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Livre de Prières Tissé d'après les enluminures des manuscrits du XIVe au XVIe siècle
Lyon: [R. P. J. Hervier, designer; J. A. Henry, fabricator, for A. Roux], 1887. First edition. Illustrated book on silk, woven in silvery-gray and black threads. Four full-page illustrations, each page within a decorative border in various styles. Ornate initials throughout. Text in Latin and French. In somewhat later vellum, ornate title lettered on spine in black ink. The silk leaves are mounted on gray cardboard. Artistically restored. Housed in hard paper slipcase.. First edition. Illustrated book on silk, woven in silvery-gray and black threads. Four full-page illustrations, each page within a decorative border in various styles. Ornate initials throughout. Text in Latin and French. In somewhat later vellum, ornate title lettered on spine in black ink. The silk leaves are mounted on gray cardboard. (6) 43 (1) p. The first "computer-printed" book. One of the very few copies of this neo-Gothic book of prayers, woven with punched-card programmed silk loom, developed by Joseph-Marie Jacquard. The only successful example of an entirely woven book. An utmost rarity. Livre de Prières is one of the earliest book production involving automation and programming and the only example of an entirely woven book. Created in Lyon, the capital of silk, and the hometown of Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834), the inventor of the earliest programmable loom, the machine which is considered an important milestone in the history of computing and the inspiration for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. The Jacquard loom is controlled by replaceable punched cards, fastened together into … [Click Below for Full Description]
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