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Swatch or Sample Book, printed Manchester cotton

ca. 1780
Origin: England, Manchester
Folded 6 X 10 inches Extended: 140 5/8 inches long
Paperboard, marbelized paper, cotton and cotton-linen textile swatches
Bequest of Grace Hartshorn Westerfield
Acc. No. 1974-570
Swatch book designed to be roll-folded from the ends to the center, bound with marbelized paper cover. Book contains 567 small swatches of printed, corded, and fancy-weave texiles, as follows:
5 pages white corded dimities and fancy weave
4 pages colored tabby, twill, cord, and fancy weave unnapped cottons
8 pages corded cottons and napped dark cottons
3 pages printed tabby cotton
3 pages printed tabby cottons with nap
1 page twill and tabby cottons, napped and plain, with gilt printing.
Label:Swatch Book
Manchester, England, ca. 1783
Paper mounted with cotton and cotton-linen swatches, ragboard covers
Inscription(s):No. 50