1881 Old German Embroidery Patterns 2nd portfolio by Julius Lessing antique original


 Sold, but I do have a few more copies of this and the first collection, from different years and in varying conditions. Please call 518-828-1003 or email susan@sj-designs.net for details and pictures.

1881 portfolio containing 26 pattern plates (individual sheets) of traditional European charted patterns– Muster altedeutscher Leinenstickerri Zweite Sammlung by Julius Lessing (Old German Embroidery Patterns Second Collection, Fifth Edition). 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 or page) is printed on heavy cardstock. All 26 plates, 2 title pages plus 2 separate booklets with history and instruction are included. Old German text throughout. A rare find to have one with all pages included. Multiple charts on each page with hundreds included in the volume.

Generally very good condition. The portfolio covers have completely detached as have the inner flaps, but the individual sheets have only slight edge wear and a few small spots of discoloration. The pages have a wide blank margin around the printed area, and the paper is still supple, not brittle. Covers have expected wear and age-appropriate marks. No marks or writing beyond a name stamp on the flap.

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