[Scriptoris] Fw: [SCA_S&I] Merrifield's Treatsies on the Art of Painting

Emma Fairwyll emmafairwyll at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 16:19:37 PDT 2010

Many Thanks for a marvelous opportunity to own a valuable source of
information.  While checking it out I also found a few other OOP reprints
which sounded awesome-among them one I ordered was:
" 120 Great Paintings from Medieval Illuminated Books Platinum DVD and Book"
for references.
With much Appreciation,
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com>wrote:

> forwarded, Hillary
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> From: lady_typhainne <phyrehawke at yahoo.com>
> To: SCA_Scribes_and_Illumination at yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thu, October 28, 2010 11:41:42 AM
> Subject: [SCA_S&I] Merrifield's Treatsies on the Art of Painting
> It is available again!
> http://store.doverpublications.com/0486404404.html
> This book has been out of print for some time and a few years ago several
> of us
> wrote Dover trying to get them to print more, but Dover said they didn't
> have
> enough requests. While placing an order today I realized they have it back
> in
> print, but from previous communication with them I know they only print
> about
> 200 copies at a time. Once they are out of print and out of copies the
> price can
> get up in the hundreds IF you can find a copy.
> This is a book of 5 late period (italian) craftsman manuscripts with the
> original italian on the left and Merrifield's english translation on the
> right.
> This is handy for researching "loosely translated" words. There are no
> pictures.
> This is a reference book full of instructions and recipies for all sorts of
> craftsmen, but in particular I used it to research the use of oak galls,
> and the
> making of copperas/ferrous sulphate mordant used to make gall ink (and
> shoeblack, and dyes for leather as well as cloth and thread). It also
> contains
> information on the making of paints, glues, gessos, and how to prepare a
> variety
> of surfaces for painting.
> It is really an amazing reference book for all kinds of stuff.
> Mistress Typhainne d'Alixandre (Caid)
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Be bestowed with Blessings,

Emma Farewyll

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