As I said in my last post I would have a shameless plug for my book listing on eBay so here it is!
This is for the rarest of Elgiva Nicholl's amazing tatting books. It was published in 1959 and is SO before-its-time it is really incredible to think she was doing things like this over 50 years ago!!!!!!!!!!!
It really is very hard to find and the last one I remember seeing for sale (before the one I bought that is!) on eBay was Jane's one (over 2 years ago) that she posted about here & here. There isn't much point me giving much more info than Jane gave in her posts (it really is worth checking them out) as she really did cover it all - except to say that it is not a pattern book per se but instead gives instructions & ideas for various floral elements & in my personal opinion it is one of the most important books to own either for the serious collector or designer. I'm only selling this copy as I, very luckily, managed to get another copy.
As the listing says the book is in good to very good vintage condition - the covers have separated at some time and have 3 small strips of aged tape at the front and a line at the back, the very top & bottom of the spine have a split a little and are bit worn, and there is a supplier label stuck to the inside back cover but the inside pages of the book are in very good to immaculate vintage condition.
I haven't listed the Mary Konior duplicate as yet as I can't find my original copy!!! It is "Tatting in Lace" if any one is interested.
I have 3 more snowflakes to show but that is for a later post.