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Stitches from Old English Embroideries

By Lousia F. Pesel

c1912

Percy, Lund, Humphries & Co Ltd : London

10" by 6.5"

[8], [4], 31 plates

 

 

 

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A charming portfolio of embroidery stitches, being educational and helpful in learning how to embroider.

In the original publisher's portfolio box. This portfolio offers a good introduction to the basic stitches for embroidery, with coloured plates illustrating how to stitch in easy to understand pictures. Lousia F. Pesel was asked by the Victoria and Albert Museum to put together this work, with the originals being exhibited in their textile gallery. The works were photographed and published in able to allow more people to see them and to learn from them. Pesel was a scholar and taught embroidery, being the Director of the Royal Hellenic School of Needlework and Laces in Athens. Pesel assisted in sending kits to soldiers during World War One. She published many other works on embroidery, including 'Practical Canvas Embroidery', and 'Leaves From My Embroidery Notebooks'. Incomplete, with thirty-one out of the original thirty-six plates. Included in this portfolio are the plates numbered one to nine, thirteen to twenty-four, twenty-six to twenty-seven, and twenty-nine to thirty-five, with one additional unnumbered plate. With ribbon ties still in tact.

CONDITION

Disbound as called for, with plates in original publisher's portfolio box. Externally, smart. Some light sunning to the head of the front board of the portfolio box, and to the spine. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light markings to the boards and to the wraps. Light folding and a little sunning to the wraps. With ribbon ties still intact. Light age-toning and spotting to the introduction pamphlet and to the reference numbers guide. Light edgewear to the plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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