The Lady’s Handbook of Fancy Needlework (1870)
Book ID: 63851
The Lady’s Handbook of Fancy Needlework. Containing Four Hundred New Designs in Ornamental Needlework, Lace of Several Kinds. Fully Illustrated. London: Ward, Lock, (1870). Pp xi, 416, . Green cloth boards, elaborately decorated in gilt & black on upper cover & spine, all edges in gilt. A nice bright copy.
Profusely illustrated with drawings throughout the text. containing four hundred new designs in ornamental needlework, lace of several kinds, including guipure, macramé punto tirato, etc. and also full and precise instructions for the working of each design.
Isabella Beeton was born in 1836 and published the first edition of her ‘Guide to Household Management’ in 1861 aged just 25. She became one of Britain’s best known cookery writers