Stuff American Samplers
by Ethel Stanwood Bolton & Eva Johnston Coe
ISBN-10: 051722643X
ISBN-13: 9780517226438
Weathervane Books
1973
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 416
Language(s): English
Like New/Good - Dust jacket has creases and small edge tears, but now covered in Brodart cover.
$24.00 $14.40

This book, the best guide for study or identification of American samplers, traces the sampler from the 17th century colonial period to 1830. The authors, with the aid of the Society of Colonial Dames, collected descriptions and illustrations of thousands of samplers from all periods of American history. From this collection they began to identify historical influences, patterns, materials, verses, even influences of individual schoolmistresses -- virtually everything that could be known about samplers in America. 800 sampler verses are listed and 128 photographs show the best and most typical samplers from all three centuries and give the most common patterns used in American sampler work.