Barème des couleurs, ou, Les teintes faites au nombre de 616 :comprenant presque toutes les couleurs qui existent dans la nature avec indication de le composer sans maître : ouvrage utile et presque indispensable à ceux qui colorient ou peignent à l'aqua



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. Barème des couleurs, ou, Les teintes faites au nombre de 616: comprenant presque toutes les couleurs qui existent dans la nature avec indication de le composer sans maître : ouvrage utile et presque indispensable à ceux qui colorient ou peignent à l'aquarelle. 14 pp. Illustrated with hand-coloured engraved title-page and 22 leaves of plates featuring 28 colour samples on each for a total of 616 samples. Oblong 4to., 204 x 262 mm, bound in publisher's decorated printed boards, preserved in a new light blue cloth folding box. À Paris: Chez Pierre Blanchard, Libraire, et Chez l'auteur, [ca. 1820].

Second Edition. A rare book on the art of water colouring featuring, as stated in the title, watercolour samples of almost every colour that exists in nature. Arranged in vertical columns of four hues apiece per colour and seven columns per page, turning through the 22 plates results in a visual feast for the eyes. The text provides instructions for mixing the different colours to achieve other colours. Signed by the author at the end of the text.

Some professional restoration to the spine and hinges, the plates and lovely title-page remain in fine, bright condition.

Item nr. 169402
Price: $8,500.00

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