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Honiton lace is one of the world's great laces and this book for the first time tells the full story of the industry that produces it, from its beginnings in the sixteenth century to its demise in the twentieth. Over 100 photographs illustrate the history of design in Honiton lace as well as the technical aspects of manufacture.
The late Dr John Yallop OBE PhD MA BSc CChem FRSC, a native of the West Country, he was educated in Honiton. In parallel to a long career in chemistry he carried out private research in Devon history, and was appointed honorary curator of Allhallows Museum, Honiton, in 1974. His research on the history of Honiton lace led to the award of PhD by the University of Exeter