The first of two highly legible British dyer's account journals. The journal lists recipes and the costs for materials used in the process of dyeing many kinds of cloth, "gum china blue," "sumac," "peachwood," etc. These works were compiled before and during the introduction of aniline dye; most of the recipes include only dyestuffs originating from vegetable or insect matter, however, select recipes in this volume include mauve, the first synthetic dye.
The two journals contain a total of 164 pasted or tipped-in cloth samples. Many of these fabric samples are listed as “Delaine,” a mix of cotton and wool typically used for blouses and dresses. This combination of materials produces a unique appearance when dyed, as wool absorbs dye color better than cotton. For each sample, a recipe listing all the materials used along with prices and quantities for each is provided. Laid into the works are a number of loose pieces of paper with calculations.
From the library of Prof. F. A. Wadsworth.
Purchase; Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.; 31 July 2006.
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