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Pim, A[lan].W.
A Monograph on Woollen Fabrics in the North-Western Provinces and Oudh.

Allahabad North-Western Provinces and Oudh Government Press: 1898.

A study of the woolen fabric trades in the northern sections of British Colonial India, with information on raw materials, spinning and warping, weaving, felting, dyeing, and local traditions connected with these activities. Sir Alan Pim [1871-1958] wrote a number of studies on British Colonial agriculture and related topics, and would later criticize the British government for not spending more on local Colonial infrastructure in Africa to benefit the native population. This early title is uncommon- OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition, and a single copy of a variant printing.

Hardcover. 9"x11.5", iv + 17 pages. Publisher's printed boards with newer cloth spine. Ex-institutional with newer endpapers and a blindstamp on the title page. Covers somewhat worn and soiled, 1-inch chip on upper corner. Brittle paper is starting to crack along the gutter at the bottom of the first few pages.

Inventory #: 31296
Price: $ 350.00      



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