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Mr Kilburn's calicos : William Kilburn's fabric printing patterns from the year 1800

Title
Mr Kilburn's calicos : William Kilburn's fabric printing patterns from the year 1800 / Gabriel Sempill & Simon Lawrence.
ISBN
9780992741053
099274105X
9780992741051
Publication
Upper Denby, Huddersfield [England] : Fleece Press, 2014.
Copyright Notice Date
©2014
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color portrait, color plates ; 16 x 23 cm + 1 sample book (16 unnumbered pages ; 16 x 23 cm)
Notes
"300 copies of this first publication of William Kilburn's calico patterns have been published. The letterpress text was set In Garamond by Speedspools, Edinburgh, before being printed at the Fleece Press; and the colour plates, prepared by Ian Wright Creative were printed by Northend Print, Sheffield. The book was bound at the Fine Book Bindery, Finden, Northamptonshire, in quarter cloth and patterned paper based on a William Kilburn design. This was made for the book by Sholto Drumlanrig, who also made up the sixteen patterns, printed on paper, which accompany each copy of the book"--Colophon.
"Published by Simon Lawrence at the Fleece Press"--Title page verso.
Accompanied by a separate booklet of 16 patterns printed full-page, made up from Kilburn's original units by Sholto Drumlanrig.
Includes tipped in color plates, frontispiece and introduction.
In slip case of red linen cloth.
Summary
"Printed, bound and published at breakneck speed to coincide with The World of Interior' extensive feature on this book (October 2014 issue, with five pages reproduced), this is the full reproduction of a very important pocket book once owned by the great fabric designer and printer, William Kilburn (1745 -1818). Hitherto known only for his highly elaborate and sumptuous chintz designs which are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, this pocket book includes 62 basic units for patterns which could be built up and repeated on a larger scale for dress material. It is a most exciting find, and Kilburn included notes of variant colourways and orders; the notebook' subsequent use by a great grandson as a child's scrapbook ensured its survival. The book comprises a letterpress introduction, with the entire notebook being reproduced in the second half. There is a separate booklet of 16 patterns printed full-page, made up from Kilburn's original units by Sholto Drumlanrig, and both the book and booklet are housed in a solander box. There are three variant bindings of quarter cloth with one of three different Kilburn patterned papers over boards"--enfilade18thc.com.
Variant and related titles
Mister Kilburn's calicos
William Kilburn's fabric printing patterns from the year 1800
Sixteen full patterns.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 05, 2018
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 12).
Partial contents
Sixteen full patterns / devised by Sholtro Drumlanrig.
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