One folding hand-colored engraved plate. 2 p.l., [ix]-xx, 290 pp. Small 8vo, cont. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spine gilt, orange & green leather labels on spine. Weimar: B.F. Voigt, 1842.
First edition. Scherf was a dyer at Freiburg and wrote several other books on the subject. The present work is devoted to woad (Isatis tinctoria), its cultivation, and uses in making indigo dyes. The plate is a color scale depicting 36 different shades of blue.
Fine copy and rare. Lacking two preliminary leaves. ❧ Not in Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria or Lawrie.
Item ID: 3180