The Art of Perfumery - G. W. Septimus Piesse 1857
The Art of Perfumery and the method of obtaining the odor
of plants with the instructions for the manufacture of perfumes
for the handkerchief, scented powders, odorous vinegars, dentifrices,
ponatums, cosmetiques, perfumed soap, etc. by G. W. Septimus Piesse.
1857 Published in Philadelphia by Lindsay and Blakiston. 304 pages.
It includes an appendix on the colors of flowers, artificial fruit
essences, etc. The first edition was published in London in 1855.
We believe this to be the first American edition. This book is
considered the seminal work on perfumery; essentially a cookbook
for perfumers. The development and manufacture of perfumes has
changed little since this book was published almost 150 years
ago. Each chapter is devoted to one fragrance such as almond,
jasmine, musk, orange, patchouly, clove and others. Additional
chapters illustrate the methods for producing scented soaps, creams,
oils and other products. The covers have been soiled. Flyleaf
has label as shown in picture below. All pages are intact but
several pages show heavy use and there is some strain to the binding.
Pages show some toning near the edges. (Stock number 003Perfume)
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