Elephant's Breath & London Smoke: Historical Colour Names, Definitions & Uses by Deb Salisbury
Price: $4.99 USD. 180460 words.
Language: English. Published by Five Rivers Publishing on November 19, 2009. Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries.
This book will tell you about colour in history, the names of colours, when they were used, how they were used, what they looked like, and where they came from. There are dye recipes, paint ingredients, poetic language and general commentary all in the words of period writers.