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What is this?

Leather bound book containing fabric swatches and recipes for printing various colors. Fabric swatches have been both block and cylinder printed, and many have used resist techniques.

This is a dyer's record book from United Kingdom. It is dated 1812–23 and we acquired it in 1987. Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

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Its medium is

medium: leather, paper, cotton technique: (samples) block and roller printed on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 19.1 x 19 x 7.6 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3 in.)

It is inscribed

On flap of book, "T. Ratcliffe". Other names are included on various pages within the book. See research file.

This object was made by Thomas Ratcliffe

This object was purchased from Martin Kamer and Martin Kamer Ltd. and catalogued by Gillian Moss

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Dyer's Record Book (England), 1812–23 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 July 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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