Old Patchwork Quilts and the Women Who Made Them
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1929.
Third Printing. Hardcover. This classically referenced book in the realm of quilting is here presented clothed in its now uncommon dust jacket, featuring the beautiful Pride of the Forest quilt pattern mirrored on the bright cover of the publisher's cloth binding beneath it. "An early feminist, Ruth Finley promoted quilting as women's folk art. Through her personal contacts with the quilters and their stories, she recognized the importance of the art of quilting in the lives of American women. In honoring quilters past, Ruth created a work of lasting value..." --The Quilters Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art. Finley was among the first inducted to the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1979. This is a well-preserved 1929 printing in dust jacket of Ruth Finley's enduringly important work in honoring the artistry, history, origins, and patterns of patchwork quilts in America, and the women who made them.
8 7/8" X 6 1/4". 202pp. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jacket, with chipping to head and tail of spine, sizable mostly closed tear to spine and front panel, and sunning and age-toning to panels, particularly at spine. Bound in pale yellow cloth over boards, with Pride of the Forest quilt pattern stamped in red and green to upper board, blocked in kind, with upper board and spine lettered in dark green. A hint of edgewear to binding, with some darkening to spine and gentle bumping to head and tail. Binding features monogram of an unidentified designer, that of a backwards N. Binding is firm and sound. Previous owner's inscription dated 1934 to flyleaf. Pages are clean and unmarked. Bountifully illustrated in color frontispiece, 96 monochrome plates, and 100 diagrams. Very good + / good. Item #12118