Manchester, England: n.d. Hardcover. First Edition. Mid to late 19th century. Unpag. 16mo. Black cloth boards with light scuffing, tear at head of spine, small rectangle has been excised from front cover and the word, "Patents" written on the cardboard beneath in black ink. Very Good.
Manuscript notebook listing over 400 patents relating to dyeing many types of textiles, includes name of patentee, details of the process, chemical formula. Over 50 drawings of process, apparatus and equipment. Topics include: apparatus for hosiery dyeing, manufacture of ink from wasted dye liquor, Prussian blue from gaswork refuse, steaming yarns and piece-goods in a wet sate, etc. Patents date from 1836-1886.
According to the handwritten address on first free endpaper, notebook was compiled by A. S. Liebman & Thuler of 20 Marsden Street, Manchester (England). According to the Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry (Great Britain), Volume VIII, 1889, Dr. A. Liebmann, an analytical chemist, had an office at 10 Marsden Street, Manchester.