Stephen Austen

Died: 1750
Biography
Bookseller, stationer, publisher, active in London, 1726-1750. Address: the Angel and Bible in St Paul's Church-yard
 
Works of Art: 0
Books: 2
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Dictionarium polygraphicum : or, the whole body of arts regularly digested. containing, I. The arts of Designing, Drawing, Painting, Washing Prints, Limning, Japanning, Gilding in all their various kinds. Also Perspective, the Laws of Shadows, Dialling, &c. II. Carving, Cutting in Wood, Stone; Moulding and Casting Figures in Plaister, Wax, Metal; also Engraving, and Etching, and Mezzotinto. III. A brief historical Account of the most considerable Painters, Sculptors, Statuaries, and Engravers, with those Cyphers or Marks by which their Works are known. IV. An Explanation of the Emblematical and Hieroglyphical Representations of the Heathen Deities, Powers, Human Passions, Virtues, Vices, &c. of great Use in History Painting. V. The Production, Nature, Refining, Compounding, Transmutation and Tinging all sorts of Metals and Minerals of various Colours. VI. The Arts of Making, Working, Painting or Staining all sorts of Glass and Marble; also Enamels, the imitation of all sorts of Precious Stones, Pearls, &c. according to the Practice both of the Antients and Moderns. Vii. Dying all sorts of Materials, Linen, Woollen, Silk, Leather, Wood, Ivory, Horns, Bones; also Bleaching and Whitening Linen, Hair, &c. Viii. The Art of Tapestry-Weaving, as now performed in England, Flanders and France, either of the high or low Warp; also many other curious Manufactures. IX. A Description of Colours, Natural and Artificial, as to their Productions, Natures or Qualities, various Preparations, Compositions and Uses. X. The method of making all kinds of Inks, both Natural and Sympathetical; and also many other Cariosities not here to be specified, whereby this is rendred a more Compleat Work than has hitherto appear'd in any language. Adorned with proper sculptures, curiously engraven on more than fifty copper plates.   - London 1735   
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Hamilton, John, F.R.S.   Stereography, Or, A Compleat Body Of Perspective, In all its Branches. Teaching to describe, by Mathematical Rules, The Appearances of Lines, Plain Figures, and Solid Bodies, Rectilinear, Curvilinear, and Mixed, in all manner of Positions. Together with their Projections or Shadows, And Their Reflections by Polished Planes. The Whole performed by Uniform, Easy, and General Methods, For the most Part entirely New. In Seven Books. By J. Hamilton, Esq; F.R.S. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. - London [1738]   
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