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A new elucidation of colours, original, prismatic, and material; showing their concordance in three primitives, yellow, red, and blue; and the means of producing, measuring, and mixing them : with some observations on the accuracy of Sir Isaac Newton ... By James Sowerby ...

James Sowerby 1757-1822.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



James Sowerby, 1757-1822.


London: Printed by Richard Taylor and Co., 1809

Physical Description

2 p.l., 51 p. 7 pl. (partly col.) 23 cm.

General Note

7 (6 col.) engr. diagrams.


Inscribed in ink on the title page 'To the Royal Academy. Presented by the Author, Ja Sowerby'
The front pastedown carries a 20th century Royal Academy bookplate

Name as Subject

Isaac Newton, 1642-1727.


Painting, Technique
Colour - Colouring - Theory
Colour theory

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