventory #: 32758
Price: $ 400.00       

Thiele, Ivan G. La Restauration des Tableaux. Paris Librairie Renouard/Henri Laurens: 1949. A concise yet fairly comprehensive French guide to painting restoration, including information on varnishes, cleaning, relining, colors, murals, tempra paintings, and so on. Softcover. 5.25"x8.5", 64 pages 8 text illustrations. Covers slightly worn, text printed on French 1940s wood pulp paper and browned.

Inventory #: 30919
Price: $ 75.00       

Toch, Maximilian. Materials for Permanent Painting. A Manual for Manufacturers, Art Dealers, Artists and Collectors. New York D. Van Nostrand Company: 1911. Toch was a chemist and the author of several important books on paints and picture conservation. This study deals with pigments used in the past, what their properties are, how they deteriorate, how they can be cleaned and restored, causes and solutions to other conservation problems, "pigments dangerous to health", and so on. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", 208 pages, b/w plates and color frontispiece publisher's green cloth with decorative gilt title a clean copy, signed by Toch on the endpaper.

Inventory #: 30767
Price: $ 40.00       

Walker, N.M. Comment Restaurer les Tableaux Soi-Meme. Paris Guy le Prat: 1979. New edition. A handy French guide to painting restoration. Softcover. 5.25"x7.25", 154 pages, several line illustrations light wear glued text block separating from the covers.

Inventory #: 2579
Price: $ 20.00       

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