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Sowerby, James, 1757-1822.
A new elucidation of colours, original, prismatic, and material : showing their concordance in three primitives, yellow, red, and blue : and the means of producing, measuring, and mixing them : with some observations on the accuracy of Sir Isaac Newton / by James Sowerby, F.L.S., &c. designer of English botany, and exotic botany ; author of English fungi, British mineralogy, British miscellany, the Botanical drawing book, &c.--No. 2, Mead Place, Lambeth, Surrey.
Alternate Title(s):
Elucidation of colours with a chromatometer
London : Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., MDCCCIX [1809]
Physical Description:
[4], 51, [1] p., 7 leaves of plates : ill. ; 32 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND1489 .S69 1809+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Cover title, on printed label: Elucidation of colours with a chromatometer.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 184
Gilpin to Ruskin, 64
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Original marbled paper boards. Inscribed: Ricd. Smith. This book belongs to Benjamin Smith. Publisher's advertisements, [2] p. at end, not included in pagination.
Subject Terms:
Color in painting -- Study and teaching.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1809.
Engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1809.
Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727.
Painting -- Technique.
Richard Taylor and Co. -- Publisher.
Smith, Benjamin -- Provenance.
Smith, Ricd. -- Autograph.
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