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Title: Silk: Its Production and Manufacture. Pitman's Common Commodities and Industries Series.
Description: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, London, n.d. [ca. 1924 - dated on verso of ffep].. 128 pp + 24 pp publisher's catalogue, 12 mo (7 1/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering and borders on front board) - no dust jacket (stiff mylar cover supplied). Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproduc tions, drawings, diagrams. Contents: The Value of Silk and Source of Supply; The Silkworm; Varieties of Silk-Producing Moths; History of Silk and Sericulture; The Practice of Sericulture; Reeling From the Cocoons; Silk Throwing and Winding; Sil k D yeing; Varieties of Silk Thread; Ancient Silk Weaving; The Ornamental Silk Webs of China; The Simple and Compound Draw-Loom for Silk Weaving; Satin Damask Weaving; Silk Weaving in the East to A.D. 1200; The Introduction of Silk Weaving Into Eur op e ; Development of European Silk Weaving, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Century; English Silk Weaving to About 1800; Modern Silk Weaving; Spun Silk; Index. Scattered light foxing marks on endpapers, previous owner's name/date on verso of free front en dpa pe r, light browning on edges of textblock - also some light soiling on fore-edge, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny stains at bottom of front board. Very Good-.

Keywords: Silk, Production, Value, Silkworms, Sericulture, Silk-Producing Moths, Dyeing, Throwing, Winding, Reeling, Cocoons, Ancient, Threat, Weaving, Draw-Looms, Satin, Damask, European, English, Modern, Spun, East, Eastern, 18th Century, 13th, 14th, 15th,

Price: US$ 35.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 20786

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