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"HORSE IN THE BLOOD - a Show-Jumper's Working Note Book" by Le Chevalier D'Orgeix.

Hardcover First Edition in grey hardcovers with original dustcover, published by Nicholas Kaye, London in 1951.

Dimensions: 25.5cm x 19.5cm approx.

A "truly comprehensive study of the art of selecting, training and maintaining horses for the highest standards of performance..."

188 pages with a number of black and white photographs and illustrations in the text.

Condition: Dustcover is quite tatty with approx half the spine area missing, heavy marking and other small areas of loss. Hardcovers good with a few marks. Internal pages good with some yellowing and some foxing to preliminary pages. Binding tight.

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"HOME CRAFTS: Modern and Traditional Upholstery, Lampshades, Cushions, Curtains, and Continental Quilts" by Dorothy Cox

Hardcover First Edition in beige hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published byMcDonald Educational in association with WI Books, Ltd in 1978. Dimensions: 27cm x 20cm approx.

"An authoritative, step-by-step guide to basic home skills." Well illustrated volume.

133 pages.

Condition: Dustcover good with just slight wear and some slight yellowing (not price clipped). Hardcovers good. Neat inscription to front free end paper. Internal pages good with very slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"PATTERNS FOR SPECIAL OCCASSIONS" by Ann Ladbury.

Hardcover First Edition in illustrated glossy hardcovers, published by B. T. Batsford, Ltd, London in 1990. Dimensions: 25.5cm x 19.5cm approx.

128 well illustrated pages.

Condition: Hardcovers very good with just some fading to spine. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"FITTING OUT A MOULDED HULL" by Fox Green. 1977.

Hardcover First Edition (first re-print) in blue hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hollis and Carter, London in 1977.

A highly practical guide to all aspects of fitting out a moulded hull. Perfect for the hobbyist.

173 pages with numerous black and white illustrations by Maureen Verity.

Condition:  Very Good in Very Good dustcover. Binding tight.

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"SUCCESSFUL JUMPING - Training Your Horse with Gridwork" by Karen Bush and Ross Irving. 1993.

Hardcover First edition in black hardcover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by The Crowood Press, Marlborough in 1993. Dimensions: 24cm x 17cm approx.

An interesting book that explains and demystifies gridwork in a way that will enable anyone to develop a safe and effective training programme.

157 pages with numerous black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Very Good in Very Good dustcover. Dustcover has just some light wear (mainly to the top edge). Hardcover very good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"THE COCKER SPANIEL" by H. S. Lloyd. c.1940.

Softcover Fifth Edition in card cover covered with blue cloth, published by "Our Dogs" Publishing Company, Manchester. The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1940. Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14cm approx.

A comprehensive volume on the Cocker Spaniel that covers "its history, strains, pedigrees, breeding, kennel management, ailments, exhibition, show points, field trial statistics and elementary training for sport and field trials, with a list of winning dogs and history of field trial cocker descent by C. Mackay Sanderson."

179 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Slight tear to front edge at bottom of spine. Spine cracked at rear hinge and contents page. Slight crease to top outside corner of volume. Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing. Binding tight.

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"THE PRACTICE OF WOODTURNING" by Mike Darlow. 1985.

Hardcover First Edition in glossy hardcovers, published by The Melaleuca Press, Australia in 1985. Dimensions: 28cm x 21.5cm approx.

A comprehensive and well illustrated guide to the art of woodturning that is aimed at all levels of experience from beginner to professional. Includes coverage of wood characeristics, design, lathes & lathe accessories, workshop procedures, spindle turning, cupchuck turning, and faceplate and bowl turning.

366 pages.

Condition:
Fair. Covers have some wear/rubbing/fading and have been affected by damp to the lower edges (probably from storage in a workshop). Internal pages good with a few minor marks and some minor damp marking (mainly to extreme lower edge). Binding tight. A good working copy.

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"ROUTER HANDBOOK" by Patrick Spielman. 1983.

Paperback First (?) Edition in printed covers, published by Sterling Publishing Co, Inc, New York in 1983. Dimensions: 25.5cm x 20cm approx.

A comprehensive guide to working with a router that includes making and fitting exact joints, Safety and sharpening procedures, techniques for dovetails, free-hand routing techniques and much more.

224 pages with numerous illustrations.

Condition: 
Fair. Covers have a fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading and have been affected by damp to the lower edges (probably from storage in a workshop). Internal pages good with a few minor marks (mainly to extreme edges). Binding tight. A good working copy.

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"SIMPLE WOODEN TOY MAKING" by Bob Mathias. 1974.

Hardcover First Edition in brown board hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Hamlyn, London in 1974. Dimensions: 25.5cm x 19cm approx.

A well illustrated guide to making wooden toys that provides easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams and pictures.

80 pages.

Condition:  Fair. Dustcover and hardcovers have a fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading and have been affected by damp to the lower edges (probably from storage in a workshop). Internal pages quite good with a few marks (mainly to extreme edges). Binding tight. A good working copy.

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"PICTURE IT IN COUNTED BEADWORK" by Gillian Leeper and Christine Barker. 1995

Hardcover first edition in printed hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by David & Charles, Newton Abbot in 1995. Dimensions: 27.5cm x 20cm approx.

An excellent and informative book on counted beadwork. Described as "the ideal next sep for cross-stitch addicts". Full of designs and practical projects. Well illustrated.

120 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Dustcover, hardcover and internal pages all very good. Binding tight.

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"VILLAGE INDUSTRIES - A National Obligation" by J. L. Green.  1915.

Hardcover First Edition green cloth covers, published by The Rural World Publishing Co, Ltd, London in 1915.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx. 

An extremely interesting volume that looks at the skills and industries operating in rural Britain at the time and argues for an organised national scheme to promote small-scale rural industries. 

180 pages with a number of black and white illustrations including 15 pages of examples of home-produced articles with prices.

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Internal pages good with some yellowing and very minor foxing.  Binding tight.

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"BESTWAY PICTORIAL DRESSMAKING" c.1950.

Hardcover Edition in oatmeal hardcover, published by The Amalgamated Press, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1950.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16cm approx. 

A comprehensive and well illustrated book "dedicated to the home dressmaker". The book provides information on everything from "making a simple frock to the ABC of home dressmaking which forms a complete encyclopedia of elementary needlework". 

192 pages with a very large amount of black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonable.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Spine cracked at front hinge.  Corners bumped.  Internal pages good with some wear, yellowing and minor foxing.  Binding a little loose.

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"THE ART OF ENAMELLING - With a Short Appendix Concerning Miniature Painting on Enamel" by Alexander Fisher.  1906.

Hardcover First Edition in plain board covers with white cloth spine, published by "The Studio", London in 1906.   Dimensions: 25cm x 19cm approx.

An extremely intersting and well illustrated volume on enamelling. 38 pages of text plus 26 plates (two in colour including frontispiece).

Condition:  Reasonably Good.  Ex-Library copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just some yellowing a few minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE WEAVER'S CRAFT" by L. E. Simpson and M. Weir. 1946.

Hardcover Fifth (revised) Edition in blue hardcover, published by The Dryad Press, Leicester in 1946.  Dimensions: 25.5cm x 18.5cm approx. 

An informative book for those interested in weaving. Gives clear instructions for working out the patterns from the drafts and also shows how traditional patterns can be adapted and new ones invented. 

199 pages with colour frontispiece and numerous black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:    Reasonable.  Ex-Libris copy with normal library markings.  A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking to covers.  Corners bumped.  Spine taped.  Internal pages good with some wear.  Binding tight.

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"THE COATS BOOK OF LACECRAFTS" by Jean Kinmond. 1978.

Hardcover UK First Edition in orange cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by A. H. & A. W. Reed, Sydney in 1978.  Dimensions: 25.5cm x 19cm approx. 

An excellent book for lacemaking fans. This well illustrated book covers Crochet, Hairpin Lace, Crochet Motifs, All-Over Patterns, Pineapple Crochet, Irish Crochet, Filet Crochet, Hairpin Lace Crochet, Tatting, and Knitting with row-by-row patterns for a variety of designs.

112 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Some wear/rubbing to dustcover and cloth covers.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"CARPET MAGIC - The Art of Carpets from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia" by Jon Thompson.  1983.

Softcover First Edition in printed covers, published by Barbican Art Gallery, London in 1983.  Dimensions: 30cm x 21cm approx. 

Published as a companion to the Barbican exhibition of the same name (25 April to 19 June, 1983). A well illustrated book on the subject.

160 pages with numerous colour photographs. 

Condition:     Reasonably Good.  A fair bit of wear/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good with just a dent to the bottom edge.  Binding tight.

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"CREATE YOUR OWN CROSS STITCH" by Shirley Watts. 1994.

Hardcover First Edition (First re-print) in printed hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Merehurst, London in 1994.  Dimensions: 26.5cm x 21.5cm approx. 

Another great book for cross-stitch enthusiasts. This well illustrated book shows you how to convert your own personal cross stitch project into a successful finished embroidery.

128 pages.

Condition:    Good.  Some wear/rubbing to dustcover (to rear cover in particular).  Cloth covers good.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"WILD FLOWERS IN CROSS STITCH" by Jane Iles. 1990.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth  hardcover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Century, London in 1990.  Dimensions: 27cm x 20cm approx. 

An excellent book for cross-stitch fans. The book creates 25 new projects inspired by the colours and shapes of well-known and well-loved wild flowers. Very well illustrated.

139 pages.

Condition:     Very Good.  Some wear/rubbing to dustcover.  Cloth covers good.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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