The Practical Carver and Gilders Guide and Picture Frame Makers Companion
London Brodie & Middleton, Simpkin Marchall & Co c1877
205pp illustrated. Decorated boards, cloth spine. Very good copy. 5th edition. Ex libris with his bookplate Frank Harwood. A handbook for modest commercial and amateur craftsmen. Five editions between c.1874 and c.1877. Covers Mouldings; Picture and Looking-glass Frames; Plate Glass; Silvering Plate Glass; Composition Ornaments; Gilder's Tools; Preparations Used in Gilding; Gilding; Interior and Exterior Gilding; Cleaning and Restoration of Oil Paintings; Picture Frames and Their Manufacture, mitring, mounting etc. Whilst not uncommon it is hard to find in this condition.