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  Indigo is a popular subject 
and many books have a section devoted to it.
And most are rather specialist - see the list below - but the one on the right is more general
indigo book The world-wide use of indigo as a dye is covered by 
Jenny Balfour-Paul in Indigo
BM Press (1998, 2000)
Archetype Publications (2006)


Massive bibliography in Cooksey CJ, Indigo: an annotated bibliography, Biotechnic & Histochemistry, 82(2), 2007, pp105-125
doi : 10.1080/00958970701267235
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And a 2012 update Biotechnic & Histochemistry
doi : 10.3109/10520295.2012.698308
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For older literature, see Hurry, JB, bibliography

Really good reference books:

Cardon D, Le monde des teintures naturelles, Paris: Belin, 2003, Ch 8, pp257-311
Cardon D, Natural Dyes : Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science, London, Archetype Publications, 2007, Ch. 8, pp 335-408 ISBN 978-1-904982-00-45
Schweppe H, Handbuch der Naturfarbstoffe: Vorkommen, Verwendung, Nachweis, Landsberg/Lech : Ecomed, 1993 (and Hamburg: Nikol, n.d.) ISBN 360965130X (3 933203 46 5) pp 282-304

More books about indigo ...

Baeyer, Adolf. Adolf von Baeyer’s Gesammelte Werke, 2 vols. Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1905.

Beer, John J. The Emergence of the German Dye Industry. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1959; reprinted New York: Arno, 1981

Brunck, Heinrich. Die Entwickelungsgeschichte der Indigo-Fabrication. Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft 33, III (1900): LXXI-LXXXVI.

Edmonds, John,
The history of woad and the medieval woad vat,
Historic Dyes Series No 1, (1998) ISBN 0 9534133 0 6

Gardner, Walter M., ed. The British Coal Tar Industry: Its Origin, Development and Decline. London: Williams & Norgate, 1915; reprinted New York: Arno, 1981.

Gienapp, Ruth Anne. Adolf von Baeyer. In Dictionary of Scientific Biography, eds Charles Coulston Gillispie, Frederic L. Holmes, 18 vols, vol. 1, pp. 389-91. New York: Scribners, 1970-90.

Haber, Ludwig F. The Chemical Industry During the Nineteenth Century. A Study of the Economic Aspect of Applied Chemistry in Europe and North America. Oxford: Clarendon, 1958.

Hornix, Willem J. From Process to Plant. Innovation in the Early Artificial Dye Industry. British Journal for the History of Science 25 (1992): 65-90. (plus other contributions to this special issue.)

Ploss, Emil. Indigo. Die merkwürdige Geschichte eines Namens. Die BASF 10 (1960): 85-91.

Reinhardt, Carsten. Die Farbe Blau: Indigo. In Ein blaues Wunder. Blaudruck in Europa und Japan, ed. Hartmut Walravens, pp. 14-24. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1993.

Reinhardt, Carsten. Forschung in der chemischen Industrie. Die Entwicklung synthetischer Farbstoffe bei BASF und Hoechst. 1863-1914. Freiberg: Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, 1997.

Reinhardt, Carsten. An Instrument of Corporate Strategy: The Central Research laboratory at BASF, 1868-1890. In The Chemical Industry in Europe, 1850-1914: Industrial Growth, Pollution, and Professionalization, eds Ernst Homburg, Anthony S. Travis and Harm G. Schröter, pp. 239-59. Dordrecht: Kluwer 1998.

Rufino, Patrice Georges Le Pastel: Or bleu du Pays de Cocagne, Editions Daniel Briand, 1990, ISBN 2-903716-22-6.

Schmorl, Karl. Adolf von Baeyer. Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1952.

Sandberg, Gösta. Indigo Textiles; technique and history. Lark Books, 1989

Travis, Anthony S. The Rainbow Makers. The Origins of the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry in Western Europe. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh Juniversity Press, 1993.

Travis. From Turkey Red to Tyrian Purple: Textile Colours for the Industrial Revolution. Jerusalem: Jewish National and University Library, 1993.

Vaupel, Elisabeth: Carl Graebe (1841-1927): Leben, Werk und Wirken im Spiegel seines brieflichen Nachlasses, 2 vols. PhD diss. University of Munich, 1987.

Wiedenmann, Evelyn. Die Konstruktion der richtigen Formel. Strukturaufklärung und Synthese des Indigblau, dargestellt an Hand des Briefwechsels Baeyer-Caro, 2 vols. PhD diss. Technical University of Munich, 1978.



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