On this page we have 36 textile related titles for you to browse through.  Included are titles on samplers, quilts, needlework, etc.  These titles were available on our shelves at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire, as of February 3, 2014. Enjoy, and feel free to place your order at any time, yours, RAY

1. Ayres, Dianne, ARTS & CRAFTS PERIOD TEXTILES - WITH FABRIC SAMPLES BROCHURE LAID IN, published by the author, Berkeley, CA, 1990, B&W and color illustrations, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62543 ), $20.00

2. Baker, Muriel L., A HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN CREWEL EMBROIDERY, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Pub., Rutland, VT, (1970) 4th ptg, B&W illustrations, 67pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804802300 First published in 1966. Includes: Stitches Used in American Crewel, Design Elements, Modern Crewel., (Order No: 33034 ), $8.50

3. Bishop, Robert (patterns and instructions by Carter Houck), THE ROMANCE OF DOUBLE WEDDING RING QUILTS, E. P. Dutton, New York, (1989), over 64 color ill., B&W ill., 85pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0525484779 This book is a celebration of the Double Wedding Ring pattern, which is one of the three most popular quilt patterns that evolved in the early 20th century--the other two being Dresden Plate and Grandmother's Flower Garden., (Order No: 15790 ), $8.50

4. Bredif, Josette, PRINTED FRENCH FABRICS: TOILES DE JOUY, Rizzoli, New York, (1989), 196 ill, 98 in color, 184pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0847811352 From 1760 to 1843, the Oberkampf factory at Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, produced some of the very finest printed fabrics in the West. A century and a half later, the term 'toile de Jouy' (Jouy cloth) evokes its best-known fabrics., (Order No: 5680 ), $60.00

5. Campos, Teresa de Maria y; Yturbide, Teresa Castello; Zabe, Michel (photographs by), HISTORIA Y ARTE DE LA SEDA EN MEXICO SIGLOS XVI - XX -- [THE ART OF SILK IN MEXICO], Banamex, Mexico, 1990 1st ed, color illustrations, 179pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 9687009217 Text in Spanish., (Order No: 59086 ), $60.00

6. Carlano, Marianne and Salmon, Larry (edited by); Tuchscherer, Jean- Michel; Kraatz, Anne; Jacque, Jacqueline (essays by), FRENCH TEXTILES FROM THE MIDDLE AGES THROUGH THE SECOND EMPIRE, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, 1985, B&W and color illustrations, 197pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0918333024, (Order No: 61774 ), $17.50

7. Caulfeild, Sophia Frances Anne and Saward, Blanche C., THE DICTIONARY OF NEEDLEWORK: AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF ARTISTIC, PLAIN AND FANCY NEEDLEWORK, Arno Press, New York, 1972, over 800 B&W ill., 528pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0405006950 Facsimile of the 1882 edition., (Order No: 9472 ), $8.00

8. Crenshaw, Catherine and Crenshaw, Charles Lawrence (book design by Thomas F. Ford), THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE RUG, C. L. Crenshaw and Company, Inman, SC, (1975), color illustrations, unpaginated, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume contains accurate color plates of each of the squares in the United States Peace Rug along with descriptions of the meanings of each coat of arms., (Order No: 38153 ), $8.50

9. Fischer, Roger A. and Sullivan, Edmund B., AMERICAN POLITICAL RIBBONS AND RIBBON BADGES 1825-1981, Quarterman Publications, Inc, Lincoln, MA, (1985), B&W illustrations, 394pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0880001380 From the dawn of direct campaigning in the 1820s on into the early years of this century, the ribbon served as the basic type of political badge for participants in campaigns, conventions, clubs, and all forms of mass political expression. This book for the first time brings together almost 2600 of these ribbons in a definitive presentation., (Order No: 38547 ), $550.00

10. Godlewski, Josef (catalogue and exhibition design), THE KASHMIR SHAWL - YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, FEBRUARY 12 - APRIL 6, 1975, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, (1975), B&W illustrations, 52pp text, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition. Within the text are black and white figures, and the text is followed by 29 Catalogue Plates with descriptions., (Order No: 16739 ), $15.00

11. Hersh, Tandy and Hersh, Charles, SAMPLERS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS, Pennsylvania German Society, Birdsboro, PA, 1991, B&W and color illustrations, 304pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0911122583 The aim of this book is to increase our understanding of the material culture by analysis of the embroidery sampler and its use in the decoration of textiles found in the average Germanic household in the 18th and 19th centuries in Pennsylvania. "Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society - Volume XXV 1991.", (Order No: 37860 ), $150.00

12. Hughes, Lindsay (foreword by Alan Priest), THE KUO CH'IN WANG TEXTILES AND THE KUO CH'IN WANG BROCADES, Gallery Press, n.p., 1945, B&W illustrations, 36pp, good, wraps (softcover), Reprinted from the "Gazette Des Beaux-Arts" September 1943 and February 1945 issues. These two articles written by Miss Lindsay Hughes constitute an important landmark in the study of Chinese textiles. Here for the first time is presented a body of material which can be dated with some accuracy. The prince was buried in 1738, and the mass of material cannot be later than that date...", (Order No: 27117 ), $65.00

13. Hunter, George Leland, THE PRACTICAL BOOK OF TAPESTRIES, J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1925 1st ed, 220 B&W and 8 color ill, 302pp, good+, pictorial tan cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 827 ), $15.00

14. Hunter, George Leland, TAPESTRIES: THEIR ORIGIN, HISTORY, AND RENAISSANCE, John Lane Company, New York, 1912 1st ed, 147 B&W ill, 4 color plates, 438pp, good, decorated green cloth (hardcover), Franklin 7701., (Order No: 7316 ), $10.00

15. Hunter, Leslie, THE NEEDLE IS THREADED: THE HISTORY OF AN INDUSTRY, Heinemann/Newman Neame, London, (1964), B&W illustrations, 241pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name-see note, Couple marginal marks on about two pages. The story of the tailors and garment workers of Britain from the early days of the medieval guilds., (Order No: 63295 ), $15.00

16. Lasi, Savi Lanka; Suomalaisen; Taiteilijan; Kadessa; Maki, Oili, TAIDE JA TYO - FINNISH DESIGNERS OF TODAY, Werner Soderstrom Osakeyhtio, Helsinki, (1954), B&W and color illustrations, 175pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), A look at prominent Finnish designers with the emphasis on textiles. Text is also in English., (Order No: 55962 ), $40.00

17. Leavitt, Thomas W. (director), HOMESPUN TO FACTORY MADE: WOOLEN TEXTILES IN AMERICA, 1776-1876, Merrimack Valley Textile Mus, North Andover, MA, (1977), B&W illustrations, 104pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Catalogue of the exhibition at the museum. Fascinating history and detailes on the processes., (Order No: 58487 ), $15.00

18. Orlofsky, Patsy and Orlofsky, Myron, QUILTS IN AMERICA, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, (1974) 1st ed, over 300 B&W and color ill., 368pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0070477256 Best reference on the American quilt., (Order No: 3479 ), $8.50

19. Palliser, Mrs. Bury, A HISTORY OF LACE - THIRD EDITION, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, London, 1875 (3rd ed), B&W illustrations, 454pp, good, decorated maroon cloth, aeg (hardcover) w/light edgewear, (Order No: 1825 ), $60.00

20. Palliser, Mrs. Bury, HISTORY OF LACE - FOURTH EDITION, Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, 1911, 266 B&W illustrations, 536pp, good+, cream cloth, aeg (hardcover) nice tight copy, Fourth edition entirely revised, re-written, and enlarged under the editorship of M. Jourdain and Alice Dryden., (Order No: 5099 ), $65.00

21. Phillips, Barty, TAPESTRY, Phaidon Press Limited, London, (1994), color ill., 240pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 071482920X The author charts the history of this precious textile from some of the oldest cultures to the present day through a lively text and mass of illustrations, which reveal the texture, vivid color and beauty of tapestry., (Order No: 33159 ), $15.00

22. Pollen, Maria Margaret (Mrs. John Hungerford Pollen) (preface by Alan Cole), SEVEN CENTURIES OF LACE, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1908, 120 full page B&W ill., 59pp of text, good, blue cloth (hardcover) water stain to cloth, lt edgewear, Interior has occasional foxing, plates are very good, clean and bright on glossy stock. Please note that the cover is worn with light fraying at the top and bottom of the spine and some edgewear. There is a water stain on the cloth only near the spine front and back. A scarce title, Franklin 7365., (Order No: 20233 ), $245.00

23. Rodier, Paul, THE ROMANCE OF FRENCH WEAVING, Tudor Publishing Co., New York, (1036) new ed, color frontis, 100+ B&W ill., 356pp, very good, decorated green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), First published in 1931. A rich and colorful book on the romantic history of French weavers and their royal patrons, from the time of Caesar to Napoleon. Not only does M. Rodier give the history of weaving and textiles in France from Gallic days to the middle of the nineteenth century, but he recreates the medieval scene with great vitality and obvious love of it, bringing weaving, as an important national industry, into its relationship with social life, customs, language, history and the other arts., (Order No: 16496 ), $10.00

24. Rogers, Millard F.; Thieme, Otto Charles; and, Marquess, Joyce, AMERICAN COVERLETS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY FROM THE HELEN LOUISE ALLEN TEXTILE COLLECTION, Elvehjem Art Center, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974, B&W illustrations, 95pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 63252 ), $12.50

25. Saint-Aubin, Charles Germain de (Designed to the King 1770), ART OF THE EMBROIDERER, Los Angeles County Mus. Art, Los Angeles, (1983), B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, very good+, brown cloth spine (hardcover) in good/worn slipcase, ISBN 0875871100 Translation and facsimile of the 18th-century French text and engravings., (Order No: 3473 ), $20.00

26. Sanderson, Kylie (editor), BRITISH FABRICS: AN ILLUSTRATED SOURCEBOOK OF TEXTILES, LACE, TRIMMINGS, RUGS AND CARPETS, Whitney Library of Design, New York, (1988) 1st US, B&W and color ill., 234pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0823005275 An illustrated sourcebook of textiles, lace, trimmmings, rugs and carpets-who makes them, and where to find them., (Order No: 12619 ), $6.00

27. Sestay, Catherine J., NEEDLEWORK: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EMBROIDERY AND NEEDLEPOINT, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1982, 153pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), ISBN 0810815540, (Order No: 5029 ), $5.00

28. Slavin, Richard E., OPULENT TEXTILES: THE SCHUMACHER COLLECTION, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1992) 1st ed, over 250 color photographs, 220pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517582554 This book represents more than 100 years of American taste in interiors as illustrated by the Schumacher archival collection. Photographed are luxurious fabrics that have adorned private homes, grand hotels, lavish theaters, and even the White House., (Order No: 14477 ), $10.00

29. Swan, Susan Burrows, PLAIN & FANCY - AMERICAN WOMEN AND THEIR NEEDLEWORK, 1700-1850, Curious Works Press, Austin, TX, (1995), B&W and color illustrations, 248pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0963333135 Comprehensive survey of American needlework forms from the late 17th century into the Victorian era, and a social history of women who did this needlework, their primary and most acceptable creative outlet. Illustrated from the special needlework collection from the Winterthur Museum. Originally published in 1977., (Order No: 1410 ), $12.50

30. Techy, Margaret, FILET CROCHET LACE: HOW TO MAKE IT, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1943 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 80pp, good w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), Illustrated with original designs and diagrams by the author. Includes 5 lessons for beginners, 9 for advanced workers. Patterns of fruit, flowers, geometrical for religious and other purposes. Over 50 photographs of finished work, new in design, of edging, corners, squares, etc. Shows how to duplicate all these designs and create your own originals., (Order No: 52690 ), $45.00

31. Wheat, Joe Ben; Hedlund, Ann Lane (edited by), BLANKET WEAVING IN THE SOUTHWEST, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, (2003) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 444pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0816523045 Describes the evolution of southwestern textiles from the early historic period to the late nineteenth century, establishes a revised chronology for their developement, and traces significant changes in materials, techniques and designs., (Order No: 57720 ), $60.00

32. Wheeler, Monroe (edited, and with a foreword by) (texts by Pupul Jayakar and John Irwin), TEXTILES AND ORNAMENTS OF INDIA: A SELECTION OF DESIGNS, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, (1956), B&W and color illustrations, 93pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume--a picture book with interpretive essays--surveys the magnificent achievement of the artisans of India in the design and execution of textiles and ornaments of many kinds. It is based on an exhibition assembled at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, under the direction of Monroe Wheeler, during the spring and summer of 1955, where it was seen by 303,000 visitors., (Order No: 29483 ), $5.00

33. Whitaker, Kathleen (with analysis assistance by Susie Hart), COMMON THREADS: PUEBLO AND NAVAJO TEXTILES IN THE SOUTHWEST MUSEUM, Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, CA, (1998), color illustrations, 72pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0916561720 Published in conjunction with an exhibition by the same name., (Order No: 57099 ), $15.00

34. Woonsocket Napping Machinery Co., THE ART OF NAPPING: ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, Woonsocket Napping Mach. Co., Woonsocket, RI, n.d. c1900, B&W illustrations, 54pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), The Woonsocket Napping Machinery Company was established in 1894. Although not dated, this is a early, circa 1900, catalogue of the equipment made by the firm to work with cotton cloth. Eleven pages of history and details of the parts of the equipment are followed by 17 detailed illustrations with descriptions of: Nappers; Finishing Machine; Tentering Machine; Napper for Woolen Goods; and, Napper for Knitted Fabrics. Extremely UNCOMMON trade catalogue for the textile industry., (Order No: 60134 ), $125.00

35. Yamada, Chisaburoh F. (general editor), DECORATIVE ARTS OF JAPAN, Kodansha International Ltd., Tokyo, (1964) 1st ed, 107 tipped in color plates, 262pp, very good+ (hardcover) dustjacket lacks small piece top of spine, Errata slip laid in. Following the introduction, are the plates organized in the following sections: ceramics, metal work, lacquer ware, and textiles., (Order No: 8964 ), $75.00

36. Yefimova, L., and Belogorskaya, R. (foreword by Santina Levey), RUSSIAN EMBROIDERY AND LACE, Thames and Hudson, New York, (1987), B&W and color illustrations, 272pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0500013586 The embroideries and laces of Russia are undiscovered riches, for few examples have ever been seen outside of the Soviet Union., (Order No: 60863 ), $125.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller