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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

Twelve Plays for Pelham Puppets

By: Bussell, Jan ; Granger, Ruth

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Marlborough, Pelham Puppets:

Seller ID: 5694


Paperback, 8vo orange , 144pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, binding creased, block darkened with grubbiness on top. No date but internal evidence suggests c.1960 publication of collection of puppet plays from the creators of TV's Muffin the Mule. Catalogue: Crafts. Keywords: Puppets, plays, Bussell 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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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