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A nomenclature of colors for naturalists, and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists

Author: Robert Ridgway
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1886
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Genre/Form: Terminology
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Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929.
Nomenclature of colors for naturalists, and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists.
Boston : Little, Brown, and Company, 1886 (Cambridge [Mass.] : University Press: John Wilson and Son)
(OCoLC)889845882
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Ridgway
OCLC Number: 768502
Notes: Most plates with description on facing versos of guardsheets.
Color charts executed in stencilled watercolor, using pigments specified in the descriptions. Cf. Ridgway's succeeding work, Color standards and nomenclature (1912), p. 13: "[O]wing the method of reproducing the originals (hand stenciling)--there is considerable variation in different copies of the book, one or more reprints, necessitating new mixtures of pigments, adding to this lack of uniformity."
Signatures: [1]⁸ 2-8⁸ [9]₁.
Description: 129, [1] p., XVII leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Nomenclature of colors (Preface. Principles of color and general remarks. Colors required by the zoölogical or botanical artist. Comparative vocabulary of colors. Bibliography) --
pt. 2. Ornithologists' compendium (Glossary of technical terms used in descriptive ornithology. Table for converting millimetres into English inches and decimals. Table for converting English inches and decimals into millimetres).
Other Titles: Nomenclature of colors
Responsibility: by Robert Ridgway, curator, Department of Birds, United States National Museum ; with ten colored plates and seven plates of outline illustrations.

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