Introduction to Lace by Gabrielle Pond hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Garnstone Press, 1973, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;
From the cover: Lace-making is a very ancient craft network of a kind has been discovered in the tombs of Egyptian kings yet only in the last few years has its value as a beautiful and collectable antique become widely recognised.
Gabrielle Pond writes from years of experience in collecting and studying lace of all kinds; this comprehensive introductory book is the essence of her knowledge and contains everything a beginner needs to know, including where to go to see some of the finest collections in the country. The book clearly describes and illustrates the first steps in appreciating lace and explains how to date, value and conserve it; the excellent photographs show the fragile beauty of handmade lace.
An Introduction To Lace has been specially written not only for collectors but also for those interested in the fascinating history of lace-making and the wide variety of design throughout the countries where it has been, and still is being, created.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which has been sealed in a mylar protector. Price Clipped. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[IX] 76 pages. 8″ x 5¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Lace category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…