A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Score # 1
In the early 19th century Mrs. Beeton wrote the very famous 'Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management' and followed that with an equally fascinating tome about needlework. I, of course, being a collector of embroidery books, have wanted to actually have a look at that book. I was amazed to stumble upon it at a used book store - for the princely sum of $4!!! I nearly fell all over myself grabbing it up!
This copy is facsimile edition published in 1986 - the original was in 1870. I've included just one of the fascinating pictures here - the 592 page book is filled with hundreds more.
SCORE!!! (Tomorrow I will show you the other book I found)