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Author: Lémery, Nicolas, 1645-1715.
Title: Modern curiosities of art & nature extracted out of the cabinets of the most eminent personages of the French court : together with the choicest secrets in mechanicks, communicated by the most approved artists of France / composed and experimented by the Sieur Lemery, apothecary to the French king ; made English from the original French.
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Print source: Modern curiosities of art & nature extracted out of the cabinets of the most eminent personages of the French court : together with the choicest secrets in mechanicks, communicated by the most approved artists of France / composed and experimented by the Sieur Lemery, apothecary to the French king ; made English from the original French.
Lémery, Nicolas, 1645-1715.

London: Printed for Matthew Gilliflower ... and James Partridge..., 1685.
Alternate titles: Recueil des curiositez rares et nouvelles des plus admirables effets de la nature et de l'art. English
Translation of: Recueil des curiositez rares et nouvelles des plus admirables effets de la nature et de l'art.
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Advertisements ([5] p.) at end.
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Handbooks, vade-mecums, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Home economics -- Early works to 1800.

An Abstract of the General Contents.
title page
To the Reader.
part 1
For the Diseases of Women and Children: CHAP. II.
To embellish and preserve Beauty. CHAP. III.
Wonderful Secrets which must be collected and compounded according to the Influ∣ences of the Stars, to cure the Infirmities hereafter specified, in a short time. CHAP. IV.
A Collection of Divers Receipts taken out of the Cabinet of a Person of Quality. CHAP. V.
Of Jewels and Pearls. CHAP. VI.
Divers Sorts of Perfumes. CHAP. VII.
Several approved ways to take out Stains of Oyl, Greace, or other things. CHAP. VIII.
How to soften, whiten, and restore discolour∣ed Ivory. CHAP. IX.
Rare and wonderful Curiosities. CHAP. X.
Divers useful and curious Compositions. CHAP. XI.
Of Artificial Fireworks, Hunting, and Fishing. CHAP. XII.
Admirable Receipts in Cookery. CHAP. XIII.
Sweet-meats, Flowers, and Fruits. CHAP. XIV.
Of several sorts of Wines, how to preserve them, and how to recover decayed, Wine. CHAP. XV.
Admirable Curiosities in Painting, Colouring, Varnishing, &c. CHAP. XVI.
Divers Imitations of Marble and Jasper, and how to Repair decayed Marble. CHAP. XVII.
How to drive away Fleas, Punises, and other Infects. CHAP. XX.
Of House-keeping. CHAP. XXI.
Curiosities in Gardening, Fruits, and Flowers. CHAP. XXII.
Excellent Secrets in the Diseases of Horses, Dogs, and other Cattel. CHAP. XXIII.
Of Dogs. CHAP. XXIV.
CHAP. XXV. Containing many Secrets tryed by the Author, since the foregoing, and some excellent Remedies not before recited.
The Contents of the Second Part.
part 1
How to recover Health, and to know certainly which of the Four Humours hath Dominion over the Sick Person.
A wonderful Cure for a Fistula.
A remarkable Receipt made of a Man's Skull.
Against the Bloody Flux; and how to draw the Tincture of Coral.
The Syrup is made after this manner.
Another way to draw the Tincture of Coral.
Against the Stone.
An excellent Receipt for the Gravel.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same.
To cure all Ruptures; a Remedy much appro∣ved of by the Cardinal de la Rochefoucault.
For the same, whether Man or Woman, though aged, experimented by one that was bursten thirty years.
For Ruptures. Probatum.
For the Wind in the Kidnies. Probatum.
To stop the Ʋrine of those that piss in Bed.
A sure and ready Sudorific.
The Receipt of the Antidote call'd Orvietan.
To cause one to piss, and cure the Kings-Evil.
For the Cholick, and that it shall return no more.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same.
An admirable Remedy for a bloody Flux.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same.
To make one piss, tho he have not made Water in a fort-night, and to cause one to void the Gra∣vel and Stone.
For a Tertian Ague.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same.
An assured Remedy for a Quartan Ague.
For the same.
For the same.
An Astringent to stop the Blood in a Wound, or at Nose.
For the same.
For all Intermitting Fevers.
For the same.
To Purge gently, and chiefly those troubled with a Dropsy.
For the Dropsie.
For the Watry Dropsie.
For the same.
To Cure a Bruise quickly.
For Apoplectics.
For the Bowels fallen down.
To Cure the Gonorrhea, and Carnosity. Probatum.
An excellent Ptisan for the French Pox.
Pills of Lytharge, for the Venereal Disease.
An Emplaster for the Lungs and Stomach, which will keep good two years.
For the Wind, and also for the Lungs.
An excellent Remedy for the Lungs; and against a Cough and shortness of Breath.
A wonderful Opiate to refresh the Liver, and pu∣rify the Blood.
To temper the heat of the Liver.
A Remedy for all sorts of fluxes of Blood, up∣wards or downwards: or for Veins broken in the Body: for Men or Women that have an extraordinary flux.
For a Rupture, tryed upon a Man of seventy Years of Age.
For the Pain in the Head, Falling-sickness, Ver∣tigo, and Megrim.
For the same.
For the same, and to cause Sleep.
To make one wake or sleep.
To dissolve all sorts of Catarrhs and Tumours.
To make one sneeze.
A Bath for the Feet and Legs to cause Sleep.
For Deafness. Probatum.
To preserve the Eyes from Weeping, and keep them fair and clean.
For a Pain in the Eyes.
An Emplaister to be apply'd to an Artery; which the King made use of.
For the Pain of the Eyes.
For the same.
For the same. A Secret of Marshal de Thorstex∣son in Swedeland.
For the same.
For the same.
Another for the same.
For Deafness and Noise in the Ears.
A Water of great Virtue to comfort the Teeth, preserve the Gums from Putrefaction, and cure the warry Eyes.
To appease the Tooth-ach.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same. Probatum.
An admirable secret to make a Tooth fall out of the Mouth without Pain.
For the Jaundies.
For the Falling Sickness.
Another infallible Receipt for the same.
For the Spleen.
For a Pain in the Side.
For the Pleurisie.
For the beating of the Heart.
For those that are poyson'd by some Metal or Mineral.
To cure a swell'd and inflamed Knee.
Against the Plague.
For the same.
To take away the Marks of the Plague.
For swelled Cods.
For the same.
A Preservative against the Plague.
Against the Plague, approved.
A Remedy wherewith Madam the Marquess of Chenoise cured divers Phrensical People.
For a Noli Me tangere.
To cure all sorts of Ʋlcers and Gangrenes.
An admirable Plaister for Wounds, Ʋlcers, Can∣cers, Kings-Evil, Bubo's, Corns in the Feet, and Tumors that come in such like Places. Approved.
For all sorts of old Ʋlcers.
For the Hemorrhoides.
For the same.
For Corns in the feet.
For the same.
To kill great and small Warts.
For a Burn.
Or else.
For the same.
For the same.
For all sorts of Pain in the Joynts; even for the Gout.
A most excellent Balsam.
Its Virtues.
For the Gout and Pox.
For the hot or cold Gout, or other Pains.
For the Sciatica.
For the Gout in the feet.
An Emplaister for a Rupture.
The black Plaister of Catalonia.
An Oyl for all Pleurisies, Bruises, Palsie of the Nerves, and pain of the Stomach.
Arceus his Balsam.
A red Oyntment.
For a Scal'd Head.
For a Paraphymosis.
A most sovereign Remedy for Persons that lose their Blood, from what Part soever, either Man or Woman.
For the Ptysick.
To Bind.
A gentle Purge.
A Ptysan that Purges gently.
Foelix's Ptysane.
A Medicine that Purges gently.
Excellent Purging Lozenges.
A Syrup for those that are subject to Swooning Fits, and cannot recover.
Madam the Countess of Daillon's Water, by Monsieur de Forgeray, M.
To preserve Health.
Magistery of Pearls.
An Aurum Potabile; and an inestimable Trea∣sure, which cures Leprosies, Falling-Sickness, the Pox, the Palsie, and all incurable Ma∣ladies.
Another manner of making Aurum Potabile.
A most excellent Preparation of Antimony, and its Vertue.
To incite Venery.
For the same.
To bereave one of their Wits, and make them come again.
For the same, and amaze a Person.
Against the Wind in the Belly.
Dormitive Pills, to be put in a Chaffin-dish be∣tween the Thighs, and they will make one sweat abundantly.
Oyl of Butter for a Cold Gout, and other Pains.
To cleanse and incarnate the Teeth, and Gums.
To preserve the Gums, and the Teeth that are loose.
For the Marks of the Small Pox.
To cause that Antimony shall only purge downwards.
To keep one from growing fat.
The singular Vertues of the Herb called Fluellin.
A wonderful Receipt for the Cure of the King's Evil, and other Wounds.
To make the Plaister called Manus Dei.
For the Megrim.
For the Diseases of Women and Children. CHAP. II.
To make a Woman lose her Milk within a Day or two.
For an Infant dead in the Mothers Womb.
To deliver a Woman quickly, and make her void the After-birth, or dead Child; and for the Apoplecticks.
For the same.
For the same.
For Pains after Child birth.
For a Fever coming from Milk.
For the same.
To procure the monthly Courses.
For the same.
To make them have their Courses in order, that have them not.
To know if a Woman be with Child.
To provoke the Terms.
To make the Small Pox come forth.
To prevent the Marks of the Small Pox.
For Worms in Little Children.
To cure Infants of the Convulsion.
To cure a sore Throat.
For the same.
For the same.
To stay Womens Fluxes.
To stay the Blood in Women.
An Opiate for the Green-sickness.
Imperial Violet Water.
To embellish and preserve Beauty. CHAP. III.
The Receipt of the Queen of Hungaries Water.
For the Pimples in the Face.
For the Redness in the Face.
For the same.
For the same.
To take the Spots out of the Face.
Cloths for Masques.
A most excellent Water for the Face.
A Water to whiten the Face.
Water of Venice, very good for the Face.
For the same.
To take away Spots in the Face.
How to prepare Oxe-Gall.
A Water for a tan'd Face.
A Water to Beautifie the Face, and to take away the wrinkles.
To take away the wrinkles from the Face.
A most excellent Pomatum for the Face.
An excellent Pomatum for the Lips.
To take away the redness of the Face.
Handcherchiefs of Venice.
Lac Virginis.
Another Lac Virginis, more ready and sure.
A most excellent Spanish White.
To whiten the Teeth.
For the same.
For the same.
For the same.
To hinder the Hair from falling
To make the Hair Grow.
To Colour the Hair.
A Water to Colour the Hair black.
A Past for the Hands.
Another Past for the Hands.
To make the Hair grow quickly.
To make one have a good Voyce.
Wonderful Secrets which must be collected and compounded according to the Influences of the Stars, to cure the In∣firmities hereafter specified in a short time. CHAP. IV.
The seven Planets that cause Diseases.
For Pains in the Head.
For Frenzies, with sharp Fevers.
For the Falling Sickness.
For Weakness and Dimness of Sight.
For Tears and Rheum i'th' Eyes.
For Warts in the Nostrils.
For Bleeding at the Nose.
For Pains and Prickings in the Nostrils.
For Deafness, and Dizziness of the Ears.
For Pustules in the Mouth, and Chaps in the Lips.
For the Tooth-Ach:
To make a Tooth fall without touching it.
To fasten the Teeth.
To make the Teeth fall out of the Mouth with∣out Danger.
Against spitting of Blood.
For the Weakness of the Stomach.
For Pain in the Stomach.
For the Inflammation of the Liver.
For the Dropsie.
For the Yellow Jaundise.
For Obstruction of the Spleen.
For the Stone in the Reins.
For difficulty of Ʋrine.
For the Stone in the Bladder.
For the Cholick.
For the Flux and bloody Flux.
For difficulty in Child-birth.
To provoke the monthly Courses, and the Secondine.
For the immoderate flux of the Courses, unto the Mouth of the Womb.
For Ruptures.
For the Hemorrhoids.
For the Pain of the Gout.
For a Tertian Ague.
For the Quartan Fever.
To take away the Spots of the small Pox, Meazles, and Purple-fever.
For the King's Evil.
For Wounds in any part of the Body.
For Scabs and Leprosie.
For Corns or Agnails.
For Cancers.
For Fistula's.
To preserve one from the Gout in the Feet.
To know if one sick shall live or dye.
An admirable Secret to keep one alwayes in Health, which Charles the Fifth made use of.
A Collection of divers Secrets, taken out of the Cabinet of a Person of Quality. CHAP. V.
A Water for inflam'd Eyes.
For the Colick.
An admirable Water against the Colick.
Against the heat of the Sun.
For them that Spit or Vomit Blood from a Fall.
For Pain o'th' Teeth.
Contusions, Falls, Blows without Wounds.
For Wounds and Pricks.
For the Head-ach.
For Warts.
Oyl of Juniper.
The Ʋse.
For the Tooth-ach.
To turn a Defluxion from the Breast.
The Cephalic Powder.
An Oyl as good as Balm.
Hyppocras, Extempore.
Rosa Solis.
Of Jewels and Pearls. CHAP. VI.
Artificial Pearls, as fair as the Natural.
To harden them.
An admirable Secret to whiten Pearls.
Another more Excellent.
For the same.
To make excellent Saphyrs.
To Dye Crabs white and Transparent.
To reduce a Crab into Paste, and make it into what form one would.
To make yellow Amber white.
China Ink.
To make Lavanturine.
To make Horn for Lanthorns.
To make the Grain of Walnut upon white Wood.
An excellent Varnish to lay on Copper Plates for Etching.
A very fair Green for Minature.
To make Shasses as clear as Glass.
A Varnish as bright and shining as Glass, for Frames, Leather, or what else you shall think fit.
To gild Paper.
To harden Tin, and give it a Silver colour.
To colour Straws of divers sorts of Colours.
How to counterfeit Coral.
To preserve Wine sweet.
To make an Excellent Red of Brasil.
To soften or dissolve Horn.
To Dye Bones of an Excellent Black.
An Excellent way to take Spots of Oyl or Grease out of white or red Silk, without changing the Colour.
To soften Bones.
To take away the mustiness of Wine.
To make a Bullet that Kills without making a Wound.
A Powder to take out spots.
Another for the same.
Another for the same.
An excellent Violet Colour.
A very fair Blew.
An Excellent Pomander of Cloves.
To make Brass look as well as when 'twas new.
To make Silver clean.
Another for the same.
To keep Roses fresh all the Year.
To take out Writing without spoyling the Paper.
To take Spots of Ink out of Silk.
To recover the Colour of black Cloth, when decay'd.
A truly Experienc'd Remedy against the Plague.
For the Tooth-Ach.
To whiten the Teeth.
To destroy Buggs.
To prevent the smoaking of Lamp Oyl.
Against Lice, Fleas, and Buggs.
To whiten a red Rose.
To make Pinks or Gilliflowers blue.
To make very sharp Vinegar.
To keep Pease Green.
To preserve Fruit to the very Kernel.
A most exquisite way of invisible Writing. The first Ink.
The second Ink.
The third Ink.
A Glew both for Fire and Water.
Against Buggs.
To give a lustre to Plaister of Paris.
To whiten a false piece.
To separate Silver from other Metals.
A most excellent writing Ink.
Excellent Spanish Wax.
A Counterfet Ink which will vanish in five dayes.
Aqua fortis for etching.
To know true Mercury from Sophisticate.
To soften Ivory.
To take out Spots of Pitch or other Gums.
To stop the freeting of Wine.
To purifie Gum-Lack.
To gild Iron.
Another for the same.
To counterfeit Ebony.
To calcine Tartar quickly.
To make Brass of a true Gold colour.
To make clean Silver.
To make Muscadel.
To keep wine from growing eager.
To restore the colour of Cloth when lost.
To whiten Pearls.
To melt Amber.
To preserve Roses, Tulips and Pinks.
To make a very fair green.
A Walnut-tree colour on other Wood.
To lay Gold and Silver upon Paper.
Excellent Pastills of Roses.
An Ink which vanishes in twenty four hours.
Another for Pastills, but more rich.
Excellent sweet Baggs.
To preserve Rose-buds to make sweet Baggs.
Violet Powder for Cussinets and sweet Baggs, or to strew amongst Linnen.
True Cypress Powder.
A most admirable Composition of Perfume.
A Varnish of a Gold Colour.
A Varnish for Images.
To make Porcelane of Majorca.
To whiten Copper.
Writing not to be Read but in Water.
A Fire that burns under the Water.
An Excellent transparent Varnish to lay upon any white thing to make it seem Marble.
To make Red soft Wax.
To Dye a Yellow Colour.
A Cloth Shasse.
Another for Shasses with Glew and Varnish.
To Gild, or Silver over Metals.
To make Copper white quite through.
A fair Blew Colour.
To take spots of Ink out of Paper or Parchment.
An Excellent Water Perfume.
A very good Pomatum.
Divers sorts of Perfumes. CHAP. VII.
To counterfeit Amber-greece.
To augment Civet.
To make Essence of Cinnamon in consistence of an Extract.
To make Cassolet, or Perfume Cakes to burn.
Excellent Pastills or Perfume Cakes.
Several Grounds for Hair-Powders.
To make the Ground for white Powder.
A Ground for gray Powder.
Another ground for powder.
Perfume for ordinary Powder.
Another way for Cypress Powder, much finer.
Excellent Amber-powder.
The Queens perfume Water.
To make a curious compound Water.
A curious Extraction of the Perfumes and Colours of all Flowers.
To make the best Bolonia Wash-balls.
Another sort of excellent Wash-balls.
To perfume them well.
Several approved wayes to take out Stains of Oyl, Grease, or other things. CHAP. VIII.
To take out a Spot of Oyl upon Sattin, or any other Stuff; and even upon Paper.
Another way to take out Stains.
Another way.
Another way for Silk.
To take off the Dirt that dasheth upon Cloths.
To take off Iron-Moulds from Linnen.
To take out all Ink spots upon Linnen or Woollen.
Another way.
How to soften, whiten, and restore discoloured Ivory. CHAP. IX.
How to soften Ivory, so that it may be cast in a Mould.
An excellent Receipt to whiten discouloured Ivory.
Another way.
To whiten green Ivory, and restore that which is spotted.
To whiten Bones.
Rare and Admirable Curiosities. CHAP. X.
A Representation of the four Elements in a Glass Vial.
To make several Colours upon Water.
To break an Iron as thick as an Arm.
Another way to do the same.
A wonderful Spirit that dissolveth all sorts of Stones though never so hard.
How to melt all manner of Metals in a Nut∣shell, without burning of it.
How to dissolve Gold upon ones Hand.
A perpetual Motion.
To make a Mans Face appear hideous.
A waggish way to make Pease leap out of a Pot.
The like to make an Egg move about.
To make all the People in a House to sleep, without being able to wake.
An Excellent way to cleanse Silver with∣out boyling.
A Cloth that wholly resuts a Sword.
To make a Jerkin or Coat-Armour Proof against a Musket.
To hinder the Pot and Meat from boyling.
To make boyled meat bleed.
To make Wind blow out of a River.
A Water that will give light in the dark of the Night.
A strange way to hold Fire in ones hand without burning.
To touch Fire without being burnt.
To make a Light in a Chamber at Night.
To make Glass or Chrystal clear.
To make Parchment Shasses as clear as Glass.
To whiten Paper glewed upon Windows, or Shasses to endure for several Years.
To make fat Oyl.
An unluckey way to melt or calcine the Blade of a Sword, without damaging the Scabbard.
A secret way to write white and invisible upon a Mans Flesh, and after make the Writing appear.
To write white upon Paper and make it appear black.
Divers useful and curious Compositions. CHAP. XI.
To make black Writing vanish and appear again.
To recall and make the Letters appear again.
An Ingenious way to Write so as it shall or shall not appear, or the double Letter.
The second Ink.
To make a Water that will make this second vanish, and the first appear.
Ink that may be rubbed out when you will.
Ink that will vanish within six dayes.
Ink for Parchment that will last till you rub it out.
Indian Ink.
Portable, or dry Ink to carry about.
An Excellent Ink for writing.
A very useful way to write upon greasie Paper, or Parchment, and make the Ink run.
To write Silver and Gold Letters.
An Ink that may be wiped out in forty days.
Ink upon Glass.
Several sorts of Colours.
To make a resemblance of Wines of several Colours.
Incombustible Oyl.
To make Arsenick run like Oyl.
To slack Lime so that it shall be good for several Ʋses.
To make a Light for a Lamp that shall not smoak (by distilling) with an excellent Week.
Aqua Vitae.
A Candle that cannot be put out.
To hinder Oyl from smoaking.
To make Oyl of Eggs white.
Of Artificial Fire-works, Hunting and Fishing. CHAP. XII.
An excellent Composition for Granadoes, staming Lances, Pikes, and other Instruments.
Flaming Lances.
Fire Pots.
Good Squibs.
A pleasant Invention to kill Game.
To make Powder strong.
To catch Partridges.
To make Rabbets come out of their Berries without a Ferret.
Another way.
To gather together a great number of Hares.
An admirable way to preserve Arms from rusting, and take off the rust.
Another way.
To make an unextinguishable Wild fire.
Another way.
A Fire that burns upon Armour.
To make a Pistol carry far.
A pleasant way to catch Crows.
Of Fishery.
A sure way to catch Fish.
Another way.
To catch Fish.
A wonderful Secret to bring the Fish to the place you desire.
To catch Fish.
Another way.
Another way.
Another way to do the same
To make Worms for baits come out of the Ground.
Admirable Receipts in Cookery. CHAP. XIII.
The true Method of making Bolonia Saucidges.
Milan Saucidges.
Mentz Gammons.
Madame de Bis Gammons.
An Excellent Hogs-head after the manner of Piemont.
An excellent way to salt Pork, Beef, and other Meat well, as is used in Germany and Flanders.
To make Mentz Gammons.
To make Lombardy Saucidges.
A White Pot.
Excellent Italian Fritters, By Andrea Doria.
A Pike after the manner of Poland.
To make the Bones of a Shad-Fish eatable, and preserve them boyl'd from Year to Year.
To make Cream without a Fire.
To make a delicate Fool.
To make an excellent sort of boyled Fool.
How to make an excellent Cake, after a par∣ticular manner.
To Pickle and Preserve Cabbages.
For Cucumbers.
For Purslane.
For Artichokes.
For Sparagus.
For Green Pease.
To keep Beans.
To keep Mushroomes.
To make Fowl tender presently.
How to keep Grapes till Easter, as red and fresh as if they were upon the Vine.
To freshen salt Porridge.
To make live Cray-fishes red.
To sweeten ill tasted Oyl.
To preserve all manner of Fowl a Month without spoyling.
Very wholesom and excellent Spice.
To preserve fresh Lard.
A most excellent and singular way of making a Cake.
Sweet-meats, Flowers, and Fruits. CHAP. XIV.
Genoua Biskets.
The Queens Bisket.
To make a Paste of any Fruit whatsoever.
An admirable Gelly of Quinces, and other sorts of Fruit.
Genoua Paste.
To keep any Fruit whatsoever a very long time, and particularly Grapes.
To preserve Apples from Rotting.
To keep all Fruit that has Stones, and even Figs.
To keep all sorts of Flowers.
To keep Roses red all the year.
Another way to do the same.
To make excellent Hypocras immediately.
Another Liquor for the same use.
To make Rosa Solis.
Another way.
To make another sort of Liquor, which the French call Populo.
To make good Spirit of Wine.
A very cheap Lemmonade.
To make Franchipane Water.
To make Jessemine Water.
Water of Strawberries, Raspars, Cherries, Hart Cherries, and Apricocks.
To freeze them even like the Fruit.
To make Ice in Summer.
To cool Wine extreamly without Ice.
Several sorts of Wines, how to preserve them, and how to restore decayed Wine. CHAP. XV.
To restore Wine that is prickt.
Another way.
Another way.
For Wine that is decayed by too much vent, or sour.
To recover Wine that tastes of the Cask.
To recover Wine that is turned.
To take away the musty smell of Wine.
To prevent Wine from turning.
For Wine that smells soure or bitter.
To soften a green Wine.
For Wine that is turned.
For green Wine.
To preserve Wine from souring.
Another way.
To make Wine fine.
To make a Muscadine Wine.
To make Wine sweet.
To make it black.
For White-wine that is turn'd deep coloured.
To make new unsettled Wine very good.
To make White-wine red, and red white.
To make Malmsie.
To make Rose Vinegar in an hour.
To make Rose Vinegar immediately.
Another way in an hour.
A sort of Vinegar used by the deceased Monsieur Gr. the Connestable of France.
An admirable sort of Vinegar.
Admirable Curiosities in Paint∣ing, Varnishing, &c. CHAP. XVI.
How to calcine Azure.
To calcine Lamp-black, and make it better.
A finer Lamp black then what is commonly. bought.
A black of Sheeps-feet.
A fine white for Water-colours.
A very fine white of Eggs.
To make extraordinary fine white Lead.
How to make Ʋltra Marine of Lapis Lazuli.
Another way to extract Ʋltra Marine.
Excellent Greens.
A green to be kept in a Bladder, useful for Limning and Colouring.
To make a very beautiful liquid Green.
To make the green of Berries.
Vermilion in Stone.
For Red and other Colours.
To make fine Prints look like Oyl Painting.
How to wash old Paintings, and give them a good Gloss.
To vernish them.
Another way.
To cleanse smooth Painting.
To make Flanders Images.
How to take off any Design without pricking or pouncing of it, which is called Tracing.
To write burnished Gold Letters upon Vellum, as well as the Ancients.
To make excellent Creyons, and as hard as Ver∣milion, invented by Prince Rupert.
To preserve Silver upon Wood, or Plaster, and prevent its turning Red.
Ho to gild Lead, or white Lattin, or any other thing, provided you tin it over first.
To soften Ivory and Bones.
To draw without Ink or Creyons.
To hinder Beech from cracking upon the Fire.
Divers sorts and imitations of Marble and Jasper Stone, and how to repair decayed Mar∣ble. CHAP. XVII.
To make very good Marble, or Jasper Stone.
For black Jasper.
Another way.
To counterfeit Marble.
To whiten Alabaster, and white Marble.
To white-wash Plaster Walls.
Another way.
To rub and colour Plaster-Cielings or Floors.
To Dye white Martins Skins of long Hair of a very good Black that never fades.
To make the Spanish Carnation.
To make excellent red Paper.
To Marble Paper.
To restore Tapistry to its first beauty, when the Co∣lours are decayed.
To restore the Colour to Turkish Carpets.
To restore Gold or Silver Lace to its former Beauty.
How to drive away Fleas, Punaises, and other In∣sects CHAP. XX.
To destroy the Punaises.
Another way.
To destroy the Fleas.
Another way for the same, which is also good against the Punices, the Wezils in Corn, and Worms in Trunks.
For Moths in Cloths.
Another way.
For Punaises.
To destroy Flies
Another way.
To drive Mice from the House.
Of House-keeping. CHAP. XXI.
How to make Bread much more substantial than ordinary.
Another sort of Bread, which, besides being better, keeps above a Month longer than ordinary.
A sort of Bread, of which a Mouthful can main∣tain a Man eight daies, without eating any thing else.
To grease any creaking in Wood.
An unluckey way to hinder making of Butter.
How to make a great deal of Cream.
To bring up Fowl.
To fatten all sorts of Fowl in fifteen days, whe∣ther Hens, Geese, Ducks, or others; from All-Hallows till Lent.
Another way to fatten Fowl.
To fatten Turkicocks and Pullets, as is used at Laval.
To hinder Worms from coming to Corn.
An excellent way to whiten Linnen, as is used in Flanders.
Another way that is used at Laval in Britany.
Curiosities in Gardening, Fruits, and Flowers. CHAP. XXII.
To make Herbs grow quickly.
How to preserve Grafts.
To drive Moles out of a Garden.
For the same.
To make Caterpillers fall off Trees.
To kill Ants.
To catch Moles.
To have Roses in all Seasons.
To make Tulips and other Flowers of what Co∣lour you will.
How to produce double Gilliflowers of any Seed whatsoever.
To make double Gilliflowers grow extra∣ordinary big.
To make Grapes of what Colour one will.
To make Peaches grow with writing upon them.
Excellent Secrets in the Diseases of Horses, Dogs, and other Cattel. CHAP. XXIII.
For the Frewcie in Horses.
To bring them down when too fat.
For Gauling in Horses.
For the same.
For sick Horses, Oxen, and Cows.
To cure Horses of the Vives.
To make Horses Hoofs grow.
For Horses that are prickt.
For the same.
A Receipt for the same, of the deceased Mareschal de Biron.
Another for the same purpose, of Monsieur de Turenne.
How to use it.
For a prick in a Horses Foot: the deceased Duke of Weimar's Receipt.
For the same.
For the Farcie in Horses.
How to use it.
For the same.
For the same.
For a swelling in the hollow of the Pastorn of a Horse.
For short Wind, or Pursiness in Horses.
Pills to purge Horses.
A Drench for a Horse.
A Drench for a Horse that has caught cold.
For Distempers in Horses Heads.
For the same.
To make a Horse foam that has a moist Mouth.
To dye saddle Horses when they are old.
To make a Horse have good Hair in Winter.
For gaul'd Horses.
For the hard sores in Horses Fundaments.
For bruises or sores in Horses Legs.
For Horses feet.
To make a Horses Tail and Main grow.
Another way.
To hinder Horses from Neighing after a Mare, and carry her any where amongst Horses.
To keep a Horse from Neighing.
For a Horse that has been over-heated.
To fatten a Horse.
Of Dogs. CHAP. XXIV.
For Dogs Mange.
For Dogs bitten by mad Beasts.
To cure Dogs of the burst.
To destroy a Dogs Fleas.
To cure Sheep.
To cure the Hogs Meazles.
For Fowl that are hurt.
To make Fowl feed well.
To purge them.
The last and XXV Chapter. In which are contained many Secrets, which have been tried by the Author, since the fore∣going: And also some excellent Remedies not spoken of before.
To make a thick course Dye thin and delicate.
To beautifie the Face and other parts of the Body.
To make the Hair bright or shining.
To make the Hair grow long.
To make Hair Curl.
Another way.
For swetty, stinking Feet.
A Bath to beautifie the Body.
A secret for making artificial Wine.
A good secret for Ladies to beautify their Faces.
A true secret to catch all sorts of Birds with your Hands, without any other Instrument.
To get a good Memory, either in Man or Woman.
To know whether a Girl be a Maid or not.
For Womens white Flowers.
Virgins Milk.
For any burning
Modern Curiosities OF ART and NATURE. Containing the whole Art of Moulding and Casting all sorts of Figures, Me∣dals and other Forms in Lead, Tin, Silver, Copper, Plaister of Paris, Wax, Sulphur and otherwise, as well hol∣low as sollid.
To cast the Figures of all sorts of Animals in Tin, Silver and Copper very thin and light.
To cast a hollow Figure.
How to put the Kernel or inward Mould into a Figure of Wax, and put on the Shell or out∣ward Case to cast it in Metal.
To make the Case or Faceing to the Figure of Wax.
Another way to make both outside and inside Mould.
To cast Figures of Copper or Tin, with Drapery or Garment very light and thin.
The same another way.
To cast large or indifferent Figures without Seam or Mark.
To cast the Wax, and enclose the Kernel or inner Mould in the middle.
To mould off with Plaister, naked Persons in what Posture you please, and in the hollow Mould, to make a Kernel or inner Mould, therewith to make the Figure, and cast it in Brass.
How to mould off the face of any person, without being troublesome to him.
To cast Hands to the Life.
To cast Fish to the Life, either in Plaister or burnt Clay, to put into Fountains, also to cast them in Brass, Tin, Lead or Pastboard, and to make them swim on the top or middle of the Water.
How to colour the Pastboard Fish.
How to cast Fish, which in the Water shall seem natural, viz. one at the bottom of the Tub, the other in the middle, and others on the top.
To paint the Fish that the water may not deface them.
A most impenetrable Varnish against the Water.
To cast all sorts of little Animals, as Lizards, &c. and all sorts of Flowers and Leaves that are not too thin.
To cast the same sort of Animals after another manner.
To cast Flowers, Vine Leaves, Laurel Branches, &c.
Otherwise to cast a Vine Leaf.
To cast Adders or Serpents.
To make a Spaud or Sand wherewith to make Moulds to cast wet.
A Sand or Spaud which endures many meltings without breaking the work, coming out very fine and neat.
A wet Spaud to cast Medals and all sorts of A∣nimals to the Life.
To print Vine Leaves, or others, in Tin or Brass, upon Copper Moulds.
A neat way to mould off Figures in Paste.
To counterfeit Porphir or Red Marble.
To counterfeit the Serpentine.
Another way to counterfeit Marble.
To mould small Figures of a Jasper Colour.
To mould carved Figures in Fashion of an Agat.
To imitate Coral.
For Lapis Lazuli.
To counterfeit Marble with Brimstone.
To make Marble of the Colour of Coral.
To cast Medals or carved Figures in trasparent Colours; to Embellish Glasses, Windows, or Shashes as if they were of Ruby, Amber, or Coral.
For the Ruby Colour.
An Emrald Colour
To mould Embolished Figures in Plaister, or co∣loured Paste tempered with Gum Tragaganth Water, the Drapery being Laced or Seamed with Mother of Pearl.
To make Medals or embolish'd Figures of Plaister of a Japan Colour.
The same another way.
To make Medals of Fish-Glew.
To colour them.
To mould off the Medals of Fish-Glow in Plaister, and to make Medals of Tin or Lead.
To make hollow Moulds of Sulphur, in which to cast Medals of Plaister very neatly.
To mould off Medals of Plaister in the hollow Moulds of Sulphur.
To print Paper upon the Sulphur Moulds.
To make a Varnish to lay on the Figures or Me∣dals of Plaister.
To make a Size to lay Leaf-Gold, or Silver, or Copper, or Tin, upn Figures of Plaister, that will not sink into them.
A most exquisite way of casting all sorts of Figures.
To Figure or inlay with Figures any thing that is made of Wood.
For the Red.
Another excellent Red.
Another Red.
To make a Violet Colour for Wood.
To make a Purple upon Wood.
To imitate Inlaying or Marble upon Wood.
To make all sorts of Vessels, as Flower-Pots or Dishes, to imitate very neatly fine Porcelain or China ware.
Another way of Staining or Marbling Wood.
To counterfeit Ebony.
A pollisht Black.
Another black Dye for Wood.
To make Wood of Silver Colour.
To make Wood of the Colour of Gold, Silver, Copper or Brass.
To lay on Pencil-Gold or Silver on Wood.
For Silver upon Wood.
A Red Colour for Wood.
A Yellow Colour
A Violet Colour.
An excellent Blew.
To make Bronze or Pouder of the Colour of Gold.
For Burnish't Gold.
The Size to lay on the Gold.
How to lay this Size on.
Another more easie Size for Gold or Silver.
To Gild a Carved or Embolish'd Figure, so that none of the finer Stroaks of the Work may be lost.
To Silver any thing over with Tin-Glass.
To Bronze with Copper.
Another excellent way to Silver Figures.
To grind Gold to lay on Figures.
How to Bronze.
To discover Gold under a black Colour with an Ivory Point, a great Secret, and as beautiful as those things gilt in China.
For the same after a more easie manner.
To do the same another way.
An exquisite way of enriching and beautifying all sorts of wooden Work.
For the same another way, but a more glorious Colour.
To enrich carved Work, as Pictures, Frames, and all other sorts of wooden Work.
How to embellish a Frame with green Leaves.
How to beautify with Yellow, making it Wainscot Colour.
Another way upon Black, discovering the White with an Iron Pencil.
How to make upon an open White Ground, Fil∣lets, Branched Works, or Figures with Black.
Another way representing Enammel.
How to draw Figures with Shell Gold upon a black Ground.
How to lay Gold in Oyl upon blackned Frames, where the Gold appears very fair, and the Black very shining, without being var∣nished.
To make Frames, the Freezes whereof, shall on a Ground of burnisht Black be fill'd with Flow∣ers, either in Water-Colours, or Oil.
Upon a Ground of burnisht Gold, or Gold in Oyl, to paint Flowers.
How to lay Leaf Gold on earthen Vessels, ena∣melled with white or blew Enamel: Which are Works of long continuance, and seem to be rather of Gold enamelled, than of Earth enamelled.
To Colour Wood after the manner of Marble, as a Table, &c.
To Colour a Frame with a fine speckled Red.
To beautify Frames of Works, made of thick Paper, or Lead, Gilt.
To make Moulds of Lead to print Cotton.
To make embossed Figures, whether great or lit∣tle Images, which may be easily done, and is very fine.
To stuff Embossed Figures.
Another manner for the same Mould.
How to lay your Leaves of gilt Tin upon your Drapery.
To make coloured Foliage upon a Ground of Gold.
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Some Books lately Printed for James Partridge, and Sold at his Shop at the Post-house between Charing-Cross and Whitehall.