Alt-Wiener Stichmuster. Petit Point. 32 farbige Tafeln nach alten Originalen. Mit einer Einführung von Frieda Pollak-Sorrer. Wien, Manz, 1923. Small oblong folio (12.5 x 18.1 cm). 16 pp. (including title page); 32 numbered, full colour prints, each on a separate oblong, glossy cardboard sheet. Preserved in original green linen dropbox with black logo on top board; gold paper covered sides and irridescent silken pastedowns.
A well-preserved luxury box with 32 fine examples of flower embroidery. The patterns shown are typical traditional folk art, with little influence of "modern" art movements, such as Jugendstil or Art Deco. Therefore it has a historical value too. Minimal signs of use and some very light shelf wear; one card with a vertical fold. Otherwise in perfect condition. Rare. We know of only one other copy - without the original box.