ARTISTIC AMUSEMENTS: Being Instructions For A Variety Of Art Work For Home Employment; And Suggestions For A Number Of Novel And Saleable Articles For Fancy Bazaars. Illustrated. Series 1 and 2.

By: The Bazaar

Price: £75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original dark maroon cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine and front cover with an oblong 'buttterfly' illustration in bright gilt to the front board as well. SERIES 1 and 2. Some slight rubbing to the extremities, a little light fading to the colour, and some small loss to the head/tail of the spine - most hardly noticable. Overall the book presents very well. Internally plain lemon endpapers, some marks (thumbing? ) to the front endpapers. NO Inscriptions or other major marks, overall VERY clean, tight and bright. (2 - half-title /Illustrated advert for George Rowney & Co's Materials for Porcelain Painting, etc) + 112 pp + 1 Contents page, + 3 pp Adverts + 32 page Illustrated Catalogue of 'New and Practical Books' at the end. No date shown, but in the Catalogue is a reference to 'Kennel Annual and Diary for 1885' so this book is likely 1884 or 1885. Presumably a New Edition combining the 2 Series. It appears Series One was published in 1879 alone. Black and white highly decorative initials to chapters, and many b/w figs to most chapters. Contents cover = Colouring Photographs; Imitation Stained Glass; Decalcomanie; Queen Shell Work; Painting on China; Japanese Lacquer Work; Stencilling; Painting Magic Lantern Slides; Menu and Guest Cards; Spatter Work; Picture or Scrap Screens; Frosted Silver Work; Picture Cleaning and Restoring; and Illuminating and Symbolical Colouring. Not only a marvellous period piece but full of fascinating and practical information/adverts. A Very clean, tight and bright copy. Quite Scarce. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: ARTISTIC AMUSEMENTS: Being Instructions For A Variety Of Art Work For Home Employment; And Suggestions For A Number Of Novel And Saleable Articles For Fancy Bazaars. Illustrated. Series 1 and 2.

Author Name: The Bazaar

Categories: Architecture. Art. Crafts, Womens Interests, Photography, Antiquarian -19th Century or Earlier,

Edition: Unknown, but presumably a New Edition combining the 2 Series.

Publisher: London, " The Bazaar " Office: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 119976

Keywords: Artistic Amusements: Being Instructions For A Variety Of Art Work For Home Employment; And Suggestions For A Number Of Novel And Saleable Articles For Fancy Bazaars. Illustrated. Published By " The Bazaar " Office No Date Shown, But In The Catalogue Is A Reference To 'kennel Annual And Diary For 1885' So This Book Is Likely 1884 Or 1885. (2 - Half-title /illustrated Advert For George Rowney & Co's Materials For Porcelain Painting, Etc) + 112 Pp + 1 Contents Page, + 3 Pp Adverts + 32 Page Illustrated Catalogue Of 'new And Practical Books' At The End. Contents Cover = Colouring Photographs; Imitation Stained Glass; Decalcomanie; Queen Shell Work; Painting On China; Japanese Lacquer Work; Stencilling; Painting Magic Lantern Slides; Menu And Guest Cards; Spatter Work; Picture Or Scrap Screens; Frosted Silver Work; Picture Cleaning And Restoring; And Illuminating And Symbolical Colouring.