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The French Polisher's Manual - A Description of French Polishing Methods and Technique

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, E. & F.N. Spon: 1951

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 8094


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 View more info

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Dolls in National Costume

By: Barlow, Iola

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16140


Hardback, 214mm x 206mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 87pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read, board and spine edges worn and faded, block edges also worn with foxing on top, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper has some wear to edges, also worn from handling. A delightful book for young needlework students with instructions for making dolls in thirthy different nation... View more info

Animals in Art - A practical introduction to seventy of the principal techniques of art

By: Belves, Peter ; Mathey, Francis ; Kay-Robinson Denys (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Feltham, Odhams: 1968

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15386


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 View more info

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The Reclaimers - A Complete Guide to Salvage

By: Bevan, Sally

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16134


Hardback, 243mm x 200mm decorated boards, 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, clean overall with minimal wear, sticker residue to inner front board. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Glossy tie-in book for BBC-broadcast TV series showing how to make art and artefacts of value from salvaged materials. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: salvage, material, recyclin... View more info

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Movie Models Volume 2

By: Boddington, Trevor

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Ja Yun Publishers: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 12261


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.... View more info

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Print Buying

By: Brewer, Roy

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8170


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 View more info

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How to Draw Trees

By: Brown, Gregory

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, The Studio: 1942

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9653


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. View more info

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Pictures With Flowers

By: Clements, Julia

Price: £5.00

Publisher: My Garden / C.Arthur Pearson, Guildford / London: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9710


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. Keyword... View more info

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A History of Brewing

By: Corran, H.S.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1975

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16368


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Book has foxing to block edges, clean and tight overall with light wear only from handling. Dustwrapper has light wear to edges, tanning to flaps, spine colour a little faded, bright and clean overall. An excellent history of the brewer's art with an emphasis on production in the i... View more info

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Blue and White Transfer Ware 1780-1840

By: Coysh, A.W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1982

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 12273


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. Catalo... View more info

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The Countryman Rescuing the Past

By: Cripps, Ann (ed)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12271


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... View more info

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Clock and Watch Repairing

By: de Carle (F.B.H.I.), Donald

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1983

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 9687


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 mech... View more info

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William Caxton - The First English Editor - Printer, Merchant and Translator

By: Deacon, Richard

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12979


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.... View more info

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The Treasury of Ornament

By: Dolmetsch, Heinrech ; Young, Hilary

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Studio Editions: 1989

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8869


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 histor... View more info

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Your Country Cottage - A Guide to Purchase and Restoration

By: Edmunds, Robert

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12083


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: ruta... View more info

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The Queen's Clothes

By: Edwards, Anne

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 12489


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 ... View more info

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Preserved Flowers - Practical Methods and Creative Uses

By: Foster, Maureen

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Cookery Book Club: 1973

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 12260


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, illust... View more info

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Knotting

By: Gilcraft,

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1939

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5714


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 View more info

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Victorian Taste - Some Social Aspects of Architecture & Industrial Design from 1820-1900

By: Gloag, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1979

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3128


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... View more info

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Calligraphic Styles

By: Gourdie (MBE), Tom

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1985

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 16139


Paperback, 245mm x 185mm , 106pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is clean with minimal wear, small stickers on rear. Softcover edition of 1979 guide to calligraphic styles "based on the great hands of the Western writing and lettering trafition spanning 2000 years of history." Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: manuscript, pen, handwriting, miniscule View more info

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Sketching & Painting Out of Doors

By: Hill (V.P.R.N.A., R.O.I.), Adrian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1971

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 9736


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 View more info

Forest Tools and Instruments

By: Huggard (M.A., B.A.I., A.M.I.C.E.), E.R. ; Owen (B.Sc.), T.H.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 530


Hardback, 222mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 119pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Exterior nice and clean, spine bumped, block edges worn, some foxing to top block edge and opening/closing pages, Foyles sticker to inner front board. Dustwrapper has some wear from handling, crease to rear, spine frayed at ends, front flap square clipped. Informative and illustrated guide to traditional forest tools, to a... View more info

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Toys from Alice in Wonderland

By: Hutchings, Margaret

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1979

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14528


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 characte... View more info

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Dolls' Houses and Dolls' House Families

By: Janitch, Valerie

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14526


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 View more info

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Dolls in Miniature

By: Janitch, Valerie

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Ward Lock: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14527


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 a... View more info

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Shakespearian Costume for Stage and Screen

By: Kelly, F.M.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1938

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12214


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 wit... View more info

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Crochet Lace - An Illustrated Guide to Making Crochet Lace Fabrics

By: Konior, Mary

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Blandford: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16167


Hardback, 265mm x 215mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Fair. Exterior clean, some blotchy marks to endpapers/inner boards, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper has been dampened in past, now rippled in places with tear at top rear corner. Specialist guide to working with crochet lace, with 32 sample patterns and 18 guides to making completed shawls. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: lace, fabric,... View more info

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Preparation for Painting - The Purpose and Materials of the Artist

By: Lamb, Lynton

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, OUP - Geoffrey Cumberlege: 1954

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16305


Hardback, 219mm x 143mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 166+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Gift Inscription. Book has been well read, now bumped and scuffed at edges, block edges grubby, differential fading to endpapers, pages clean overall. Dustwrapper is generally worn and frayed around all edges, some darkening also. Excellent guide to planning and preparation for the serious amateu... View more info

Image for A Golden Dolly - The Art, Mystery and History of Corn Dollies

A Golden Dolly - The Art, Mystery and History of Corn Dollies

By: Lambeth, M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, John Baker: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 12479


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 d... View more info

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Carpentry for the Home

By: Leggatt, Alex ; Leggatt, Sandra

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1988

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9790


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 View more info