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PRACTICAL TREATISE ON DYEING AND CALLICOE PRINTING; EXHIBITING THE PROCESSES IN THE FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PRACTICE OF FIXING COLOURS ON WOOLLEN, COTTON, SILK, AND LINEN.|A
Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia, PA 1815 - 8vo. leather, label on spine. xvi, 506, (2) pages. First edition (Rink 1853; Lawrie 130; Shaw and Shoemaker 34442). Preface by the author, index, Table and classification of colors procured from indigenous plants. With black and white plate depicting mills for grinding indigo. Author was professor of chemistry at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, who had emigrated from Manchester, England, Although Cooper drew on the work of French and German chemists, he also conducted his own experimentation. See A.E. Musson and Eric Robinson, Science and Technology in the Industrial Revolution (London: Gordon and Breach Science Publisher, 1989 repr.), 347. Listing of other works by the publisher follows text. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. Inside hinges cracked. Front free endpaper separating. Endpapers tanned. Scattered foxing in text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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