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Out of the Earth Into the Fire: A Course In Ceramic Materials For the Studio Potter
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Out of the Earth Into the Fire: A Course In Ceramic Materials For the Studio Potter

By OBSTLER, Mimi; ISRAEL, Anthony (illus.)

Westerville, OH: The American Ceramic Society, 1996. Hardcover. Near fine. xxvi, 246 p. 29 cm. Title page illustration and 5 other colour plates. Hardcover. Some small dents in spine. Topics: glaze cores; clays and claybodies; auxiliary melters; auxiliary silica and alumina minerals. Appendices.

$100.00

Scottish Woodwork of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries Measured and Drawn for the Stone
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Scottish Woodwork of the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries Measured and Drawn for the Stone

By SMALL, John William

Edinburgh: David Douglas, nd. 250 copies printed; this one unnumbered. Hardcover. Fair. Unpaginated. 44 cm. 100 b&w plates. Half black leather with black cloth. Gold print on spine. Binding has worn corners and edges, chipped spine head, cracked hinges, tears in spine tail, discoloured cloth. Antiqu Shop label on front pastedown. Front free endpaper missing. Endpapers foxed and stained. Half title has large verticle crease. Hlf title and title have chipped bottom corners. Rear free endpaper creased and torn. Plates are clean and neat. A decent text block in need of rebinding. Includes cabinets, chairs, tables, doors, pews, carved panels, etc. from Holyrood Palace, Darnick Tower, McFarlane Museum, Trinity College Church, Stirling Palace, etc.

$250.00

'Keep Me Warm One Night:' Early Handweaving in Eastern Canada
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'Keep Me Warm One Night:' Early Handweaving in Eastern Canada

By BURNHAM, Harold B. & Dorothy K.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. xv, 387 p. 32 cm. 40 figures, 2 maps, 4 colour plates. Olive green hardcover with black printing on spine. In mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket with a little wear to edges. Handweaving quickly became one of the lost arts of our pioneer society after the advent of the industrialized manufacture of cloth. The Burnhams review weaving tools and equipment, the basic weaves, and patterns, and costumes, carpets, blankets, linens and coverlets. Contains bibliography, appendix and index.

$100.00

The Arts and Crafts of Syria
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The Arts and Crafts of Syria

By KALTER, Johannes, et al

London: Thames and Hudson, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 239 p. 34 cm. 620 illustrations, 200 in colour. Brown cloth in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Various authors duscuss the political economy of Syria, urban life and buildings in Aleppo, folk jewellery, peasant culture, nomads, life in the desert, costume, raw materials, textiles. Bibliography.

$40.00

Fireproofing of Buildings, Stair Building, Ornamental Metal Work, Builders' Hardware, Roofing, Sheet-metal Work, Mill Design
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Fireproofing of Buildings, Stair Building, Ornamental Metal Work, Builders' Hardware, Roofing, Sheet-metal Work, Mill Design

By International Textbook Company

Scranton: International Textbook Company, 1909. Hardcover. Very good +. ICS Reference Library 177. Various paginations. 23 cm. Numerous b&w figures and a fold-out plates. Green cloth. Red text block edges. Occasional foxing. Corners slightly bumped.

$45.00

The Columbian Decorative Art
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The Columbian Decorative Art

By J. B. Young & Co

Buffalo: J. B. Young & Co, 1898. Hardcover. Fair. Pages 72-104. 34 cm. 12 p. of b&w illustrations, some coloured (some probably by a former owner). Red cloth with black print. Covers soiled with some wrinkling to cloth. Leaflets glued to pastedowns. Both hinges cracking internally. Ink inscription (Miss Maud Carter, Pt. Rowan) on front free endpaper. Some chips and tears to front endpapers, thumbing throughout. Tear in bottom of rear page. Ink stamp on rear page has marked opposite page. A few clippings inserted at rear, poetry, not Columbian decorative art. Designs from embroidery exhibited at the World's Fair eg. Scotch thistle, orange blossom centre piece, shamrock doyly, pin cushion in Honiton Roman embroidery.

$125.00

Swedish Carving Techniques
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Swedish Carving Techniques

By SUNDQVIST, Wille; RUDSTROM, James (trans.)

Stockholm: The Taunton Press, 1990. Softcover. Very good. A Fine Woodworking Book. 133 p. 26 cm. B&w photos and line drawings. Softcover. Label residue on lower rear. Discussion of tool basics, sharpening, ax work, knife grips, small projects, carving spoons, finishing touches, using wood, sources of supply.

$50.00

Cotton Spinning Machinery and Its Uses
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Cotton Spinning Machinery and Its Uses

By TAGGART, Wm. Scott

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1922. Hardcover. Very good. xiv, 110, [18] p. 17 cm. 91 b&w figures. Brown cloth hardcover. Light wear. Title continues: "Describing the Characteristics of Various Kinds of Cotton and the Processes and Machinery Used in its Preparation and Spinning, with Practical Notes on the Manipulation of Material and Machinery. For Textile Engineers, Mill Workers, and Students." Bibliography and index.

$45.00

The Rainbow Makers: The Origins of the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry in Western Europe
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The Rainbow Makers: The Origins of the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry in Western Europe

By TRAVIS, Anthony S.

Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 1993. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 335 p. 25 cm. Black cloth hardcover in dustjacket. Tiny tear at top of front flap in jacket and slight wear to upper spine.

$300.00

A Practical Treatise of Dying Woollen, Cotton, and Silk
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A Practical Treatise of Dying Woollen, Cotton, and Silk

By PARTRIDGE, William

New York: Wm. Partidge's Son & Co, 1847. Cloth. Good +. viii, 180 p. 19 cm. Brown cloth hardcover with gold print reads "Partridge on Dyeing". Corners worn, spine ends a bit worn, worn spot top of front board. Ink stamp on front free endpaper. Pages darkened. "Including Recipes for Lac Reds and Scarlets - Chrome Yellows and Oranges - and Prussian Blues - on Silks, Cottons and Woollens. With Every Improvement in the Art, Made Since the Year 1823. Also, A Correct Description of Sulphuring Woollens."

$75.00

Goodwin's Course in Sewing: Practical Instruction in Needlework for Use in Schools and at Home. Books I to III
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Goodwin's Course in Sewing: Practical Instruction in Needlework for Use in Schools and at Home. Books I to III

By GOODWIN, Emma E.

New York: Frank D. Beattys & Company, nd. Cloth. Very good +. 3 vols.: 47, [1]; 54, [1]; 54, [1] p. 22 cm. 43, 39, & 46 b&w diagrams respectively. Vols. II & III have rear pockets which are empty. Green cloth hardcovers with black and orange print. Light wear to spine ends. Corners bumped. Slight foxing to front endpapers. A little soiling or dampness to cloth. Overall very clean. Publisher's ads at rear.

$75.00

Color-and-Weave Design: A Practical Reference Book
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Color-and-Weave Design: A Practical Reference Book

By SUTTON, Ann; CRIPPS, David (illus.)

Asheville, NC: Lark Communications, 1984. Hardcover. Very good/Good. 111 p. 25 cm. Numerous colour and b&w photos. Light brown hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Worn edges to jacket, some scratching to rear, and a bit of label residue on front. Top corner of front free endpaper cut off. Topics: Colour-and-weave; plotting the pattern on paper; designing original patterns; changing colour position; traditional cloths; other weaves; "log cabin" effect; twill cloths; double cloth.

$65.00

Bleaching, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing for the Manchester Trade: A Book Intended For Warehousemen Textile Students and Others Interested in this Important Section of the Textile Industry
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Bleaching, Dyeing, Printing and Finishing for the Manchester Trade: A Book Intended For Warehousemen Textile Students and Others Interested in this Important Section of the Textile Industry

By MCMYN, J. W.; BARDSLEY, J. W.

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1932. Second Edition. Cloth. Very good. xiv, 224, [2], 23, [1] p. 19 cm. 41 b&w illustrations. Burgundy cloth hardcover with gold lettering. Spot on front cover. A little discolouration to cloth. Faint soiling to endpapers. Pages clean and neat. Topics include the fibres, bleaching, dyeing, calico printing, and finishing. Appendix and index. At rear is a list of technical books published by Pitman & Sons on art and craft work, draughtsmanship, science, foundrywork and metallurgy, mineralogy and mining, civil engineering and building, aviation, motor engineering, optics and photography, telegraphy, telephony, wireless, and much more.

$75.00

Pocket Manual of Textile Printing
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Pocket Manual of Textile Printing

By Meister Lucius & Brüing

Hochst am Main: Meister Lucius & Brüing, 1923. IV. Edition. Cloth. Good +. XII, 448, [2] p. 17 cm. 2 b&w plates. Green cloth hardcover with red text block edges. Some small dents or wear to edges and some rubbing to cloth. Small mark on top edge of text block. Front hinge tender, title page browned with signature, child's scribble to p. XI in Contents. Topics: calico printing, cotton yarn printing, artificial silk printing, wool printing on piece goods, slubbing printing, half-wool printing, shoddy printing, printing wool containing viscose silk, silk printing, half-silk printing. Index.

$60.00

Kokusai Ikebana: Poesy in life through flowers
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Kokusai Ikebana: Poesy in life through flowers

By OHNO, Mme. Noriko

Tokyo: Kamakura Shobo Publishing, 1985. Hardcover. As new/As new. 104 p. 21 x 22 cm. 70 colour and some b&w illustrations. Cream hardcover in pictorial dustjacket.

$40.00

The Complete Book of Micromounting
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The Complete Book of Micromounting

By WIGHT, Quintin

Tucson: Mineralogical Record, 1993. Hardcover. Very good +/Good +. 283 p. 28 cm. Numerous b&w illustrations throughout with a colour photo album section at rear. Tan hardcover in white dustjacket. A few spots to jacket and some small tears in its edges. Book corners bumped slightly. Topics include: collecting; preparation; identification; mounting; conservation; optics; photography; the micromounters' hall of fame. Appendices, index.

$100.00

Japanese Aviation S.I.G. "Jottings" Vol. 6.7.8
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Japanese Aviation S.I.G. "Jottings" Vol. 6.7.8

By STARKINGS, Peter (ed.)

Rawdon, Leeds: Japanese Aviation SIG, 2000-2002. Hardcover. Very good. The Quarterly Magazine of Japanese Aviation Vol. 6 No. 1 February 2000 - Vol. 8 No. 4, November 2002. Various paginations. 30 cm. B&w and colour illustrations. Brown hardcover with green spine. Spine becoming wrinkled. Special Interest Group of The International Plastic Modellers' Society, UK.

$100.00

Ikebana Sogetsu
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Ikebana Sogetsu

By TESHIGAHARA, Hiroshi

Tokyo: Shufunotomo Co, 1986. First printing. Softcover. Fine. 20 colour illustration cards with instructions on rear in English and Japanese. Softcover. 15 x 21 cm.

$75.00

Monarch Book No. 87: Hand Knits For Men and Women in Service
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Monarch Book No. 87: Hand Knits For Men and Women in Service

By The Monarch Knitting Company

Dunnville, ON: The Monarch Knitting Company, 1941. Staplebound. Very good. 46 p. 28 cm. 12 b&w illustrations. Staplebound magazine. Light wear to spine, small tears upper rear. Desings approved by National War Service Committee, The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Hand Knits For Men and Women in Service. Also Practical Styles For War Victims. Published by the Makers of Monarch Yarns. Includes pullovers, jerkins, toques, socks, etc. Centre pages have "A Tribute to the Women of Canada" with "A Glorious Roll of Honor" with names of women's organizations involved in the war effort, including IODE, Canadian Red Cross Society, Federated Women's Institutes, Salvation Army, W.Y.C.A., Order of the Easter Star, and many more, taking 4 pages.

$35.00

The Ribbon Art Book
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The Ribbon Art Book

By CROFT, Vahrah (ed.)

New York: Ribbon Art Publishing Company, nd. ca. 1920s. Vol. 1 No. III . Staplebound. Fair. 34 p. 25 cm. 9 p. of colour or partial colour. Illustrated paper covers have separated from text block and have chips and tears to edges. Text block has ink signature and mark on Contents page. Front cover title: "Ribbon Art: How to make Hundreds of Dainty and Practical things of Ribbons. Illustrated in Colors with detailed Instructions." Ideas for hair bandeaus, cocardes, corsages, hat trimmings, rosettes, girdles, boudoir items, passport cases, etc.

$40.00

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