GONFREVILLE, M.D. Art de la Teinture des Laines en Toison, en Fil et en Tissu. 700 pp., followed by 16 pp. of formulas and instructions for dyeing and laundering wool. Illustrated with 8 pp. containing 128 corresponding wool swatches in diverse colours and patterns. 8vo., 207 x 130 mm, bound in quarter cloth over original blue boards, early paper label in manuscript, housed in a custom archival enclosure. Paris: Librairie Scientifique-Industrielle de L. Mathias, 1848.
First Edition. This copy signed by the author with printed statement above declaring that all copies not signed were to be considered counterfeit. Title page with early stamp of the "ecole de chimie pratique" or "School for practical chemistry." Some areas of loss to cloth spine to heel and along upper cover joint else a very good copy.
Bibliotheca Tinctoria 453 ("The first edition of an extensive 19th-century French textbook on dyeing wool").
Item nr. 143974