Auction 355 Applied Arts

MORRIS, M. Decorative needlework. Lond., J. Hughes & Co., 1893. (2) lvs., 121 pp. W. heliogravure front. under tissue guard & 27 illustr. in text. 4°. Or. dec. buckram, uncut. (Bind. trifle faded/slightly soiled, interior a bit browned/age-toned in places, but a very good copy).

This first edition by May Morris (1862-1938), daughter of William Morris, provides an introductory guide to embroidery for beginners. The book contains sections on the history of the craft, stitches and techniques, design and colour. The book demonstrates her devotion to and understanding of the art of embroidery. She also designed the cover of this book which is stamped with a floral repeat.

€ 100

result € 240

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