The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer
Published by Penguin Publishing Group 1957 (Second Edition)
Hardcover, no dust jacket
A reference book of artists' materials and methods including the latest advances in new materials. Ralph Miller compiled valuable lists for the artist: retail sources for materials, a pigment catalog, a bibliography, and an extensive appendix, the detailed index makes all of this information immediately accessible. It is, as American Artist Magazine calls it, the "artist's bible," an invaluable reference for the painter, sculptor, and printmaker.