NAPIER, James. A Manual of Dyeing Receipts for General Use. iv, 83, , 4 pp. Illustrated with 56 mounted textile samples. 8vo., 188 x 115 mm, bound in publisher's navy cloth, title gilt on front cover. London and Glasgow: Richard Griffin & Company, 1855.
First Edition, a sequel to the same author's A Manual of the Art of Dyeing published two years earlier. The present text contains instructions for beginners on dyeing cotton, silk, wool, and mixed fabrics of one or two colours, with detailed directions for preliminary preparations. The dyes are illustrated with samples of actual coloured fabrics. Four-page publisher's advertisement at the end.
PROVENANCE: R.L. Foster of Kent, owner's inscription on front pastedown.
Item nr. 148564