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  • Date Published: March 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print August 2012
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521575928

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  • This lavishly illustrated book brings together a selection of English and Continental samplers of outstanding quality and interest. The selection includes examples from the fifteenth century to the twentieth, showing the development of techniques and changing fashions in design. It brings alive the many social reasons for the sampler's manufacture and decoration, from providing an early 'curriculum vitae' to illustrating the accomplishments of young ladies. The introduction and full descriptions explain their significance, style, and materials and all examples are shown in full colour.

    • Full colour plates throughout
    • Makes accessible objects otherwise only available in out-of-print catalogue
    • Historical and technical information about objects
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'My attention was first caught by the 64 high-quality colour photographs an the lay-out. Each sampler is displayed on its own specially chosen and very becoming colour and then shown to the right of of its one-page text … a valuable introduction to a fascinating subject.' Museum News

    'This lavishly illustrated book … brings to life many of the social ramifications of the sampler's manufacture and decoration.' Antique Dealer and Collectors' Guide

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521575928
    • length: 154 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 171 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.395kg
    • contains: 64 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print August 2012
  • Table of Contents

    64 colour plates with text facing.

  • Author

    Carol Humphrey, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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