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CHEVREUL, Michel Eugène (1786-1889). Des couleurs et de leurs applications aux arts industriels a l'aide des cercles chromatiques. Paris: J.B. Baillière, 1864.
CHEVREUL, Michel Eugène (1786-1889). Des couleurs et de leurs applications aux arts industriels a l'aide des cercles chromatiques. Paris: J.B. Baillière, 1864.

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CHEVREUL, Michel Eugène (1786-1889). Des couleurs et de leurs applications aux arts industriels a l'aide des cercles chromatiques. Paris: J.B. Baillière, 1864.

4o (363 x 279 mm). Half title, 27 colored engraved plates by Lamoureux after René Digeon (one folding) plates 3-27 mounted, publisher's catalogue printed on endpapers. Contemporary cloth gilt (faint ink stains on front cover).

FIRST EDITION. Chevreul was Director of Dyeing at the Manufactures Royales des Gobelins and professor of chemistry and later director of the Musum d'Histoire Naturelle, and he based his color treatise on empirical observation, intending it for the use of painters, textile designers, decorators, gardeners, etc., rather than scientists. Chevreul's "colour studies made him one of the most influential scientists of the nineteenth century" (DSB).

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