1948 Edition. A good conditioned volume with a good binding and clear bright text. Well illustrated. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Fair. A good conditioned volume with a good binding and clear bright text. Previous owners name to the inside of the front cover and FEP. Clean Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes (in pen or highlighter) but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Good. B00NESWZSK 1941 sixth printing of the 1934 first edition, Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd. (London), 5 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches tall beige canvas cloth hardbound, no dust jacket, brown lettering to front cover and spine, frontispiece and copious illustrations throughout, ix, , 234 pp. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to covers, with staining, particularly to the rear cover. Slight bumping to all four tips. Tiny black ink marks to front pastedown and free-endpaper. Otherwise, apart from a couple of creased page tips, a very good copy-clean, bright and unmarked-of this classic guide in its first, most revered iteration. ~SP18~ Stitches are the 'scales and exercises' of embroidery and a good working knowledge of these is the first essential foundation of the art. The number of different stitches given here may seem alarming at first, but when it is realized that the art of embroidering with the needles was already of high merit in the days of Abraham and since then has formed part of the cultural development of every nation in the world, it is not surprising that it has been possible to collect 305 stitches, every one different, every one giving some new and delightful effect, and every one yours for the working.
I purchased a 1941 (first published 1934) hardback copy ( I love old books) of this wonderfully detailed book. The stitches are arranged alphabetically, of course, including other nicknames for the stitches and cross references. The drawings and instructions are some of the clearest I've ever seen. I have many embroidery books, but I refer to this one the most often. You hardly need another reference book.
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