Title: Le Teinturier Universel Echo Des ...
Publisher: Au Bureau du Journal, Paris
Publication Date: 1863
Binding: Original Wraps
Edition: First editions.
192, 192, 192 pages in text. Small folio, 30.5 x 22.5 cm. First to third years -- 72 issues in 3 volumes [April 1, 1860 - March 15, 1863]. More than 100 tipped-in or mounted color specimens of various dyes on paper, cotton, silk, metallic paper, felt, plant fibers, and more. One sample titled "Echantillod de Coton vert col de canard san indigo" (Vol. 3 #23, page 177 and described as "experience machevee" not present as in other copies and appears to have never been tipped-in (no trace of adhesive). Each issue in this set includes the first printed appearance of his lecture notes from "Cours de teinture des Gobelins." His color studies made him one of the most influential scientists in France during the early 19th century. He taught chemistry and ran the dying labs at the Manufactures Royales des Gobelins. In 1839, he published the results of his research under the title "De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs;" It was translated it into English and published in 1854 under the title The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colors. His name is one of 72 inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. Some light spotting, mild edge wear, mostly unopened. Original printed wrappers -- yellow, gray and green. Very good. 3 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 20651
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