Elephant's Breath & London Smoke: Historical Colour Names, Definitions & Uses by Deb Salisbury
Approx. 180,460 words.
Published on November 19, 2009 by
Five Rivers Publishing.
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.