The Book of Perfumes by Eugene Rimmel, 1865

The Book of Perfumes by Eugene Rimmel, 1865


Eugene Rimmel (1820-1887) was a french born Birtish PERFUMER responsible for manufacturing and marketing of some of the earliest commercially made cosmetics and contributed greatly to the concept of hygiene and bathing. His most innovative invention may well be the first commercial non-toxic mascara, which became so popular that "rimmel" is to this day the word "mascara" in several languages. In 1865, he published this The Book of Perfumes which with the aid of 250 illustrations covers the physiology of perfumes, the history of perfumary from ancient to modern times including the materials and plants used and the manufacturing techniques. Thus culturally important/RARE.

Published by Chapman & Hall, London, 1865, FIRST EDITION ORIGINAL and has not been rebound.

Used green cloth hardbound with gold victorian designs on front and spine with gilt on all page edges.

Condition: Good with some loss from top and bottom of spine and bumped edges ( see pictures) and as expected a fair amount of foxing throughout.