London: R, Baldwin, 1789. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very good. Item #22146 .
8vo. x, (vii), 206, 209-508, pp. 6 engraved plates, 4pp. of descriptions and 12pp. of adverts. Sometime nicely bound in quarter leather, spine in six compartments tooled in blind with raised bands, red leather lettering labels, gilt, marbled paper boards. The soiled title page has been remargined, and there is occasional light staining, especially near the rear. Surplus stamp of the Library of Congress on the dedication page. Overall a very good copy of a rare book.
Three separate works. Edelstein called them three of the thirteen key works on the history of dyeing published before 1856. Only the work by Hellot on Wool had been translated into English before,; this is the first English translation of the other two works.