Compendious History of the Cotton-Manufacture; with A Disaproval of the Claim of Sir Richard Arkwright to the Invention of its Ingenious Machinery. Originally published in 1823. 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. This book presents a fascinating and detailed account of the history, development and growth of the cotton manufacturing industry. Admiration and explanation of the successive inventions and improvements of machinery are given notice for their ingenuity and their national importance, for the the industry has provided the country a manner of wealth and intelligence.