Sunday, June 27, 2010

Needlecraft Gold

I was fossicking in a second hand book shop last weekend and look what I found.
I couldn't believe my luck.
A lovely cloth bound volume on needlecraft, written by Agnes M. Miall.

The book was in pretty good condition. The spine, the binding and the pages were all in tact. Some yellow spots on the pages were the only signs of age.
I couldn't find the date of publication, but I knew the book was fairly old. Possibly the early 60s or late 50s I mused.
When I got home, I googled Agnes M. Miall and discovered she was born in 1892 and this book was one of several she'd written. Complete Needlecraft was published in 1949! On the internet I also found rare book sellers in the UK selling copies of the book for 32 pounds
I'd picked up my copy for a few dollars.
Oh how I love a bargain! Yes I do!!
And the book is fabulous. Filled with every conceivable topic on needlecraft.
And I love the opening remarks from Agnes M. Miall ..... telling readers that this book is not filled with the latest fads and hoping it's been written in such a way that readers will find it useful in 10 years from now.
Job's done Agnes!
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Little Ted Canvas said...

What a brilliant find! It's a beautiful looking book, I'm a sucker for a nice cover no matter what the saying, what a treasure!

White Dove said...

I think you got a great bargain...well done !!

sue said...

How intriguing! Are the instructions for things still applicable? Def got her decade in!

Nick said...

Great find!This is what I classify as the "mother load!"

BOB & MABEL said...

What a lovely find!

Buttonbowerbird said...

Lucky you - such a great find!

Little Miss Pink said...

You are always so good at doing things like that Mama, you try and try and never give up
well done!!!

Steph said...

What a truly beautiful find! Lucky you...enjoy!!! Hope all is wonderful in your world :)

Kristen Doran said...

Nice find!

Corrie said...

oh gorgeous!!!!!!!