Antique Dutch Book on Sewing w/ Patterns c 1900
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-13)
Price : US $34.77
This auction is for a rare antique sewing book in Dutch, titled IK KAN KOSTUUMNAAIEN. The book was written by Henriette J. van Wessem, and was published in Leiden by A. W. Sijthoff. There is no date in this book (may be located behind a name plate pasted down on the title page), but the pictures clearly indicate a c. 1900 date. The book contains photographs, drawings, and patterns of clothing items (for women and children mainly), lace, stitchery, and other incidentals. The patterns are printed directly on the pages, and are not separate from the text block. The book contains 947 illustrations and 443 pages. The book is in fairly good condition for its age. The pages are yellowed, but there is no marking on them. The back cover is fully detached, and you can see that as a result there is some separation between the back pages (see picture #2). This book would be a wonderful addition to the library of anyone interested in historic fashions from the turn of the last century.
If you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures, please do not hesitate to contact me. As payment, I accept PayPal and USPS money orders (no foreign money orders, or money orders drawn on other institutions, please!). Payment via money order is expected within 10 days of auction end; PayPal payment is requested with 48 hours of auction end. Thank you for looking!
This book is sold (sold on 2008-10-13)
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