Prague: UNESCO, 1987. Black and white figures, charts, graphs and tables. 19 articles with 4 in English. Other languages include Czech, German, French, and Hungarian.
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New York: Van Nostrand, 1981. 23 color plates, 39 black and white, 68 figures. GWO 2703. A buying and care general guide.
Beijing: Cultural Relics Press, 2009. 33 color plates, numerous black and white figures. 23 essays written for the exhibition at the China Silk Museum on ancient and contemporary conservation and restoration methods used on Chinese textiles. Chinese text with English preface and summaries.
Boston: Chutjian Bros. . 6 black and white. Scarce. Oriental carpet repair and cleaning company booklet. Rug cleaning was 3 cents a square foot!
Loveland: Interweave Press, 1990. 70 color plates 5 black and white 139 figures. "With concise instructions and explanatory diagrams, the author explores new techniques for plain weave, twill and block weaves. The three-end block weave is fully described, especially the application of it to shaft-switching. The samples illustrated have been...
London: Watson-Guptill, 1974. 69 black and white plates 160 black and white figures. This is the definitive work on sprang. Includes techniques, history, terminology and equipment.
London: B. T. Batsford, 1985 (1991). 10 color plates 136 black and white.
Urbana–Champaign: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, 1988. 114 figures. Informative slide-script with thumbnail pictures of the slides. From the School of Human Resources and Family Studies.
Washington, D.C. The Textile Museum, 1974. Numerous black and white examples. Papers on Coptic, Pre-Columbian, Oriental, and North American textiles including cleaning, handling, mounting and conservation of archaeological textiles.
Bern: Schriften der Abegg-Stiftung, 1988. 376 color plates 1000 black and white. English edition of this uncommon, important and massive, Abegg-Stiftung publication on cleaning, conservation, display, and storage of textiles. Many before and after illustrations. Several Coptic textiles are shown with technical analysis. [GWO 2754, SORB MCR-11].
Leiden: Brill, 1956 (1964). 1 color plate, 36 black and white figures. Volume 4 is on textiles. Includes chapters on fiber, washing, felts, dyes, spinning, weaving, and looms. Second revised edition.
London: Archetype Books, 2007. Black and white figures, charts, and graphs. 36 papers from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies First Annual Conference. Topics range from Japanese, Scottish, and Ancient Israeli dyes to Roman-Egyptian textile preservation to Tang silks. "Papers in...
Chicago: Laurence Korwin, 1990. 136 color plates 42 drawings. A book on ways of displaying rugs and textiles.
London: Butterworths, 1985 (1987). 15 color plates 179 black and white. An in-depth review of contemporary practices, ethics and materials used in textile conservation. Author is formerly Chief of the Conservation Office at the Victoria Albert Museum.
Atlanta: Christopher Publications, 1998. 490 black and white. Wonderfully clear analysis of an important area. "# Lucid descriptions of rug-weaving processes # Simple terminology that cuts through the jungle of technical jargon # Common-sense rug analyses # Selvages, finishes and other unique details that help to distinguish rug groups #...
Watford: Merrow Publishing Co Ltd, 1971. 27 black and white figures. Commercial and industrial mothproofing techniques are discussed as well as the science behind them.
(Nashville): 1979. 4 Black and White 2 Diagrams. Dealer booklet. Signed.
Cleveland: The Scott and Fetzer Co., 1923. Guide to cleaning carpets and sales brochure from the Scott and Fetzer Company, makers of the Vacuette vacuum cleaner.
Chicago: Nahigian Brothers, 1941. 14 black and white. GWO 2812. A dealer's brochure on services offered with an introduction to rugs and their care and repair. 5th edition.
Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. Conservation and Museology series. Textiles illustrated in color with monochrome radiograph scans. "X-radiography of textile objects reveals hidden features as well as unexpected components and materials. This non-destructive technique throws light on construction, manufacturing techniques, use, wear, repair, patterns of decay and dating. X-radiography improves artefact documentation...
Hermosa Beach: The R and C Group, 1990. No illustrations. Pamphlet prepared by professional repairers and conservators about daily and long-term care of Oriental carpets. Sections on cleaning, padding, repair, pest control and damage from potted plants and sunlight.
Singapore: Eastern Carpets, 1991. 63 color plates 49 black and white figures. Signed by the authors on the title page. Dealer's comprehensive guide to the care and feeding of your Oriental rugs. Uncommon.
Buchanan: Thames and Hudson, 2010. 37 color plates 363 black and white. Comprehensive guide to all kinds of repair, cleaning and care of Oriental rugs. Revised and expanded edition of the 2000 publication. Includes a glossary and bibliography. "An indispensable owner's manual and an invaluable sourcebook for collectors and dealers...
Chicago: Greenleaf Co., 1981. 162 black and white. GWO 2854. First edition. The best guide to repair and cleaning of Oriental rugs.
London: 1920. 12 black and white. GWO 2860. Victoria and Albert Museum publication.