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Item specifics

Condition: Good Subject: Sewing
Format: Hardback Subject 2: Needlework
Language: English

Encyclopedia Of Needlework

by Therese De Dillmont

(Editions Th. De Dillmont, c1950) 

Overall Book Condition – Good+

Overall Dust Jacket Condition – No Dust Jacket 

A Good+ reprinting of this beautifully illustrated small format guide to needlework.  Previously owned by the Somerset Branch of the Embroiderers Guild with their ownership plate on the front pastedown and with further ownership names, stamps and stickers on the adjoining plain reverse and half title. 

No publishing history but believed to have been issued c1950.

Details Of Book Condition

Physical Description: Hardback, 16mo (approx 6 inches / 15.5 cm tall), 787 pages with mono illustrations throughout and 16 colour plates all confirmed present in Very Good condition. There is also a 7 page table of DMC fabric colours followed by a lengthy illustrated publisher's catalogue and "Table of Contents" at the rear.
External Condition: Light to moderate general wear to the original green boards and spine (rubbing and moderate surface abrasion to spine extremities, rubbing to spine edges with narrow strips of underlying cloth fabric visible), black spine and front board lettering / illustration very clear.
Internal Condition: Securely bound with hinges fully intact, light to moderate toning / foxing with light soiling to text block edges, original green ribbon marker detached but still mostly present between pages 494-5, printed on very thin paper with light to moderate creasing to the half title but otherwise internally Very Good on lightly edge-toned paper in a very clean and clear condition throughout.
Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket

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Total weight with packaging 600g.  Our asking price includes UK post and packing - international delivery charges have been reduced by the same amount to avoid double charging.  UK orders weighing less than 1.0Kg will be despatched by First Class Post, orders weighing 1.0Kg and above will be despatched by Royal Mail parcels.

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Mint = The book is perfect with no marks or blemishes whatsoever (very rare!).

Fine = The book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. However closer examination will show subtle evidence of ownership and storage (e.g. very faint scuffs on the dust jacket where it has rubbed against other books or been carefully handled). There may be a small, neat inscription. The book will appear to be unread.

Very Good = The book (and dust jacket if present) has been carefully handled but looks almost new. There is very light shelf wear (e.g. slight dust jacket creasing at the edges due to handling), a neat bookplate, inscription or lightly pencilled bookseller's price may also exist. There may be evidence of very light foxing and / or age toning to the paper.  This classification may also be applied to older books that are in a significantly "above average" condition for their age.

Good = The book (and dust jacket if present) is of "average" condition for its age.  It is clean and tidy but displays light to moderate board wear, soiling and corner / spine bumping.  It displays clear evidence of having been read (possibly including some occasional annotations, inscriptions and bookseller's notations), there may be light to moderate internal foxing, toning and / or soiling - especially to endpapers and adjoining pages.  There may be some hinge weakening and / or internal separation but all pages will still be firmly attached.  The dust jacket may display light to moderate edge wear and rubbing possibly including some chipping to the edges and fold-ins with minor loss; the jacket may be price clipped.

Fair = The book (and dust jacket if present) is in a "below average" condition for its age.  It is still substantially intact but is obviously heavily read with significant board or jacket wear, bumping and / or soiling.  There may be heavy foxing, toning and / or soiling internally (possibly accompanied by significant internal annotations).  There may be moderate tearing and / or chipping to the dust jacket, boards or pages with some accompanying loss. The dust jacket may be price clipped. The hinges may have cracked significantly and show signs of imminent page separation, a number of pages may have come loose.

Poor = The book (and dust jacket if present) is only acceptable as a stop-gap library addition, it is obviously very heavily used and is in a generally distressed condition. There will be significant soiling and wear both externally and internally with significant creasing and possible tearing and separation of boards and / or pages, sections of the book may be loose or even missing.



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