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Oriental Rugs in Colour
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Oriental Rugs in Colour

By Preben Liebetrau

New York: Macmillan, 1963. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 214 8vo. With 65 excellent colour plates. Condition notes: Dust jacket price clipped, a little rubbed, and with price label to fly-leaf. Book sound, clean and bright.

$6.20

Embroidery South Africa

By Mary Gostelow

Mills and Boon, 1976. 1st. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 520 4to. A survey of embroidery in South Africa from the time of the Voortreckers to the present day. Illustrated with colour photographs and black and white diagrams and drawings. Condition notes: Some shelf wear to dust jacket. Previous owner's name to front free end paper, with signs of erasure of old price information. Otherwise clean, bright and attractive.

$12.40

Art of Embroidery: Great Needlework Collections of Britain and the United States
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Art of Embroidery: Great Needlework Collections of Britain and the United States

By Mary Gostelow

Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 1410 4to. Stunning illustrations. Condition notes: Some bumping to dustwrapper (unclipped). Previous owner's name to half title. Internally clean, sound and bright.

$17.22

In Splendid Detail, Needlepoint Art
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In Splendid Detail, Needlepoint Art

By Catherine Reurs

New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1024 4to. Catherine Reurs's designs, text by Jill Herbers, photography by Richard Desmarais. A beautiful book. Condition notes: Dust jacket shows shelf wear and traces of old price label, book is in very good condition.

$16.53

The lace and embroidery collector; a guide to collectors of old lace and embroidery.
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The lace and embroidery collector; a guide to collectors of old lace and embroidery.

By Mrs Head

London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1922. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/None. 390 8vo. Light blue boards (now faded and discoloured, especially the spine). Small octavo, about 7.5 inches by 5 inches. 232 pages plus glossary, 49 plates (monochrome), Appendices, Glossary and Index. Condition notes: Some bumping to boards, spine faded, 1952 gift inscription to front paste-down. Internally sound but with age-darkening and occasional grubbiness.

$13.78

The Techniques of Dress Design

By Brenda Naylor

London: BT Batsford Ltd, 1967. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 844 4to. Ex-library, with library's protective wrapper. Traces of library's label to front free end paper and paste down. Condition Notes: Sellotape from the wrapper has stained front paste down. Boards are clean and sound and the binding firm. Soiling to external page edges. Overall, a sound and internally clean reading copy.

$24.80

Lace
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Lace

By Virginia Churchill Bath

Cassell and Collier Macmillan, 1974. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1298 4to. Both a history and a guide to techniques. Well-illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Condition notes: Age-darkening and edge wear to dustwrapper; external page edges show soiling, especially to top edge. Clean, bright pages and sound binding. Minor staining to front board.

$16.53

Needlework, an illustrated history

By Harriet Bridgeman

Paddington Press, 1978. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1576 4to. co-editor Elizabeth Drury. Separate chapters on 19 different areas, each by an acknowledged authority. Generously illustrated. Condition Notes: Dust jacket shows wear, with repair to back surface; clipped fly leaf. Book itself with a very little bumping to boards, some foxing/tanning to half title, else internally clean and bright. Gift inscription to verso of front free end paper.

$12.40

Point and pillow lace: a short account of various kinds ancient and modern, and how to recognise them.
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Point and pillow lace: a short account of various kinds ancient and modern, and how to recognise them.

By A.M. Sharp

London: John Murray, 1913. 2nd. Hardback. Good/None.. 768 8vo. This is a 1913 reprint of 1905 edition. Illustrated with photographs. Someone has left a small lace sample opposite the photograph of Early Mechlin lace. Condition notes: Some bumping and rubbing to boards, spine faded and soiled, severe foxing to front free end paper and frontispiece, otherwise clean and sound.

$20.67

The Needleworker's Dictionary

By Pamela Clabburn

New York: William Morrow, and Company, Inc, 1976. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1344 4to. With many illustrations and diagrams. Condition notes: Some wear/soiling to dust jacket; boards a little bumped at spine top and base, internally clean and sound. A sound, durable hardback.

$9.65