As promised, here is The Theory’s list of archival texts about encaustic art and materials from GoogleBooks. All of these texts are free for download. I can’t promise high-quality scans, so don’t be surprised if a header turn up in the middle of a page of text. Most of these works date from the rediscovery of encaustic during the 19th century, so it is foundational information and some are surprisingly current for encaustic artists.
Go to GoogleBooks and type the author or title into the search field. Good hunting!
Frederic Crowninshield – Mural Painting (1887)
Charles Lock Eastlake – Materials for a History of Painting (1847)
TH Fielding – The Theory and Practice of Painting (1852)
Thomas John Gulick – Painting Popularly Explained (1864)
Eugenio Latilla – A Treatise on Fresco, Encaustic and Tempera Painting (1842)
JH Muntz – Encaustic, or Count Caylus’s Method of Painting In the Manner of the Ancients (1760)
John Sartain – On the Antique Painting in Encaustic of Cleopatra (1885)
WB Sarsfield Taylor – A Manual of Fresco and Encaustic Painting (1843)
W Cave Thomas – Mural or Monumental Decoration (1869)
James Ward – History and Methods of Ancient and Modern Painting (1914)