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The Art of Etching, Sumsden, E.S.
The Art of Etching

Flying Scale Models, Moulton, R.G.
Flying Scale Models

Traditional Country Craftsmen, Jenkins, J. Geraint
Traditional Country Craftsmen

Toys from Alice in Wonderland, Hutchings, Margaret
Toys from Alice in Wonderland

Dolls in Miniature, Janitch, Valerie
Dolls in Miniature

Dolls' Houses and Dolls' House Families, Janitch, Valerie
Dolls' Houses and Dolls' House Families

The Observer's Book of Pottery & Porcelain, Payton, Mary ;   Payton, Geoffrey
The Observer's Book of Pottery & Porcelain

Private Lives - Australians at home since Federation, Timms, Peter
Private Lives - Australians at home since Federation

 

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The French Polisher's Manual - A Description of French Polishing Methods and Technique, ,
1 The French Polisher's Manual - A Description of French Polishing Methods and Technique
,. E. & F.N. Spon, London, 1951. second edition, Hardback, 189mm x 125mm decorated boards, 64+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards basically clean, if a little aged with some outwrad bowing. Block darkened with foxing to edges and opening/closing pages. Originally published at the end of the 19th century, this is a revised standard guide to the French polisher's art. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: French, polish, furniture, wood. 8094

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2 Animals in Art - A practical introduction to seventy of the principal techniques of art
Belves, Peter ; Mathey, Francis ; Kay-Robinson Denys (ed). Odhams, Feltham, 1968. first thus, Hardback, 214mm x 250mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 108pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling, binding a little weak. A lovely illustrated guide to animal representation in fine art and in crafts such as weaving, pottery and metalwork, Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: art, beast, potter, Bosch. 15386

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Movie Models Volume 2, Boddington, Trevor
3 Movie Models Volume 2
Boddington, Trevor. Ja Yun Publishers, 1998. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 147mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Book is tight and clean with two ephemeral photographs taken by author, one of his young son. Small stain on acknowledgements page. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear. Privately-produced English edition of Boddington's expert guide to making and filming realistic movie models. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: cinema, modelling, Bond, chase. 12261

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Print Buying, Brewer, Roy
4 Print Buying
Brewer, Roy. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 125pp. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with just a hint of shelfwear to top, spine colour faded. An introduction to the skills required to become a successful print buyer. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Print, typography, laser, typeset. 8170

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How to Draw Trees, Brown, Gregory
5 How to Draw Trees
Brown, Gregory. The Studio, London & New York, 1942. first edition, Book is a wartime production. Generally worn and grubby around edges, light foxing to inner boards. Pages unmarked. Brown's Studio guide to drawing trees, with examples of his own work Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Gregory Brown.. 9653

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Pictures With Flowers, Clements, Julia
6 Pictures With Flowers
Clements, Julia. Guildford / London, My Garden / C.Arthur Pearson, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 226mm x 147mm yellow cloth boards, maroon titles, first edition, 102pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Jon Whitbourne. Good +++/Good +. Some light wear and grubbiness around edges but book is basically tight, clean and presentable, Dustwrapper (now protected) is a little dusty in places with some wear to edges. "The most important and lavishly illustrated book on flower decoration published in Great Britain." Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Flowers, vases, decoration. 9710

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Blue and White Transfer Ware 1780-1840, Coysh, A.W.
7 Blue and White Transfer Ware 1780-1840
Coysh, A.W.. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1982. second edition, Hardback, 245mm x 183mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 3rd impression, , 112pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards bumped with some indentations to edges of latter, block edges dusty, book otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is clean with some edgewear. Illustrated with b/w plates on right-hand pages, alongside tow-column text on left, this is a fine guide to a very particular type and period of English earthenware. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Spode, Stoke, Hanley, earthenware. 12273

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The Countryman Rescuing the Past, Cripps, Ann             (ed)
8 The Countryman Rescuing the Past
Cripps, Ann (ed). David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 138mm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 206pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is tight and clean save for grubbiness and some foxing to block edges only. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Small price sticker on front, also front flap clipped. Drawn from the pages of a popular country magazine, this is a detailed guide to finding and restoring rural artefacts. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: artefact, arcaheology, cottage, timber. 12271

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Clock and Watch Repairing, de Carle (F.B.H.I.), Donald
9 Clock and Watch Repairing
de Carle (F.B.H.I.), Donald. Robert Hale, London, 1983. second edition, Hardback, 223mm x 142mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , x prelims, 309pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is bright with minimal wear. Tanning to rear might be seen as adding to the book's value as a classic. Originally published in 1959, this is a standard guide to the repair of mechanical clocks and watches, fully illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Watch, clock, timepiece, escapement, horology. 9687

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William Caxton - The First English Editor - Printer, Merchant and Translator, Deacon, Richard
10 William Caxton - The First English Editor - Printer, Merchant and Translator
Deacon, Richard. Frederick Muller, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 198pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight, bright and clean. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with just a little edgewear, front flap and rear bottom corner creased, small mark also at latter. Excellent biography of the 15th century Englishman who pioneered the art and trade of printing in his home country. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Gutenberg, printing, Bible, Pale. 12979

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The Treasury of Ornament, Dolmetsch, Heinrech ;   Young, Hilary
11 The Treasury of Ornament
Dolmetsch, Heinrech ; Young, Hilary. Studio Editions, London, 1989. first thus, Hardback, 336mm x 236mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 182pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Very Good/Good +++. Large-scale volume is not new but no obvious imperfections. Colour illustrations impressively bright and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear to edges and some chipping loss at corners but overall clean and presentable. Originally published in English in 1898, this is a latter-day presentation of Dolmetsch's famous review of historical pattern and design, from Ancient Egypt to the Western rococo. Introduced by Hilary Young of the V&A museum in London. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Design, pattern, Dolmetsch This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8869

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Your Country Cottage - A Guide to Purchase and Restoration, Edmunds, Robert
12 Your Country Cottage - A Guide to Purchase and Restoration
Edmunds, Robert. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Spine and boards faded around edges, block edges just a little grubby, book otherwise tight and clean. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Just a little chipping at base of spine. Front flap square clipped. Handy guide for those seeking to buy and renovate a country cottage in England. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: rutal, thatching, village, cottage. 12083

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The Queen's Clothes, Edwards, Anne
13 The Queen's Clothes
Edwards, Anne. Book Club Associates, London, 1977. first thus, Hardback, 244mm x 210mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 128pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Reading copy only. Book has been handled, spine and boards bumped, block basically clean. Dustwrapper has some creasing and edgewear. With an Introduction by Sir Norman Hartnell, this is a fine account of the British sovereign's attire during her first fifty years, generously illustrated with photographs and drawings by Robb. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Queen, Windsor, Commonwealth, dress. 12489

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Preserved Flowers - Practical Methods and Creative Uses, Foster, Maureen
14 Preserved Flowers - Practical Methods and Creative Uses
Foster, Maureen. Cookery Book Club, London, 1973. first thus, Hardback, 223mm x 167mm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 199+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Bryan Foster. Good +/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Block edges dusty, spine creased, some colour fading to borad and spine edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has minimal wear, light colour fading In vicinity of spine. Rather lovely guide to everlasting flower presentation, illustrated with b/w drawings and photographic plates, some in full colour. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: flower, dried, preservation, bouquet. 12260

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Knotting, Gilcraft,
15 Knotting
Gilcraft,. C. Arthur Pearson, London, 1939. second edition, Hardback, 19cm x 12cm green cloth boards, black titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , 108pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Spine and boards basically clean, save for barely-visible stain to top of front. Block also clean. Binding just a little exposed. Illustrated guide to knots Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Knots, hitch, bend, tenderfoot. 5714

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Victorian Taste - Some Social Aspects of Architecture & Industrial Design from 1820-1900, Gloag, John
16 Victorian Taste - Some Social Aspects of Architecture & Industrial Design from 1820-1900
Gloag, John. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1979. first thus, Hardback, 25cm x 18cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , xvi prelims, 175pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine slightly bumped, top of block slightly dusted. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no shelfwear. Price sticker on front flap. An extensively illustrated guide to the design principles underpinning the buildings and the artefacts of the Victorian age. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Victorian, architecture, Pugin, Ruskin, Morris. 3128

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Sketching & Painting Out of Doors, Hill (V.P.R.N.A., R.O.I.), Adrian
17 Sketching & Painting Out of Doors
Hill (V.P.R.N.A., R.O.I.), Adrian. Blandford Press, London, 1971. second edition, Hardback, 221mm x 155mm decorated boards, 76pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Adrian Hill. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is not new and has been read but still tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Practical guide for the amateur painter outdoors. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Landscape, painting, plein. 9736

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Toys from Alice in Wonderland, Hutchings, Margaret
18 Toys from Alice in Wonderland
Hutchings, Margaret. Mills & Boon, London, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 253mm x 194mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 127pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Doris Cook. Good +++/Good +++. Owner sticker on front endpaper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, just a little foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. A lovely illustrated guide to making seventeen soft toys based on the characters of Alice in Wonderland. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: queen, rabbit, hatter, Carroll. 14528

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Dolls in Miniature, Janitch, Valerie
19 Dolls in Miniature
Janitch, Valerie. Ward Lock, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 265mm x 185mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 95pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Rob Matheson. Good +++/Good +++. Owner sticker on front endpaper. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear, just a little foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper has some edgewear with darkened top edge but still bright and clean overall. Rather lovely illustrated guide to the art of making small dolls - for play and for decoration. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: craft, character, clothing, doll. 14527

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Dolls' Houses and Dolls' House Families, Janitch, Valerie
20 Dolls' Houses and Dolls' House Families
Janitch, Valerie. Pelham Books, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 220mm x 185mm decorated boards, 48+16pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been handled but still clean and bright, just a hint of foxing to top block edge. A guide to making a modern dolls' house family with patterns for clothes as well as further hints for a rewarding hobby. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: doll, Victorian, clothing, cradle. 14526

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Traditional Country Craftsmen, Jenkins, J. Geraint
21 Traditional Country Craftsmen
Jenkins, J. Geraint. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1979. first thus, Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , xix prelims, 253+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Winifred Mumford. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, spine creased, block edges a little grubby, pages clean. Softcover edition of 1965 history of old rural crafts and skills, and those who practised them into modern times. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: hoop, wattle, thatcher, tanner. 15229

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Shakespearian Costume for Stage and Screen, Kelly, F.M.
22 Shakespearian Costume for Stage and Screen
Kelly, F.M.. Adam and Charles Black, London, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 244mm x 178mm grey cloth boards, black titles, first edition, ix prelims, 130+pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/Less than good. Book has been affected by damp at rear which has caused staining to rear board and spine, some wobbling to final pages but block is otherwise clean with no markings, binding strong. Dustwrapper (now protected) also affected by damp at rear, also chipping with some loss at edges, front flap clipped. Illustrated and well-informed guide to period costume from the age of Shakespeare, 1560-1620. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: costume, theatre, stage, actor. 12214

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The Collector's Book of Art Nouveau, Klamkin, Marian
23 The Collector's Book of Art Nouveau
Klamkin, Marian. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 245mm x 190mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 112pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Charles Klamkin. Good +++/Good +++. Book is a little darkened by age, with just a little colour fading at board edges, but overall clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled with light edgewear, else clean. Illustrated with photographs throughout, this is a very readble overview of the art nouveau movement of the later 19th century, and how it influenced the arts and crafts of the age. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: ceramics, Beardsley, galle, glass. 12170

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A Golden Dolly - The Art, Mystery and History of Corn Dollies, Lambeth, M.
24 A Golden Dolly - The Art, Mystery and History of Corn Dollies
Lambeth, M.. John Baker, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 180mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 144pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by R.C. Lambeth. Good +++/Good. Book has been handled over years but still clean and tight. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling, also edgewear with chipping. Rather fine illusrated history of the ancient fertility symbol still made in European arable farming communities, with advice on making different kinds of dollies. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: wheat, dolly, pagan, fertility. 12479

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Carpentry for the Home, Leggatt, Alex ;   Leggatt, Sandra
25 Carpentry for the Home
Leggatt, Alex ; Leggatt, Sandra. B.T. Batsford, London, 1988. first thus, Paperback, 247mm x 186mm , 167pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read but still clean with no curling or creasing. Spine colour a little faded. Originally published in 1981, this is the first paperback edition of the Leggatts' excellent guide for the novice carpenter. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Woodwork, carpentry, joinery. 9790

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English Furniture - From The Middle Ages to Modern Times, Macdonald-Taylor, Margaret
26 English Furniture - From The Middle Ages to Modern Times
Macdonald-Taylor, Margaret. Evans Brothers, London, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 17cm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 299pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Base of spine and boards bumped. Block edges dusted. Dustwrapper (now protected) is chipped around all edges, with triangular loss of 2sq cm at top of front adjoining spine Illustrated guide to the finest examples of English furniture through the centuries. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: England, frniture, Chippendale, Adam. 3134

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Country Crafts in Pictures, Manners, J.E.
27 Country Crafts in Pictures
Manners, J.E.. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 236mm x 170mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 107pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Top of block dusty, otherwise very good. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and evidence of handling. Illustrated guide to traditional - and still flourishing - country crafts. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Crafts, blacksmith, thatcher, tannery. 5662

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Shades from Jane Austen, Marsh, Honoria D.
28 Shades from Jane Austen
Marsh, Honoria D.. Parry Jackman, London, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 310mm x 227mm light blue cloth boards, brown titles, first edition, 205+45pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Honoria D. Marsh. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and just a little grubby here and there, pages impressively clean. Attractive large-scale volume containing silhouette images of characters from the novels of Austen, with accompanying text. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Austen, silhouette, Pride, persuasion This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 8857

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Celtic Design - A Beginner's Manual, Meehan, Aidan
29 Celtic Design - A Beginner's Manual
Meehan, Aidan. Thames & Hudson, London, 1991. first edition, Paperback, 210mm x 142mm , 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has a little curling at bottom corners, else clean and tight with no creasing. Practical guide to Celtic calligraphy and design elements with roots in prehistoric times. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: spiral, uncial, ireland, text. 12062

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Flying Scale Models, Moulton, R.G.
30 Flying Scale Models
Moulton, R.G.. Model Aeronautical Press, Hemel Hempstead, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 219mm x 143mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 128pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Top front board edge is a little faded, pp.71-74 detached but present. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping to top edges, clean overall. Seriously technical guide to making and flying model aircraft. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: biplane, insignia, fuselage, model. 15388

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