WURTZ, Charles Adolphe. Progrès de l'Industrie des Matières Colorantes Artificielles. Extrait des Rapports du Jury de l'Exposition Universelle de 1873. [vi], , 192 pp. Illustrated with 5 double-page plates and 29 mounted textile samples, plus numerous diagrams in text. 8vo., 247 x 155 mm, bound in original wrappers. Paris: G. Masson, 1876.
Extract from the Jury reports of the Great Exhibition of 1873. A scarce work on artificial dyes by one of the leading French chemists of the nineteenth century. Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884) is best known for his support of atomic theory in chemistry and for the Wurtz reaction, using sodium and alkyl halides to form carbon-carbon bonds. In this pamphlet, illustrated with almost 30 samples of silk, wool, and cotton, Wurtz explores the application of coal tar and other substances to producing artificial colours. Mostly unopened. Wrappers worn, repaired at spine.
Bibliotheca Tinctoria 1128. Birren 669.
Item nr. 143835