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CHEVREUL, Eugène (1786-1889
Des couleurs et de leurs applications aux Arts industriels à l'aide des cercles chromatiques
Paris: Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1864. Folio (14.25 x 11 inches; 362 x 279 mm). 26, [2] pages. 27 color plates. Original green gilt-lettered cloth. Some modest wear to extremities, some intermittent pale spotting internally. Item #404912 FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Chevreul at the end of the preface and with an autograph note tipped-in by Arthur Liébaut, engineer of Arts and Manufactures, and specialist in steam engines and their applications to agriculture. Inscribed by Liébaut: "Monsieur Chevreul, âgé de cent ans et demi, a signé ce livre, en ma présence, le Dimanche 6 mars 1887, il m'a chargé de le remettre, de sa part, à Monsieur Gaston Tissandier, comme témoignage de haute estime pour les travaux scientifiques et pour son admirable courage. A. Liébaut." ["Monsieur Chevreul, aged one hundred years and a half, signed this book, in my presence, Sunday the 6th of March 1887, charging me to fill his place, on his behalf, to Monsieur Gaston Tissandier, as a testimony of the highest esteem for his scientific work and for his admirable energy. A. Liébaut."] This is probably the rarest of all Eugène Chevreul's publications on color. He developed the practical results he had obtained to define and name the colors and expresses here for the first time the means of obtaining, according to a carefully-managed process, the successive degradations of several colors which here have been noted in pencil on the 13 chromatic scales: gray, purple-red, orange-red, orange, yellow-orange, yellow, green-yellow, green, blue-green, blue, violet-blue, purple, and red. In addition to the 13 p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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