Manuscript on paper entitled: “Addición a el manifiesto…sobre la decadencia que padece la fábrica de Torcidos de seda de Val[enci]a y su reyno, y medios por quiense consiglia la mayor perfección de ella.” Signed by “Joseph Jiménez de Quesada.”

Seven unnumbered leaves. Small folio (295 x 195 mm.), attractive antique marbled boards. “Madrid: 24 October 1748.”

A curious manuscript on solutions to combat growing difficulties in harvesting and processing silk in Valencia. In 56 ordenanzas, Jiménez de Quesada lists the ways in which the Torcidos factory plans on reforming its production methods. He cites several experts on silk, such as “Dr. Juan Bautista Ayolde,” and laws that impact the manufacture of the raw materials. Techniques from other regions are also mentioned.

In fine condition. Tightly trimmed, just touching text in a few instances.

Price: $750.00

Item ID: 6561

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