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The Art of Perfumery.

PIESSE (G. W. Septimus).

PIESSE (G. W. Septimus).

The Art of Perfumery, and the Methods of Obtaining the Odours of Plants. With Instructions for the Manufacture of Perfumes for the Handkerchief, Scented Powders, Odorous Vinegars, Dentifrices, Pomatums, Cosmetics, Perfumed Soap, etc. To which is added an Appendix on Preparing Artificial Fruit-Essences etc.

Two plates, woodcut illustration on the title and 50 woodcuts in the text.

Third Edition. 8vo. [188 x 115 x 34 mm]. xiv, [ii], 396, [4] pp. Original binding by Edmonds & Remnants (with their ticket inside the rear cover) of dark purple ribbed cloth, the covers with a blind blocked border and the front cover with a gilt centre block reproducing the illustration from the title, the spine lettered in gilt, brown endleaves with printed advertisements, plain edges. (Head of the joints and headcaps slightly rubbed).
London: [by Spottiswoode and Co. for] Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862.

A few trivial spots but a very good copy. First published in 1855, with a fifth edition appearing in 1891. Piesse (1820-1862) described himself as an "Analytical Chemist" and gave his address as 2 New Bond Street, London.

Stock no. ebc4269

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