Philadelphia: Henry Cary Baird and Co, 1882. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; decorated in gilt and in blind. An exceptionally bright copy with only the most trivial wear; marginal tear in one leaf, and slight crinkling. While the title page calls for 170 dyed cloth and thread samples in the text, this copy has 172. Given its exhaustive treatment of the topic (388 pages), and its intended use as a practical handbook, this condition is all the more remarkable.