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Instructions on Needle-Work and Knitting as Derived from the Practice of the Central School ... in the Sanctuary, Westminster
London, 1847. Third Edition. Original publisher's gilt stamped cloth. Good; backstrip worn and contents shaken; one sample with two modest moth damage marks. 8vo, There are 9 mounted samples of stitching and knitting. A publication of the 'National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church' in support of their girl's training school at Westminster. The Society was formed in 1811. Its schools were set up in England and Wales. They followed the model of A Bell's system of teaching through monitors under the direction of a Head Mistress. The book offered here was a part of a fund raising effort for the school and also acted as a sort of trade catalog to attract paid commissions for the young girls by illustrating their skills at various knitting and stitching tasks. The text describes what and how the girls were taught and then moves into the specific kinds of needlework, each 'illustrated' with an actual mounted sample piece. Although this copy is a later edition all of the prevous editions (1832 and 1838) are known in a total of four copies only; the books simply did not survive in tact. OCLC locates only the NYPL copy.
      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
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