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Packer, Thomas
The dyer's guide : being a compendium of the art of dyeing linen, cotton, silk, wool, muslin, dresses, furniture, &c. &c. with the method of scouring wool, bleaching cotton, &c. and directions for ungumming silk, and for whitening and sulphuring silk and wool : and also an introductory epitome of the leading facts in chemistry, as connected with the art of dyeing / by Thomas Packer, dyer and practical chemist.
Additional Title(s):
Title on printed spine label: Packer's Dyer's guide
Second edition, corrected and materially improved
London : Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, Paternoster-Row, 1830.
London : Printed by R. Gilbert
Physical Description:
[7], vi-viii, 156 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TP897 .P33 1830
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A letterpress frontispiece includes seven color samples in watercolor.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary linen backed boards, with printed spine label. Ink stamp of C. Parsonage at head of title-page and verso of frontispiece. [14] pages of publisher's advertisements at end not included in pagination.
Subject Terms:
Color in the textile industries.
Dyes and dyeing -- Textile fibers.
Parsonage, C. -- Stamp.
Publisher's advertisements.
Gilbert, Richard, 1794-1852, printer.
Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, publisher.
Faber Birren Collection (Yale University)

  • Chapter I. Introductory
  • II. On dyeing cotton
  • III. On dyeing silk
  • IV. On scouring and dyeing wool
  • V. On dyeing silk and cotton black
  • VI. On dyeing cotton and silk.

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