A Treatise on the Copyright of Designs for Printed Fabrics; With Considerations on the Necessity of its Extension
A treatise on the copyright of designs for printed fabrics; with considerations on the necessity of its extension: and copious notices of the state of calico printing in Belgium, Germany, and the states of the Prussian Commercial League
James Emerson Tennent; Erastus Brigham Bigelow
London : Smith, Elder and Co., 1841
[Interesting provenance: from the library of E. B. Bigelow, founder of MIT] Bound in publisher's brown cloth. Some minor discoloration (sunning) to spine, rear cover. 20 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. xv, 283 pp. 6 plates, including 5 mounted calico fabric samples, one color plate of Lane's Net. The colorful fabric samples include: Diorama; Hoyle's Wave; Diorama, var. 1; Diorama, var. 2; Hoyle's Wave, var.1. Kress C.5670. Rare, primarily economic analysis of the textile industry. Provenance: Erastus Brigham Bigelow (1814-1879), was an American inventor and founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Bigelow has signed the title. He significantly invented the power carpet loom and received 50 patents, mostly connected with the textile arts.