Tools and Toys of Stitchery. Gertrude WHITING.
Tools and Toys of Stitchery

Tools and Toys of Stitchery

New York: Columbia University Press, 1928. 4to. xiv, 357 pp. 156 black-and-white photographs. Original pale blue cloth, gilt-lettered and -decorated. A very good copy with sunned spine and minor wear at extremities. Lacking the dust jacket. Item #403888

FIRST EDITION. A FINE PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper: "To Miss Luisette Smith / Lake Placid Club / Sentiment from a sampler wrought by Frances Johnson in 1797 – / 'If any faults in this you see, / Mend them yourself, and find no fault in me.' / Gertrude Whiting September 1929." The Lake Placid Club was founded in 1895 and its development helped draw tourists to the town and Adirondacks.

Price: $75.00

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