SWITZERLAND. 237 By the sumptuary laws of Zurich, which 40 were most severe, women were especially forbidden to wear either blonde or thread lace, except upon their caps. 1 his must have been a disadvantage to the native fabrics, “ for Zurich,” says Anderson, “ makes much gold, silver, and thread lace.” Several pattern books for lace were published in Switzerland in the later years of the sixteenth century. One, without date, but evidently printed at Zurich about 1540, by C. Froscliover, is entitled “ Niiw Modelbiich allerley Gattungen Dantel,” &c. We refer our reader to the Appendix for some interesting details relative to the introduction of lace given in the preface. Another one, entitled “ New Model-Buch,” printed by G. Strauben, 1593, at St. Gall, is but a reprint of the third book of Vecellio's “ Corona.” Another, called also “ Sehr Newe Model-Buch,” was published at Basle in 1599, at the printing-house of Ludwig Kiinigs. « A curious pattern book has been contains specimens of a variety of narrow sent to us, belonging to the Antiquarian braids and edgings of a kind of knotted Society of Zurich, through the kindness work ; but only a few open-work edgings of its president, Dr. Ferd. Keller. It that could be called lace.