Item nr. 170387 Chromagraphie. A. ROUGET DE LISLE.
Chromagraphie
Chromagraphie
Chromagraphie
Chromagraphie

Chromagraphie


ROUGET DE LISLE, A. Chromagraphie. Four parts in one volume. 8; 8; 16; 12, 8 pp., illustrated with four wood-engraved vignettes, 10 folding hand-coloured lithographed plates showing over 100 pairs of colour arrangements numbered figs. 1-74; three engraved folding diagrams of weaving designs by Durau fils; one plate of weaving tools and two of stitching details by Leblanc and one fold-out lithographic table. 4to, 275 x 190 mm., bound in publisher's lithographic boards, blue cloth spine, preserved in a slipcase and blue morocco backed chemise. Paris: Chez l'auteur, chez Pitois Levrault, 1839. BOUND WITH:

Notice sur les machines et procedes relatifs a la composition, a l'impression des dessins et a la fabrication des tapisseries. [8], 4, [12] pp., illustrated with two full page engraved plates. Paris: 1845.

First edition, third and most complete issue, of the first practical manual to employ Chevreul's Law of Simultaneous Colour Contrast, published the same year as his famous treatise on that subject (De la loi du contraste simultanée des couleurs).

Rouget de Lisle was a master weaver and student of Chevreul. In this text on tapestries he describes innovative designing, dyeing, weaving, and textile printing methods. The chromolithographed plates, including one duplicate, show the effects of adjacent colours on one another in the manner of Chevreul, while the following black-and-white engraved plates feature myriad illustrations of weaving tools and patterns. Divided into four sections, the text addresses colour as applied to tapestries and carpets; colours and materials used; compositions and reproductions of designs; and tapestries made at Gobelins and Beauvais, the two most important French tapestry manufacturers.

This third issue contains the title page and introductory text and is proceeded by Notice sur les machines..., plus the lithographic table at the end, thus the most complete version. Some scattered foxing, overall an exceptionally fine copy.

Bibliotheca tinctoria 910.

Item nr. 170387
Price: $12,500.00

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