[EARLY SOVIET CATALOGUE OF COLOURS] Kolernaia knizhka [i.e. The Book of Colours]

Item #778

Moscow: Izd. khudozhestvenno-aerograficheskoi proektnoi masterskoi tresta ‘Mosspetsstroi’, 1939. 40 pp., 124 colored leaves cut in half. 10x13 cm. In blue cloth with silver lettering on the front cover. Pale stamp of private library on the t.p., otherwise very good.

Second edition. One of 5500 copies. Extremely rare.
This is a handbook for house painters which consists of the colour catalogue, receipts for 248 colours as well as 17 pigments, used for their creation. The book opens with commentaries by compilers on how to check the pigment resistance to lime mortar and how to indicate alkali in the lime plaster. The catalogue features colours ranging them from highly to less saturated ones. 

Not in the Worldcat.

Price: $750.00

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