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The Home Art Book of Fancy Stitchery. Edited by Flora Klickmann. With new ideas for applying Crochet to lingerie and napery bead-work and fancy stitches for dress trimmings, Feather-stitching, Smocking, Hardangerwork, Darned Filet Crochet, Knitting, Macrame Work, Darned net, Cross-stitch, Irish Crochet, Embroidery on Flannel.

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Astonishingly beautiful piece from the Met's collection: British book from 1624, embroidered with silk and metal threads. Gift of Irwin Untermyer

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silver gilt ornament,about 1670 South Kesington Museum

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Book cover and book mark, London, ca 1634. Satin covered board, embroidered with silver, silver-gilt-thread, purl and coil, and coloured silks, and plaited threads.

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A Fine Dutch Silver Filigree Book Binding Apparently Unmarked, Probably Amsterdam, circa 1767

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Sixteenth Century Trade Bindings HUNNIS, William Seven sobs of a sorrowful soule London: 1589 [BD1-l.40]

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Books up to the mid 19th-century, being precious objects, were often given a binding so sumptuous that some of these books today are valued higher as objects of art than for their contents.

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For the love of Books...Antique Victorian Book Locket, from the mid-1880′s, made of engraved 14k gold and blue enamel. It was sold by Lang Antiques.

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