This is an absolute treat! Landscape Painting in Oil Colours by Winsor & Newton from the year 1863! This is a public domain book, which you can read at Archive.org.
Winsor & Newton has been my go to for artist materials for decades, be it acrylics, watercolors or oils. They are reliable and available everywhere. Now don’t think I’m trying to offset my love of Gamblin Oil Colors or Daniel Smith Watercolors, or M. Graham Gouache, they are my favorites, but all three are difficult to come by unless you have a boutique artist supply store near by like Blick Artist Materials. If you live in the sticks, you can get Winsor & Newton supplies pretty much anywhere in the United States including Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. Their supplies are pretty much accessible and affordable to any artist with a coupon.
Winsor & Newton has always been good at training artists how to use their art materials, they have a plethora of educational materials online. And to read a book from the beginning of their efforts, is nothing short of fantastic.
Since oil colors have been around for centuries, and Winsor & Newton is also pretty old, there is wealth of old world knowledge available in this little book.
Now the problem with this book, is that many of the pages were not scanned in very well, but it is still worth it to have a look and try and read. This is free to do, so don’t worry about affiliates or anything. What you gain is some knowledge and nostalgia.