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Principles of Machine Woodworking: Routing

By Haycock, A. H.

London: Technical Press, 1953. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Giving the various methods of operating high and low speed routing machines with special emphasis on the construction and use of forms. Grey paper boards. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped. Dj has three closed tears, minor chips and edgewear. In protective mylar jacket. Clean and tight. No markings. Thin 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.


Studio Glassmaking

By Flavell, Ray and Claude Smale

London: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974. Edition not Stated. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Only fault is book is bound in boards upside down. Dj is priced clipped, but you can make out the top of the English pound figure. Dj shows minor rubbing. Clean and tight. A very nice copy of a book on a beautiful but much neglected craft. Few practical books have been written on the subject, and this excellent, well illustrated book will be recognized as fulfilling a long standing need. In protective mylar jacket. Oblong 8vo.


Forging Practice

By Johnson, Carl G.

Chicago: American Technical Society, 1953. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. A practical treatise on hand forging of wrought iron, machine steel, and tool steel; drop forging; and heat treatment of steel, including annealing, hardening and tempering. Illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, and diagrams. Brown cloth boards with orange illustration and lettering. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped, previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Dj has chips, tears, and edgewear. In protective mylar jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Cabinetmaker's Notebook

By Krenov, James

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1976. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Carlen, Bengt Photographer. Reflections, designs, tools...a wonderful reference to this talented artisan, illustrated with over 150 color, and black and white photographs. Small 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.


Crewel Embroidery in England

By Edwards, Joan

New York: William Morrow, 1975. Edition not Stated. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Tan cloth boards. Illustrated endpapers. Includes 40 pages of color potographs, 55 b/w photos and 80 line drawings. Only flaw is that pages edges are slightly yellowed. Dj has minor water stain (only noticeable on inside of jacket). and minor edgwear. In protective mylar jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


American Needlework: The History of Decorative Stitchery and Embroidery from the Late 16th to the 20th Century.

By Harbeson, Georgiana Brown

Bonanza Books, New York, 1938. (Early reprint edition.). Very good in good dj. Pages are clean and tight. Dj is worn and has tears and a large chip missing top front. Illustrated with many b/w photographs and illustrations.


Working with Porcelain

By Sandeman, Alison

London: Pitman/Watson-Guptill, 1979. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Brown cloth boards. Illustrated with many b/w photos. Head/heel of spine bumped. Inside pages are clean and tight but yellowing along top edge. Dj has one tear at head of spine. Minor edgewear and discoloration on spine and part of front. In protective mylar jacket. Square 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.


Vanished Crafts

By Halova-Jahodova, Cecilie

Artia Prague. Edition not Stated. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Tan cloth boards. Copyright of 1955 has been covered. Illustrated with many b/w and color plates. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped. Boards have some soiling. Pages are clean and tight, but starting to yellow at edges. Minor foxing on a few pages. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


How to Make Children's Clothes The Modern Singer Way (Singer Sewing Library, No. 3)

New York: Singer Sewing Machine Co., 1931. Later Edition. Original Wraps. Good/Box (No Jacket). Volume three out of four. Illustrated white wraps. Saddle-stitched. Minor soiling on covers. Many b/w illustrations. Slipcase is in good condition with some rubbing and worn spots. Paper a bit tender around binding staples. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Talks on Pottery

By Lancaster, H. Boswell

Patina Press, Chatham, England, 1949.. Good in good dj. Green cloth boards discolored along edges. Some spots on endpapers and title page. Eleven b/w illustrations. Dj has small chips, tears and some soiling.