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SCHÜTZENBERGER, PAUL: - Die Farbstoffe mit besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Anwendung in der Färberei und Druckerei. Two volumes. Berlin, Robert Oppenheim, 1868-70.

Pp. (vi), 544 + one folding engraved plate, 12 woodcuts and 10 plates with 40 mounted textile samples; pp. (ii), 624 + 26 woodcuts, 10 plates with 38 mounted textile samples and one additional plate with one sample (no. 41 belonging to volume one). Complete but both titles misbound (at pp. 448-9 in volume one and pp. 496-7 in volume two). Contemporary half calf on marbled paper covered boards, spines with four raised bands lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled edges. Old ownership signature and library stamps on front end papers. A handsome copy. First German edition of "Traité des matieres colorantes" (Paris 1866). It's a comprehensive study of dyes with particular regard to their application in dyeing and printing, as well as with textile fibers and their treatment. The text is accompanied with 79 (usually 78) small coloured fabric samples. Paul Schützenberger (1829-97), a renowned French chemist, primarly known for his research work on textile dyeing and his proposed technological innovations. Besides studies of the natural dyes he was also interested in new synthetic dye molecules for industrial use. "This remarkable work, ... was the most complete collection of information then available on dyes and their application to textiles." See Centenaire Paul Schutzenberger, Paris 1931, p. 74. Cf Poggendorff iii, 1217.
EUR 650.00 [Appr.: US$ 765.35 | £UK 579 | JP¥ 87004] Book number 100689

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