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HAY, D[avid], R[amsay]. The principles of beauty in colouring systematized.

Edinburgh and London. William Blackwood and Sons, 1849. Second edition.
Quarto. [8], 72, 8pp. With fourteen plates depicting chromatic wheels and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's black cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Lightly rubbed, chipping to head of spine. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
David Ramsay Hay (1798-1866) Scottish artist and interior designer whose commissions included the decoration of the royal residence of Holyroodhouse for Queen Victoria and the country house of Abbotsford for poet Walter Scott. First printed in 1845, The principles of beauty in colouring systematized illuminates and systemises 'the principles upon which the mind is gratified and refined through the organs of vision, by an operation of the laws of Nature' with the support of finely executed chromatic plates depicting the relationship between primary and secondary colours.
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref: 20408