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Methuen Handbook of Colour

£700.00

Product description

An overall Fine condition edition of this extremely rare and highly sought after text. This is the third printing (1989) of the third editon (1978). This was the last printing of this book which is unlikely to ever be reissued as the film used to print it was destroyed in a fire at the publisher. There is very little preventing me from listing this in As New condition but I will describe its few flaws in detail. There is a very small amount of handling wear present on the fore page edge. The top end of the spine is very slightly bumped. The dustjacket is price-clipped and there is some negligible light general wear on the jacket. Otherwise, this edition is as fresh as the day it came off the press witrh no markings to the text block or colour plates. The colour selector tool is in likewise Fine condition as is the pasted flap that houses it.

From the publisher's description: "The Third Edition of this authoritative pocket colour-book covers the essentials of colour practice and includes an international dictionary of colours with British Standard equivalents. A universal ready-reference for all whose jobs or recreations involve colour, it now includes names of colours used by British paint manufacturers and colours traditionally associated with the printing ink industry, thus shedding light on the whole field of colour in art and science. The colour book is divided into two parts, the Handbook proper and a Colour Dictionary. The Handbook explains the basic facts upon which all systems of colour identification are based, and describes some important visual effects that apply to colour usage generally. The Dictionary consists of plates of 1,266 colour samples accompanied by descriptive glossaries of colour names with an easy cross-reference system. The Colour Dictionary is so contrived that a colour sample of one's own can be compared with the charted samples, and an appropriate name selected for it from the colour diagrams. On the other hand, the appearance of a named colour can be discovered by looking up the colour-name in the alphabetical list and following the reference symbol to the appropriate place on the colour plates. Lists of colour names used by British paint manufacturers and those used by the printing ink industry are included, set out in such a way that they can be readily compared with the colours reproduced in the Dictionary."

Item details

Added value:
Near Mint copy of one of the most sought after books for model makers
Author(s):
Kornerup, A.; Wanscher J. H.
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
3rd Ed (1978); 3rd Imp. (1989)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0413334007
ISBN-13:
9780413334008
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
Methuen

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An overall Fine condition edition of this extremely rare and highly sought after text. This is the third printing (1989) of the third editon (1978). This was the last printing of this book which is unlikely to ever be reissued as the film used to print it was destroyed in a fire at the publisher. There is very little preventing me from listing this in As New condition but I will describe its few flaws in detail. There is a very small amount of handling wear present on the fore page edge. The top end of the spine is very slightly bumped. The dustjacket is price-clipped and there is some negligible light general wear on the jacket. Otherwise, this edition is as fresh as the day it came off the press witrh no markings to the text block or colour plates. The colour selector tool is in likewise Fine condition as is the pasted flap that houses it.

From the publisher's description: "The Third Edition of this authoritative pocket colour-book covers the essentials of colour practice and includes an international dictionary of colours with British Standard equivalents. A universal ready-reference for all whose jobs or recreations involve colour, it now includes names of colours used by British paint manufacturers and colours traditionally associated with the printing ink industry, thus shedding light on the whole field of colour in art and science. The colour book is divided into two parts, the Handbook proper and a Colour Dictionary. The Handbook explains the basic facts upon which all systems of colour identification are based, and describes some important visual effects that apply to colour usage generally. The Dictionary consists of plates of 1,266 colour samples accompanied by descriptive glossaries of colour names with an easy cross-reference system. The Colour Dictionary is so contrived that a colour sample of one's own can be compared with the charted samples, and an appropriate name selected for it from the colour diagrams. On the other hand, the appearance of a named colour can be discovered by looking up the colour-name in the alphabetical list and following the reference symbol to the appropriate place on the colour plates. Lists of colour names used by British paint manufacturers and those used by the printing ink industry are included, set out in such a way that they can be readily compared with the colours reproduced in the Dictionary."

Added value:
Near Mint copy of one of the most sought after books for model makers
Author(s):
Kornerup, A.; Wanscher J. H.
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
3rd Ed (1978); 3rd Imp. (1989)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0413334007
ISBN-13:
9780413334008
Number of pages:
252
Publisher:
Methuen

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