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[LACEMAKING]. [A Portuguese manuscript treatise on pillow-lace].

[s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d.]
Quarto. Manuscript on paper. [50]ff. Illustrated with several hand-drawn diagrams. Contemporary marbled paper wrapper. Extremities chipped, rubbed and marked. Very occasional short marginal tears, else internally clean and crisp.

Incipit: 'Utesilios cabello, e modo de o preparas & Para farer obras de cabello saio precisos diverso utensilios de que vou farer descripcao.'

Explicit: 'Sendo o tecido dos arcos se lhe metlem os moldes que divem seer soastamenta da midida de buraco para poderum por elle pasar.'
An apparently eighteenth-century Portuguese manuscript on pillow- or bobbin-lace making; detailing the varying intricate patterns and their execution, with detailed descriptions of the materials and implements employed in manufacture.
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref: 14073