THE HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES OF WEAVING, BY HAND AND BY POWER. PREFACE. THE Art of Weaving forms the most extensive and important part of the Textile Manufactures, whether considered on account of its commercial value or for its usefulness, variety, or beauty of its products. It also calls forth a greater number of mechanical appliances and ingenious contrivances than any other Art, and is on that account alone always a source of interest to the Engineer and the Mechanician, as well as to the Manufacturer and the Weaver. This account is intended for the technical readers, the proprietors of "engineering". Contains a number of articles on the history and mechanics of the numerous inventions that have results in admirable machines. Originally published in 1878. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.