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Ludwig Arnold recipes for dyes and dyeing

Ms. Codex 1804

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Arnold, Ludwig, active 1836-1860
Title:
Ludwig Arnold recipes for dyes and dyeing
Date [inclusive]:
1836-1849
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1804
Extent:
2 volumes (+ 8 leaves)
Language:
German
Language Note:
In German.
Abstract:
Two paper-covered volumes containing recipes, instructions, and ingredients for dyeing fabrics, cloth, and yarns kept by Ludwig Arnold of Nuremberg, Germany spanning the years from 1836 to 1849.
Cite as:
Ms. Codex 1804, Ludwig Arnold recipes for dyes and dyeing, 1836-1849, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Two paper-covered volumes containing recipes, instructions, and ingredients for dyeing fabrics, cloth, and yarns kept by Ludwig Arnold of Nuremberg, Germany spanning the years from 1836 to 1849. The volumes are written in German and contain various recipes using plants, insects, and minerals. Volume 1 has instructions and recipes with notations regarding dyeing fabrics. There is a reference and notes at the beginning of volume 1 to 18th-century dyeing specialist Le Pileur d'Apligny. The recipes and instructions comprise a large variety of colors including various shades of blues, reds, yellows, and greens. Cotton yarn samples of various colors in volume 1 are affixed to pages either with red wax, or woven through the page. Volume 2 comprises lists of ingredients followed by recipes and notes. "Arnold" is written on the covers of both volumes. Volume 1 bears the date 1838. Eight leaves are laid in the volumes. A dried leaf is laid in volume 1.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  February 2017

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts (Vancouver, B. C.), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, German--19th century
  • Recipes
Subject(s)
  • Dyes and dyeing--Germany--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume Volume

Ludwig Arnold recipes for dyes and dyeing, 1836-1849.

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