London: Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1903. First edition. Original green Cloth, with gilded lettering to front and spine. Small octavo, pp. 163, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. With 36 pages of technical literature in appendix. Very good;. Item #19977
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 to them, 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. A very technical title, aimed a the serious paint professional. Scarce! We've never had a copy of this before in its original green binding.