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Scheffer, Sull'Arte della Tintura, 1790.

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Colouring manual for artists and craftsmen in Genua


Henrik Theophilus Scheffer (1710-1759); Torbern Bergman (1735-1784); Johann Philipp Vogler (1746-1816).

Sull'Arte della Tintura. Saggio del signor Scheffer commentato dal signor Bergmann colle Osservazioni sulla Tintura Azzurra del signor Consigliere Vogler ed un'Appendice.  

Genoa, Stamperia degli Eredi di Adamo Scionico, 1790. 

4° (21 x 16 cm.). [4], 47, [3 blank], [6] pp. With an engraved medaillon of “Genua artium culti et ingremento" on title-page dated 1786.

Later overlapping marbled stiff paper wrappers, endpapers watermark dated 1885.


Dyeing manual by the Arts and Crafts Society of Genua (Società Patria delle Arti e Manifatture di Genova), based on the first scientific treatise on dyeing by Henrik Theophilus Scheffer, titled Chemiske föreläsningar, rörande salter, jordarter, vatten, fetmor, metaller och färgning (1775, edited by Torbern Bergman). Also included is a treatise on the colour blue, by Johann Philipp Vogler. At the end a four-page list is added with the names of the members of the Soeciety. This addition lacks in the other copies that we traced (a.o. Cole Collection of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison). The work is divided per colour and gives elaborate information about the characteristics and instructions on how to make each colour.

Condition: In very good condition.

Reference: WorldCat: 1 copy.


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