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The Modern Priscilla Magazine February 1919, Bayha, Edwin
1 Bayha, Edwin The Modern Priscilla Magazine February 1919
Boston, MA The Modern Priscilla Co. 1919 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Bayha, Edwin 
The cover graphic by Edwin F. Bayha is fabulous on this early issue of Modern Priscilla magazine, a leading needlework periodical. Note that the woman is standing out in the snow to read her letter -- the clue to whom it might be from is the blue star in the window. A touching reminder that WWI raged. The magazine shows a vertical light crease down the middle which likely incurred when inserted into the mailbox. Three short tears, one on each page at back, were repaired by me with archival tape that does not brown and is virtually invisible. Magazine is oversized at 10"x13-3/4". In addition to the color art on the front cover, there's a color ad at back cover for Argo cornstarch, one for Jell-o on the reverse, and one for Cream of Wheat on reverse of front cover with African-American interest. Many articles with instructions for making beautiful things, including lingerie. The best story though is one about a male trolley conductor who made filet lace. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Quilts in Community: Ohio's Traditions, Clark, Ricky;Knepper, George W.;Ronsheim, Ellice;Dayton Art Institute;American Association for State and Local History;Ohio Historical Society;Ohio Quilt Research Project
2 Clark, Ricky;Knepper, George W.;Ronsheim, Ellice;Dayton Art Institute;American Association for State and Local History;Ohio Historical Society;Ohio Quilt Research Project Quilts in Community: Ohio's Traditions
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Rutledge Hill Press 1991 1558531017 / 9781558531017 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall SIGNED & Inscribed By All Authors
Crisp, clean book with no bumps to boards. SIGNED and inscribed "To ---- " by all three authors . Dustjacket shows no tears or chips and has not been price-clipped. Protected by brand new mylar. Book measures 9"x12" and is beautifully illustrated throughout with color photographs of art quilts and small inset photos of their makers. A fascinating look at the history of Ohio quilts, quiltmakers and quiltmaking traditions and a celebration of the diversity of styles, materials and people who contributed to the art. 176 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Timeless Tailoring; Ready-to-Wear Techniques, Hashiguchi, Starr
3 Hashiguchi, Starr Timeless Tailoring; Ready-to-Wear Techniques
Unknown Self-published 1994 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean book, spiral bound to lie flat. The author studied at the Muramatsu School of Dressmaking in Nagoya, Japan, as well as learned from teachers in the United States. The book measures 9"x11" and is designed for the advanced sewer ready to learn the tricks of the tailoring trade. Illustrated throughout with drawings. Material covers both the tailored jacket and the tailored coat. 78 pages, plus pattern for coat pocket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Lace Thorough the Centuries 1600-1920 (Exihbition catalog 1984), Henley, Byding Adams
4 Henley, Byding Adams Lace Thorough the Centuries 1600-1920 (Exihbition catalog 1984)
Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham Museum of Art 1986 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
The story of handmade lace has always interested me. Those who wore it were rich - those who made it went blind. At one point it was so valuable that dogs were relieved of their fur which was replaced with a fur "coat" that was stuffed with lace so it could be smuggled. I doubt that story is in here, as the focus is on the exhibit which was held in 1984. This was a second printing in 1986. It covers needlepoint lace, bobbin lace, bobbin applique lace, machine lace and imitation lace, plus lace clothing. Booklet measures 8-1/2" x 11 with 42 pages. All photos are described at back. Very clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Decorative Textiles, Hunter, George Leland
5 Hunter, George Leland Decorative Textiles
Philsdelphia J.B. Lippincott 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very handsome book that has been gently cared for. There's a ery handsome graphic on face board and it's illustrated profusely throughout with no compromise to the extensive text. Includes color plates in addition to black and white photographs. Text covers such subjects as damasks, brocades and velvets; lace; embroideries, carpets and rugs from several countries; tapestries through the ages; chintzes and cretonnes; tooled and illuminated leather; wallpaper; and drapery and furniture trimmings.Book measures 10"x12-1/2" and has 458 pages including index. Minor rubbing to small isolated areas of boards only fault. No names or writing. Extra postage required for overseas and U.S. priority orders 
Price: 185.00 USD
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Historic Colonial French Dress; A Guide to Re-Creating North American French Clothing, Johnson. Moyars with Forbes, Judy and Delaney, Kate
6 Johnson. Moyars with Forbes, Judy and Delaney, Kate Historic Colonial French Dress; A Guide to Re-Creating North American French Clothing
West Lafayette, Indiana Ouabache Press 1982 0960902600 / 9780960902606 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice book, Tightly bound with no names or writing and no spine crease. Pages pristine Only fault is mild soil to small area of spine at back. Book is both a costume history of the period and how-to book for recreating French colonial fashions for both men and women. Includes patterns. Drawings show the ensembles worn by various people in the community. 138 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Fabric Folios: Embroidery From India and Pakistan; Miao Textiles From China; Silk In Africa (three volumes), Paine, Sheila; Corrgin, Gina; Spring, Chris and Hudson, Julie
7 Paine, Sheila; Corrgin, Gina; Spring, Chris and Hudson, Julie Fabric Folios: Embroidery From India and Pakistan; Miao Textiles From China; Silk In Africa (three volumes)
Seattle, Washiington University of Washington Press 2001 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Three volumes of a series of stand-alone books, each focusing on a different area -- India and Pakistan, China, and Africa. These three were published in 2001 and 2002 and are as clean as new. Each book measure 8-3/4" square with a total of 261 pages. All pages are in full color and are an eruption of bold color -- gorgeous! 
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8 Raffel, Marta Cotterell The Laces of Ipswich: The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry, 1750-1840
Lebanon, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Univ Pr of New England 2003 1584651636 / 9781584651635 First Printing Soft Cover NEW 
Crisp, BRAND new book. Nicely illustrated throughout with black and white photographs showing examples of the lace.In the days of early America Ipswich, Massachusetts was home to 600 lacemakers -- a lot by any standard, but phenomenal considering that there were only 601 households! As in Europe, lace was big business with Washington himself paying a visit to Ipswich to help further its economic interests by ordering lace for himself. The author explores what made Ipswich lace different from other types, how the lacemakers learned the skill that eventually blinded many of them, and even how they were forced to blend traditional lacemaking with current market-driven trends. Book serves two purposes -- to shine a light on this almost lost art and to show how a cottage industry fueled the nation's economy. The author had access to previously unseens documents and artifacts. 156 pages. Meansures 7"x10" 
Price: 18.00 USD
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