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[O'BRIEN (Charles)]. A Treatise on Calico Printing, Theoretical and Practical: Including the latest Philosophical Discoveries - any way applicable :- Accompanied with Suggestions Relative to various Manufactures.1792

London: Printed for C. O'Brien, 2 Vols., in one, 12mo, [190]; [300]pp., engraved frontispiece and a fold-out table, margin closely trimmed, recent calf, spine tooled in gilt, morocco title label. A reissue of 'The calico printers' assistant' of 1789-92, with the twelve page introduction and additional preliminary material in vol. 1 and new title-pages to both volumes. The first technical treatise on Calico printing describing methods from the making of colours and designs to the finishing of the cloth. An extremely scarce book, seldom appearing in commerce. ESTC returns just 3 locations (all UK) for both the first edition and this later issue.

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