Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura. Luis FERNANDEZ.
Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...
Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...
Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...
Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...
Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...
Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...

Tratado instructivo, y práctico sobre el arte de la tintura...


FERNANDEZ, Luis. Tratado Instructivo, y Práctico sobre el Arte de la Tintura: Reglas Experimentadas y Metódicas para tintar Sedas, Lanas, Hilos de todas clases, y Esparto en rama. xxx, 250 pp. Illustrated with 13 full-page copperplates, including the final large folding copperplate. Folio, 286 x 196 mm, bound in full Spanish limp vellum, title lettered in brown ink on spine. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Blas Roman, 1778.

First Edition. A Spanish manual for the dyeing of fabrics in the textile industry in late eighteenth-century Madrid. The text discusses in precise detail the treatment of silks, wools, and yarns; the preparing of the textiles; and the steps in the progression of dying- with in-depth instructions given for the methods and natural pigments required to achieve the proper hue and density for a desired colour.

The copperplates demonstrate the principal operations used at the Madrid Royal Factory for dying fabrics, with workers engaged in the specifics of dying, and the equipment needed to execute the colouring process. The final large folding copperplate depicts the layout of the factory floor with all the steps being performed.

Don Luis Fernandez, born in Toledo and a resident of Valencia, became a master dyer (Maestro Tintorero) in Madrid and was appointed Director of La Real Fabrica (the Royal Factory). Some brown spots to vellum binding, overall, text, plates and binding in immaculate condition. No copies at auction as listed in ABPC.

Palau Dulcet V, 296, 87929. BL STC 18th-C. Spanish F45. Bibliotheca Tinctoria 371 ("An 18th-century Spanish theoretical and practical handbook on dyeing, among the first printed there").

Item nr. 145412
Price: $5,850.00

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