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A Treatise on the Art of Weaving with Calculations and Tables for the Use of Manufacturers

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Weight 860 g
Dimensions 45 × 35 × 16 mm
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This book is full of practical help for the historian and for any museum or weaving enthusiast wishing to know how to set-up early machine looms. I have listed all 14 double engraved plates to give you the range and depth this books information. Some the patterns listed are still being made today in the form of Welsh Blankets, please see plate4 Principles of Diaper. Plate 1 Construction of Loom Mountings. 2 Principles of Tweeling and Lined Work. 3 Principles of Line Work, 4 Principles of Diaper. 5, 6 & 7 Principles of Cross Weaving. 8 Principle of Lap weaving. 9 Principle of Spot Weaving. 10 Principles of Seeding & Flushing. 11The Draw Loom. 12 The Principles of Hardness Weaving. 13 Cross Draw Loom. 14 French Draw Loom, Dressing Machine & Power Loom.
Cover is original period 3/4 leather and marbled binding. Illustrated with folding engraved plates, some with hand colour. In VG to VG+ condition. Front joint starting to crack at top, binding otherwise sound. Full Title page and subsequent Preface page clipped, three words lost only. Internally clean. In all, a pretty nice example of this rare book.