FIRST EDITION OF NEEDLEWORK THROUGH THE AGES, WITH OVER 100 FOLIO PLATES
SYMONDS, Mary and PREECE, Louisa. Needlework Through the Ages. A Short Survey of Its Development in Decorative Art, with Particular Regard to Its Inspirational Relationship with Other Methods of Craftsmanship. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928. Thick, square folio (11 by 11 inches), original half vellum gilt, top edge gilt. $950.
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.
The comprehensive work investigates the history of needlework from prehistoric times to the 20th century and provides photographic examples of its evolution as a decorative art form.
A beautiful copy.