The Painter, Gilder And Varnisher's Companion
Henry Carey Baird, Editor and Publisher



The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion: Containing Rules and Regulations in Everything Relating to the Arts of Painting, Gilding, Varnishing, and Glass-Staining: Numerous Useful and Valuable Receipts; Tests for the Detection of Adulterations in Oils, Colours, &c. And a Statement of the Diseases and Accidents to Which Painters, Gilders, and Varnishers are Peculiarly Liable; With the Simplest and Best Methods of Prevention and Remedy. Edited and published by Henry Carey Baird, 1859

The Painter, Gilder And Varnisher's Companion was the primary finishing technical resource for the tradesman of the mid 19th Century through to the early 20th century. In continuous print for nearly 70 years, this text included a warning chapter on the ailments the tradesman was likely to encounter when exposed to the many noxious components of 19th century finishing products.

The Painter, Gilder And Varnisher's Companion was edited and published by Henry Carey Baird (1825-1912). Baird was an author, publisher and proponent of the 19th Century industrialization of the United States of America. His publishing house specialized in both scientific and practical books (for mechanics and tradesmen). His was the first American publishing house to focus on technical and industrial titles.

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: The Toolemera Press (February 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780982532942
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches