NEU ERFUNDENES/ Auf Mancherley Weiß allerhand Dinten und Farben zubereitendes dreyfaches Kunst=Stueck.
THE SECOND COPY KNOWN

NEU ERFUNDENES/ Auf Mancherley Weiß allerhand Dinten und Farben zubereitendes dreyfaches Kunst=Stueck.

Hamburg, R. Hoffer [1711-1718].

8vo. [iv], 50, [2]p. Double-page title.

Decorative paper backstrip.

Only Edition of this fugitive book of eighty recipes for mixing dozens of inks and colors, expressly written for calligraphers, illuminators, painters of leather and wood, genealogists, gunsmiths, cutlers, spies, lovers and makers of curiosity cabinets specimens. There are instructions to manufacture acids to clean metal surfaces, to preserve paper against insects and mice, to make invisible inks for secret correspondence and from gold and silver, to produce solutions to erase vellum and a chapter on how to etch in iron and steel. Hoffer was only active in Hamburg from 1711 to 1718 before moving on to Stade, Bremen and Detmold. I have found one other example (Aargau). In good condition (final verso soiled, last two inner margins slightly stained). Not in Ron’s Bibliotheca tinctoria, Schießl’s i, Ferguson’s Bibliographical Notes on…Books of Secrets or the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art.

Item #11018

Price: $2,750.00