This work in its French original is the standard work on the manufacture of this important fabric. The translation includes practically all that appeared in the French work, and also a considerable amount of information and new drawings concerning improvements that have recently taken place in the industry. The manufacture( spinning or drawing) of artificial silk ribbon, lace, cloth, leather, etc., is described in an interesting manner. IT is a very complete treatise and can be confidently recommended to all connected with the textile industry and to research students and others in the chemical and physical laboratories of universities and colleges. " This work is fully illustrated with excellent diagrams of the apparatus used. It is well written, and we can strongly recommend it to the notice of all who have to do the manufacture of artificial silk." It is hoped, also that it may afford to those engaged in the production and distribution of artificial silk and union products a concise and intelligible description of the chief operations involved in the separation of the cellulose form the raw materials, the making of the yarns, and the subsequent processes of winding, warping, sizing, beaming, weaving and knitting.