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ALCAN (Michel). Essai sur l'Industrie des Matières Textiles, comprenant le Travail complet du Coton, du Lin, du Cachemire, des Laines, de la Soie, du Caoutchouc, etc.1847

Paris, Libraire Scientifique-Industriel de L. Mathias (Augustin), Quai Malaquias N° 15. First Editions, 8vo, 2 vols., half-title in text volume, 89 illustrations in the text, xii, 760 pp., olive green quarter calf, spine gilt, Atlas volume 13 x 22cm., large oblong 8vo, 35 double-page plates (one folding), brown quarter calf, spine gilt and slightly rubbed, some light foxing in places in both volumes, generally a good copy. This interesting and comprehensive work on the textile industry by Michel Alcan, civil engineer and professor at the École Centrale of Arts and Manufactures in Paris. The manufacture of various fabrics, methods of weaving and dyeing, types of machinery used, technological improvements, spinning and weaving of cotton, linen, wool, cashmere, silk, and the processing of rubber, the operations of textile mills, and statistics on consumption and duties.

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