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Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books

Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books were created during the 16th and 17th century and used by a variety of craftpersons, fashion designers, and women. The items in this collection are either items known to be in the public domain, personal non-archival photographs, or modern renditions of these older texts.

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Pagano, Matheo. (1554). Giardineto novo di punti tagliati et gropposi per exercitio & ornamento delle donne . Venezia: Matteo Pagano. Title page with printer's mark and advice on verso, 45 pages of cut lace designs, including 1 design that covers 2 pages, poem on verso of last page. Dimensions: Overall: 7-5/8 x 6-3/8 x 1/4 in. (19.4 x 16.2 x 0.6 cm) MET Accession Number: 21.15.1bis Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/338670 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The...
Topics: Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Italy
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by Helen Hough, Franciska Ruessink
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Transcriptions of over 500 charted designs, grouped in thematic categories and with attributions. These patterns were selected from works originally published in France, Germany, Italy, or Switzerland from the early 1550s through the early 1600s by Belin, da Sera, De Sessa, Gülfferich, Jobin, Nourry, Ostaus, Paganino, Pagano, Sainte Lucie, Schönsperger, Siebmacher, Vavassore, Vinciolo, Zoppino, and a 1596 anonymous manuscript . Includes a bibliography with online access information to...
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Europe
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by Helen Hough, Franciska Ruessink
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Transcriptions of 500 charted designs selected from the works of Belin, Jobin, Nourry, Ostaus, Paganino, Pagano, Sainte Lucie, da Sera, Siebmacher and Zoppino, originally published in France, Germany, Italy, or Switzerland between 1527 and 1604. Bibliography with online access information to originals. Extensive index with illustrations. Together with Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance: Vinciolo - 36 Years (2016), Volumes 1 (2016) and 2 (2017) should, to the best of the current...
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Europe
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by Drahan, Emanuel; Hough, Helen
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Emanuel Drahan originally developed this book as the first national embroidery school textbook of Austria-Hungary. With six sections, skills could be mastered before moving to the next level of complexity. In order to reach a broad audience, the sections could also be purchased as individual pages. This edition is in English translation and the patterns transcribed. It is also has a list of some of the works of the very early designers from whom Herr Drahan may have found inspiration. The...
Topics: Embroidery, Cross stitch, Pattern books, German, France, Italy
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by Rosina Helena Furst, Helen Hough, Franciska Ruessink
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See also addenda:  Rosina Helena Furst: Into a New Era. Addenda: T.1: 1. Modelbuchs Driter theil, Plate 1. https://archive.org/details/FurstAddenda Transcriptions of several hundred charted designs, grouped in thematic categories and with attributions. These patterns are from the four books of designs by Rosina Helena Furst (Nuremberg, 1642-1709). Includes a bibliography with online access information to originals. This volume, together with Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance:...
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Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Germany
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by Hough, Helen; Latomus, Sigismundus.
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Transcriptions of charted designs in Sigismundus Latomus's 1622 Schön newes Modelbuch, von 540. schönen auszerwehlten Künstlichen, so wol Italiänischen, Französischen, Niderländischen, Engelländischen, als Teutschen Mödeln. Thumbnail images of entire book, full size transcriptions of charts, short essay.
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Germany
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by Nicolas Bassee; Helen Hough (photos)
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Personal non-archival photographs of the book: Bassée. Nicolas. (1575). New Modelbuch, von allerhandt Art Nehens, Wirckens vnd Stickens : jetzt mit vielerley Welscher Arbeyt, Mödel vnd Stahlen : allen Steinmetzen, Seidenstickern vnd Näterin, sehr nützlich vnd künstlich, von neuwem Zugericht. Getruckt zu Franckfurt am Mayn : In der Behausung Roseneck, bey Niclas Bassee, held in the Harvard University Library collections. Series: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books Series: Charted...
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Frankfort, Germany, Lace and lace making, Embroidery
Personal non-archivel photographs of the book: Steiner, Heinrich. (1533). Ain new Modelbuch aufi' aussnehen und porten wircken in der Laden und langen gestell. Augurg: Heinrich Steiner. from the Harvard University Library collections. Series: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books Series: Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance Associated with the series: Design Elements of Renaissance Embroidery
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Ausburg, Germany
Anonymous. [ca. 1596]. [Manuscript album of designs for lace and embroidery]. [Germany]. Manuscript book of designs for lace and embroidery. 69 pages of various designs hand-drawn ink designs against a printed grid. At back of book there are several designs in color. Dimensions: Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (20 x 14 cm) FROM: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/368249 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the series: 1....
Topics: German, Embroidery, Pattern Books
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Transcriptions of charted designs in Federico de Vinciolo's 1591 New and singular patternes & workes of linnen. Seruing for paternes to make all sortes of lace, edginges, and cutworkes. : Newly inuented for the profite & contentment of ladies, gentlewomen, & others, that are desirous of this arte… London: Imprinted by J. Wolfe and Ed. White. Thumbnail images of complete original, full size transcriptions, short essay.
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Lace and lace making, London, England
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Index to over 250 early pattern books that were published in Europe between 1500 and 1700 and now available online. The main references section is arranged by a code reflecting the primary creator, date, and title. The references include bibliographic and access information for each located title and copy. Additional sections include brief indexes: various creators (authors, designers, engravers, & printers); -  by city of printing; - by decade, then region and city; and - Lotz numbers....
Topics: Pattern books, Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Europe
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by Antoine Belin, Jean Troveon, Jean Mayol, Helen Hough
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Personal photographs of the book: Belin, Antoine, Troveon, Jean, & Mayol, Jean. (after 1533). Sensuyuent les patrons de messire Antoine Belin Reclues de sainct Marcial de Lyon. Item plusieurs aultres beaulx patrons nouveaulx, qui ont este inuentez par frere Jehan mayol . Lyon: Pierre de Sainte-Lucie. Series: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books Series: Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance Associated with the series: Design Elements of Renaissance Embroidery
Topics: Pattern books, France, Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Lyon, France
Pagano, Matheo. (1546). Il spechio di pensieri delle belle et virtudiose donne dove si vede varie sorti de ponti cioe ponti taliati ponti groposi ponti in redeponti in stiora . Venezia: Matteo Pagano. Illustrated title page, text on verso of title page and continues on recto of page 2, illustration of women at work on page 2 (verso), 16 pages of designs, last page (verso) contains publisher's signature. Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/16 x 5 7/8 in. (20.5 x 15 cm) MET Accession Number: 37.54 Available...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Italy
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by Johann Siebmacher, Ernst Wasmuth (Publisher), Helen Hough (photos)
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Personal photographic images as notes of the book (photography of uneven quality): Joh. Sibmacher's Kreuzstich Muster: 36 Tafeln der Ausgabe v. J. 1604. Berlin: Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth, 1909. Facsim. of selected plates from Siebmacher's Newes Modelbuch in Kupffer gemacht, originally published at Nuremberg in 1604. [2], 36 leaves : all ill. ; 18 x 21 cm. Book held at the Smithsonian Institutions. Series: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books Series: Charted Embroidery Patterns of the...
Topics: Embroidery, Pattern books, German
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Reference thumbnails of and link to Flötner, Peter. (1882 reprint of 1549). Kunstbuch des Peter Flötner : Zeichners, Bildhauers und Formschneiders von Nuernberg gestorben im Jahre fünfzehn hundert sechs und vierzig : enthält vierzig Blätter mit allerlei Zierrat für Malerei eingelegte tauschierte und geätzte Arbeit : nach den Originalen im Besitz der Köngiglich Preussischen Kunstsammlungen neu herausgegeben. Berlin : Rud. Schuster. Original - See Flatner, Peter (1549). Flatner Moresq...
Topics: Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Zürich
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Anonymous. ([15xx]). [ Livre de modeles pour broderie et tapisserie ]. [S.l.]: [s.n.]. In the collection of Bibliothèque nationale de France https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10548024n Identified as public domain For use information, consult the National Library of France. Hough: Anonymous15xx Livre BNFbtv1b10548024n
Topics: Embroidery, Tapestry, Needle work, Pattern books
Pellegrino, Francesco di. (1546). Livre de Moresques. Tres utile et necessaire à tous orfevres, tailleurs, graveurs, paictres, tapissiers, brodeurs, lingieres, et femmes qui besognent de lesguille . Paris: Chez Hierosme de Gormont. [First published in Paris by Francesco Pellegrino in 1530 as La Fleur de la Science de Pourtraicture.] Title page, 1 page of text; 321 pages of ornamental designs. Dimensions: Overall: 12 x 8 5/16 x 1/4 in. (30.5 x 21.1 x 0.7 cm) MET Accession Number: 26.71.8...
Topics: Pattern books, France
Siebmacher, Johann. 1604. Newes Modelbuch in Kupffer gemacht, darinen aller hand Arth newer Model von dun, mittel vnd dick aussgeschnidener Arbeit auch andern kunstlichen Neh werck zu gebrauchen. mit vleiss inn Druck verfertigt. Mit Rom: Kaÿ: Maÿ: Freÿheit. Nurnberg: Balthasar Caimox. 2 illustrated title pages, 12 pages of text surrounded by decorative borders, and 56 pages of designs. Pls. 1-37 embroidery; Pls. 38-55, cut-linen and reticella; pls. 56-58 gold-embroidery. 67 leaves, plates...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Germany
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by Egenolff, Christian
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Egenolff, Christian. (1535). Modelbuch aller art nehens und stickens. Mit etlichen newen künstlichen vormals verhaltenen stucken und staheln als: Venedigsche stern und gewirck. Uff der laden. und nach der zal. Die welisch weißarbeit. Glattstich creutzstich stickwerck . Frankfort am Mayn: Christian Egenolff. Illustrated title page, 26 pages of designs including 4 pages of animals and fish at the end. "According to Lotz loc.cit. this book is made up of three Egenolff books. The title...
Topics: Lace, Embroidery, Pattern books, Germany
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by Claude Nourry, Pierre de Sainte Lucie, Helen Hough (photos)
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Personal photographic images as notes of the book (photography of uneven quality): Liure nouueau, dict patrõs de lingerie: cestassauoir a deux endroitz, a point croise, poĩt couche & point picque, en fil dor, dargẽt, de soye, ou aultre, en quelque ouurage que ce soit: en cõprenant lart de broderie et tissuterie : On les vend a Lyõ, chez Pierre de saĩcte Lucie, pres nostre dame de Confort. [after 1533] [48] p. illus. 20 cm. (4to); Signatures: A-F⁴. Book held at the Harvard...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and Lace making, France, Lyon
Schonsperger, Johann. (1529). 1529 ein new getruckt model büchli auff außnehen unnd borttenwircken ynn der laden unnd lanngenn gestell. Ganntz gerecht nach abteilung der feden tzal. Augsburg: Johann Schonsperger. Title page, 45 pages of designs for weaving, lace and embroidery, and 5 manuscript pages of weaver's notations at back. Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (20 x 15.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 18.66.2 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/354650 Identified as Open...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Weaving, Pattern books, Germany
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by Giovanni Bazzachi, Helen Hough (photos)
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Personal non-archival photographs of the book: Bazzachi, Giovanni. (1592). Nova scielta de' piv belli lavori, et ricami, ch'oggidi s'vsano. Doue si veggono varie sorti di merli, grandi, & piccioli, mostre di punti tagliati, & punti in aria, & rosette diuerse ... In Piacenza, Appresso Giouanni Bazachi. held in the Harvard University Library collections. Series: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books Series: Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance Associated with the...
Topics: Pattern books, Lace and lace making, Piacenza, Italy
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by Nicolo d'Aristotile detto Zoppino, Ferdinando Ongania, Helen Hough (photos)
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Personal photographic images as notes of the book (photography of uneven quality): Zoppino, Nicolo. (1537/1876). Gli universali de i belli recami antichi, e moderni Aristotile detto Goppino [sic] DSI (Raccolta di opere antiche sui disegni dei merletti di Venezia, 9). Venice: Ferdinando Ongania. Folio: 1 s., 50 bl. : ill., 24.9 x 16.5 cm. Original at the Smithsonian Institutions. An excellent reproduction of Ongania volume has been made available by Kathryn Goodwyn (C. Kathryn Newell) at:...
Topics: Pattern books, Italy, Venice
Gulfferich, Hermann. (1553). Modelbuch new aller art nehens und stickens. Jetzundt wider mit viel schoenen moedelen unnd stahlen, allen steinmetzen, schreinern, seidenstickern und nederinnen, sehr nuetzlich und luestig zugericht . Frankfurt am Main: Hermann Gülfferich. Illustrated title page, 76 pages of designs, and printer's mark on last page. Dimensions: Overall: 6 7/8 x 4 15/16 in. (17.5 x 12.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 23.40 Available at:...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace, Pattern books, Germany
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New Pattern Book [1561] of All Kinds of Bobbin Laces. Hough, Helen. (Editor). Brad Gulliford & Helen Hough, Collaborative translators of original preface. Other parts translated by Helen Hough. Nüw Modelbuch von allerley gattungen Däntelschnür, was created in 1561 by M. R. and published by Christoph Froschauer. It is a landmark in bobbin lace pattern books as it is one of the earliest ones currently known. In addition, most of the earlier needlecraft pattern books focus on embroidery,...
Topics: Bobbin lace, Lace making, Pattern books, Gemany, Switzerland
Hoffman, Hans. (1556). New Modelbuch. Allen Nagerin unnd Sydenstickern Sehr nutzlich zu brauchen. Strassburg: Jacob Frohlich. Illustrated title page with Hoffman's monogram, narrative scene on verso of title page, dedication (2 pages), 49 pages of designs, page with publisher’s information, and narrative scene on last page. Dimensions: Overall: 7 5/16 x 5 5/16 in. (18.5 x 13.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 30.59.2 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/351696 Identified as...
Topics: Embroidery, Pattern books
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by Bretschneider, Andreas
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Bretschneider, Andreas. (1615). New Modelbüch . Leipzig: Henning Gross the younger. Etched hand-colored title page, 29 etched plates (including 3 counterproofs), 20 pages of designs including 4 duplicates. "Lotz 55 describes the 1619 edition, the only one known to Lotz. Of the 1619 edition he cites the complete copy in the Landesbibliothek, Kassel, an incomplete copy in Berlin, and 4 leaves in MMA. The facsimile published by Wasmuth of Berlin in 1892 is made from the Berlin copy. The...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace, Germany, Pattern Books
Jobin, Bernhard. (1598). Neu künstlichs Modelbuch: Von allerhand artlichen und gerechten Modeln, auff der laden zuwircken . Strassburg: Bernard Jobin. Facsimile illustrated title page of 1579 edition, poem (2 pages), and 44 pages of designs. Dedication differently set and with changes in spelling and capitalization. Type-ornament borders differ in arrangement of elements. 46 leaves of 47. Sigs: A - L 4, M 3. Signature H 3 missing. Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (15.5 x 20 cm) MET...
Topics: Embroidery, Pattern books, Germany
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by Schonsperger, Johann
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Schonsperger, Johann. 1525-1529. Ein ney Furmbüchlein . Augsburg: Johann Schӧnsperger "According to Lotz there should be 19 leaves, signed A - D4, E 3 with 26 pages of patterns and lettering." (MET) 18 leaves, unnumbered. Sigs: A 2, B - E 4 (last leaf blank). Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. (20 x 15.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 18.66.1 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/354716 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Germany
Quentel, Peter. (1532). Eyn newe kunstlich moetdelboech alle kunstner zo brauchen fur snytzeller wapensticker perlensticker. Etc. Unnd auch fur jonferen und frauwen kunstlich uff das neuwes gefonde allen den genen die upff kunsten verstant haben. Koln: Peter Quentel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art indicates that this is only recorded copy (incomplete) of Peter Guentel's second edition of this book. Illustrated title page and 31 pages of designs. Dimensions: Overall: 5 11/16 x 8 1/16 in. (14.5 x...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Germany
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by Vavassore, Florio
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Vavassore, Florio. (1532). Esemplario di lavori. Venedig: Giovanni Andrea Vavassore. Illustrated title page (signed at bottom by Florio Vavassore) with text on verso, 47 pages of designs including double-page cut of Orpheus, last page contains text. Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 6 5/16 in. (21.5 x 16 cm) MET Accession Number: 18.74 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/358089 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the...
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by Latomus, Sigmund
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Latomus, Sigismund. (1608). Schön newes Modelbuch, von 500.... Frankfurt am Main: Sigismundum Latomun. Illustrated and hand-colored title page, 94 pages of designs for lace and embroidery. The cuts are all copies of earlier ones, by Vecellio, Sibmacher, Ostaus, Schonsperger, Da Sera, Guentel, etc. This copy, if complete, signed A - N 8, with 103 leaves of patterns but Leaves 27, 30, 65, 72, 73, 80, 90, 95 and 104 are missing. Sigs: A - C 8, D 6 (D 3 & 6 are missing), E - H 8, (I-K 6 with...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace, Pattern books, Germany
Schonsperger, Johann. (1524). Ein new modelbuch auff aussnehen und borten wircken yn der laden und langen gestell gemert und gebessert mitt new andern modeln . Zwickau: Johann Schӧnsperger the Younger. Illustrated title page, page with author's signature and colophon, 29 pages of designs. Dimensions: 7 5/16 x 5 3/8 in. (18.5 x 13.6 cm) MET Accession Number: 29.71 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/354660 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Germany
Vorsterman, Willem. (af 1527). Ce est ung tractat de la noble art de leguille ascavoir ouvraiges de spaigne. Antwerp: Willem Vosterman. Illustrated title page with illustration of man and woman on verso, 44 pages of designs. MET Notes: Same page numbering and quantity as Nouveau Traite touchant l'excellence du travaill'aiguille, du point espagnol et du lissage au metier, tres-necessairetous ceux qui veulent acquerir une parfaite connaissance des ouvrages de couture, de piqûre, de broderie,...
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Reference thumbnails of and link to Vinciolo, Federico de. (ca 1587). Trente-six planches de broderies extraites de: Les excellents eschantillons, patrons et modèles du seigneur Federic de Vinciolo [Thirty six emboidery plates taken from the excellent patterns and models of master Federic de Vinciolo]. Venice. Digital edition available online at http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41500016v Lace designs; no charted designs. Thumbnail images are included in this series for reference purposes...
Topics: Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Venice, Italy
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by Pagano, Matheo
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Pagano, Matheo. 1554. Ornamento delle belle & virtuose donne . Venice: Matteo Pagano. Title page with illustrated border and advice on verso, 45 pages of patterns, poem on verso of last page. Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. (19 x 15 cm) MET Accession Number: 21.15.2bis Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/search-results#!/search?q=Ornamento%20delle%20belle%20virtuose%20donne Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the...
Topics: Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Italy
Sessa, Giovanni-Battista. (1557). Le pompe opera noua nella quale si ritrouano varie,diuerse sorti di mostre, per poter far cordelle ouer bindelle, d'oro, di seta, di filo, ouero di altra cosa. Doue le bellevirtuose donne potranno fare ogni sorte di lauoro, cioe merli di diuerse sorte, cavezzi, collari, maneghetti,tutte quelle cose che li piaceranno. Opera non men bella, che vtile,necessaria. Et non piu veduta in luce . Si vendeno alia Libraria delta Gatta, [Venice]: Giovanni Battista &...
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Siebmacher, Johann. (1597). Schon Neues Modelbuch von allerley lustigen Modeln naczunehen, zuwürcken unn zusticken, gemacht im Jar Ch. 1597. Nürmberg: Balthasar: Caimox. "Illustrated title signed CM and Jo. Sibmacher, 7 pages of text surrounded by decorative borders, and 35 pages of designs for weaving, embroidery, and lace. According to Lotz two editions appeared of which this is the second. The first edition appeared in 1597, but with 8 pages of squared rulings. This is the first...
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Pellegrino, Francesco di. (1530). La fleur de la science de pourtraicture Et patrons de broderie. facon arabicque et ytalique. Cum privilegio Regis [Ce present livre a est imprime a Paris par Jaques Nyverd. Le. IX. jour daoust. Lan de grace mil cinq ce[n]s. XXX. Pour noble ho[m]me messire Francisque Pelegrin. De Florence. On les vend a Paris en la grant rue sainct Anthoyne devant les Tournelles au logis de monseigneur le conte de Carpes. Par messire Fra[n]cisque Pelegrin. De Florence]. Original...
Topics: Ornaments, Lace and lace making, Pattern books, France
Cochin, Nicolas. (1645). Livre nouveau de fleurs tres-util pour l'art d'orfevrerie, et autres . Paris, chez Balthazar Montcornet. Title page and 12 sheets - detailed flowers above; landscape scenes below. Dimensions: Sheets: 3 1/8 × 4 7/16 in. (7.9 × 11.3 cm) Met Accession Number: 53.600.261 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/search-results#!/search?q=53.600.261 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the series: 1. Charted...
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by Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea; Hough, Helen
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Reference thumbnails of and link to Parasole, Isabella. (1589). Specchio delle virtuose donne, dove si vedono bellisimi lavori di ponto in aria, reticella, di maglia & piombini, disegnati da Isabetta Catanea Parasole. Appresso Antonio Facchetti. Roma. Engraved wood. The original 1589 edition is at Bibliothèque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, collections Jacques Doucet, http://www.purl.org/yoolib/inha/14764 Isabella Catanea Parasole is also known as Elizabetta Catanea Parasole....
Topics: Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Rome, Italy, Pattern books, Rome, Italy
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by Bindoni, Giovanni-Antonio; Hough, Helen
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Reference thumbnails of and link to Bindoni, Giovanni-Antonio. (1560). Il Monte, Opera Nova Di Recami Intitolata Il Monte, Nella quale si ritroua varie, & diuerse sorti di mostre, di punti in aiere, à fogliami (etc.). 2. Nella quale si ritruoua uarie, & diuerse sorte die mostre, di punto tagliato à fogliami, Doue ogni bella, & uirtuosa donna potrà fare ogni sorte di lauoro, cioè colari, fazoletti, maneghtii, auertadure da camise, merli, & altre infinite. Come potrai uedere,...
Topics: Lace and lace making, Pattern books, Venice, Italy
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by Pagano, Matheo
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Pagano, Matheo. (1563). Trionfo Di Virtu. Libro Novo . Venezia: Matteo Pagano. "Incomplete copy. Illustrated title page belongs to Trionfo . 29 pages of the designs taken from Zoppino's Esemplario (Lotz 65) and remaining from Tagliente Essemplio (Lotz 64)." (MET) Dimensions: Overall: 9 13/16 x 7 7/8 in. (25 x 20 cm) MET Accession Number: 37.47.1 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/354983 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New...
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Quentel, Peter. (1529). Eyn new kunstlich boich dair yn .c. und .XXXVII. Figuren, monster ad `stalen befonden, wie man na der rechter art lauffer werck spansche stiche mit der naelen vort up der ramen und up der laden borden wirckenn sall wilche stalen alltzo somen verbessert synt. Koln: Peter Quentel. "Published by Peter Guentel, Cologne, woodcut border designed by Anton Woensam von Worms.... The patterns are close copies of Schonsperger's second book except for the borders on sig. aii,...
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Danieli, Bartolomeo. (1639). Vari disegni di merletti [Operetta d'intagliati lauor] . Bologna: Agostino Parisini &  Giovanni Battista Negroponte. Designs for needle and bobbin lace techniques Dimensions: Book: 13 3/8 × 19 5/16 in. (34 × 49 cm) Met Accession Number: 37.47.2 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/348344 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the series: 1. Charted Embroidery Patterns of the...
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Zoppino, Niccolo. (1529). Esemplario di lavori, dove le tenere fanciullealtre donne nobile potranno facilmente imparare il modoordine di lavorare, cusire, raccamare,finalmente far tutte quelle gentilezzelodevoli opere, le quali po' fare una donna virtuosa con laco [!] in mano, con li suoi compassi, misure. Venice: Nicolo Zoppino. Illustrated title page, preface, 31 pages of designs, printer's device on last page. Dimensions: 9 5/16 x 7 1/4 x 15/16 in. (23.7 x 18.4 x 2.4 cm) MET Accession...
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by Tozzi, Pietro Paolo
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[Tozzi, Pietro Paolo] (1604). [ Traité de broderie et de point coupé ]: [ estampe, livre de modèles ]. Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France. http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb40354760s Non-commercial use only per the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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Quentel, Peter. 1544. Ein new kunstlich modelbuech dair yn meir dan sechßhundert figuren, monster, ader, stalen, befondenn wie mann na der rechter art perlenstickers lauffer werck spansche stiche mit der naelen vort up der ramen und up der laden boerden wircken sa. Koln: Peter Quentel. Illustrated title page, architectural border on reverse of title page, 99 pages of designs, arms of Cologne on last page by Anton Woensam von Worms. Dimensions: Overall: 7 11/16 x 5 7/8 in. (19.5 x 15 cm) MET...
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by Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea
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Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea. (1625). Gemma pretiosa della virtuose donne. In Roma, Appresso Guglielmo Facciotti. Title page missing, 31 pages of embroidery and lace designs. Dimensions: Overall: 5 5/16 x 7 11/16 in. (13.5 x 19.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 53.566.6 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/355097 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the series: 1. Charted Embroidery Patterns of the...
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by Glen, Jean- Baptiste de; Hough, Helen
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Reference thumbnails of and link to Glen, Jean- Baptiste de. (1597). Du debvoir des filles. Traicte brief divise en deux parties: La premiere est, de la dignite de la femme. L'autre traicte de la virginite. Plusieurs patrons d'ouvrages, pour toutes sortes de lingerie . Liège, Jean de Glen. Woodcut. This publication is 120 pages of life advice to young women, mostly regarding appropriate deportment. The last 20 pages are images of lace and patterns for creating lace. No text is associated with...
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Tagliente, Giovanni Antonio. (1530). Opera nuova che insegna a le donne cusire, a racammare, & a disegnare a ciascuno: et la detta opera sara di grande utilita ad ogni artista, per esser il disegno a ognuno necessario, la qual intitolata esempio di recammi [Esemplario nuovo (vor allem Stickmuster)] [Essempio di recammi] [Esemplario nuovo che insegnale donne cusire?]. Venedig: Giovanni Antonio Nicolini da Sabbio. Etched title page, 7 pages of text, 42 etched plates of lace designs with...
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by Siebmacher, Johann; Wasmuth, Ernst
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Johann Sibmacher's Neues Stick- und Spitzen-Musterbuch in 60 Blattern. Nach der Ausgabe vom Jahre 1604 . Herausgegeben von Dr. J. D. Georgens. Berlin : Wasmuth, 1881. 60 plates ; oblong and 8vo. From the Collection of the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts. Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance - CEPR Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books - EMEL
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Ciotti, Giovanni Battista. 1591. Prima parte de' fiori,disegni di varie sorti di ricami moderni. Come merli, bauari, manichetti,altri nobili lavori, che al presente sono in vso . Appresso Nicolo Moretti, ad instantia di Francesco di Franceschi. Written by Giovanni Battista Ciotti, printed by Nicolo Moretti, Venice, published by Francesco de' Franceschi, Italian, active 16th century. Title page lacking, dedication with woodcut initial letter, 12 pages of designs, last page with printer's mark...
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Ciotti, Giovanni Battista. 1591. Prima parte de' fiori,disegni di varie sorti di ricami moderni. Come merli, bauari, manichetti,altri nobili lavori, che al presente sono in vso . Appresso Nicolo Moretti, ad instantia di Francesco di Franceschi. Written by Giovanni Battista Ciotti, published by Francesco de' Franceschi, Italian, active 16th century. Title page with printer's mark, dedication with woodcut initial letter, 14 pages of designs. Dimensions: Overall: 5 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (13.5 x 18.5...
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Tozzi, Pietro Paolo (Ed.). Zanella, Sebastiano (Calligrapher). Bertozzi, Antonello (Calligrapher). (1604). Ghirlanda di sei vaghi fiori scielti da piu famosi giardini d'Italia . In Padoua: Alla libraria del Giesv. Etched title page, 7 pages of text, 42 etched plates of lace designs with calligraphic inscriptions. Calligraphy by Antonello Bertozzi and Sebastian Zanella, scribes of Padua. Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (15 x 20 cm) MET Accession Number: 22.66.5 Available at:...
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I Frutti : The Fruits. Venetian Embroidery Patterns of 1564 . Edited and reformatted by Helen Hough. James G. Collins & Associates. 2018 Series: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books. Related to the series:  Charted Embroidery Patterns of the Renaissance. This version of I Frutti is copyright by James G. Collins & Associates. A copy is provided here for individual personal use only. The copies of the original 1564 book are in The Bibliothèque nationale de France and the...
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Ostaus, Giovanni. (1567). La vera perfettione del disegno di varie sorti di ricami,di cucire ogni sorte di puntifogliami, punti tagliati, puntifili,rimessi, punti incrociati, puntistuora,ogn'altra arrte [!] che dia operadisegni. Fatto nuovamente per Giovanni Ostaus. In Venetia, appresso Giouanni Ostaus. Title page with printer's mark, dedication with woodcut illustration on verso, 2 poems on following page with publisher's remarks on verso, 73 pages of designs, verso of last page with printer's...
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Vinciolo, Federico de. (1603). Les Secondes Oeuvres, et Subtiles Inventions De Lingerie du Seigneur Federic de Vinciolo Venitien . Paris: David Le Clerc et Jean Le Clerc. Title page with border, advice to reader, empty wreath (for portrait of Catherine de Bourbon), dedication, sonnet in Catherine's honor, sonnet honoring ladies, privilege, 64 pages of designs, 47 pages of grid patterns, 5 pages of discourse about lacing (all text with woodcut initial letters). Dimensions: 9 7/16 x 6 1/2 in. (24...
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Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea. (1597). Studio delle virtuose donne: Doue si vedono bellissimi lauori di punto in aria, reticella, di maglia. Dissegnati da Isabetta Catanea Parasole . In Roma, Appresso, Antonio Facchetti. Title page with arms, 2 dedication pages, 33 pages of designs. Dimensions: Overall: 5 1/2 x 8 1/16 in. (14 x 20.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 18.67.1 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/355099 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan...
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Pagano, Matheo. (1556). La gloria et l'honore de ponti tagliati,ponti in aere. Opera nova,con somma diligenzia posta in luce . Venezia: Matteo Pagano. Illustrated title page with dedication on verso, 29 pages of designs, printer's device on verso of last page. Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. (21 x 15.5 cm) MET Accession Number: 29.59.1 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/354980 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New...
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Foresto, Giuseppe. (1564). Splendore delle virtuose giouani doue si contengono molte,varie mostre fogliami. Cioe punti in aere, et punti tagliati, bellissimi,... In Venetia appresso Jeronimo Calepino. Designed by Iseppo Foresto, published by Jeronimo Calepino, Venice. Title page with architectural frame, 31 pages of designs. Dimensions: Book: 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (19 x 14 cm) Met Accession Number: 21.45.2 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/349915 Identified as Open...
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Sainte Lucie, Pierre de. 1545. Livre nouveau, dict patrons de lingerie, cest assavoir a deux endroitz, a poi[n]t croise, point couche et point picque... comprenant lart de broderie et tissoterie . On les vend a Lyon, chez Pierre de Sainte-Luciz, pres Nostre Dame de Confort, [1545]. Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France. http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb39317467d Non-commercial use only per the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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by Sera, Dominque de / Sera, Domenico da [= Dominique da Celle]
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Sera, Domenico da [= Dominique da Celle]. (1532). Libbretto novellamete coposto p. maestro Domenico da Sera detto il Franciosino : dove si appara et insegna a tutte le nobili et leggiadre giovanette di lavorare di ogni sorte di punti : Cusire, reccamare, et ultimatamete far tutte qlle vaghe et belle opere : che si appartegono alle vertuose et lode voli fanciulle: et quai se diletta no di far con le sue mani alcuna gentilezza : et oltre dicio il detto libretto e molto utile a gli tessadri ; che...
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by Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea
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Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea. (1610). Fiore D'Ogni Virtu Per le Nobili Et Honeste Matrone . Rome: Facchetti, Antonio. Title page with Spanish arms, dedication, 37 pages of designs, Spanish arms on last page. Dimensions: Overall: 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (20 x 26 cm) MET Accession Number: 37.1 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/355096 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York). Related to the series: 1. Charted Embroidery...
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Foillet, Jacques. (1598). Nouveaux pourtraicts de point coupé et dantelles en petite, moyenne & grande forme . Nouvellement inventez & mis en lumière . Imprimé à Montbeliard, par Jacques Foillet. Original book has graphic images printed on one side of the leaf only. Pages with no text, writing, or images have been deleted from the file loaded here. See the Bibliothèque nationale de France file for these deleted pages. Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France....
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Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea. (1600). Pretioso Gemma Delle Virtuose Donne Doue si vedono bellissimi lauori di punto in aria, reticella, di maglia,piombini, disegnati da Isabella Catanea Parasole.di nuouo dati in luce da Lucchino Gargano, con alcuni altri bellissimi lauori nuoua- mente inuentati. Stampata in Venetia, Ad instantia di Lucchino Gargano. Title page with vignette, dedication, 33 pages of designs. Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in. (12 x 17 cm) MET Accession Number:...
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Vavassore, Giovanni Andrea. (1530). Opera noua uniuersal intitulata corona di racammi: Doue le venerande donnefanciulle trouaran[n]o di varie opere p[er] fare colari di camisiolatorniamenti di letti e[n]temelle di cuscini boccasini, schufioni, cord[e]lli di piu sorte, et molte opere p[er] reccam[m]atorip[er] dipintorep[er] oreuesi de le quale operevero esempli ciascuno le potra pore in opera seco[n]do el suo bisogno . Venice: Giovanni Andrea Vavassore detto Guardagino. [[Opera nova universal...
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by Sessa, Melchiorre heirs, Hough, Helen (Editor)
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Splendor / Le Pompe, New Work. I n which are found patterns for various & different kinds for making [lace] tapes, ribbons of gold, silk, thread, and other materials. Where elegant and skilled women will be able to create all types of works; various edgings, cuffs, collars, sleeve inserts, and many pleasing items. Le Pompe, opera nova nella quale si retrovano varie, & diversi sorti di mostre , per poter far cordelle ouer bindelle, d'oro, di seta, di filo, overo di altra cosa. Dove le...
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Vinciolo, Federico de. (1588). Les singvliers et novveavx pourtraicts, du seigneur Federic Vinciolo Venitien, pour toutes sortes d'ouurages de lingerie. Dediela Royne: Derechef et povr la cinquiesme fois augmentez, outre le reseau premierle point couppé lacis de plusieurs beaux differents pourtraits de reseau de point compté, auec le nombre des mailles, choses non encore veuë ny inuentee . Paris: par Jean Le Clerc le jeune, au mont Saint Hilaire, au Chef Sainct Denis, pres le clos...
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by Parasole, Isabella/ Elisabetta Catanea; Hough, Helen
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Reference thumbnails of and link to Parasole, Isabella. (1589). Specchio delle virtuose donne, dove si vedono bellisimi lavori di ponto in aria, reticella, di maglia & piombini, disegnati da Isabetta Catanea Parasole. Appresso Antonio Facchetti. Roma. Engraved wood. The original 1589 edition is at Bibliotheque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, collections Jacques Doucet, http://www.purl.org/yoolib/inha/14764 The author is identified as Isabella Catanea Parasole. She is also known...
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Mignerak, Matthias. (1605). La pratique de l'aiguille industrieus du tres-excellent Milour Matthias Mignerak anglois, ouurier fort expert en toute sorte de lingerieoù sont tracez diuers compartimens de carrez, tous differans en grandeur et inuention, auec les plus exquises bordures, desseins et ordonances qui sesoient veuz iusques à ce iourd'hui tant poetiques historiques, qu'autres ouurages de poinct de rebordensemble les nouuelles inuencions françoises pour ce qui est de deuotion...
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Ostaus, Giovanni. (1557). La vera perfettione del disegno di varie sorti di ricami,... In Venetia, appresso Giouanni Ostaus. First edition. Title page and many other pages missing, starts with 2 sonnets with publisher's remarks on verso, 4 pages of designs. Dimensions: Overall: 5 11/16 x 7 1/2 in. (14.5 x 19 cm) MET Accession Number: 53.566.8 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/354910 Identified as Open Access, CC0, by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New...
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by Paganino, Alessandro
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Paganini, Alessandro. (1532). Libro primo-Libro secondo] De rechami per elquale se impara in diuersi modi lordine e il modo de recamare, cosa no mai piu fatta ne strata mostrata, elquale modo se insegna al lettore voltando la carta. Opera nova.[Venice]: Paganino, Paganini, & Paganino, Alessandro. In the collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10537222v Labeled as Public Domain For use, contact the National Library of France Hough:...
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Zoppino, Niccolo. (1532). Conuiuio delle belle donne. Dove con li nuovi raccami lavorieri con giusta misura [Convivio Delle Belle Donne]. Venezia: Nicolò Zoppino. Publisher: Nicolo Zoppino; designer: Matteo da Treviso. Illustrated title page with designer's signature at bottom, advice, 39 pages of designs, printer's device on last page. Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. (20 x 14 cm) MET Accession Number: 22.66.6 Available at: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/347839 Identified as...
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by Bindoni, Giovanni Antonio
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Il Monte: opera nova di recami, intitulata Il Monte, nella quale si ritrova, varie, et diverse sorti di mostre, di punto in aiere,fogliami, dove le belle, et virtuose donne potranno fare ogni sorte di lavoro, accommodate alla vera forma, misura, et grandezza, che debbono essere, ne mai piu per l'adietro da alcuno vedute. Opera non men bella, che utile, et necessaria . In Venetia. Publisher: Giovanni & Marchio Sessa (Italian, active 1557) , Venice Dimensions: Overall: 7 7/8 x 5 11/16 in. (20...
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