Crafts and Skills

Crafts and Skills

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Native American Beadwork: Traditional Beading Techniques for the Modern-Day Beadworker, Barth, Georg J.
1 Barth, Georg J. Native American Beadwork: Traditional Beading Techniques for the Modern-Day Beadworker
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Schneider Publishing 1993 0936984120 / 9780936984124 Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very nice book -- only small spots of isolated edgewear and a tiny crease to lower corner to detract. No spine crease and no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and instructional drawings. The author provides step-by-step instructions for traditional Native American beading techniques while placing each in its historical and cultural context. 219 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The First 25 Years of Halcyon Days Enamels The Revival of an English 18th-Century Craft, Benjamin, Susan
2 Benjamin, Susan The First 25 Years of Halcyon Days Enamels The Revival of an English 18th-Century Craft
London Benjamin Dent & Co. , Ltd. 1999 0950580619 / 9780950580616 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean, beautiful book which appears gently read, if at all, and still contains two unused postcards depicting enameled boxes and two Siamese cats in porcelain. No defects of note other than a message written on the front endpaper thus, " ------- ------, She gave Tom the Commander's Table (page 46 ) Purchased 1993 at Buckingham Palace." Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover,.Enamelling was a Georgian craft, but it began in 1750 and lasted lless than 100 years. By 1840 it was over and now has revitalized. Book measures 9" x 10" and has152 pages. Many illustrations in full color throughout and all printed on quality coated paper. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Gesso Frame Finishing 1947. Two Extra Gesso Booklets, Berner, Michael F.
3 Berner, Michael F. Gesso Frame Finishing 1947. Two Extra Gesso Booklets
N3ew York Self-published 1947 Soft Cover Very Good 
A long time ago when the earth was green I had one of these pink booklets. It sold rather quickly, but had no extras inside as this one does. As always, when extra items inside the main piece belong with it I never take them out and sell them individually. The main booklet covers gesso history, preparing gesso, materials for gesso frame finishing, coats of gesso, finishing with oil colors, obtaining an antique effect, a two tone finish, gold bronzing, and more. The other items are Artistic Picture Framing (10 pages) and Gesso Craft, a leaflet of four pages. The pink one has 19 pages with instructional drawings. It measures 6-1/4" x 8-1/2". All items are clean and nice. Very hard to find. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Blizzard's Action Toys, Blizzard, Richard
4 Blizzard, Richard Blizzard's Action Toys
U.S.A. Rodale Press 1989 087857820X / 9780878578207 Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9 
Crisp as new with no defects of note -- no names or writing, no price-clip, no tears or chips, and no creased pages. Book measures 8" x 10-3/4"and has 115 pages. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book offers seventeen "spectacular projects". including a scooter trike, a catterpillar pull-toy, 1909 Blitzen-Benz racing car, German Fokker Triplane, Volvo luxury bus, organ-grinder's cart, MAN tractor-trailer, quarry crane, horse-drawn post office van, Mercedes Benz 4-wheel drive farm tractor, steam locomotive and coaches, water-powered inclined railway, Silver Ghost boat-tailed roadster, fire engine and MAN dump truck. Illustrated with color photos, plus technical drawings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors), Bonito, Debra
5 Bonito, Debra Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Atglen, PA. Schiffer Pubishing Ltd. 2001 0764312693 / 9780764312694 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Book itself is bright and clean with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Very clean inside and out. The dustjacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 207 beautifull illustrated pages. Color photographs are plentiful and there is also much information on lace trim, bridal hankies, fashion, society embroidery, Appenzell-work, bed linens, table linens and more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Brewer, Mary The Art of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own
Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. Paladin Press 2002 1581603061 / 9781581603064 Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Scarce in hard cover. Book is clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips to jacket which has been protected by brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11-1/4" and is illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and black and white photographs. A practical, straightfoward guide unfettered by "arcane questions". Includes instructions for items of adornment as well such as necklaces, bags and hair enhancements. 159 pages. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Art of Dyeing in the History of Mankind, Brunello. Franco
7 Brunello. Franco The Art of Dyeing in the History of Mankind
Venice, Italy Neri Pozza Editore 1973 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Book itself is clean with unbumped blue boards and no names or writing,. Pages and page edges pristine with just light tonign to pages. Jacket is also clean and shows no tears or chips. Has been protected by brand new mylar cover. 178 illustrations in black and white and seven in color. Originally published in Italy in 1967 and in America for the first time in 1973. A page at front of book shows that the American translation was made possible by Phoenix Dye Works of Cleveland, Ohio .A massive work which begins with the prime colors based on mineral pigments used by Paleolithic Man. 467 pages. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 Buchanan, George Making Stringed Instruments: A Workshop Guide
New York, New York, U.S.A. Sterling Pub Co Inc 1990 0806974648 / 9780806974644 Third Printing Soft Cover As New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, beautiful book. No names or writing, no spine crease, pristine pages and page edges. Includes detailed instructions and drawings from making violins, classical guitars, jaszz guitars, violas, cellos, mandolins and mandolas. Over 500 detailed diagrams. 205 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod, Carmichael, Hoagy B.
9 Carmichael, Hoagy B. A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod
U.S.A. Meadow Run Press 2007 0962060976 / 9780962060977 Reprint Hard Cover New in Slipcase No DJ as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book in beautiful pictorial slipcase. Pages and page edges pristine, as are boards and slipcase. Illustrated with numerous black and white instructional photos. A classic in the field which offers a personal biography of the author by Hoagy Carmichael who promised Garrison on his death bed that he would produce a new edition. Here he has incorporated some of his own ideas from 20 years of experience and updated the source list. 296 pages. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Kilims: Decorating With Tribal Rugs, Elizabeth Hilliard
10 Elizabeth Hilliard Kilims: Decorating With Tribal Rugs
San Francisco Soma Books 1999 1579590195 / 9781579590192 First Ptinting Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" 
This is a beautiful book -- no chips, creases, writing and tears. It hasn't even been price-clipped and will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. This book measures 9" square and has 147 pages. some of which has toned very light at the edges. The potographs here are wonderful -- alll in color and numbered over 130. The book excplains colors, patterns, symbols, and history of tribal rugs, plus all the technical terms used by the dealers. I also discussed how to know how to choose, how to clean an store and much more. Very nice gift. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Repairing Repeating Watches, Etchells, C.T.
11 Etchells, C.T. Repairing Repeating Watches
Exeter, N. H. Adams-Brown Co. Reprint Soft Cover Fine 
Very nice clean booklet with no names or writing. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 26 pages of dense text. Illustrated sparingly with small drawings. Originally published in 1917 and reprinted here in a limited run. No date, but fairly recent -- 70's or 80's. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Finger Crochet, Franck, Dorothea Seelye
12 Franck, Dorothea Seelye Finger Crochet
Beirut, Lebanon Al-Khal Printers 1984 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Williamson, Susan SIGNED by Author
Very scarce book which the author had been compiling for years. She taught herself the technique while living in the U.S. and began putting ideas on paper in Turkey, and Zaire before teaming up with her illustrator in Beirut, Lebanon. She explains the basic technique and then shows how to enliven it with embroidery, edging and decoration. SIGNED by author at top of revesre side of front cover thus, "To ----, in appreciation. Dorothea." Franck died in 1988 at the age of 71 and was revered for her work iin stengthening American and Middle Eastern relations. Book measures 9"x11" and has 32 pages. Illustrated with sepia photograhs and drawings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Galban, Michael Constructing Woodland Moccasins
Perrysburg, Ohio R.E. Davis Company 2005 DVD Fine 
Instructional DVD in nice, clean case. Runs 70 minutes and teaches the art of moccasin making, particularly that of the Woodland Indians. Topics discussed include techniques to make both center seam and wide vamp pucker toe styles. From pattern making to stitching. Much detail for the reeanctor. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Salish Weaving, Gustafson, Paula
14 Gustafson, Paula Salish Weaving
Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntye Ltd. 1980 0888942680 / 9780888942685 Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very handsome, clean book, with just a small holiday inscription to top corner of front free endpaper. No tears or chips, no other markings and no bumps to boards. Jacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9"x12-1/2" and has 131 pages. Illustrated with maps, instructive line drawings, and black and white photos of weavers plying their craft, as well as of finished products. Color plates at center of book.An informative tribute to the Salish people of the Pacific northwest,. Ample text. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33, Hargreaves, Kim
15 Hargreaves, Kim Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33
United Kingdom Rowan Yarns 2003 Soft Cover Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Beautiful magazine measuring 9-1/2"x12-1/2" printed on quality coated paper and lavishly illustrated with designs in full color worn by models in visually appealing settings. Patterns at back in black and white. Includes a talk with designer Zoe Mellor as well as articles on crochet, the fear of knitting with color; and the latest fashions from Milan, Paris and New York. Almost a book! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Fabric of Enchantment: Batik from the North Coast of Java, Heringa, Rens; Veldhuisen, Harmen
16 Heringa, Rens; Veldhuisen, Harmen Fabric of Enchantment: Batik from the North Coast of Java
Los Angeles, Caliifornia Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2000 0834803720 / 9780834803725 First Thus Soft Cover Fine (as new) 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Exquisite book with handsome French fold cover. Very beautiful and in as new condition. Measures 9" x 12" and has 239 pages including index. Color photos throughout text show the various designs and colors. Some fot he topics covered are The World of the Pasisir; The Historical Background of Batik of Java; From Home Craft to Batik Industry; Batik Pasisir as Meztizo Costume in Java; Tranditional colors; Emblems of Colonial Power; and more. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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How to Wrap Five More Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging, Hideyuki Oka
17 Hideyuki Oka How to Wrap Five More Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging
U.S.A. Weatherhill 1975 0834801086 / 9780834801080 Fifth Printing Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
This is a sequel to How to Wrap 5 Eggs, a guide to packaging Japanese style. The book is magnificently visual with no less than 244 photographs in both matte gravure and in color. Most of the book is comprised of the plates with a section at back offering information on each one. Book itself is clean and bright with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and is tightly bound. The jacket is likewise clean, marred only by a small chip to top of spine. Looks miost handsome in brand new mylar. Measures 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" and has 215 pages. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Citizen's Companion ; The Voice of Civilian Reenacting  (Volume VIII -- Full Run, Six issues), Highes, Susan Lyons (editor)
18 Highes, Susan Lyons (editor) The Citizen's Companion ; The Voice of Civilian Reenacting (Volume VIII -- Full Run, Six issues)
Marietta, Ohio 2001 Soft Cover Very Good 
Not too commonly found on the secondary market -- six issues, a full run of Volume VIII covering April through December 2001. January is included in the last issue of Vol. VII which is why this appears to be lacking one. Fascinating information for historians and those involved in Civil War reenactment. Among the varied topics are these: the importanceo f quinene in the Antebellum South, planning a mid-19th century wedding, 19th century rug hooking, Civil War emigrants, the use of oxen during the Civil War; Civil War quilts; assembling a wardrobe for newcomers; the American Sunday School Union; and Civilian hardships near Atlanta. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Numerous issues available. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Ireland Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840, Laffan, William; Monkhouse, Christopher
19 Laffan, William; Monkhouse, Christopher Ireland Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840
Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago 2015 0865592721 / 9780865592728 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a sumptuous book with many color illustrations (see photos) and is in excellent condfition, pristine inside and out. It's oversized at 9-1/2" across and 11" tall and has 288 pages. There is no crease to spine and no names or writing. Text is divided into two parts :People and Places and The Arts of Ireland -- pastels, mezzotints, miniaiture portraits on enamel and ivory, furniture, silversmithing, ceramics, glass, textiles, bookbinding and musical instruments. Much text. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Twills and Twill Derivatives; Design Your Own Four to Eight Harnesses, Landid, Lucille
20 Landid, Lucille Twills and Twill Derivatives; Design Your Own Four to Eight Harnesses
Old Greenwich,. Connecticut Self-published 1977 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is an excellent publication not often seen.The book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Cover has toned, front and back, but pages have not. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 119 pages. Ilustrated with photographs showing the various weaves plus many instructional drawings. See second photo for table of contents. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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