1990 The Needle’s Excellency (orig. 1640) by Susan J. Evans


1990 softcover, spiral-bound booklet from Falconwood Press, The Needle’s Excellency– a selection of pages from the original 1640 edition “A Newe Booke wherin are divers Admirable Workes. wrought with the Needle, Newly invented and cut in Copper for the pleasure and profit of the Industrious.”

36 b&w pages; charted patterns have been completely recharted by Susan J. Evans and are clear and easy to read; other pages (mostly lace illustrations and Johns Taylor’s poem “The Prayse of the Needle”) are copies-of-copies and may be slightly blurry or faded.

In excellent condition with only very slight edge wear; pages are crisp and clean, free of marks or writing.