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1839 SILK Mulberry Tree & Silkworm New England INDIANS China Trade Textiles

John Clarke’s ‘Treatise on the Mulberry Tree’ is a 19th-century survey and report on the cultivation of silk in the United States. Silk has been used for centuries but mostly in the Eastern part of the world. This book describes the manufacturing processes of silk, reeling silkworm cocoons, the superiority of Indian made silk in the New England area, and both the traditional and uncommon uses for silk.

Item number: #4996

Price: $499


Treatise on the mulberry tree and silkworm. And on the production and manufacture of silk

Philadelphia : Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1839.


Collation: Complete with all pages


Language: English

Binding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secure

Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm)

Rare with no other example for sale worldwide at present

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1839 SILK Mulberry Tree & Silkworm New England INDIANS

Estimate $499 - $1,000Feb 3, 2019