Wasch- Bleich- Platt- und Naeh-Buch, zum Selbstunterricht für Damen, welche sich mit diesen Arbeiten beschäftigen.
by NETTO, Johann Friedrich (or August).
Eleven engraved plates (one printed in red ink, four with fine orig. coloring), one linen embroidered sampler, and one pouncing pattern plate of pricked holes. 2 p.l., 38 pp. Oblong small folio, cont. green wrappers. Leipzig: Voss, 1796. First edition and very rare; WorldCat locates only one copy in North America (Clark Institute). Netto (1756-1810), a Leipzig-based art teacher and author, wrote a series of rare and attractive works on embroidery and pattern books. This appears to be his rarest. The plates consist of six sets of embroidery patterns, etched and signed by Netto. Five of the sets (plates II-VI) are reproduced in duplicate, once in black-and-white and the second in fine original coloring (one is printed in red ink, one is heightened in gold). Plate I is reproduced as an etching, as an embroidery sample, and as a plate with pouncing patterns. Altogether, there are 37 designs for various purposes. Netto also collaborated on a general treatise of household hints that included suggestions on a variety of topics, ranging from linen weaving and protecting wool against moth damage, to growing vegetables in the winter. A fine copy of a rare and extremely attractive book. Slightly soiled in white margins. ❧ Not in Berlin Katalog. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5222)
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