De la Loi du Contraste simultané des Couleurs, et de l’Assortiment des Objets colorés, considéré...
Two vols. Text vol.: two folding printed tables. xv, 735 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards (several signatures foxed), flat spine gilt. [with]: Atlas vol.: 40 plates, most of them colored & folded, many of them signed by the author, and nine printed sheets, each of a different color, and two printed leaves of text (including title). Large 4to, binding as above. Paris: Pitois-Levrault, 1839.
First edition of this classic work — one of the most influential treatises on color of the 19th century — by the great French chemist Chevreul (1786-1889).
“Chevreul made an... More