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Vintage embroidery book - cross stitch - 1920s 1930s

Cross Stitch new Designs 5th Series
D. M. C. Library
Editions Th. de Dillmont, France

Undated. Probably dates from the late 1920s or early 1930s (1934 at the latest - there is an ink inscription on the cover that bears that date). In all probability a First Edition

Large format softback book - approx. 11.5" x 7.75" (approx. 29cm x 20cm) - 16 pages (i.e. of plates) plus a short introduction and an advertisement for other publications by the same publisher - pictorial soft cover

The designs in this book have a distinctly Art Deco feel and are absolutely stunning. Features Art Deco interpretations of traditional themes - such as flowers and birds. Also wild life (e.g. butterfly, fish, insects), overseas travel (e.g. camel and elephant beneath palm trees, scenes from India including the Taj Mahal), Japanese landscapes, men and women engaged in various sports/games, musicians, and a series of designs based on the fables of La Fontaine (e.g. Red Riding Hood, the Hare and the Tortoise)

A beautiful - and highly collectible - volume. These embroidery books by de Dillmont are amongst the nicest embroidery publications I have seen

PLEASE NOTE: in FAIR condition only. The cover has become detached from the contents and has large splits at the top and bottom of the spine - as well as sticker damage, two shop stamps, an ink annotation and general scuffs/grubbiness etc. However, the internal pages are good, with no significant flaws. Just a little creasing and age discolouration. No stains or annotations etc

I have omitted a photo of the cover in favor of showing more content. However, if you would like to see a photo of the cover prior to purchase, please do not hesitate to ask. Also, please note that I have cropped some of the plates in the photos (e.g. the butterfly and ladybird) in order to highlight the detail

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  • Vintage Supply from the 1930s
  • Material: paper
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