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Paper, 'Histoire naturelle de la pourpre de anciens' [Natural history of the purple of the ancients] by [Henri de] Lacaze-Duthiers

Reference number: AP/43/6

Date: 1859-1860

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Lacaze-Duthiers writes on purple dyes used by 'the ancients', aiming to identify the 'producing organs' of this dye, their nature, and 'the natural primitive colour of the dye'. He examines several species of molluscs which he believes produce the dye.

Includes one page of figures and two photographs executed in purple dye - Purpura Lapillus, on silk fabric

Subject: Zoology / Malacology / Natural history

Received 22 March 1860. Communicated by T H [Thomas Henry] Huxley.

A translated version of this paper was published in volume 10 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Natural history of the purple of the ancients'.

Reference number
AP/43/6
Earliest possible date
1859-1860
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
21 pages
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Photograph
Drawing
Manuscript

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Felix-Joseph Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers

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Felix-Joseph Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers, Paper, 'Histoire naturelle de la pourpre de anciens' [Natural history of the purple of the ancients] by [Henri de] Lacaze-Duthiers, 1859-1860, AP/43/6, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_43_6/paper-histoire-naturelle-de-la-pourpre-de-anciens-natural-history-of-the-purple-of-the-ancients-by-henri-de-lacaze-duthiers, accessed on 20 April 2024

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