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The Ashley Book of Knots

by Ashley, Clifford W

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York: Doubleday Doran, 1944 The endpapers and the pastedowns depict the 12 seachest handles. Most later editions have blank endpapers. Includes 7000 drawings representing over 3900 knots. Blue cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. The DJ is price clipped with edgewear. The author was also a maritime artist and lived in Westport, MA. "Every practical knot, what it looks like, who uses it where it comes from and how to tie it.". Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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