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"ANYONE WITH THE DICTIONARY OF NEEDLEWORK AT HAND CAN READILY MASTER THE PRINCIPLES AND DETAILS OF A GIVEN WORK"

CAULFEILD, S.F.A. and SAWARD, Blanche C. The Dictionary of Needlework. London, 1890. Six volumes.

Second edition of this comprehensive encyclopedia of needlework techniques and patterns from around the world and throughout history, illustrated with "upwards of 1200 wood engravings and color plates," with a number of the 40 color plates also embossed to replicate the feel of the fabric. Six large volumes in the original cloth-gilt. $2200.

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FIRST EDITION OF NEEDLEWORK THROUGH THE AGES, WITH OVER 100 FOLIO PLATES

SYMONDS, Mary and PREECE, Louisa. Needlework Through the Ages. London, 1928.

First edition of this impressive survey of needlework from antiquity through the beginning of the 20th century, with beautiful color frontispiece and helpfully illustrated with 103 folio plates, seven in color and the rest showing multiple halftone examples of needlework discussed in the text, in handsome publisher’s half vellum. $950.

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