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Threads of History: Compilation of American History Recorded on Cloth
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Threads of History: Compilation of American History Recorded on Cloth

By Herbert Ridgeway Collins

Washingto, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1979. First printing. 566 pp., many color plates, hundreds of b&w illustrations, catalog of objects, biblio, index, oversized format in grey linen hardcovers. Lacking the dust jacket. Fine text with no owner's name, no visible wear, firm binding. A superb copy.. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.


The Story of Linen

By Leggett, William F.

Chicago: Chemical Publishing Co. Inc., 1945. First printing. 103 pp., biblio, small format (5" X 8") in dark green buckram with gilt titles in yellow dust jacket. This copy has two stamps stating "Review Copy" on the front and rear free endpapers. Owner's signature dated 1946. Text is Nearly Fine with no real flaws. Dust jacket is lightly edge-worn, no real tears to front or rear panels, just light wear and a few edge-nicks. Spine of dj is a bit faded and has some minor loss to the ends. Superb copy considering its age.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Dutch Felt / Vilt in Beeld

By Van Els-Dubelaar, Ria

Franeker: Zijdar, 2005. Third printing. 159 pp., profusely illustrated in color, oversize (4to) softcover. A stunning collection of various artists' work in felt. In addition to van Els-Dubelaar, other artists represented include: Tim van der Bijl, Veerle Preyde, Sjouck de Vries, etc. New, unread copy. Bookmarks and promo material laid in. An astonishingly beautiful book. Bilingual text in English and Dutch. Brand new unread copy.. Paperback. New.


The Irish Flowerers (INSCRIBED Association Copy)

By Boyle, Elizabeth

Ulster Folk Museum , 1971. First printing. 160pp., 22 photo plates, map, appendices, biblio, index, octavo, green buckram with gilt titles, dustjacket. Text is Fine with no flaws. Dj is VG with some edge-wear and a few tears. INSCRIBED by the author to a fellow Irish Studies scholar.. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good.


Warp and Weft: A Textile Terminology
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Warp and Weft: A Textile Terminology

By Burnham, Dorothy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1959, 1980. First printing. Xiv, 216 pp., 200 photos, 120 diagrams, appendices, end-notes, biblio, oversize hardcover, dustjacket. Nearly Fine text in VG dj. Tight, clean text with no owner's marks. Dj has some edge-wear, two closed tears. Scarce and interesting book on historical weaving techniques of many countries. An excellent scholarly reference, six years in the making.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Ikat Textiles of India

By Desai, Chelna

Chronicle, 1987., 1987 Second printing. 155 pp., profusely ill. with photos, many color, biblio, oversize softcover in french flaps. Fine copy.. Soft cover.


Patchwork Quilts

By Inoue, Teruko

Japan, Circa 1980., 1980. Apparent first printing. 128 pp., many color ills. of quilts, patterns, techniques, oversize softcover. VG copy with light wear to covers. Uncommon and interesting.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


The Chamba Rumal: Life to a Dying Art

By Delhi Crafts Council

Delhi Crafts Council, 1999., 1999 First printing. Not paginated (about 40 pp.), color plates, b&w ills., small square 4to with pictorial covers, string-bound. Nearly Fine copy with light wear to covers. Scarce book.. 1st Edition.


Art of the Spirit: Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art

By Bradfield, Helen, Pringle, Joan, Ridout, Judy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Dundurn, 1992., 1992 First printing. 128 pp., profusely ill. with color photos, bios, biblio, index, 4to, hardcover, dustjacket. Fine unworn text with no marks, in fresh dj with little wear, one tiny chip to edge at rear.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.


Hispanic Lace and Lace Making. (In Original Double Dustjackets)

By May, Florence Lewis

Hispanic Society of america, N. Y., 1939., 1939 First printing. Xliv, 417 pp., 432 ills., maps, notes, biblio, index, 8vo, maroon cloth, glassine "under-jacket" plus printed paper dj. Text is Nearly Fine with light wear to tips, no owner's name. Dj is lightly worn at extremities, not clipped, couple of short tears, one chipped area at bottom of front panel about .5 X 1.5 inch. Uncommon in such nice condition, with both djs as issued. NF/VG-.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.


In the Presence of the Dragon Throne: Ch'ing Dynasty Costume (1644 - 1911) in the Royal Ontario Museum

By Vollmer, John E

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1977., 1977 First edition. 88 pp., 13 color plates, 76 b&w photos, small oblong 4to, ill. softcover. Contains patterns for making the costumes. NF copy.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover.


Stage Costuming

By Young, Andrew Brooks

MacMillan, 1927., 1927 Second edition. 216 pp., ills., biblio, pattern section, index, 12mo, purple cloth in dustjacket. Very Good text in bright complete dj with a few closed tears, some old tape marks. Very attractive copy, uncommon in dj.. Hardcover.