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DELAVAL, Edward Hussey. An experimental Inquiry into the Cause of the Changes of Colours in Opake and Coloured Bodies. London, J. Nourse, 1777

4to, mm. 240x190; Contemporary Bodoni binding, title printed on the spine; pp. 2, LXXV, 1 b., 138, 2 of Addenda, between p. 94 e p. 95.
First and only edition. Important essay, which covers the chemical composition of the colors and their changes in the application on opaque bodies, with particular attention to their use _ field of applied arts and manufactures dealing with textiles, glass, ceramics, metals. From page 95 begins the work “A Letter to Right Honourable the Earl of Morton... containing experiments and observations on the Agreement between the Specific Gravities of the several Metals, and their Colours when united to Glass”, che fu letta presso la Royal Society nel 1765. Zeitlinger: “Rare... The work is still valuable for its investigations on the colouring of glasses”. In questo esemplare l’importante pagina non numerata con l’addenda è posta alla fine del saggio e non al termine del volume. Slight sign of foxing, fine specimen with wide margins. The lot is offered with a valid export licence.

Zeitlinger, n. 7225; Duveen, p. 165; Poggendorff, I, 540-1.
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DELAVAL. Cause of the Changes of Colours

Estimate €1,500 - €1,800Dec 28, 2016
Starting Price €500
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