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BENTLEY, Thomas (fl. 1813--18)
Prospectus of the various paints, for the preservation of all work exposed to the weather, and the interior of houses, ... manufactured exclusively by Thos. Bentley, at the Colour Works, 14, Old Street Road, ...
London: printed by Thomas Wood, 1817.
60 p. ; 16.7 cm. (8°)

With a colour card of 'Bentley's Anti-Corrosive Paint' pasted in on p. 5 (according to Ian Bristow this is 'the earliest such colour card so far discovered' - see Architectural colour in British interiors 1615--1840, 1996, p. xv). Includes numerous testimonials from users of the paints (pp. 13--29); a description of, and directions for laying, 'Slatinas, A Substitute For Slates and Tiles' (pp. 31--32); an account of 'Bentley's Durable Satin Paper Hangings' (p. 33); and an impressive list, arranged by county, of the nobility and gentry who have used Bentley's 'Anti-Corrosive and New Metallic Paints, Between The Years 1813, and 1817' (pp. 36--60).

Copy Notes Bound (9) in a collection of pamphlets, preceding a copy of Description of Bentley's new metallic oil paint, 1818 (q.v.) accompanied by a letter of presentation from Hamlet Wade to Soane dated 24 March 1820 in which Wade claims the new paint as his own invention.

Binding Later C19th green pebble-grained binder's cloth cloth, gilt-lettered spine reading 'Societies / Pamphlets'. The spine later numbered 'A' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 1685


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