1880 Lipperheide portfolio of cross stitch patterns


1880 portfolio of pattern plates (individual sheets) of traditional European charted patterns– “Muster altledeutscher Leinenstickerri collection 2” by Julius Lessing (Old German Embroidery Patterns). 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– Tafel 15 is missing but I’ll include a copy of it.

Generally good condition. The portfolio cover has expected wear and library tape along the spine, but the individual sheets have only slight edgewear; 2 have small tears, one has a piece of tape on the edge. The paper is still supple, not brittle.

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