Heminway & Sons Silk Instruction book on how to use the new English underwear silk thread. Although no exact date, the booklet dates from the later 1880's. Complete directions for making a ladies silk under vest, with or without sleeves.
Infant silk shirt, child's silk petticoat and infants crocheted silk socks. Mostly text with only two drawings, a child petticoat and bottom of infant shirt. 15 pages. Several back pages of threads etc. Sweet cover with drawing of a nymph.
Condition: paper covers, partially loose but still attached. Some soiling, corner tears. Nothing more than would be expected for the fragile nature of paper, and for the age. Basically quite nice.