Designs for Church Embroidery
London Chapman Hall 1894
Half title, title, dedication + [vii] + 30 illustrations mostly full page with text facing ,including 3 folding,+ 2pp. ads [ one full page one for Liberty and Co], 266 samples of coloured silk to the front paste down. Inserted with the permission of Liberty and Co. Signed by Ann Weil on the title page. Author was A[udrey] Ridsdale. 4to. Decorated cloth. Arts and crafts designs for ecclesiastical vestments etc. Fascinating period item indicative of the the role of women in the arts and crafts movement. Ann Weil was a prolific writer on Verona and Venice and must have been a friend of Audrey Ridsdale who designed the items illustrated in the book. Good copy, cloth slightly rubbed and half title clipped in one corner.