Pomp and Poverty – A History of Silk in Ireland.
New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, . Quarto (20 cm x 26 cm). VII, 271 pages with beautiful illustrations. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition.
Includes the following chapters: Silk in Early Ireland / Silk Imports from the Late Fifteenth to Early Seventeenth Century / The Birth of the Irish Industry: The Seventeenth Century / Development and Encouragment: The Early Eighteenth Century / Training in Design for Manufacture / Competition and the Irish Silk Warehouse (c.1750-1770s) / Poverty and Rebellion (1770-1800) / Politics and the Silk Trade, 1800-1830s / Commercial Development and Design Education, 1830s – 1860 / Major Irsh Poplin Manufacturers of the Mid-Nineteenth Century / Decline in a changing World (1860-1920) / The New States of Ireland //