Modern Chromatics: Students' Text-Book of Color, 1973, First Print, HC, NF.

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Birren, Faber, et al. New York. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. 1973.
English, First Printing, Near Fine, HC, 8vo, 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", 257 pp.
ISBN: 0442270283

Maroon cloth over board, stamped gilt lettering to spine, light soiling and yellowing to edges of text block, slight warping to text block, otherwise, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Very Good white and black pictorial dust jacket, featuring color charts to front, black-and-white images of Books on Color and Design to back, white lettering to front and spine, black lettering to back and interior flaps, minor yellowing to interior flaps, small crease to interior flap bottom tip, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. [3] 257 pp., replete with black-and-white images, 8 color plates, black informative illustrations, Preface by Faber Birren, Part I: Introduction with essay on Ogden N. Rood (1831-1902) by Ronald Rood, 6 other sections, and References, Part II: The Book: The Modern Chromatics with commentary notes by Faber Birren, Part III: Facsimille of Modern Chromatics, First American Edition, 1879 with Preface, chapters I-XVIII, and Index. From inside dust jacket: "Modern Chromatics, a unique and important book in the literature of color, deals with the underlying facts upon which a great deal of color expression in modern art depends...Written by a great American scientist, Ogden N. Rood, who was also an artist, the book has much to contribute to the study of color today."

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