London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1903. First edition. Embossed Decorated Boards, Black. Small octavo, pp. 163, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Previous owner signed the front endpaper. Very good; some pages cut and repaired. Item #19763
The materials employed in painting are, perhaps for several reasons, liable to adulteration, and it is not uncommon to find one substance entirely replaced by another of lower value. This book is designed to enable the painter and dealer to test and value the materials they buy, and the manufacturer and dealer the samples submitted tothem, in the simplest matter. Chapters cover the apparatus and reagents, as tests for dry colors, liquid and enamel paints, varnishes, linseed oil, turpentine, and much more. Scarce! We've never had a copy of this before.