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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

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

The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques

By: Cosentino, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 1993

Seller ID: 010600


192pp of potter magic (sorry about the JKRowling pun), great illustrations throughout this comprehensive guide to pottery techniques with practical advice on application, step x step illustrated egs. Approx 800g packed for post to you. Faults? foxy first & last pp (why is it always thus??) & outer corners bumped/thumbed. 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

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

Manual of first- and second-fixing Carpentry

By: Goring, Les

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Arnold-Elsevier: 2004

Seller ID: 010792


Beginning with the fundamentals of carpentry work within a domestic construction setting, this book goes on to cover a wide range of first-fixing operations prior to plastering and second-fixing operations after plastering. Faults? cover has a corner crease lower right (some apprentice I guess) o/wise it's 219 crisp white pp with nary a sign of a nail-gun wound. Approx 700g for post. review >>> This could definetely become a carpenters bible! Highly recommended. View more info

Old Poultry Breeds

By: Hams, Fred

Price: $16.50

Publisher: UK, Shire Album: 1978

Seller ID: 009982


32pp of reference, bw illust throughout, cover has a name written on (no doubt to remind borrowers) and a patch where a sticker was carelessly removed (grrrr!) There's notes on asiatics, european, british, bantams, turkeys & geese. View more info

The Life and Works of Rennie Mackintosh

By: Harris, Nathaniel

Price: $21.00

Publisher: UK, Parragon: 1996

Seller ID: 009038


79 pages. - Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of Scotland's most creative figures, internationally renowed at the turn of the century as a pioneering architect and designer. Glasgow School of Art was his masterpiece, but he also designed and created houses and tea rooms, furniture, interiors, stained glass, textile designs and lovely watercolours. This stunning collection of color photographs, with revealing text by Harris, shows every facet of Mackintosh's career. View more info

Bedouin Jewellery in Saudi Arabia

By: Heather Colyer Ross

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Arabesque: 1996

Seller ID: 010408


128pp with a vg bibliography, glossary & annotations of methods etc. Closed tear to dj at spine bottom (mayhaps a cranky camel??) Chapters on types of jewellery, history, regional influences, techniques, materials & of course wonderful photography. Approx 1 kg carded packed for post. Oblong book 23H x 30W View more info

All About Goats

By: Hetherington, Lois

Price: $17.00

Publisher: UK, Farming Press Books: 1987

Seller ID: 011018


This work offers an introduction to goatkeeping, covering feeding, milking, kidding, housing, rearing, management, dairy produce, showing and commercial goat rearing - a vet section too at rear. 200pp & less than 500g for post. View more info

FUN WITH ROPES AND SPARS

By: John Thurman

Price: $45.00

Publisher: C Arthur Pearson: 1965

Seller ID: 010206


127 Pages Good+ condition. The dust jacket is not price clipped and also remains in Very Good+ condition with previous owner's plastic wrap. There is a sticker from the Boys Scouts department store on the cover. The book remains clean and bright with only very light foxing evident on endpapers. Iillustrated throughout with drawings.Ideas are presented by the author for the use of blocks, spars and ropes. The ideas can be tried indoors or outdoors. Contents include inform... View more info

Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics

By: Karen McCready, Garth Clark

Price: $38.00

Publisher: UK, Thames & Hudson: 1995

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010775


Having been withdrawn from Bristol library this well read book is now available - (usual stamps etc )This book fills a need for a completely authoritative, spectacularly illustrated guide to the period's eclectic ceramics. Every conceivable color, texture, form and style is to be found in the creative output of factories and artists' studios in the USA, Britain, Continental Europe and Japan. McCready chooses her subject matter on the basis of its visual power, its histor... View more info

Introduction to Lapidary

By: Kraus, Pansy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: USA, Chilton Book Company: 1987

Seller ID: 009319


ex-lib but only borrowed 6 times so book is in great order with scarcely a trace of opal or diamond dust, Review - Not knowing anything about lapidary and yet wanting to do some work in the field as I have worked some in making jewelry I picked up this book. It is just what it says an "Introduction." I shows you some pictures or equipment and what people have made. 196pp View more info

Swing Symphony: Another Midlife Adventure in the South of France

By: Lawrence, Christopher

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Australia, Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009059


Lawrence owns up in the subtitle to writing "another midlife adventure in the south of France", his book is far more idiosyncratic and disciplined than any of the other books of that wine-and-food-soaked genre. Lawrence's writing is witty, erudite, engaging and lively - not so different from his radio voice. One of the many eccentrics who lived in his French village is an artist who moonlights as Zorro. When introducing this character, Lawrence describes him as l... View more info