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MAYERS, Frederick J.

Carpet Designs and Designing.

Published: Benfleet, Essex: F. Lewis (Publishers) Limited, 1934

Stock code: 107009

Price: £250

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First and only edition, first impression; considerably scarce in the dust jacket. Mayers was a prominent Kidderminster-based carpet-designer, “perhaps the most successful public designer of his era” (Haslam, Arts & Crafts Carpets, p. 32); his richly illustrated survey covers all aspects of design and manufacture, from 20th-century methods (Jacquard, Chenille, Axminster) to the traditional styles prevalent in Iran and the lands of the former Ottoman Empire.

Large octavo. Original green buckram, titles and publisher’s device to front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 8 similar plates, 27 half-tone plates, 12 sketches to the text. 2 leaves of advertisements to rear. Extremities rubbed as usual, cloth slightly faded, all plates bright and fresh. A very good copy in the clean dust jacket with a very faint crease to front panel and a minute hole to the spine.

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