A Treatise and General Primer on the Properties of Early American Paints; Including also A Summary and Descriptionof Pigments, Copious Descriptions of their Manufacture and Application...and also A Brief Description of their Aging Characteristics. Paint, Historic Paints Ltd.

A Treatise and General Primer on the Properties of Early American Paints; Including also A Summary and Descriptionof Pigments, Copious Descriptions of their Manufacture and Application...and also A Brief Description of their Aging Characteristics

Meredith, New York: Historic Paints, Ltd, 1994. First edition, reprinted. Original decorated wraps. Octacvo, pp. 32. Richly illustrated with sepia toned images from the period. As the title sets forth, with chapters on "The Manufacture of Early Paints," "Types of Paint," "the Preparation and Application of Paint," "Of Colors and Pigments," and "Modern Paints." With an extensive bibliography of titles on the history of paint. New. Item #9802

As the text begins: "The only new ideas are those that have been forgotten." An extremely ambitious (and successful!) little pamphlet. Very useful for the paint professional as well as the period homeowner, looking for a good and reliable overview on the subject of historical paints. Belongs in every preservationist's library and should be actually read (!) from cover to cover. From the Introduction: "The only new ideas are the ones that have been forgotten."

Price: $15.00

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