London: Whittaker & Co., 1839. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17113
8vo. xliv, 371 pp. Original blue-green T-grain cloth; title in gilt on spine, and the boards blocked with a design in blind; yellow coated endpapers. With two hand-colored plates, the first, the frontispiece of English Chromatic Scale (Moses Harris's colour-wheel), the second after p. 244 of the French Chromatic Scale (Merimee's). The 1839 London translation of Merimee's book, originally published in French in 1830. Cloth spotted and unevenly sunned on the upper board; inner hinged neatly mended; else a very good copy. With the penciled signature of Nash Hood and with three pencil sketches, apparently by him, on the endpapers. Rare.