The New Draperies in the Low Countries and England, edited by N.B. Harte
Published by Oxford University Press in 1997, 334 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S8295BWSO)
From the rear side cover: The history of the varied group of textiles known as new draperies raises central issues for the development of the European economy in the pre-industrial period, but no single book surveys the development of new manufactures in England and the Netherlands. The New Draperies in the Low Countries and England updates the traditional historical view, transcending a narrowly regional approach and adopting an international perspective which offers many original insights and suggestions for new lines of enquiry.
European and North American scholars discuss changes in manufacturing techniques, describing the ways in which socio-political circumstances, such as war and the migration of workers, affected these industries. Setting the trade against a wide canvas which spans Western Europe, India, and the Middle East, these scholars connect the history of the new draperies to a broader context of textile production.
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The dust jacket has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edges, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.