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The principles of harmony and contrast of colours and their application to the arts by M. E. Chevreul

Michel Eugène Chevreul

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Variant Title

Half-title: Chevreul on colour


London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd., 1912

Physical Description

xlvi, 465, 24, [8] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.

Series Title

Bohn's Scientific Library

General Note

Translated from the French of: De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs
translated by Charles Martel [pseud. [i.e. Thomas Delf]
15 color illustrations, 3 folding black and white illustrations at the rear of the book


The front free endpaper carries a 20th century Royal Academy bookplate

Copy Note

Front free-endpaper signed by M. C. Lawless and C. W. Simpson Esq

Binding Note

Red cloth binding. Spine very faded. Gilt lettering on spine: 'Chevreul on Colour' and 'Bohn's Libraries'


Colour theory


Thomas Delf, translator
Jacob Berzelius, dedicatee
Dame Laura Knight RA, previous owner, donor
George Bell and Sons (London), publisher
William Clowes and Sons Ltd., printer