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Textile Designs of Japan - Vol I, Abe, Kojiro (foreword)
1 Abe, Kojiro (foreword) Textile Designs of Japan - Vol I
Osaka, Japan Japanese Textile Color Design Center 1959 Cloth Good Fair Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
NB: Vol I only. Dark brown buckram with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally shelfworn with a 5 inch vertical repaired tear to front cover of jacket, and light sunning to spine. 84pp. text plus 160 b/w and 24 colour plates. This book is the first volume of a three volume survey of rich and varied Japanese textile designs classified into three groups: designs of free style, designs of geometrical arrangement and designs of the Ryukus and the Ainu. Volume I (this book) contains the mos important designs of free style, selected from all types of textiles, such as costumes including noh and kabuki robes, and quilts. The illustrations are arranged in four groups by motif: plants, animals, nature and manufactured objects. A very heavy book will require extra shipping charges if to be sent outside UK. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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The Art of the Felt Maker, Burkett, M.E.
2 Burkett, M.E. The Art of the Felt Maker
Kendal, Cumbria Abbott Hall Art Gallery 1999 0950333514 / 9780950333519 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Softcover. 1999 reprint of the 1979 first edition. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Signed by the author on title page. Binding sound. 111pp. 65 b/w plates. This book was originally produced to accompany the eponymous exhibition which was held at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal from 31 May to 22 July 1979 and then toured to various other venues in the UK, including Leicester Museum and Art Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The exhibition was one of the first to be devoted entirely to felt and includes chapters on the technical analysis of felting, the history of felt, motifs, decoration and clothing. There are also sections on the creation of felt in countries such as Iran, Turkey, the USSR, Africa, India and Scandinavia. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Painted and Printed Fabrics: the History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815, Clouzot, Henri
3 Clouzot, Henri Painted and Printed Fabrics: the History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815
New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1927 Cloth Fair No Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
No dustjacket. Buff colour cloth with printed black flower decoration. Title in black within paper label on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general shelfwear, slightly heavier to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Front pastedown has a small area where writing has been scratched out. Front endpaper bears the names of two previous owners, one crossed out and replaced with the other. Binding sound. Hint of browning to text throughout. Rear pastedown and first illustration listings page bear the printed stamp of Gill & Reigate, the British antique dealers and decorators. One of an edition of two thousand copies. 108pp. 92 plates, in pale red and white, b/w, and sepia. This book was produced to accompany the exhibition of French painted and printed fabrics which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 1927. As well as a history of the manufactory at Jouy and other important centres of cotton printing in France, 1760-1815, the catalogue also includes notes on the history of cotton printing, especially in England and America, by Frances Morris. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Pillow Lace in the East Midlands, Freeman, Charles
4 Freeman, Charles Pillow Lace in the East Midlands
Wardown Park, Luton Luton Museum & Art Gallery 1958 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Card covers. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners address label on reverse of front cover. 51pp. 17 b/w plates and several b/w diagrams within text. This handbook deals with the cottage industry of pillow lacemaking in the East Midlands. It is divided into two sections, the first describes the history of the industry and the second, the methods of manufacture. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Tapestry: Henry Moore & West Dean, Sarginson, Peter (intro.)
5 Sarginson, Peter (intro.) Tapestry: Henry Moore & West Dean
West Sussex Edward James Foundation 1980 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Card covered stapled catalogue. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 32pp. Several colour and b/w illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany an exhibition of tapestry designs by Henry Moore held at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 15th July to 25th August 1980. The Tapestry Weaving studio at West Dean house began in 1976, and this exhibition included the first tapestries produced by it. The eight tapestries in the exhibition were translations into wool from a series of drawings by Henry Moore, woven by six weavers (Dilys Stinson, Alison Innes, Valerie Power, Patricia Taylor, Joan Baxter and Rosemary Brambley) working under the direction of Eva-Louise Svensson. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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