Aue, Saxony: Paul Baumann, a. 1922. First edition. Loose leaf. Octavo. 4 Instructions, xvi page booklet, 1 color circle and shading scale, 47, 47pp. Original glossy light brown stiff wraps portfolio with black lettering on cover and spine and small color cube pasted to front cover; housed in plain blue cardboard slipcase. Includes 1359 systematically graded color tones with indication to mixing ratios and information about kind and usability of the most common colorants.
Contains a stiff gray double page with black lettering, publisher's device and ruling on cover, instructing on the application of the Baumann-Prase Color Tone Card with paragraphs on "same value harmonies (Wertgleiche Harmonien), same color tone harmonies (Farbtongleiche Harmonien), and compound color harmonies (Zusammengesetzte Farbenharmonien)." Page three features a color circle with additional, movable circle indicating the contrast colors, simple dyads, tryads and tetrads of color combinations. The sixteen page booklet contains a preface by the publisher, an introduction by Otto Prase, and paragraphs on the kind and designation of color tones, the color circle, the shading scale, the color stair, general notations on the shading scales, and the shading scale to plates 1 and 2.
The section of mixing tables opens with a two-page folded color circle with shading scales, protected by tissue guard. The thirty-eight colors on circle and scale are silkscreened, as are the color scales with up to thirty-six colors per plate of the forty seven mixing scales. Each of the forty-seven mixing tables with three rows of silkscreened color scales glued to stiff heavy paper with printed abbreviated mixing formulas and additional regular paper sheet glued to left edge of each plate. These glued pages contain printed schemes of the methodological gradation of one tone of the color circle, elaborate on colorants, their qualities and usability of the various colors on one side, e.g. Diamond Black, Ivory Black, the mixing tables to the respective plates are printed to versos. Text in German. Slipcase with light wear, small color stain on cover of portfolio, some very light age-toning. Very good to fine condition. Item #47861