Kobenhavn: Nordisk Forlag, 1950. Inscribed by the author. Hardcover. Original yellow card wraps with decoration and red lettering bound into green buckram library binding. 406 pp. with 450 bw figures (a few diagrams in red/black). Original yellow spine bound in at back. Extra booklet, "Etnografiske Bemaerkninger til Margrethe Hald: "Olddanske Tekstiler" (1950) by Kaj Birket-Smith laid in. Heavy (6 lbs. / 2.75 kilos) and will require extra postage. Original covers/contents VG, clean, bright, and tight with no lib. marks. General wear to buckram covers. Binding beginning to split at front gutter, but original contents unaffected. Inscribed to "J.... Bird a present from the author 1952." Item #154128
Text in Danish with English summary. Chapters include: Peat Bog Finds; Finds from Settlements and Graves; Material and Spinning; Woven Fabrics and their Constructions; Archaeological and Technical Dating of the Fabrics; Fabrics and Looms; Tablet-Weaving; Braided Works; Needle and Sewing; Garments; Stuff and Shape; Cultural Relationship of Parallelism; and a Postscript. Full of all sorts of excellent diagrams and photos showing stitches and weaves/patterns. Quite a full resource and reference. Kaj Birket-Smith's booklet contains his critical (in both senses) commentary of Hald's work, in Danish, with a summary in English. He seems to take exception primarily with the ethnological portions of Hald's work, not so much its scientific and archaeological value.
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