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TINGRY, Pierre François. Traité théorique et pratique sur l'art de faire et d'appliquer les vernis; sur les différens genres de peinture par l'impression et en décoration, ainsi que sur les couleurs simples et composées: accompagné de nouvelles observations sur le Copal. 

Genève, Manget, 1803.

Two volumes 8vo (200x125 mm), (4)-xlviii-326-(2) pages and 5 plates / (4)-351-(1) pages and folding table.  binding : Half sheep from XXth century. Rubbed. Foxings. 

First edition.
The rediscovery of ancient paintings in Pompeii in the second half of the eighteenth century somewhat shook knowledge of pictorial techniques. Such preservation of the vividness of colors seemed mysterious, several avenues were put forward by Watin or Count Caylus and this revived European research in pigments and varnishes.
It is in this line that the work of Tingry, a Geneva chemist whose work is a reference in the field, falls.
The first part is devoted to the preparation of drying oils, resins, varnishes, pitch ... (with recipes, instruments and methodology) The second to the preparation of pigments including the use of copal varnish to obtain transparent colors.

Handsigned by the publisher.

provenance: Signed on blanks.

Price : 350 €

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