1880 Lipperheide portfolio of cross stitch patterns

1880 portfolio of pattern plates (individual sheets) of traditional European charted patterns– “Muster altledeutscher Leinenstickerri Sammlung Zweite” by Julius Lessing (Old German Embroidery Patterns Collection 2). The meticulously detailed illustrations show cross and back stitches, patterns include geometrics, knotted patterns, borders and stylized florals. Pages measure 9″ by 12″ and each “Tafel” (pattern plate) is printed on heavy cardstock. 25 plates– the original Tafel 15 is missing but a copy of it will be included so the set is complete.

Generally good condition. The portfolio cover has expected wear and library tape along the spine (which is beginning to split and loosen), but the individual sheets have only slight edgewear; 2 have small tears, one has a piece of tape on the edge. The pages have a wide blank margin around the printed area. The paper is still supple, not brittle.