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Vintage / antique 1920s embroidery / sewing / needlework book - Assisi Embroideries

D M C Library
Editions Th. de Dillmont, S.ar.l
Mulhouse (France)

Vintage French embroidery book (all text in English)

Large format paperback book - approx. 9" x 12" (approx. 23cm x 31cm) - 52 pages (including 24 plates - also advertisements for other embroidery publications by the same publisher)

Undated but clearly a rare early edition. Probably the edition of 1928

Assisi embroideries were produced in the town of Assisi, Italy, and were based on ecclesiastical designs dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries (usually animal motifs). Traditional Assisi embroideries were worked in long-armed cross-stitch (not the type of cross stitch that is commonly used today), a technique whereby the thread passes over mutiple threads rather than a single thread

In good - though not perfect - condition. The binding is basically sound but has flattened between the first/last pages and the cover. The cover is grubby, as is the title page. But the internal pages/plates are in good order. No tears or annotations (except original price in pencil). No stains, though there is quite a bit of age discolouration and some foxing. The cover is a little dirty in places

These embroidery publications by Th. de Dillmont were amongst the nicest of their type and were usually reprinted several times during the course of the twentieth century. This particular copy is an early edition

Apologies for the high shipping costs. This is a heavy large-format publication that will need to be well packaging prior to shipping
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Antique Embroidery Book 1920s - Assisi Embroideries - DMC Library - medieval Italian motifs - vintage needlework book 20s French


  • Vintage Supply from the 1920s
  • Material: paper
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