4to., publisher’s burgundy cloth binding with gilt and stamped lettering and ornamentation to spine and front board, top edge gilt, others red, unpaginated, illustrated with 30 black-and-white patterns for embroidery, 3 of which are folding. Mounted to the front pastedown are 217 vibrantly coloured thread samples. Very scarce. Ex library, with shelfmark to heel in white pen, sticker to front pastedown (above samples), sticker ghost to page opposite half title, stamps to preliminaries and some of the plates, security tag ghost to rear pastedown; binding stained, scuffed and heavily worn, spine and hinges splitting, stains and foxing to pages – though the plates themselves are clean – with plate no. 5 detached. The copy is in fair condition and complete with publisher’s advertisements to rear.
A. R., Designs for Church Embroidery by A. R. Letterpress by Alethea Wiel., Chapman and Hall, Limited., 1894
Biographies & Letters
Bibliotheca Classica; or, A Classical Dictionary, containing A Full Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors: with Tables of coins, weights, and measures, in use among the Greeks and Romans: to which is now prefixed a chronological table. Third edition, greatly enlarged.