MOSSPETSSTROY [ie Moscow Special Building Co]. ~ KOLERNAYA KNIZHKA [Colour Book].
248 colour samples. 13 x 9.9 cms. original blue cloth with silver lettering on upper cover. Some marks but a good copy.
The sample book for the most trusted industrial airbrush workshop in Moscow, Mosspetsstroy. The company provided paint and labour for big industrial projects. The samples are prefaced by notes on how to use colour recipes, how to interchange pigments, how to check the resistance of pigments to lime, how to check for cracks in plaster, straining finished colours, and detailed descriptions of pigments used to make all the different colours shown in these samples by number.
There is stamp on the lower endpaper dated 9th May 1944, presumably when the book was accessioned into a company who was intending to use the company and its colours.