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Book Description

[Second edition] "Illustrated by 11 Plates Coloured by Hand", some of which are coloured line-graphs. Cloth abraded at spine ends, spine-titling barely legible but front cover lettering bright. Pages age-toned, especially at front and back.
Dealer Notes
The author looks at the physics of light, the predominant theories of his day, and the need to standardize the study and terminology. Lovibond is the inventor of the Tintometer, a 19th century colorimeter or colour comparison device, based on his research into colour theory and his experience as a brewer. He knew that different beers reflected their alcohol and sugar contents by their colour, and by accurately measuring this he could ensure the beer’s quality. Extending that idea throughout the colour spectrum gave birth to his device which could be used in any number of industrial, scientific, artistic and even anthropological applications. It also gave birth to his intense interest in light and colour, on which he wrote several books.
Author Joseph W. Lovibond
Date 1921
Binding Publisher's original greenish-black cloth
Publisher London: E. & F. N. Spon
Condition Very good
Pages 90

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