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The history of silk, cotton, linen, wool, and other fibrous substances : including observations on spinning, dyeing, and weaving : also an account of the pastoral life of the ancients, their social state and attainments in the domestic arts : with appendices on Pliny's Natural history, on the origin and manufacture of linen and cotton paper, on felting, netting, &c. deduced from copious and authentic sources. Preview this item
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The history of silk, cotton, linen, wool, and other fibrous substances : including observations on spinning, dyeing, and weaving : also an account of the pastoral life of the ancients, their social state and attainments in the domestic arts : with appendices on Pliny's Natural history, on the origin and manufacture of linen and cotton paper, on felting, netting, &c. deduced from copious and authentic sources.

Author: Clinton G Gilroy
Publisher: New York : Harper & Brothers, 1845.
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Engraving
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Gilroy, Clinton G.
History of silk, cotton, linen, wool, and other fibrous substances.
New York : Harper & Brothers, 1845
(OCoLC)793555371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton G Gilroy
OCLC Number: 1463071
Notes: On spine: Pastoral life and manufactures of the ancients.
Description: xxii, 464 pages, x leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part First. Ancient history of Silk. --
Spinning, dyeing, and weaving. --
History of the silk manufacture continued to 4th century. --
History of silk manufacture from the third to the sixth century. --
History of silk manufacture continued from the introduction of silk-worms into Europe, A.D. 530, to the fourteenth century. --
Silk and golden textures of the ancients. --
Silver textures, etc., of the ancients. --Description of the silk-worm, etc. --
General observations on the Chinese mode of rearing silk-worms, etc. --
The spider. --
Fibres or silken material of the Pinna. --
Fibres, or silken materials of the pine-apple. --
Mallows. --
Spartum or Spanish Broom. --
Part Second. Origin and ancient history of sheep. --
Sheep's wool. --
Sheep-breeding and pastoral life of the ancients, illustrations of the Scriptures, etc. --
Sheep-breeding and pastoral life of the ancients, illustrations of the Scriptures, etc. --
Goats-hair. --
Beavers-wool. --
Camels-wool and camels-hair. --
Part Third. Ancient history of the cotton manufacture. --
Great antiquity of the cotton manufacture in India, unrivalled skill of the Indian weaver. --
Spinning and weaving, marvellous skill displayed in these arts. --
Part Fourth. Ancient history of the linen manufacture. --
Flax. --
Hemp. --
Asbestos. --
Appendix A. On Pliny's Natural history. --
Appendix B. On the origin and manufacture of linen and cotton paper. --
Appendix C. On felt. --
Appendix D. On netting.
Other Titles: Pastoral life and manufactures of the ancients

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