E P Publishing 1982
4to, min bmps to bds o/w F/F. Reprinted from the 4th edition 1902. 1960 gms
(Order reference 11398).
This is a classic and comprehensive work on this craft, which can, in the finest examples, justly be described as a unique art form.
After introductory chapters on the subject in general, the book goes on to describe the development of the art over many centuries and throughout Europe, from Russia to Ireland. The many illustrations are an integral part of the narrative; they not only show the detailed points of technique, but also include many contemporary portraits in which elaborate lace is seen in context as part of the costume of the period.
A book of great interest to the general reader, it will be an inspiration to the adventurous needleperson, and equally a fascinating and invaluable source book for the collector and the discriminating visitor to the stately home and museum.