Editions Therese De Dillmont, Mulhouse, France. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good, No dust jacket as issued. New edition, revised and enlarged. No date: circa 1900. Profusely illustrated with thirteen full-page colour plates including colour plate I showing: 'Flat Stitch Embroidery on Velvet worked with D.M.C. Persian Silk (Soie de Perse)' and 1087 numbered black and white illustrations and figures throughout. Two-page preface by the author and one-page editor's note to the fore. Decorative black and gold D.M.C. lettered and patterned front and rear free endpapers and paste-down (monogram of the Societe Anonyme Dollfus-Mieg & Cie, Mulhouse, France, stated on second rear free endpaper). Gilt top edge to text-block. Integral reading ribbon: missing. Spine tight. No inscriptions. Some foxing. 813 numbered text-pages plus eight-pages of Table of Contents to rear. 140mm x 90mm.
Chapters: plain sewing, machine work, mending, embroidery upon white materials, linen embroidery, embroidery upon silk and velvet, gold embroidery, applique work, tapestry, knitting, crochet, tatting, macramé, netting, openwork on linen, embroidered laces, needle-made laces, pillow laces, needlework trimmings, miscellaneous directions, and 56 trade-pages.
Therese de Dillmont (1846-1890) was an Austrian needleworker and writer. She owned a string of shops in European capitals and was a pioneer in the field of needlework in the late nineteenth century introducing many new techniques. A classic needlework title of interest to historians and collectors of antiquarian books on needlework, embroidery and lace-making.