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NETTO, Johann Friedrich (1756-1810) and Friedrich Leonhard LEHMANN (1787- fl. 1832)
Die Kunst zu stricken, in ihrem ganzen Umfange ... Neue durchaus umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage mit 50 illuminirten und schwarzen Kupfertafeln
Leipzig: Georg Voss, 1804. Title creased and dust-soiled, final plate creased, lower wrapper detached. Oblong folio (18 x 10.75 inches; 455 x 273 mm). Engraved title in the form of a sampler, 52 pages, 50 engraved plates, consisting of 25 plates in two states, colored and uncolored. 19th-century stiff marbled paper wrappers; modern cloth-backed fitted case. SCARCE: Only the Metropolitan Museum of Art copy of this edition is located in the US. Copies of the 1802 French edition are held by the Smithsonian and Winterthur, and of the 1800 edition at U. Michigan and the Clark Art Institute. European online library databases record only a handful of copies of each edition in German, Swiss, French and British libraries. No copies have appeared at auction in the past century, according to databases. A beautifully illustrated manual for knitting and crocheting. This is the second, enlarged edition in German and the third edition overall, following a French version published in 1802. Netto's goal was to provide women with a methodical guide to knitting, with written instructions (lacking in most earlier knitting pattern books) for every type of knitting, from the simplest to the most complex, and including the related arts of crocheting, bobbin lace-making, filet crocheting, and other techniques. In his preface he pays tribute to the Swiss knitting master Dubois, who had traveled through Germany in the late 1780s, instructing wealthy women in sophisticated knitting artistry; some of Dubois' techniques are the subjects of individual chapters. Netto further acknowledges the help of t … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [United States]
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