The Artist's Handbook by Pip Seymour is a bible for artists in a more practical, easier to read version of Ralph Meyers technical guide book.
It includes detailed information on art materials as well as some recipes for artists.
Without being alarmist this is a practical guide to using art materials, a serious book of information.
There are no pictures but solid reliable text that you wished you had covered in art school.
Carefully researched and plainly written by Pip Seymour Pegasus Art stock this informative book which has just been re-printed.