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17259. Atkinson, R.R.: Jute Fibre to Yarn.

London: Heywood 1964. xiv+212 pp. 22 by 14.5 cm. gold blocked brown boards, hardback, in a worn dustwrapper, in good condition. 10.00


17255. Booth, J.E.: Principles of Textile Testing An Introduction to Physical Methods of Testing Textile Fibres, Yarns, and Fabrics.

London: National Trade Press Ltd,1961. 497 pp. 21.5 x 15 cm. 89 figures. Profusely illustrated with plates, tables, diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a dustwrapper. A little shelfwear, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


17878. Bradbury, Fred: Calculations in Yarns and Fabrics.

Halifax: F. King & Sons, (1920). 354 + xviii pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Tables, drawings, advertisements, and lined pages for calculations. Bradbury taught at Belfast College of Technology where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Textile Industries. Gold-blocked red boards. Corners bumped, and showing some wear, otherwise in fair/ good condition. 12.00


17257. British Standards Institution.: Methods of Test for Textiles.

London: British Standards Institution, 1956. B.S. Handbook no. 11. xv+461 pp. 22 x 14. cm. Amendments no's 1 and 2 are very neatly stapled into the book. Profusely illustrated with plates, tables, diagrams, and drawings. Brown-blocked neutral boards, no dustwrapper. In good condition. 10.00


4208. Cadness, Henry.: Decorative Brush-Work & Elementary Design.

London, Batsford 1902. 8vo. pp.ix+ 174, with 38 plates comprising about 400 examples of design. Inscribed "To my fellow members of the Manchester Literary Club Henry Cadness Jan. 9th 05". Bookplate removed from front paste down. Cadness was a lecturer in Textile Design at the Municipal School of Technology Manchester, and a Master at the School of Art. A little wear but a good copy. 25.00


10294. Carter, H. R: The New Practical Flax Spinner, or Flax & Tow Spinners Calculator.

Belfast: H.R. Carter 28-36 Waring Street 1920. 340 pp. Part 1 Flax and its Hackling, Part II Tow Carding and Combing, Part III Line and Tow Preparing - The Roving Frame, Part IV Wet and Dry Spinning, Part V The Yarn and Thread Departments, Part VI The Mechanical Department. illustrated, there are various inserts including detailed costed estimates for the supply of machinery to The Silverford Ropework Company Banbridge. No date but in pre-decimal form. Local research might possibly date this. The book is rubbed and a bit worn but is interesting given the virtual disappearance of the local industry. 85.00


15930. Carter, H.R: Flax, Hemp and Jute Spinners' Catechism.

London: John Bale Sons & Danielssonn, 1910. Technical Handbooks No. 4. 268 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Twenty-four plates, plus Figures in text, Index, Questions and Answers for London Institute City and Guilds. Addressed from 28 Waring Street, Belfast. Black-blocked brown boards, no dw. The book is rubbed and a bit worn, with split inner gutters, but it is interesting given the virtual disappearance of the local industry. 85.00


10822. Clark, Wallace: Linen on the Green An Irish Mill Village 1730 - 1982.

Belfast: The Universities Press (Belfast) Ltd., 1983. Second edition. xii + 183 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 18 illustrations, 26 plates, 2 plans, and endpaper maps. Family tree. Notes. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked linen-covered boards. No dustwrapper. A previous owner's name has been scribbled over at the top of one of the preliminary pages, o/w in very good condition. An affectionate account of his family's linen business, and the community which grew up around it, in Upperlands, on the Clady River, in Co. Londonderry. 19.50


12004. D'Etrey, Julie: Ouvrages au Crochet Inventes et Dessines par Julie D'Etrey no. 1.

Bruxelles: n.d. c. 1850/52 14.5 by 11 cms. 6pp. illustrated. card covers. Six small coloured designs for crochet from the mid-nineteenth century. Contains the inscription, "Marian Armstrong from Admiral Nesham Jan. 29th 1852. " Christopher John Williams Nesham 1771-1853, entered the Royal Navy in 1782. He served in Normandy at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War 1789, and was a Lieutenant in 1790 and a Commodore in 1798. He served in the West Indies and was at the capture of Martinique in 1809. He became Rear-Admiral in 1839, Vice-Admiral in 1846 and Admiral 1852. We have not been able to definitively identify Marian Armstrong. A nice link with the Navy of Nelson. 50.00


6451. Dryad: Dryad Art Craftwork Needlework 1969.

Leicester: Dryad, 1969. 215 pp. illustrated. Dryads craft catalogue. stiff card covers, very good. 10.00


13077. Galeries Lafayette: Galeries Lafayette Special Sale List.

London: Galeries Lafayette n.d. c.1920. Galeries Lafayette London branch, the only one in the U.K. A sales catalogue from the early 1920's (?). Folding 8pp, printed in sepia and cream. Haberdashery, bags, feathers, lace, veilings, ribbons, lingerie, household linen, stockings, gloves. There is alas a 15 by 1 cm long silver paint mark on the page illustrating lace which partly disfigures a few images, otherwise in good condition. A nice survival despite this. 15.00


7280. Garner, Walter: Textile Laboratory Manual.

London: The National Trade Press, 1951. Second revised ediion. x+574 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Illustrated. No dustwrapper, very good. This book brings together a range of analytical and testing methods sufficient to enable most of the problems likely to be encountered in a textile works laboratory to be investigated. 8.00


17263. Gupta, Sen: Weaving Calculations An up-to-date comprehensive reference book.

Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., 1961. Fourth revised and enlarged edition. xi+260 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Black-blocked yellow boards, in good condition, in a slightly-worn dustwrapper. Illustrated with tables, 29 diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. 10.00


18267. Henderson & Eadie Ltd: Irish Wool and what is made of it, and Irish Wool and what we make of it.

Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh: Henderson & Eadie Ltd Woollen Manufacturers, 1926, 1932. Two advertising leaflets, 8 pp. each. 14.5 x 9cm. Describes the products Henderson & Eadie Ltd made from wool, with dimensions, prices etc. A scarce survival. The 1932 leaflet shows their Irish Free State Factory as Collooney Woollen Mills, Sligo. Selling priced as a pair only. Rare ephemera. 20.00


6450. Hooper, Luther: Hand - Loom Weaving Plain & Ornamental.

London: Pitman 1979. xxii+339 pp. with line drawings by the author and Noel Rooke also several illustrations from ancient and modern textiles. First published in 1910 this is its first paperback printing. 8.00


10833. Horner, John: The Linen Trade of Europe during the Spinning Wheel Period.

Belfast: McCaw, Stevenson & Orr 1920. xiv+591 pp. illustrated, linen backed boards, in very good condition. This classic study has now become fairly scarce. Horner gave his spinning wheel collection to the Belfast, now the Ulster Museum, where it was once on display. 105.00


6449. Jarvis: P. R: A Practical Weaving Course.

Manchester: Harlequin Press 1947. 152 pp. illustrated, very good in a rather worn dustwrapper. 10.00


17248. Kar, S. N.: Jute Spinning and Weaving Calculations.

Calcutta: The Book Society of India, 1954. 126 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. Black-blocked red boards, in very good condition, in a good d.w. Profusely illustrated with tables, diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. Index. 15.00


17247. Kar, S. N.: The Jute Fibre.

Calcutta: The Book Society, 1954. 126 pp. 18.5 x 2.53 cm. Black-blocked brown card covers, in very good condition. Endpaper maps. Index. 15.00


17258. Leggatt, William: The Theory and Practice of Jute Spinning: being a complete description of the machines used in the preparation and spinningm of jute yarns.

Dundee: William Kidd & Sons,1921. xiv+284+20 pp. 26 x 19 cm. "With illustrations of the various machines, showing the calculations, tables of speeds, drafts, production, waste, etc, Including over 140 diagrams to Scale, and illustrations by Lawson, Leeds; and Combe Barbour Belfast". Black-blocked brown boards. No dustwrapper. The top inch has been removed from the title page, no loss of text, o/w in very good condition. 32.00


17264. Mather, J.N.: Carding - Jute and Similar Fibres.

London: Iliffe Books Ltd, 1969. 122 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 35 illustrations. 4 pages of plates. Tables, diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. Index. Gold-blocked brown boards, in very good condition, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. 10.00


17262. Morton, W.E.: An Introduction to the Study of Spinning.

London: Longmans Green and Co., 1949. Second edition, including rayon. viii+245 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. 154 figures, including plates. Index. Silver-blocked black boards, in good condition, in a worn dustwrapper. 10.00


15888. Ontiveros, Joaquin Rodriguez and Juan Carreras Palet.: Diccionario Textil Panamericano. Espanol-Ingles, Ingles-Espanol

Neuva York: Panamerican Publishing Co., 1949. Primera Edition. vii+267+285+259 pp. 20 x 14 cm. Section 2 is illustrated with plates of textile machinery. The first and third sections are the dictionary, Spanish-English and English -Spanish, while section two is the Technologia Elemental de la Industria Textil, by Palet. Gold-blocked black boards, in good condition. 25.00


17265. Paul, Santosh Kumar: Comprehensive Study in Modern Jute Technology Parts 1 & II.

Calcutta: Published by the author, 1961. 164 pp and 96 pp, bound together. 22 x 14 cm. Gray-blocked red boards, in fair/good condition, in a very-worn dustwrapper. 74 + 41 figures, and tables, diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. 10.00


12411. Peterson's Magazine: Les Modes Parisiennes Peterson's Magazine 1866.

London: Peterson's Magazine 1866 23 by 30 cms. a group of ten Fashion Plates of the latest Paris fashions for women. We don't have March or August, original folds, some edgewear, mounted onto stiff card, images clean. This was a famous American magazine with very attractive fashion plates, and these 10 deserve a good home. 45.00


6704. Ponting, K.G., Editor: Textile History

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970 Volume 1 of the Journal Textile History. v + 399 pp, 21.5 x 15 cm, plates, maps, and tables. Near mint, in near mint dw. 15.00


17250. Sharma, M.P.: Jute Spinning Made Easy. ( Parts I and II )

Calcutta: published by the author, 1965. First edition. 98 + 136 + 4 pp. 18.5 x 13 cm. 14 + 22 figures and tables, diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. Blue-blocked ivory covers, in very good condition. 10.00


17246. Sharp, Peter: Flax, Tow, and Jute Spinning: A Handbook containing information on the various branches of these trades. With rules, calculations, and tables.

Dundee: James P. Mathew & Co., 1886. Second edition. 205 + 14 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Superb full-page plates of textile machinery. The final pages of advertisements of machinery are particularly interesting. Gold-blocked green boards. Owner's signature to the rear of the title page, and elsewhere. Rear board marked by a removed fabric, but overall in good condition. 20.00


10243. Sharp, Peter: Flax, Tow, and Jute Spinning: A Handbook containing Information on the various branches of these trades. With rules, calculations, and tables.

Dundee: James P. Matthew & Co. Fourth edition illustrated 1907. 231+4 pp. folding illustrations and others, hardback, boards a bit worn, owner's name on ffep otherwise good. 25.00


17249. Smith, Andrew: Jute Spinning Calculations.

London: Pitman, 1935 217 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Profusely illustrated with figures, tables, diagrams, graphs, formulae, and drawings. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, in good condition. No dustwrapper. 10.00


1429. Walker Agnes: Manual of Needlework and Cutting Out

London 6th ed 1908 xii+298pp. illus. folding plates , boards worn and rubbed otherwise a good copy. 23.00


17260. Welford, T.: The Textile Student's Manual. An Outline of all Textile Processes, from the origin of the Fibre to the Finished Cloth.Jute Fibre to Yarn.

London: Sir Issac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, 1947. "A Handbook to all branches of the textile industries." xii + 207 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. 71 figures, including good plates of textile machinery. Index. Gold-blocked black boards, in good condition, in a worn dustwrapper. 10.00


17454. Woodhouse, Thomas and James Ireland: An Introduction to Jute Weaving.

Dundee: William Kidd & Sons, 1922. (iii) + 140 + xxii pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. 36 figures in text, and tables, and formulae. Examination questions. Index. Bibliography, in William Kidd's advertisement. Many of the advertisements in the final 22 pages are for engineering firms in Dundee, and a few of these advertisements are illustrated. Black-blocked cream boards, no dw. The boards are grubby, and the front board has been professionally restored. "D.G. Mateer" neatly printed on title page. 30.00


17261. Woodhouse, Thomas and Peter Kilgour.: Jute and Jute Spinning Part 1 Production of Fibre: cultivation, batching, preparing and carding. Part II Drawing and Roving Frames.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1929. Second edition. In two volumes. Part 1, xx + 299 pp. Part II, xxiv + 350 pp. 22 x 15 cm. 172 and 194 figures, respectively, many folding. Great plates of textile machinery. Indexes. Gold-blocked green boards, in good condition, in dustwrappers. 50.00

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