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SOME OF THE SUBJECTS:
Adulteration of Paint, Blistering of Paint, Brushes, Calcimining, Carriage Painting, China Painting, Colors, Color Harmony, Color Mixing. Color Testing, Exterior Painting, Frescoing, Gilding, Graining, House Painting, Marbling, Oils and Driers, Oil Painting on Glass, Painting a Bath Tub, Painting in Distemper, Paperhanger's Tools, Paperhanging, Pigments, Scenic Painting, Sign Painting, Stains, Sta:ning, Stenciling, Statuary Painting, Turpentine, Varnishes, Varnishing, Water Color Painting.
The Modern Painter's Cyclopedia is not merely the compiling and putting together the stale writings and antiquated methods which have been put to use by many persons to make up a book to sell, but has been completely rewritten and the subject matter handled in such a way as to describe the latest methods used in performing the work. Owing to the great number of subjects handled the descriptions given are necessarily brief. The more important ones will be treated more at length than those of minor interest to the general reader, as for instance “China painting,” etc; to treat the subject in a thorough manner would of itself fill a good sized volume, while the majority of readers would probably pass it by as of no interest to them, while they would naturally look for at least concise, full information on colors, house, carriage or sign painting and kindred subjects in which the big majority of readers are interested.
The alphabetical arrangement of the “Painter's Cye clopedia” has been preserved and the subject matter described will be found thus more readily. While this arrangement has many advantages, it must be admitted that it has its faults in that the various operations in painting are rather scattered without regard to sequence