A History of Hand-Made Lace. Dealing with the Origin of Lace, the Growth of the Great Lace Centres, the mode of Manufacture, the Methods of Distinguishing and the Care of Various Kinds of Lace
London: Upcott Gill, 1900. 4to, x, 245 pp. With a frontispiece with tissue guard, 19 sepia plates and over 200 engravings. Original beige cloth with blindstamped and gilt border along spine and gilt spider-web in lower right corner. A very good copy. First edition of an attractive book uncommon in fine condition. The definitive book to that date on the subject, well printed, illustrated, and bound but apparently in large numbers since almost 40 copies are listed online from $175 to $15.
(Item Id: 110792)