- London: Stephen Couchman for J. Johnson, 1791.
- thick 8vo.
- modern leather spine with marbled paper covered boards and leather tips, red leather spine label.
- xxxvii, 302; v, 385 pages.
Price: $750.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 102216
First edition in English. Folding engraved plate of dyeing apparatus to volume two (Cohen 118; Bolton 306; Lawrie 303; Ron's Bibliotheca Tinctoria #100). Berthollet (1748-1822) was a noted chemist in France and collaborated with Lavoisier on his pioneering chemical nomenclature. He was appointed inspector of dye works and director of the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in 1784. He wrote this important treatise on dyeing in French in 1791; the British edition appeared in the same year as the French. Other editions appeared over the years. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. Covers rubbed with some wear at tips.