Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good
London: The Trade Papers Publishing Co., Limited; New York Spon & Chamberlain; Syndney, Australia: Bishop Bros., 1924.
Series: The Decorator, No. 6.
8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches. [ii], (x), (91) pp. Half-title, 14 plates (13 numbered plates plus plate IIIa), index; text unmarked, paper toned, some minor foxing, offsetting associated with a few plates, chips to the samples on plate 4. Blind-stamped green debossed paper over boards, the end-papers are advertisements, added mylar jacket; binding square and tight, spine toned, corners showing, stain on rear board. DB722-001. Very Good.
SECOND EDITION, revised, re-written and enlarged, with 48 examples of mounted color samples on 12 pages, 4 per page. First edition appeared in 1909. Scumbling refers to a painting technique that involves applying a thin layer of paint with a dry brush and a loose hand over an existing layer. The idea is to allow parts of the already existing paint below to remain exposed. Glazing in this context refers to a "thin, transparent coat of one colour - which is usually bright - is glazed or painted over another colour which is solid and often relatively sombre in hue." Arthur Seymour Jenning's editor's note to first edition. The editor's note to the second edition highlights the applications this book seeks to address: "different colours suitable for use in dining rooms, offices, boards rooms, etc., where a somewhat dark effect is desired, but there is an ample variety from which to make a selection." I have not been able to find biographical data on the author, Andrew Millar, likely a tradesman intent on practicing his craft rather that writing professionally.
Title: Scumbling & Colour Glazing. A Practical Handbook for House Painters, Coach Painters and Others. Illustrated by Many Examples Executed in Paint
Edition: SECOND EDITION, revised, re-written and enlarged
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Illustrator: Andrew Millar
Location Published: London; New York; Syndney, Australia, The Trade Papers Publishing Co., Limited; Spon & Chamberlain; Bishop Bros.: 1924
Binding: Blind-stamped green debossed paper over boards
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches
Seller ID: DB722-001
Keywords: andrew millar. scumbling, art, arthur seymour jenning, color glazing, decorative arts, painting