SIDDONS, George A.,
Title: The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions in the Art of Varnishing,Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Iv ory, Tortoiseshell & Metal, with Observations on Their Management and Application. Fifth Edition
Publisher:  Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London , 1837, 1837
Seller ID: 104386
SIDDONS, George A. The Cabinet Maker's Guide; or, Rules and Instructions inthe Art of Varnishing, Dying, Staining, Japanning, Polishing, Lackering, and Beautifying Wood, Ivory, Tortoise shell & Metal, with Observations on their Management and Application. Including an Appendix, containing several valuable tables. Fifth Edition, Considerably Augmented by the Addition of Several New Articles, Receipts, &c. London : Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, Paternoster Row, 1837. Pp (2),[iii]-xvi,-223,(1) + frontispiece (dated 1830) + 4 plates (between pp.144-5, 156-7). 6 tables in text. 12mo, quarter leather over brown paper-covered boards.
Publisher's advertisments, verso of final leaf.
"The rapid sale of Four Editions of this work has induced the Editor to offer to the public a Fifth which, from the many important additions made, he trusts will now form a complete pocket companion for the Cabinet Maker, as well as a necessary and useful addition to his tool-chest : and though the price is somewhat enhanced, from the plates and extra matter contained in it, still that will not be found, on a comparison with the former work, to be such as will put it out of the workman's power to avail himself of the benefits a book of general reference like the present is calculated to afford. " - Advertisement to the Fifth Edition.
With the original printed paper spine label "Siddon's / Cabinet / Maker's / Guide" and giving the price as "3s. 6d."
Spine label chipped, some light foxing to frontispiece, else very good indeed for such an item, clean interior, sound binding, minimal egewear. 1,850.00