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Context of The school of arts : or, an introduction to useful knowledge, being a compilation of real experiments and improvements, in several pleasing branches of science, on the following subjects, viz. Mechanics, Electricity, Pneumatics, Hydrostatics and Hydraulics, Optics, Clock and Watch-Making, and Astronomy. The Miscellaneous Articles contain the most approved Art of Drawing, Etching, Engraving, Mezzotinto Scraping, Aquatinta, Crayon Painting, Gilding on Glass, Pots, &c. Silvering Looking Glasses, &c. Lackering, Varnishing, Soldering, Casting in Plaster, &c. Cements, Glues, Metals for Speculums, with the whole Process of grinding, &c. Staining Wood, A Composition for Ornaments, Objects for the Microscope, &c. &c. &c. &c. The second edition, with very considerable additions. By John Imison
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