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The Dyer, Calico Printer, Bleacher, Finisher, and Textile Review. Volume XIX -- 1899. Heywood & Company 1899

replete with colourful & unfaded cloth & yarn samples from the heyday of aniline dyes

Heywood and Company, London 1899 ( The Dyer, Calico Printer, Bleacher, Finisher, and Textile Review ran from 1879 to 1934);188 pages, very large format (25 X 35 cm.) "Good plus" to "V.G" hardback in contemporary brown cloth, just a little scuffed at edges, as shown in the accompanying image(s). Interior clean with only the slightest ageing of paper. Text illustrations. Containing many wonderfully unfaded cloth and yarn samples. From the reference library of the historically important but recently defunct Clayton Aniline Company, and bearing its ownership stamp. The Wikipedia entry on the company during this period is worth consultin. "Charles Dreyfus was a French emigrant chemist and entrepreneur, who founded the Clayton Aniline Company on 29 May 1876. The company obtained a lease on a parcel of land in Clayton, Manchester, sandwiched between the Manchester and Ashton Canal and Chatham Street (later known as Clipstone Street). With an initial share capital of 40,000 the company began production of aniline and aniline salt. In 1894, a brilliant young organic chemist Arthur George Green joined the company. Green had discovered the dye primuline in 1887 and under his guidance the company rapidly expanded its range of dyes. Green left the company in 1901." Scarce early volume. Lovely crisp/clean/sturdy item.

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Andrew's well-published "do" for Record Store Day went down extremely well on Saturday; congratulations & 'likes' are still popping onto our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsBooks/ The shop was heaving all day and then on into Sunday with swarming turntable fans. Swarms more have visited, browsed and bought well into the week. (Jazz has sold particularly well.) We owe a big "thank you" also to our local newspaper The Southport Visiter http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/ for all the publicity they gave not only to us but to other shops in the area celebrating vinyl. All our participating DJs deserve a sizeable dollop of gratitude too.

And --- to change the subject totally --- Sunday was a bumper day for large tropical shell. We now have only one natural Nautilus shell left and just two pearlised ones. One v. big & beautiful Triton's Trumpet Charonia tritonis and two magnificient specimens of the Great Yellow Helmet Cassis cornuta still grace the shelves.

Joan's recent acquisition of miniature hindu deities has gone down well.

To add to the week's variety a newly acquired collection of 19th. C. prints of chicken breeds is queuing up to be sorted & priced.

After many long hours of patient work by Andrew and Liam, the bargain ginnel is now well-lit and the shop porch is water-proofed and partly re-plastered --- more room for even more quirky stock.
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