Fwd: Selling German Embroidery book
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--- Jen Funk Segrest <jen@...> wrote:
> PLEASE FORWARD TO ANY INTERESTED LISTS OR PARTIES!!!http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1447329658
> AUCTION ALERT FOR RARE EMBROIDERY BOOK
> A few months back I bought a Copy of "Das Stickereiwerk"
> by Marie Schuette and Sigrid M�ller Christensen.
> Printed in 1963 in Tubingen, Germany, a year later a
> IDENTICAL (page for page) English Language version was
> produced in 1964 in NYC re-titled "A Pictorial History of
> Embroidery". Which is the name most
> know it by.
> I already own this copy as well due to a loving Husband's
> Christmas gift. Most embroiderers I know know of this
> book, and drool endlessly for it.
> I find now I do NOT need two copies of the same book, as
> much as I might like to THINK I do. (shhh, don't tell me
> am doing this) Someone else will get much more use out ofbook,
> I found this German copy for *considerably* less, finding
> a wicked deal online from a German Bookseller and having
> it shipped here. It was simply too good a deal to not buy
> it. I did it so I could make sure they were the same
> and they are. I spent an ENTIRE evening comparing page byhttp://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1447329658
> page. They are Identical to the page numbers, the ONLY
> DIFFERENCE is this one is in GERMAN.
> BOOK DESCRIPTION:
> It is a collection of Historical Embroideries from
> Germany, in German, from the 10th- early 20th Centuries.
> Over 3/4 of this book is IN period. I got it for the
> dozens of beadwork embroidery shots inside, but it
> virtually has every stitch covered satin, chain, split,
> metal, cross... All of it.
> The English version sells on average for $400-$500. Out
> of reach for most. It is a goldmine of period embroidery,
> anyone who has seen it will attest. People plot your
> murder for this book. The German Versions normally sells
> much lower, over $200 average, even as High was $300
> recently. Much more affordable, but still pricey.
> This edition is even in slightly better condition than my
> English one, a TINY bit of wear at the corners of the
> cloth cover, and residue from a library tag at the bottom
> of the binding. But real wear is almost miniscule. The
> VERY edges are tinted a bit yellow, an slight VERY light
> old book smell, but that's it, it's nearly in mint
> condition. The binding is tight and the pages flawless.
> Here is more info:
> Publisher: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth Tubingen, Germany, 1963,
> 1st edition.
> Cloth binding, 354 pgs.
> 464 plates. Plates are clean and bright, most in b/w,
> Dozens in full color.
> Most plates cover half to Full page.
> Since most folks do not live on line like me, first come
> first served is not fair. Some people can only get email
> at work.
> I am going to place this up on EBAY starting at what I
> paid for it $75 after my shipping costs) I will pay
> shipping for any SCA member who wins it.
> AUCTION LINK:
> Jen Funk Segrest
> very big Design
Elspeth the Semstress of Dunkeld, OP
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