c1900 Album de Broderies Au Pont de Croix III by Therese de Dillmont
Circa 1900 oversize softcover book “Album de Broderies Au Pont de Croix III” by Therese de Dillmont, published by DMC; it measures 9″ by 12″ with 56 pages, including 40 “plates”or pattern pages and a 14 page section on all the old DMC publications and thread types. This is a slightly later bound book version of the 1880s portfolios with individual sheets– it has a squared-off glued spine. Very elaborate counted thread patterns for borders,motifs and overall patterns.
Please note: these antique charts are not illustrated on graph paper– the background resembles a subtle woven fabric instead. The individual cross stitches are beautifully drawn and very clear.
Generally good condition. The cover has expected light wear and a slightly curled front edge, but the pages are very good with only minor edge wear. The glossy paper is still supple, not brittle. The spine’s glue is dried out but none of the pages have detached.