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Mee, Cornelia, 1815–1875

Our lace sampler : second series / by Mrs. Mee & Miss Austin ...

London : Sold at all Berlin Wool Warehouses and Booksellers, and by Mrs. Mee and Miss Austin , 8 Brook Street, W., [approximately 1870]
London : C. F. Adams, printer, 32, Bartholomew Close, E.C.
Physical Description:
16, [4] pages, [4] leaves of plates ([1] folded) : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TT805.N43 .M44 1870+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Manual for the study and creation of pointed lace (i.e., needle lace). The plate gives illustrations for insertions, handkerchief borders, head dress trimming, and "Mediaeval Linen Work" -- the last of these showing that the revival of various decorative forms exemplified by the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts movements was spreading to more commercial outlets.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's printed blue wrappers. With trade advertisements, [4] pages at end.
"The first series of 'Our Lace Sampler' had hardly appeared, before we were inundated with inquiries for the Second Series, assuring us that our book had been most favourably received. Several of the specimens here copied have been lent to us by members of the aristocracy; others are from the beautiful collection of Madame Elise, of 170, Regent Street. While keeping the designs as nearly as possible to the real Lace, we have endeavoured to make them as easy of execution as possible, so that any lady who can make a neat buttonhole (and who cannot?) may, with the assistance of the clear directions here given, initiate herself in the mysteries of Lace-making, and experience all the fascination which the practice of the art affords."--Preface, page [5]. "Madame Elise" refers to Elizabeth Isaacson, successor to the prominent lace merchant, Jane Clark.
Subject Terms:
Berlin Wool Warehouses, bookseller.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Clothing trade -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Isaacson, Elizabeth, approximately 1832-1913.
Lace and lace making -- Patterns.
Lace industry -- Great Britain.
Needlework -- Patterns.
Pattern books.
Austin, Mary, active 1847-1870, author.

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