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., Illustrated with 19 Plates and over 200 Engraving of Lace and the Fashion of Wearing it as Shown in Contemporary Portraits.
London and New York: Gill and Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. Leather bound. [HOME ARTS] [WOMAN AUTHOR]. Ernesto JESURUM, supplementary information. London: A L. Upcott Gill, 170, Strand, W.C., New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 153-157, Fifth Avenue.
4to; [i-ix], x, [ii], , 2-245pp; an additional 6 brown shadow-boxed matboard leaves bound in after pages 48, 64, 96,110,144, and 160 affixed with lace samples; gilt-stamped black Morocco; all edges gilt; blue marbled endpapers; glazed stock; 19 plates with tissue guards, some in sepia; reproduction of engravings by half-tone; cracking of joints and hinges but holding, chipping at head of spine, some offsetting from matboard leaves; very good plus. None located in OCLC with the lace samples bound-in. Very good +. Item #1720
An exceptionally beautiful and thorough treatise on lace accompanied by many illustrations. The most outstanding feature of this volume is the addition of the 6 supplementary plates to which are affixed the labeled lace samples. They are of Old Italian, Chantilly Point, Old Spanish, Jorchon, Brussels Point, Valenciennes, Malines, Chioggia, Duchesse Point, Renaissance Point, Honiton, and Venetian Rose Point. An unusual and beautiful copy.