Needlework & Fine Crafts
Marina del Rey, California: The Getty Conservation Institute, 1989. Decorative Paper Wraps. Presumed First. 117 pp. B/w and color ills. Subtitle: "Proceedings of Meetings at the Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique, Brussels, Belgium. September 21-24, 1987." Cover is full color: "Tunic Burgundian vestments, detail, Schatzkammer, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna," with a royal blue title block outlined in red with gilt lettering, front and spine. Immaculate contents. Twenty authorities' presentations at this special conference. As New.
London: Friedman/Fairfax, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition. 160 pp. Color photo ills. Pale grey covers have bright gilts on spine. Brilliantly colored dj cover shows needlepoint designs front and back. Small store sticker on back cover of dj. Twenty vibrant designs from an expert needleworker with advice on how to adapt these ideas to create your own designs. Fine / Fine.
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1904. Disbound. First Edition. 313 pp. B/w ills. Book has been carefully disbound. Each signature complete. Has been well-kept, with clean edges. French text and lavish ills. make this a valuable reference on the history of lace and lacemaking in France, Italy, Spain, England, Belgium and Paraguay. Very Good.
New York: The American Historical Company, Inc., 1939. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xix, 210 pp. 8vo. Pale green dust jacket with a quilt pattern design in black and pale green, slightly worn with a small a closed tear at the bottom of the front panel, minor sunning to spine, chipped at head and foot with a small a hole (approx. the size of dime) in its center, and is discolored near the bottom where two pieces of tape have been removed, now in mylar cover. Front cover boards and spine have blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering on a dark green background. Covers are in good shape. The spine ends, particularly the bottom, are somewhat worn and frayed. Edges are slightly soiled. Endpapers match the dust...