St. Louis, Missouri: The Drygoodsman, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. (9.50" x 6.25"). Brick-Red cloth-covered boards with black, embossed border to front board, and black lettering as well. On cover, title reads: "The Drygoodsman's Handy Dictionary for the Dry Goods and Shoe Trade". Corners bumped. Discolorations/stains to boards and in particular, spine, (which itself shows fraying near top), but otherwise clean and very tight. Complete sections on Carpet Terms, Fur Terms, Glove Sewing and Glove Terms, Knit Goods Terms, Lace Lace Making, and Lace Curtain Terms, Methods of [cloth] Printing. Appendices include sections on: Buttons and BUtton Sizes; Cotton Yarns and Spool Cotton; Gloves and Glove Sizes (including Children's Glove Sizes);Hosiery; Linen . Yarn and Thread; Ribbons; Silk Yarns and Silk Threads. THEN: Trade Leather Terms (eg. Viscolizing, Tawing, Dongola) Revised Shoe Glossary; (eg. Creedmore, Dom Pedro, Cack; Congress Gaiter); 78 pp. OCLC FirstSearch lists just 5 copies of this first edition (Book was revised in 1924). A rare and comprehensive reference for the textile artist/specialist, the museum curator of a textile collection, Very Good. Item #75927
"A book of reference containing definitions and explanations of upwards of 2200 words, terms and expressions used in dry goods and general store work and connected industries, to which is appended many useful tables and a defined list of shoe and leather trade terms. Intended for ready reference and . constant use at counter and desk. The authors' purpose was to create a reference "that may be in the pocket or in the fixtures at a handy place at all times. These business people have no time to ponder over extended articles on preparationand manufacture, anymore than has the man in the office who suddenly comes across a word of a term unfamiliar to him. It . has been the endeavor to give herein the shortest possible definition...The editor remembers his desire, as . a green clerk, to possess a dry good dictionary , but the price of the only one then in existence was h igher than he could afford to pay. That fact has been a large incentive in the preparation of this work -- to get it into the hands of every clerk in every store at a time when it is most needed.The cost is not prohibitive to any such who have the desire for information."