[Dyes and colors] [Caption title:] Secrets divers.
[France]: [n. d., but 18th century]. 18th-century manuscript. . In contemporary vellum. Contains mounted textile samples. Text in French by a neat hand in ink. 174 [10 (index)] p. . Binding tanned. Some samples are missing. Text partly blurred on a few pages due to water stains. Otherwise in fine condition.
Unique 18th-century French manuscript book of recipes of dyes and colors, containing about 300 entries, some illustrated with textile a sample. Some three-hundred recipes for various colors and dyes are extracted from a variety of materials. Samples for shades of brown, red, yellow, green, grey, and black between pp. 9–16, unfortunately, some are missing.