A comprehensive description of the history of lace and lacemaking, particularly in Britain but with sections on origins in Europe and on lace in other countries.
Chapters are included on lace as a cottage industry, children in the industry, lace tells, bobbins, other equipment, bobbin inscriptions, machine lace, other (non-bobbin) laces, lacemaking "today", recognising lace, etc.
Many drawings and black-and-white photographs.
In excellent, essentially unmarked condition except for minor rubbing to dust jacket. Previous owner's address label inside front cover.