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Disertacion sobre la Teorica y Practica del - FERNANDEZ, Luis - 1786. 
4 p.l., 30, , 60 pp. Small 4to, orig. wrappers. Valencia: J. Estevan y Cervera, 1786. First edition of this rare work on the manufacturing of silk hosiery in Valencia, one of the centers of this industry in the 18th century. Indeed, Spain was known as producing the best hosiery in all of Europe at that time. The author, who wrote in 1778 the standard Spanish book on dyeing, describes his efforts to increase the industry in Valencia, methods of dyeing, the qualities and types of silk yarns, and methods of manufacturing. This work, addressed to La Real Sociedad Economica de Amigos del Pais of Valencia, was part of the greater effort to bring modern industry to Spain. Fine copy. ? Palau 87930. Not in Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria.
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