Title: Bindungslehre / Manuscript Album and ...
Publisher: late 19th century, Wattwil, Switzerland
Book Condition: Fine
Original morocco-backed black cloth, "Bindungslehre" stamped in gilt on front board; 360 x 220 mm; pp. 107, filled with manuscript notes, colored diagrams, and fabric samples. Fraying at spine tips, along joints and edges of boards. Internally nice and bright. Student Sohnweiser's working manuscript detailing a course in weaving -- following the system of instruction founded in the early 19th century of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, who invented the revolutionary loom. Using punch cards to program patterns, the loom cause riots against the replace of people by machines. In spite of the controversy, Jacquard's invention turned out ot be most successful and, with it suse of binary logic and punch cards, is widely regarded as a precursor to the modern day computer. Bookseller Inventory # D7491
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