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Thomas Lester, His Lace and the East Midlands Industry 1820-1905
     

Thomas Lester, His Lace and the East Midlands Industry 1820-1905

by Anne Buck
 

The 19th century saw a sad decline in the fortunes of the English handmade lace industry, yet in the East Midlands the period also witnessed some of its most interesting and remarkable designs. A key figure in this achievement was the Bedford lace merchant Thomas Lester. This book sets his designs and the development of his family business against the fashions of

Overview

The 19th century saw a sad decline in the fortunes of the English handmade lace industry, yet in the East Midlands the period also witnessed some of its most interesting and remarkable designs. A key figure in this achievement was the Bedford lace merchant Thomas Lester. This book sets his designs and the development of his family business against the fashions of the period, the conditions in the industry and of its workers, and the relentless competition from machine made lace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780903585095
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Buck is an international authority on English costume. As Keeper of the Gallery of English Costume at Platt Hall, Manchester, she built up a world-renowned collection. She is the author of several books and articles on costume and dress and has lectured widely on the subject.

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