The Dyer's Companion. In Two Parts. Part First, containing a General Plan of Dying Wool and Woollen, Cotton and Linen Cloths, Yarn and Thread. Also, Directions for Milling and Finishing, Stamping and Bleaching Cloths. Part Second, contains Many useful Receipts on Dying, Staining, Painting, &c. Elijah BEMISS.
The Dyer's Companion. In Two Parts. Part First, containing a General Plan of Dying Wool and Woollen, Cotton and Linen Cloths, Yarn and Thread. Also, Directions for Milling and Finishing, Stamping and Bleaching Cloths. Part Second, contains Many useful Receipts on Dying, Staining, Painting, &c.

The Dyer's Companion. In Two Parts. Part First, containing a General Plan of Dying Wool and Woollen, Cotton and Linen Cloths, Yarn and Thread. Also, Directions for Milling and Finishing, Stamping and Bleaching Cloths. Part Second, contains Many useful Receipts on Dying, Staining, Painting, &c.

viii, [5]-307 pp. 8vo, cont. American mottled sheep (minor browning throughout), red morocco lettering piece on spine. New York: E. Duyckinck, 1815.

“Second edition, enlarged and improved.” The first edition appeared in 1806. Bemiss was a Connecticut dyer and claims in the Preface that this is the first book on the subject to appear in America. Actually, it is the third earliest and is a very comprehensive collection of dyeing recipes with information on dyeing techniques and equipment.

Very nice copy.

❧ Cole 75–“A book of detailed instructions presented in a form useful to practical dyers.” Rink, Technical America, 1852. Ron, Bibliotheca Tinctoria, 87.

Price: $2,500.00

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