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COLE ( Alan Summerly). Irish Laces: Thirty Plates with a Short Historical Introduction by Alan S. Cole.1900

Nottingham: Howitt & Son, Large portfolio (465 x 320 mm), 4pp., English letterpress introduction and list of plates followed by 30 large photographic plates of Irish lace, all contained within portfolio with ties, cloth spine broken, upper cover with a printed label with the title in German. Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934) was the son of Sir Henry Cole, K.C.B, a pioneer in design reform and the first director of the South Kensington Museum. "The intention of the present work is to give representative sizes of illustrations of designs for samples of the latest phases of Irish Lace, of which there are several kinds, and at the same time to convey very cursorily, some idea of the birth and development of the industry of lace making in Ireland."—Introduction. Not found on JISC or OCLC.

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