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Building, Decorating & Design From Bruce McLeod


The Forbidden City Within Victoria : Myth, Symbol and Streetscape of Canada's Earliest Chinatown

By Lai, ChuenYan David

Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, 1991 FINE Trade Paperback. No markings, no wear, looks and feels brand new. Gift quality. 6" x 9", 191 pages, index, 100+ photographs, maps. Although many of the elements which created the sense of mystery associated with Victoria's Chinatown have long since vanished, the mystique remains. Intricate networks of narrow passageways and claustrophobic courtyards are still found behind the commercial facades of many old buildings - the remnants of forbidden places, underground tunnels, secret gambling dens and hidden opium dens. The author is a professor of geography at UVic and has chaired the Chinatown Redevelopment Committee in Victoria. . First Edition. Soft Cover.


Illustrated Chinese Furniture Through the Ages

By Changjiang, Ruan

Taipei, Taiwan: SMC Publishing + Jiangsu Art Publishing House, 1992 VERY GOOD++ First Edition. A beautiful copy, nearly perfect wraps with no creases. No markings. Fine unmarked interiors. French flaps. Approx. 6" x 8.25", 320 pages. Approx. 2000 line drawings of Chinese furniture styles. Captions in Chinese, English introduction and English historical overviews for each chapter. The contents of this instrumental book include 52 furniture figures of the Shang, Zhou, Warring States, Han and Three Kingdoms periods - 108 furniture figures of the Two Jins, Northern and Southern, Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties - 75 furniture figures of the Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties - 423 furniture figures of the Ming Dynasty - 158 furniture figures of the Qing Dynasty - 29 furniture figures of modern times, and 111 figures of hardware pieces for decoration - as well as the mortise and tenon construction of the Ming and the Qing. There are 956 furniture forms of ancient times in China, and about 1000 figures of classical furniture with exact sources and specifications. The figures can serve as reference material for designers of furniture, architecture, gardens, industrial arts, and picture books, as well as film producers, directors and others. . Soft Cover.


Tkanyna: An Exhibit of Ukrainian Weaving
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Tkanyna: An Exhibit of Ukrainian Weaving

By Bilash, Radomir; Wilberg, Barbara

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Canadian Institute of Ukrainain Studies and friends of the Ukrainian Village Society, 1988 Brand new first edition, 8.25" x 8.25" softcover, 63 pages, bi-lingual text (Ukrainian and English), well illustrated in b&w and color, glossary. A beautiful and fascinating book on the Ukrainian folk art of weaving, its origins in Ukraine and its continuation in Canada by Ukrainian immigrants and pioneers. Includes archival photos, weaving information, maps, photographs of museum quality woven articles, textile analysis, artifacts, and antique weaving tools. . Soft Cover.


The Introspective Engineer
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The Introspective Engineer

By Florman, Samuel C

NY: St. Martin's Griffin, 1996 VERY GOOD First Edition softcover. Excellent wraps, no creases. Crisp, clean and unmarked interiors. 5.5" x 8.25", 244 pages, index. The profession of engineering is rarely the topic of serious public discussion, but real engineers who conceive, design and build computers, cars, bridges and planes labor in obscurity. Engineering Education says this book "ought to be on the required reading lists of engineering schools - for students, faculty and alumni.". Trade Paperback.


Audel Carpenters and Builders Library No. 4 - Millwork, Power Tools, Painting

By Ball, John E

Indianapolis: Theodore Audel & Co. (Audels, Audel's), 1978 VERY GOOD+ 4th Edition, 4th Printing HC. A great copy: crisp & clean, square and solid, no markings, interiors as-new. 5.75" x 8.5", 358 pages, illustrated, index. Chapters include roofing, cornice construction, miter work, doors, windows, sheathing and siding, stairs, flooring, interior walls and ceiling, circular saws, band saws, jigsaws, woodturning lathes, planers jointers and shapers, mortisers and tenoners, sanding machines, boring machines, power operated hand tools, termite protection, painting and equipment, maintenance and repair, physical characteristics of wood, glossary of housing terms, index. . Hard Cover.


Audel Carpenters and Builders Library No. 1 - Tools, Steel Square, Joinery

By Ball, John E

Indianapolis: Theodore Audel & Co. (Audels, Audel's), 1978 VERY GOOD+ 4th Edition, 4th Printing HC. A great copy: crisp & clean, square and solid, no markings, interiors as-new. 5.75" x 8.5", 374 pages, illustrated, index. Chapters include woods, nails, screws, bolts, workbench, carpenter's tools, guiding and testing tools, marking tools, measuring tools, holding tools, toothed cutting tools, sharpening saws, sharp-edged cutting tools, rough facing tools, smooth facing tools, boring tools, fastening tools, sharpening tools, how to sharpen tools, how to use the steel square, joints and joinery, cabinet making joints, wood pattern making, kitchen cabinet construction.. Hard Cover.


Properties of Shapes, Plates, Bars and Tubes - Second Edition

By Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Toronto: Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, 1963. NEAR-FINE/no DJ. 2nd Edition. An excellent copy: crisp, clean, tight, unmarked but for previous owner's name on endpaper. Very nice navy boards with silver titles, all text pages as-new. Approx. 6" by 9.25", 192 pages, index. Book 2 of the Steel Construction Series published by the CISC. Arranged in five sections: rolled steel structural shapes, bars and flat-rolled steel, tubular products, built-up sections, useful information. Detailed tables of contents, color-coded in blue, precedes each section.. Hard Cover.


Small Gas Engines : How to Repair and Maintain Them

By Weissler, Paul

NY: Popular Science Books, 1987. FINE/VERY GOOD reprint. Crisp & clean, square & tight, no wear, no markings, appears unread, very nice. Unclipped DJ has one short closed tear, otherwise FINE. How they work and how to repair them! Includes lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws and many other machines powered by small gasoline-powered engines. More than 400 detailed photos and drawings. 6.25" by 9.25", 282 pages. Hard Cover.