Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.

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Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.

Vol I.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.



  • R. Realgar, Risalgal.
    S. Sandarach.
    Shell silver.
    To dye stuff a straw colour. Sumach.
  • To dye sand-colours.
  • Sanguis draconis, or Dragon's blood, a gum.
  • To make glass of a sapphire colour.
  • Of dying scarlet, and the bow-dye.
  • To dye cloth, stuff &c. scarlet.
  • To prepare raw silk for dying.
  • (Silver Dye)
  • Size.
    Gold size.
    Silver size.
  • Skins (to colour, to dye).
  • Dying of snuff colours.
  • Soot.
  • Staining liquors.
  • Sympathetick Inks.
  • T. Tan.
    Tanners Mill.
    To colour tin or copper of a gold colour.
  • Tanning of Leather.
  • Tawing.
  • To dye stuff a brown or tawny.
  • Tragacanth, adracant.
  • The way to make Turcoise.
  • Turmerick.
  • Varnish, vernish.
  • Verdigris, verdegrease.
  • Verdeter, verditer, verditure.
  • Vermilion.
  • Of dying Violet and Purple colours.
  • Ultramarine.
  • W. To make wood of the colour of Walnut-tree.
    To wash colours.
    Steeping of colours.
    To whiten green or grey flax.
  • Of compounded colours for washing of maps.
  • Wax.
  • (Wax recipies.)
  • White.
  • Whites for painting in miniature.
  • Of making white colours.
  • To discover white upon black with an iron pencil.
  • How to make upon art open white ground fillets and branch'd work.
  • Whiteness.
  • Dying of wood, horns and bones.
  • To make wood of divers colours.
  • To write with Gold and Silver.
  • Secret Writing.
  • Yellow
  • Yellows.
  • Yellow silk Dyes, and first Blossom-Yellow.
    To dye silk yellow.
    To dye stuff's a brimstone Yellow.
  • Of dying Yellows and Orange-Tawney.
  • Zaffer.

    Articles added by way of supplement.