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    The Tribal Eye: Antique Kilims of Anatolia by Davies, Peter

    Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1993. 140 pages. Softcover monograph. Crisp and solid binding. Single crease to the lower corner of the rear panel. Else, the edges show minimal wear, with an interior clean and clear of markings. Text in English, with numerous color illustrations, beautifully photographed.. Wrappers. Near Fine.



    SHAKER TEXTILE ARTS by Gordon, Beverly

    Hanover: Shaker Community, Inc. & University Press of New England. 1980. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0874511585 . Book condition is Very Good+; with a Very Good+ dust jacket. Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



    Contemporary Tapestry by Pratt Institute

    1980. Contemporary Tapestry by Pratt Institute, paperback, 1980, 24 pages, black and white photos.



    The Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference by Pollard Rowe, Ann, Elizabeth P. Benson & Anne-Louise Schaffer

    278 pp. compendium of essays by noted scholars discussing various aspects of textile fabrication in Pre-Columbia Latin America, including painted cloths, textile structures, and tools, notes, bibliography, illustrated throughout, 2 charts analyzing textile composition laid-in. 4to. Cloth. Washington D.C. (The Textile Museum & Dumbarton Oaks) 1979.



    Warp and Weave by LeClerc,Robert

    1973. Warp and Weave by Robert LeClerc, paperback, 1973, fifth edition, 80 pages, instructions on warping and weaving, mechanical technics to help all levels.



    Opulent Textiles: The Schumacher Collection by Slavin, Richard

    New York, NY: Crown Pub. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition (stated). Hardcover. 0517582554 . Large format hardcover with dust jacket; glossary, list of textiles, bibliography, and index.; over 250 stunning full-color photographs representing more than 100 years of American taste in interiors as illustrated by the Schumacher archival collection. Book is clean inside, no owner markings. Handsome binding on covers with creme and green brocade art. Color DJ is bright, wear at top of spine and and front tips (now protected in clear mylar covering. Overall Fine/Very Good condition. Too large: no out-of-country shipping. .



    Standard Colors For Cotton by New York. John Campbell & Company

    New York: John Campbell & Company, 1920. Hardcover. Orig. black cloth stamped and lettered in gilt. Very good. 5 pages in text. 23 x 15 cm. Comprises the company's Amidine, Sol-Amadine and Develop colors, a complete line of standard colors for cotton. Four fold-out pages of color samples, 86 color samples in total all are present, with latter vivid and bright.



    Collection of Specimens and Illustrations of the Textile Manufacturers of India. Second Series by Watson, John Forbes

    London: South Kensington Museum. Committee of Council on Education. Science and Art Department. India Museum [Now: Victoria and Albert Museum], 1881. Hardcover. Orig. decorated board portfolio, front cover printed paper label. Good/Very good. 18 X 13 inches. Nos 1-134. Series of chromolithographs, lacking nos. 48,55,86,101,105,112. Nos. 1-64 describe Turban designs; Nos. 65-135 entitled "Men's Garments. Printed at bottom of each plate: W. Griggs, photo-litho; India Museum. Christie's, 25 April 2012 sold "86 chromol-lithographic plates [Occasional marginal spotting and soiling, heavier on title]" for $8,060.00 with no indication as to numbering with the following proviso -- "Sold as a collection of plates not subject to return." Ex-library, no interior marking, no title page, chipping to plate extremities not affecting images, backstrip crudely reinforced, handwritten notations on front cover printed label.



    From Desert and Oasis: Arts of the People of Central Asia by O'Bannon, George W. (essay)

    Athens, GA: Georgia Museum of Art, 1998. 1st . Soft cover. As New. <p>The catalogue of an exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, February 14 - April 26, 1998 and the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina, May 23 - July 19, 1998. Chapters on Felt, Julkhirs, Turkmen Rugs, Kyrsyz Rugs, Uzbek Rugs, Arab Rugs, Ikats and Suzanis, and Turkmen Jewelry. Includes technical descriptions with line drawings and color illustrations for many of the objects.</p>



    Victorian Illustrated Letterhead, The International Tailoring Co., Importers of Woolens, New York, letter to Clothing Shop in Maine

    New York: International Tailoring Co. Letter. Very good. To Mr. George Smith of Mattawamkeag, Maine, with offer of sample outfits and line, signed J. S. Reiss, President.



    Creative Crafts with Wool and Flax by Duncan,Molly

    Creative Crafts with Wool and Flax by Duncan, Reed, cloth, decorative cover, 1973, 64 pages, planning threads, knitting with homespun, weaving with wool yarns, dealing with average and inferior wools, flax and its threads, colour in our wool, embroidery with wool and flax.



    Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston Official Corporate filing documents: ‘Certificate of Condition’ for Grover and Baker Sewing Machine Company, 1879, with Potter, Grover and Baker signatures

    Boston , 1879. Letter. Very good. Organized in 1851 with it’s initial two stitch patent, the Grover and Baker Company (Orlando Potter) came up with the industry changing idea of forming the Sewing Machine Combination (also known as the Sewing Machine Trust). This organization consisted of three sewing machine manufacturers, I. M. Singer Co., Wheeler & Wilson Co., and the Grover & Baker Co., who all agreed to pool their important patents and stop patent litigation between them. Recorded filing documents for annual corporate income, capital stock, etc. O.B. Potter as President, W.O. Grover as Treasurer and W.E. Baker. Capital stock listed at $150,000.00 and total Assets listed at $340,235.75 and shareholder names listed with share counts.



    ENGLISH AND AMERICAN TEXTILES From 1790 to the Present by Schoeser, Mary & Celia Rufey

    New York: Thames & Hudson. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0500014736 . Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Blemish to front end page from sticker removal. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 11.50 X 9.45 X 1.26 inches; 256 pages .




    New York: Viking Press, 1983. Paperback. Very Good. 8 x 11 in. Paper wraps. Lavish color and B&W plates. Condition is VERY GOOD ; mild edge wear, covers sunned at and around spine. Binding tight and text unmarked. Art. Stax.



    Embroidered Textiles : Traditional Patterns from Five Continents (With a Worldwide Guide to Identification) by Paine, Sheila

    Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 1990. 192 pages with 279 illustrations 171 in color. A half inch red remainder mark to the bottom edge. Minor chipping and wear to the dustjacket edge, now protected with a mylar cover. Sources of Illustrations. Bibliography and Glossary. . Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine.



    Ann Dunham's Legacy: A Collection of Indonesian Batik by Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

    2012. When Ann Dunham moved to Indonesia, she became captivated by batiks and the lives of batik makers. As an anthropologist, she worked to improve the lives of craftspeople by setting up micro credit and small enterprises. At the same time, she acquired batiks from bustling cities and quiet villages, pieces which were true reflections of the "cloth of the people." The exhibition and accompanying catalogue, entitled "Ann Dunham's Legacy: A Collection of Indonesian Batiks," focuses on the life and work of Ann Dunham, as well as explores the history of batik, how it is made, worn and collected, as well as its alluring array of patterns and motifs. The exhibition and catalogue is further enhanced with selected examples of batik from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia collection. 110pp.. Hard Cover. Brand New.



    Rise and Fall of King Cotton by Burton Edmund:

    London, Great Britain: BBC Books, 1984. 1st edition. Small 4to. 240 pages including detailed index. Very well illustrated throughout with black and white plates. This is a comprehensive history of all aspects of the cotton industry with particular reference to textiles in the north of this country. In original burgundy buckram gilt hard cover binding. Very Good+ in Very Good+ most attractive pictorial dust wrapper. A substantial book. WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE OUTSIDE UK. . First Edition. Buckram. Very Good+/Very Good+. Small 4to.



    CIBA REVIEW NO. 82 OCTOBER, 1950 - WATER by H. Schmassmann

    Basel/ Basle: CIBA Ltd, 1950. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. B & W illustrations. Contains supplement with actual cloth samples "Tone-in tone 'camaieu' effects with neolan colours". Condition is Very Good; Front cover lightly soiled & rippled, text & illustrations are very clean. Textiles Stk



    TAPESTRY BOOK by CANDEE,Helen Churchill

    1935. Tapestry Book, Helen Churchill Candee, Tudor Publishing, 1935, hard cover, dust jacket, 273 pages, 4 plates in color, 99 black and white illustrations traces the complete history of tapestry,




    New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. ART; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 95 pages; Publish 1956 .



    Hand Weaving Patterns from Finland by Pyysalo and Merisalo

    1960. Hand Weaving Patterns from Finland by Pyysalo and Merisalo, '60, Branford, cloth, dust jacket, 122 useful projects for the home and studio, 56 pages, 21 different articles,



    Spring & Summer 1901 [Cover Title] by DIXIE TAILOR CO

    Chicago: Dixie Tailor Co., 1901., 1901. oblong folio. [ff. 30]. printed on heavy card stock. 289 samples of fabrics mounted in the text, & 28 full-page illus. original cloth (worn, front joint repaired, some minor spotting to covers, few samples moth-eaten). loosely laid in are 2 printed envelopes & a folio printed broadsheet titled How To Measure Correctly (creased). The Dixie Tailor Company was one of the largest importers of woollens in the American Midwest. The above swatch book contains samples of plaid, striped and tweed wools, wool crepes, and felts, with a few samples of silk vestings, doeskin, and corduroy. Scattered throughout the album are designs for men's suits, vests, and uniforms, interspersed with reproductions of photographs and art works totally unrelated in subject matter, including two Cuban views and one showing the interior of an Alaskan Indian hut.. Hardcover.



    Versatile Bronson Monograph Five by Burton,Dorothy

    1984. Versatile Bronson Monograph Five by Dorothy Burton, Weavers Guild of Boston, paperback, 1984, 56 pages, signed by the author.



    The Tapestry Book by Candee, Helen Churchill

    New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1935. Published 1935. Well-illustrated guide to tapestries, first published in 1912. The periods and types studied include 15th century France and Flanders, High Gothic, Renaissance, 15th through 17th century Italy, the Gobelins factory, Beauvais, Aubusson, Savonnerie, Mortlake, Bayeaux, more, including identification. Many black and white plates, including folding, and a color frontis. Tan cloth lettered and decorated in dark blue, green and red, 275 pages, with index, color illustrated dustjacket. Some light external wear, mainly a bit of rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is also in very good condition with a little more wear and tear, conspicuous edgewear including two inch-long chips atop left front cover corner, pleasantly age-toned rear cover, minor rubbing to extreme edges and chipped spine ends. A clean and sound copy. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Fria textila tekniker by Boris-Matsson,Ulla

    1975. Fria textila tekniker by Ulla Boris-Matsson, LTs forlag, Stockholm, pictorial hard cover, 1975, 124 pages, 14 color plates, profusely illustrated with black and white photographs,

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