Modern Design in Embroidery by Rebecca Crompton (Batsford, 1936) with dustwrapper
Modern Design in Embroidery
by Rebecca Crompton, edited by Davide C. Minter
B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1st edition October 1936
Detailed study and a standard work by the innovative embroidery designer Rebecca Crompton (1895-1947)*. Well illustrated throughout the text, plus a colour frontispiece and fifty-one plates (48 b/w and 3 colour).
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with title to spine and front board, in a dustwrapper. pp viii, 72, including b/w illustrations plus b/w and colour plates. 10 x 6.25 inches approx. (252mm x 158mm).
Dustwrapper art by Rebecca Crompton.
An exhibition catalogue (location and date unknown) of Rebecca Crompton’s work with prices is loosely inserted. A duplicated type-written sheet with text both sides. Size: 13 x 8.25 inches approx. (329mm x 210mm). Folded twice, some creasing and wear, spotted and foxed.
Dustwrapper rubbed and worn; tatty and torn to top edge with small loss; spotted; grubby and marked; indentations to front panel and some blue biro ‘colouring-in’. Boards and spine clean and bright, a bit dusty towards the edges; a touch knocked to spine ends and corners. Some age toning to pages but generally clean throughout; spotting to edges of page-block with some occasional encroachment into margins; lightly bumped to upper corner of page-block; cockling to upper margin of the plate pages (a different paper stock to text pages) – no dampness, more like poor long-term storage with exposure to cold and damp air.
Nonetheless, remaining a reasonably nice, clean copy – uncommon.
*ref. British Council Visual Arts and A History of English Embroidery