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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

19073. Bottomley, P. M. editor: The Ulster Textile Industry A Catalogue of Records in P.R.O.N.I. relating principally to the Linen Industry in Ulster.

Belfast: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 1978. 75 pp. 30 x 21 cm. Illustrated. PRONI has one of the largest collections of business records in the British Isles. The most extensive of these are on the Linen industry. Good, in illustrated card covers. 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

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

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

6218. Crawford, WH: The Irish Linen Industry.

Belfast: Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, 1987. 44 pp. 25 x 20.5 cm. 50 illustrations, including reproductions of the 12 Hincks plates of 1783. Pictorial glazed card covers. Contents page inscribed "with best wishes Bill". In very good condition. A brief but comprehensive history of the linen trade in Ulster. 7.50

20070. D'Arcy, Eithne: Irish Crochet Lace Motifs collected and described by Eithne D'Arcy

Dublin: Dolmen Press 1984. 29.5 x 21 cm. 63 pp. Photogaphy by John - David Biggs. Softcover in very good condition. 10.00

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

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

18561. Meister Lucius & Bruning Ltd.: The Coal Tar Colours of Meister Lucius & Bruning Ltd. and Their Application in Dyeing Cotton and Other Vegetable Fibres.

Manchester: Bradford: London: Glasgow: Meister Lucius & Bruning Ltd., 1907. 236 pp. 27.5 x 20 cm. 10 Figures, and hundreds of small, dyed, textile samples mounted in columns on most pages, all present. Decorative endpapers. Half leather and marbled-style boards. Five-panelled spine with raised bands, gold-blocked titling, lining, and decoration. A little damage to the paper on the front board, but otherwise a very good, clean, tight copy. Meister Lucius & Bruning Ltd. had previously, in 1902, produced a pocket book, but this is a much more comprehensive affair. There are two sections: Fastness Tables, and Methods of Dyeing. A very scarce item. 125.00

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

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

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

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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