KERTESZ, A. (ed.)
The Diamine Colours of the Aniline Colour Works of Leopold Cassella & Co.,
Frankfort-o.-M. Their Properties and their Application in Dyeing and Printing.
First and only edition, uncommon, just 10 copies on OCLC. Cassella were the foremost producers of these aniline dyes in the late nineteenth century, in 1925 they became part of IG Farben. “We publish this book with the object of assisting our customers when working with the Diamine Colours, having regard to the variety of uses to which they are now being put in the different branches of the dyeing and printing trades.” (Introduction) The samples show the action of the dyes on a wide range of fabrics, cotton, wool, wool-cotton mixes, silks and others.
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Large octavo (249 164 mm) Original sand- and morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, gold patterned endpapers. Double frontispiece of the company’s works, hundreds of mounted fabric samples, some folding sheets. Suned at the spine, a little rubbed, very slighty splitting on the joints, folding leaves a bit dusty, a very good copy.