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THE HANDKNITTER'S HANDBOOK
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THE HANDKNITTER'S HANDBOOK

By Stanley, Montse

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Pitman Publishing , 1986. 288pp., intext, two-colour, instructional line-drawn illustrations throughout (Elaine Franks). Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped only. Photographic, colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a small area of re-laid laminate on lower foredge corner, a short surface scratch on rear wrap (text unaffected), else very good. Textblock unmarked. Montse Stanley has gathered together just about everything there is to know about handknitting techniques, acknowledging the extreme richness of the craft, and carefully explains the ins and outs so that the common pitfalls can be avoided . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, How to Use this Book. Part 1/ Basics. 2/ Get Clicking. 3/ Final Touches. 4/ Pattern Instructions. 5/ Help!, more. Index. Book weight approx. 780g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$16.84

THE SAILMAKER'S APPRENTICE: A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor
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THE SAILMAKER'S APPRENTICE: A Guide for the Self-Reliant Sailor

By Marino, Emiliano

Camden, ME, 04843, U.S.A.: International Marine (McGraw Hill), 2001. xvi, + 494pp., intext, halftone and line-drawn illustrations (Christine Erikson) and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock lightly bumped on foredge corners, else unmarked. Hundreds of instructional illustrations fully enhance this how-to guide for designing, making, repairing and improving sails, together with witty, wise, and philosophically probing commentary . . . Contents include: Prelims., Tables, Preface, Acks., Introduction, 12 chapters. Measurements in this book are in inches (or part there-of) and feet. Book weight approx. 860g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . 6th Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$45.62

PRACTICAL GEM TESTING
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PRACTICAL GEM TESTING

By Lewis, Donald

London: N.A.G. Press Ltd., With Northwood Publications and David Lewis, 1977. (vii), + 149pp., intext, b/white halftone plates and line-drawings throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over minimally bumped spine. Plain maroon boards nominally bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. " . . . practical hand-book of gem testing . . . not a definitive textbook but a guide to rapid and positive identification of any given gemstone . . . aimed particularly at those who have had little practical experience of using instruments . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, Part 1/ The Gem Testing Laboratory. Part 2/ Identification of Gemstones (Alexandrite to Zoisite). Table of Average Refractive Indices. Index. Book weight approx. 585g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

CHINESE FOLK ART: The Small Skills of Carving Insects
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CHINESE FOLK ART: The Small Skills of Carving Insects

By Berliner, Nancy Zeng

Boston, MA, United States: New York Graphic Society, via Little Brown & Co., 1986. 254pp., illustrated throughout: colour and monochrome plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. With more than two hundred objects illustrated in this book, Nancy Zeng Berliner gives us the first thorough study of Chinese folk art to be published in a Western language . . . presents not only the evolution, materials and techniques behind each craft, but also the ancient symbols and folktales, the rituals and celebrations associated with them . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Map, Preface, Introduction, Symbols and Legends, Papercuts, Shadow Puppets, Embroidery, Dye-resist Printed Fabrics, Woodblock Prints, Folk Art Today, Chronology, Notes, Glossary, Bibliography, Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 1.05 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.25

BOAT BUILDING WITH STEEL (Including a Chapter: Boat Building with Aluminium by Thomas Colvin)
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BOAT BUILDING WITH STEEL (Including a Chapter: Boat Building with Aluminium by Thomas Colvin)

By Klingel, Gilbert C.

Camden, Maine, U.S.A.: International Marine Publishing Company, 1986. 248pp.,intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to ffep., tape stains and minor marks on both endpapers. Textblock mildly flecked and marked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and faded on spine. A thorough discussion of the use of steel for building small boats, both yachts and working craft. This book also includes a chapter on aluminium boatbuilding as a basis for comparison . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 600g. . 8th Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good +/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$14.04

PIANO TUNING: A Simple and Accurate Method for Amateurs
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PIANO TUNING: A Simple and Accurate Method for Amateurs

By Fischer, J. Cree

New York: Dover Publications, 1975. 201pp., plus (xiii). Several intext b/white line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn. Textblock minimally bumped, else unmarked. Originally published 1907 by Theo Presser. "This is the clearest and most complete book available (read 1975) for beginning tuners and amateur pianists . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Lesson 1/ Introduction, 16 other 'Lessons', Index. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Revised Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

ART DECO ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK
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ART DECO ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK

By Martinie, Henri

New York: Dover Publications, 1995. Unpaginated (112 pages). B/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. The images of the ornamental ironwork presented in this book are from European ironwork from the period between the wars. Dover has republished from the original images which depict gates, grills, screens, balconies, and numerous other architectural ornaments including massive gates . . . Contents include: Prelims., Publisher's Note, 106 plates. Book weight approx. 335g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.46

MODEL LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARS
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MODEL LOCOMOTIVE VALVE GEARS

By Evans, Martin

Hemel Hempstead, Herts., and London: Model and Allied publications/Percival Marshall & Co., 1962. 98pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates, plus intext line-drawn figures and sections and tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. A former owner's name on ffep., else textblock unmarked. A 'Model and Allied Publications' label affixed over a 'Percival Marshall & Co.' print line on title page. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, scuffed and abraded on folds. This book thoroughly covers the subject of model locomotive valve gears and provides practical help to those interested in designing and building model locomotives . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 9 chapters. Book weight approx. 305g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.25

MODELLING TUDOR SHIPS
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MODELLING TUDOR SHIPS

By Battson, R. K.

Watford, England : Model & Allied Publications/Argus Books, 1979. 75pp., intext, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. The subject Tudor ship selected for this project is a typical three-masted ship of the last quarter of the sixteenth century . . . Contents include: Prelims., 11 chapters, viz: The Ship, Hull, Painting, Detail Fittings, Masts-Spars-Tops, Standing Rigging, Running Rigging, Sails, more. Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Fifth Impression (Rev.). Softcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$9.83

THE TECHNIQUE OF TORCHON LACE
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THE TECHNIQUE OF TORCHON LACE

By Nottingham, Pamela

London: B.T. Batsford, 1982. 160pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, line-drawings and grids. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, minimally edgeworn, with a pressure mark along head of front panel. " . . . a comprehensive work on the techniques of making and designing Torchon lace. This simple geometric lace was introduced into England during the second half of the 19th century, its popularity continuing to this day . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, Grids, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 620g. . Third Impression. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

PILLOW LACE AND BOBBINS
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PILLOW LACE AND BOBBINS

By Hopewell, Jeffery

Aylesbury, Bucks., U.K.: Shire Publications, 1980. 32pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Staples firm and clean. Colour illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone, 'Album 9' in the extensive Shire Publications 'Shire Albums' series features attractive lace and bobbins . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Lace, Pillows and Bobbin Winders, Bobbins, Honiton, Foreign Bobbins, France, Belgium, more. Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Second Edition, Second Impression. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.83

THE ART OF DRAWING MANGA
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THE ART OF DRAWING MANGA

By Krefta, Ben

London: Arcturus Publishing, 2003. 143pp., instructional illustrations throughout: from basic sketching through to finished coloured work. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-art illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Divided into a number of sections, each providing innovative tips and hints, this book is designed for novice to intermediate illustrators . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Materials and Tools, Heads/Faces/Hands/ Figures/Clothing/Accessories and Weapons/Action/Colouring/Scanning/Storyboarding/Creating Characters. Book weight approx. 675g. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Softcover. Very Good +.

$12.63

GLORAFILIA: The Impressionist Collection
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GLORAFILIA: The Impressionist Collection

By Lazarus, Carole and Berman, Jennifer

Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia: Random House, 1993. 160pp., illustrated throughout: beautiful colour plates (including frontispiece), b/white line-drawn figures, plus line-drawn, two-colour trace patterns. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards very good. A tiny remainder dot inconspicuously sited abutting spine on lower textblock edge, else leaves unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. The authors, renowned Glorafilia owners/designers, having been inspired by the great French impressionist painters, have created twenty-one stunning, original needlepoint designs based on the impressionists' work . . .Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, En Plein Air, Still Life, Gardens, Face of Impressionism, General Information, Stitch Work, Making Up, Trace Patterns, Index. Book weight approx. 1.07 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

HEIRLOOM EGGS. Heirloom Eggs 1, 2, 3, and 4, Combined and Revised
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HEIRLOOM EGGS. Heirloom Eggs 1, 2, 3, and 4, Combined and Revised

By Becker, Aline

Republic, MO, 65738 U.S.A.: (Author) Aline Becker. Printed By Western Printing , 1986. 138pp., illustrated throughout: colour plates, b/white halftone plates, and line-drawings. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format. Book clean. Staples clean and tight. Colour-illustrated gloss wrapper lightly edgeworn, else good. An original seller's stamp, plus a former owner's name on inside front wrap, else leaves unmarked. An interesting and detailed book on the craft of egg decorating. "In these pages, you will find both easy and difficult eggs, those for beginners, and eggs to challenge the experienced egg artist." Book weight approx. 470g. . First Thus. Softcover (Staplebound). Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.55

GLASS PAINTING DESIGNS
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GLASS PAINTING DESIGNS

By Eadie, Janet

East Roseville, NSW, Australia: Kangaroo Press, 2000. 58pp., plus 1 x 8 page, and 2 x 4 page, colour-illustrated sections, b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: " . . . explains how to paint glass with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for the beginner. You will be surprised at just how simple is it to make beautiful designs. There are instructions on outlining your design in lead, how to apply coloured paint, creating 'peel and press' designs on plastic and outlining a design on a vertical surface using pre-piped leaded strips . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.23

RESERVOIR AND LAKE FLIES : Fly Dressings and Fishing Techniques
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RESERVOIR AND LAKE FLIES : Fly Dressings and Fishing Techniques

By Veniard, John

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1970. 181pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates attached and extant). Book clean. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. Plain green cloth boards mildly bumped on lower foredge corners. Some colour fading to textblock top edge green tint. Small, intext sketch illustrations. Leaves clean. No dustjacket. Helpful advice for all serious fly fishermen . . . Numerous chapters. Book weight approx. 710g. . First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

QUILTS FROM THE GARDEN : Practical Instructions and Patterns for 16 Beautiful Designs
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QUILTS FROM THE GARDEN : Practical Instructions and Patterns for 16 Beautiful Designs

By Brearley, Deborah

Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Greenhouse (Penguin), 1994. vii, + 88pp., unpaginated colour plates, b/white diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name and a date (30/10/94) to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has two very small, soft corner creases. From the rear panel: "Inspired by the living beauty of gardens, talented craftsperson Deborah Brearley has designed a collection of glorious quilts based on garden themes. Includes: 16 designs incorporating applique, patchwork, quilting, embroidery, stencilling and fabric painting; detailed instructions and patterns, innovative ideas for adapting each design; captivating full-colour photographs of the quilts." Book weight approx. 395g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.44

RUSHWORK
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RUSHWORK

By Barratt, Olivia Elton

London: Dryad Press, 1986. 72pp., b/white illustrations throughout : halftone plates, and instructional line-drawings. Book clean and square. Colour, pictorially-illustrated gloss boards lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. No dustjacket (as issued?). Fully instructional in the handcraft of rushwork, featuring baskets, hats, mats, holders, chair seating . . . Contents include: Prelims., 15 projects, Bibliography, Index. More. Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.09

THE WOOLCRAFT BOOK :  Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving
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THE WOOLCRAFT BOOK : Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving

By Constance Jackson and Judith Plowman

Auckland, New Zealand: William Collins, 1981. 192pp., plus 1 x 16 page, colour photographically-illustrated section, b/white photographic and line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards very mildly bumped. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased head and foot of spine. From the jacket flap: "This book is for beginners in the ancient handcrafts of spinning, dyeing and weaving, and has been compiled especially for those readers who cannot have the benefit of regular personal tuition but must rely on printed words and illustrations . . . " Contents include: Preface, 17 chapters, Appendices A to E, Index. Book weight approx. 760g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

CAKES IN BLOOM
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CAKES IN BLOOM

By Marburg, Anna Von

St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin (A Rathdowne Book), 1993. 128pp., colour and b/white photographic (by John Hay) and b/white line-drawn (by Patsy Blair) illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards lightly bumped. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a short closed tear to upper rear panel, minor surface indentations. From the jacket flap: " . . . shows how cake decorating need not follow a strict, traditional formula . . . Anna reveals the inspiration behind each cake and gives ideas for its presentation." Includes instructions for making sugar dough flowers and decorations, cakes: The Beaded Poppy, Original Tulip, White Tulip, Amy, Bright Tulip, Phaleonopsis, Sunflower cakes, Roses of sorts cakes, Rufflings of Spring, Baby cakes, Jewels and Finery, etc. Book weight approx. 800g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good.

$14.04

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