Salesman's sample book of 285 small samples of wool and cotton, mounted on paper and bound in gold-tooled green leather book. Many samples have the appearance of duvetyn, a soft woolen fabric with a downy nap that was used for waistcoats. Late 18th early 19th century. Cooper Hewitt https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18340873/
Leather bound swatch book, Lyon, France, ca. 1763-1764. V Samples of dress silks from a travelling salesman's book. The book was used to offer potential customers previews of the forthcoming season's fashionable designs and colours so that they could make orders. Click on the link to see more fabulous samples inside the book!
1771 British Sample Book 9 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches Bound pages: 8 1/4 x 4 5/8 in.- of Captain Nicholson on the brigantine Havannah. made by the Manchester manufacturing firm of Benjamin and John Bower, represent the type of inexpensive cloth mixtures of linen and cotton- MET 156.4T31