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Medal Yearbook 2012

By: N/A

Price: $43.00

Publisher: UK, Token:

Seller ID: 009721


Token Publishing. (Subject: Medals, Decorations (incl. r) This is the "bible" for militaria & a must have for collectors and dealers. It has descriptions and pictures as well as current values of all British and Dominion medals. 600pp, with about 1500 colour illustrations- pristine, just off the press condition. Book approx 1.5kg packed weight. View more info

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LOCK, STOCK & BARREL: MAKING AN ENGLISH SHOTGUN AND SHOOTING WITH CONSISTENCY

By: Adams, Cyril & Braden, Robert

Price: $52.00

Publisher: USA, Safari Press: 1996

Seller ID: 011478


198pp plus catalogue at rear, 700g packed/carded for post (why not add another & use up that 3kg allowance, maybe something by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, maybe a Robert Jackson?) Explains the process of making an English gun, and gives the reader advice on shooting distance, shot pattern, and other technical aspects of shooting. From the Publisher > Robert Braden and Cyril Adams have been shooting fine English shotguns for decades all over the world, and they are unas... View more info

The Practical Gun

By: Andersson, Stellan & Akerman, Jan

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, Queen Anne Press: 1986

Seller ID: 011259


158pp, 800g for post, Rifles, shotguns and hunting methods. This book answers every question on all aspects of sporting guns. Chapters on rifles, shotguns and combination guns compare the relative merits of each weapon and its particular hunting suitability. Ammo and sights are examined in detail and even step by step instructions on loading your own cartridges. View more info

General Engineering Workshop Practice A Guide To The Principles And Practice Of Workshop Procedure

By: Anon

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Odhams Press Limited:

Seller ID: 011688


576pp with beautiful line art illustrations starting with a frontspiece depicting a worker busy on the bases of ack-ack shell cases. Blue cloth with a faded gilt titling on the spine & also blind stamped decoration. Book contains chapters on bench work, metals in engineering, the lathe, screw-cutting, machine tools, gears and gear cutting amongst others. Not dated but probably 40s early 50s. View more info

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The Complete Book of Shooting

By: Backhouse, Fid & Eliot, P & Knowles, R & Little, C & McKelvie, C

Price: $42.00

Publisher: London, Octopus: 1988

Seller ID: 011470


192 crisp pp & 1.2 kgs to post. This book presents every facet of owning and using a sporting gun from trapshooting to woodland stalking. Choice of gun, quarry & technique are interlinked & affected by skill, experience, cost & accessibility. Book has sections on game, equipment, methods/techniques & types of shooting weapons. Masses of photos & illustration. View more info

Beeton's Book of Needlework

By: Beeton, Isabella

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, Chancellor Press: 1986

Seller ID: 011366


592pp, 1.3kg to post. Fault? binding web showing between half title & title page, otherwise all in great shape, maybe an enthused seamstress opened it too excitedly? Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865), published in 1870, is a classic reference book for all crafters, beginners and experienced alike. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by hundreds of engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, ... View more info

Beeton's Book of Needlework

By: Beeton, Isabella

Price: $37.00

Publisher: UK, Chancellor Press: 1986

Seller ID: 011459


592pp, 1.3kg to post. Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton (1836 - 1865), published in 1870, is a classic reference book for all crafters, beginners and experienced alike. It contains descriptions and instructions illustrated by hundreds of engravings of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns, point lace patterns, Guipure d'Art, Berlin work, monograms, initials and names, pillow work, and lace sti... View more info

The Martini Book

By: Berk, Sally Ann

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Seller ID: 010315


This book include amusing historical vignettes (maybe all the more amusing after a few Cosmopolitans?) & timeless literary & film quotations eg: THAT'S not a martini - THIS is a martini! - OK, I made that up - maybe. Roaring 20s to reeling 90s, 201 recipes, 80 colour pix & a really nice looking production to browse through as your yacht swings gently on her anchor just a par 3 from Lizard Island, maybe you'll swim over & get another bottle of Bombay Gin. View more info

Boat building techniques Illustrated

By: Birmingham, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Adlard Coles Ltd, London: 1985

Seller ID: 010186


Sound woodworking skills are essential when building a boat from scratch or just completing a hull, whether it is made of steel, aluminum, GRP or any form of wooden construction. This highly illustrated book will help any aspiring boat builder decide what materials and tools to use and how to use them. Richard Birmingham's classic text covers the wide range of techniques and skills needed when constructing a boat, from interpreting the plans to hints on working different... View more info

Dorothy Elizabeth : Building a Traditional Wooden Schooner

By: Duncan, Roger F

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, W. W. Norton & Company: 200

Seller ID: 008799


From the dust jacket: "This is the story of Dorothy Elizabeth, a 28-foot schooner. Particularly, it is the story of why to build a traditional wooden sailing vessel that relies on age-old methods and materials, yet also embraces newfangled technologies. But mostly it is the story of the people--the score of craftsmen and craftswomen, friends, and family--who give their skill, advice, support, and time to turn Dorothy Elizabeth from an idea into a graceful, seaworthy ... View more info

Official Souvenir Programme Australian Tour of the MCC Team 1954-55

By: E W Murphy (ed)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sydney, NSW Cricket Association: 1954

Seller ID: 010540


For cricket fans we have this neat little Souvenir Programme of the Australian Tour 1954-55. 96 pp with an ad for Stamina slacks at the rear cover, ah, those were the days. Authorised by the NSW Cricket Assoc, printed by Bridge Printery in Reservoir St, Sydney. Contnts are listed as programme of matches, photos of players, score sheets, cricket records, items of interest and an etc. Faults? The page that has an ad for Tooheys Flag Ale has pencilled scribble & a rip (ma... View more info

The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking

By: Ferencsik, Robert, Will Neptune

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co Inc: 1996

Seller ID: 010767


Sterling Publishing Company, 1996 - 192 pages It takes more than power tools to make a fine woodworker. To become a competent woodworker, you must first understand the material -- its strengths, weaknesses, and general characteristics. Second, become aware of what you need to manipulate the wood -- how hard it is to cut and how sharp your tools have to be. And finally, formulate a cohesive plan before you begin your project. Basic lessons and exercises will teach you app... View more info

Anatomy for the artist: The dynamics of the human Form

By: Flint, Tom

Price: $28.00

Publisher: UK, Arcturus: 2002

Seller ID: 011256


208 crisp pp & 900g packed for post. Everyone understands that the internal structure of the body affects shape, posture and movement. Without an understanding of what is hidden from view, the artist cannot express the physical attributes and create a drawing that brings character truly to life. What makes this study of anatomy unique is that it focuses on visual knowledge, appealing to the methods through which artists really understand and appreciate information. There... View more info

Bantams for Everyone

By: H. Easom Smith

Price: $37.00

Publisher: UK, Saiga Publishing Co: 1979

Seller ID: 009979


184 clean white well-bound pp incl. index. very good dj, Illustrated throughout. Here's an extract of Mr Easom Smith's notes re judging > The wording of the Standards is lengthy and appears to be very complicated. So much so that many people never read through to the end. If the Standards were carefully digested, it would be found that the scale of points makes greatest allowance for facial merit and type, allied with characteristic carriage. Colour does not rank so very... View more info

Bantams for Everyone

By: H. Easom Smith

Price: $38.00

Publisher: UK, Saiga Publishing Co: 1979

Seller ID: 009980


184 clean white well-bound pp incl. index. very good dj, Illustrated throughout. Here's an extract of Mr Easom Smith's notes re judging > The wording of the Standards is lengthy and appears to be very complicated. So much so that many people never read through to the end. If the Standards were carefully digested, it would be found that the scale of points makes greatest allowance for facial merit and type, allied with characteristic carriage. Colour does not rank so very... View more info