Observations on BLACK Colours.

Dictionarium Polygraphicum:
Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.
Vol I.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.
Lamp Black, Printer's Black, is the most us'd, because it is the easiest to be had and is good in washing.

But you must never put Black upon other colours, to darken them, for it will make them dirty, nor shadow with Black, unless it be spanish brown, when you would colour an old man's gown, which ought to be done of a sad colour; all other colours ows with Black look dirtily, not bright, fair or beautiful.

Ivory Black, is the deepest Black that is, and is thus made; take Ivory in pieces, put it into a furnace till it be thoroughly burnt, then take it out and let it cool; pare off the outside and take the blackest in the middle.

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