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Excerpt from The Dyers Guide: Being a Compendium of the Art of DyeingTo insist on the utility of the present Manual is, assuredly, superfluous. The favourable reception of the first edition, sometime since out of print, has stimulated the author toMoreExcerpt from The Dyers Guide: Being a Compendium of the Art of DyeingTo insist on the utility of the present Manual is, assuredly, superfluous. The favourable reception of the first edition, sometime since out of print, has stimulated the author to revise the work throughout, and to render it more deserving the public approbation. The Appendix to the first edition now forms a part of the Introductory Chapter, to which it naturally belongs- to the whole have been added such improvements as the present advanced state of knowledge, and particularly chemical knowledge, has rendered absolutely necessary- and which the practical dyer will find of considerable importance and much utility.The following letter from the late Sir Humphry Davy, the first chemist of the age, appeared in the Preface to the first edition- it is here again reprinted as some proof of the sufficiency of that learned mans judgment, at least concerning the chemical theory of the art of dyeing.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.