'Now Whilst My Hands Are Thus Employed:' Three Centuries of Historic Samplers
Jarrett, Joy and Stephen Jarrett
Price: 19.80 USD
Witney, Oxfordshire: Witney Antiques, 2017. Glossy green and color-illustrated wraps with white lettering. 72 pp. Color illustrations. "A full colour catalogue illustrating around fifty samplers will be available from June 1st 2016. Many of these historic pieces are from private collections and all will be for sale. The exhibition will cut across all levels of society embracing both the affluent and the poor and stands as a testament to the skill and perseverance of the young and their talented teachers. Whether worked with a view to future employment, for pleasure or in order to be the mistress of a large household, they illuminate the lives of girls and young women going back over 300 years" -- Witney website. VG.