842
842
Jacquard weaving--Biehler, Tobias
NINETEENTH-CENTURY AUSTRIAN MANUSCRIPT OF "PRACTISCHE ANLEITUNG FÜR JEDER ZEICHNUNG ZUR JAQUARD-MASCHINE", [INCLUDES C.100 SILK SWATCHES], VIENNA, 1839
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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842
Jacquard weaving--Biehler, Tobias
NINETEENTH-CENTURY AUSTRIAN MANUSCRIPT OF "PRACTISCHE ANLEITUNG FÜR JEDER ZEICHNUNG ZUR JAQUARD-MASCHINE", [INCLUDES C.100 SILK SWATCHES], VIENNA, 1839
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Jacquard weaving--Biehler, Tobias
NINETEENTH-CENTURY AUSTRIAN MANUSCRIPT OF "PRACTISCHE ANLEITUNG FÜR JEDER ZEICHNUNG ZUR JAQUARD-MASCHINE", [INCLUDES C.100 SILK SWATCHES], VIENNA, 1839
c.180 leaves, oblong folio (272 x 472mm.), lithographed presentation title to Otto, King of Greece, manuscript dedication leaf and autograph manuscript signed by Biehler of his foreword or "General Remarks" ("Allgemeine Anmerkungen"), loosely inserted, (both dated Vienna, 1 August 1839), 3 leaves containing 48 gilt-edged silk swatches laid down, 90 leaves of text and elaborate diagrams, some full-page, 12 silk swatches; the final section comprises 46 weaving patterns drawn on thin card laid down, many on large folding sheets (up to 570 x 870mm.) with silk swatches and captions facing, contemporary Austrian gilt-blocked green velvet, modern box, a little creasing
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams Add5

Catalogue Note

This is a large presentation manuscript about the Jacquard loom, invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1804. There are several very detailed full-page diagrams of the machine and its various mechanisms. Of great interest are the explanations of the "computational notation" used by the machine, including twelve pages showing the punched cards representing weaving patterns and swatches of the resulting silk cloth. This use of replaceable punched cards to control a sequence of operations is considered an important step in the history of computer programming. There are over a hundred gilt-edged silk swatches of various sizes in all.

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