The lady who originally wanted to purchase this book has changed her mind so here it is back for sale again. Another lovely book - below you can see just some of Catherine's collection of samplers.
The hardback book is in mint condition and measures approximate 21cm x 31cm (8" x 12"). There are 128 pages
The text for this book is in French and the samplers are by French girls who sometimes, because of the Napoleonic invasions of Europe, were located in other countries. The one above shows distinct influences from the Netherlands.
There is a full page for each sampler, usually followed by a double spread of charted extracts - or in some cases, full samplers (see below).
It is very interesting to see this stitched map of Europe dated 1825.