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A perfect red : empire, espionage and the quest for the colour of desire

Author: Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec marketplaces, where it attracted the attention of the Spanish conquistadors. Shipped to Europe, the dye produces the brightest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Butler Greenfield
ISBN: 0552771287 9780552771283
OCLC Number: 225703375
Notes: Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2005.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 430 pages : color illustrations, 1 map, color portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Amy Butler Greenfield.

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"[An] intricate history...Greenfield paints a broad historical panorama, never neglecting the intimate, eccentric, and often absurd human details."--Boston Globe

 
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