G.W. SEPTIMUS PIESSE, THE ART OF PERFUMERY, hb 3rd ed. 1862 RARE COSMETICS BOOK

G. W. Septimus Piesse. The Art of Perfumery, And the Methods of Obtaining The Odours of Plants.

Published in London by Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. Third edition. 'With instructions for the manufacture of perfumes for the hankerchief, scented powders, odorous vinegars, dentifrices, pomatums, cosmetics, perfumed soap, etc. To whcih is added an appendix on preparing artificial fruit-essences, etc.' 396 pages.

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Blue cloth covers with gilt titles and a gilt illustration on the front board. The cloth binding is bumped, grubby and worn, and has some staining to the front cover. There are small splits at the head and foot of the spine. Internally there is some foxing, worse to the first and last few pages, and the front endpaper is missing. There are some grubby marks internally, espcially to pages 96-97 which look to have been used to dry a plant. The rear hinge is cracked between the rear endpaper and board. Good.

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The approx. measurements are as follows:

18.5cm by 12cm. (Ref. #b1513)