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Konecky & Konecky, (New York, 1993). 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "This well-illustrated collector's guide covers a wide range of nautical decorative arts and naviational instruments. The book spans the period from the sixteenth century to the present day with an emphasis on the golden age of production between 1800 and 1940. These more modern pieces are readily found in specialist shops and auctions and are therefore more affordable than earlier and rarer pieces. The book is divided into eight chapters, covering ship models, navigational instruments, ship fixtures and fittings, marine arts and crafts, ocean liner artefacts and ship portrait painting. A concluding chapter lists public and private collections where marine art can be seen and provides information on its purchase internationally. There is also practical advice on the restoration of these artefacts." Dust jacket very light edge wrinkling and very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
2 Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.) HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS. FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996. 
85 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727602 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(This book) uses step-by-step color photos and informative text to demonstrate how four experts paint and finish carvings of the colorful species. Margar et Streams paints a queen angelfish and a long-nosed butterfly fish using a variety of techniques, including dry brushing and washing. She also carves fins for a veil-tailed goldfish. Rick Roth uses an airbrush to paint a vivid French angelfish . Bob Swain carves and paints a school of folk art cherubfish and suggests a number of innovative weathering techniques to finish the piece. Clark Schreibeis creates a cast of a tinker's butterfly fish to round out this invaluable reference." Int er i or - tiny bump to top/bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small soft curl at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
3 Barbeau, Marius. New Introduction by George Clutesi. THE DOWNFALL OF TEMLAHAM.
Edmonton Hurtig 1973 0888300700 / 9780888300706 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good A.Y. Jackson, Edwin H. Holgate, W. Langdon Kihn, Emily Carr and Annie D. Savage. 
253 pp, 7 5/8" H. Colour plates. "First published in 1928 (this) is the work of the distinguished Canadian ethnologist, the late Dr. Marius Barbeau. A prolific writer whose contribution to our knowledge of Indian and French-Canadian folklore, arts and crafts is unsurpassed, Barbeau offers in this book a sympathetic and dramatic portrayal of a vanquished race in conflict with itself. Based on the facts of a serious disturbance among the Indians of the Upper Skeena River in 1886, it is the story of Kamalmuk and Sunbeams, husband and wife, separated by opposing ambitions and the ambivalence of the Indian's attraction to the benefits of the white man's civilization and his revulsion against its excesses. Barbeau weaves into his interpretation of Temlaham, the ritual of authentic tribal customs and the expressive but poetic language of a people in anguish." Faint tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small glue stain on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, slight fading to spine color, very light wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Stackpole, (Mechanicsburg, PA, 1998), Ist printing. 
114 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0811726622 Profusely illustrated with b&w plans, details, color photos. Contents: The Arts and Crafts Movement; Wood, Tools, and Techniques; Finishing; Projects - Desk Box; CD Holder; Coatrack; Valet Stand; C heval Mirror; Room Divider; Revolving Bookrack; Coffee Table; Sofa Table; Morris Chair and Footstool; Bunk Beds. Interior - very small closed tear (archivally taped) on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteri o r - very light rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
6 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART., Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy.  Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson.  Brian J. Thompson, photographer.
7 Bradfield, Helen; Pringle, Joan; Ridout, Judy. Introduction by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Brian J. Thompson, photographer. ART OF THE SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN FABRIC ART.
Dundurn, Toronto, 1992. 
128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550021524 Colour and b&w photographs. "Rich colours and arresting designs capture the mood of celebration and joy that characterizes this photographic record of contemporary religious work s of art. Chosen for their excellence in design and stitchery, these works represent the achievements of artists who have created art, in fabric, for places of worship. This book celebrates this important artistic expression, a significant p a r t o f our heritage. Pieces are selected from communities across Canada: from a small parish on a Micmac reserve in Nova Scotia to a large urban synagogue in Vancouver; from the igloo-shaped chathedral in Iqaluit to a suburban church nestled b es id e a w il dlife marsh in southwestern Ontario." Very light stain (1 1/2" x 3/8") on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Loveland, Colorado Interweave Press 1994 0934026971 / 9780934026970 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
120 pp, 9" H. B&w and color photographs, patterns, diagrams. "The evolution of footwear from the eighth century B.C. to the present provides fascinating social history. Nancy Bush has delved into museum archives to find the best socks from a host of folk-knitting traditions. She has designed eighteen delightful pairs of socks inspired by these traditions, and the result is patterns for sturdy boot socks, handsome knicker socks, lacy stockings, kilt hose and more. A section of techniques includes an unsurpassed collection of heel turnings and toe shapings - and it's all here for knitters of all levels of experience. Nancy's interest in traditional hand knitting came via a degree in Art History and studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few very small and tiny scuffs on covers, one light cease down spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Gas City, IN L-W Book Sales 1992 0895380137 / 9780895380135 Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, 11" H, B&w and color photographs. Contents: Introduction; Articles & Song Sheets; Cameras & Opticals; Child Readers & Books; Coloring Books, Arts & Crafts; Comic Books, Trading & Serial Cards; Endorsement Items ; Games, Entertainment & Toys; Jewelry, Coins & Money; Lamps, Nitelights & Furnishings; Miscellaneous; Movie Items, Films & Posters; Records & Record Readers; School Items, Lunch Boxes, Thermos; Utensils, Cups & Plates; Pins & Badges; Occasion Cards; Playsuits, Clot hing, Guns & Holsters. Interior - Christmas gift inscription and date as well as previous owner's small note and signature on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY., Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
10 Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY.
Toronto Viking 1997 0670870315 / 9780670870318 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
101 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings, festive page borders. "A celebration of Christmas - Green Gables style! Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved classic 'Anne of Green Gables', (the authors) have gathered a fascinating selection of Christmas lore, crafts, cooking and decorating ideas, complete with easy-to-follow instructions and charmingly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and glorious colour photographs. Learn how to create a Green Gables gingerbread house or make decorations for your home, such as wreaths of roseberries or Matthew's sleigh-bell door chimes. Delight your friends and family with your own gifts for 'kindred spirits': perhaps a Green Gables tea cosy or Christmas ribbon cushion. You can also recreate the holiday finery that Anne and Diana would have loved, from Anne's beaded slippers to a velvet muff for those chilly winter nights. And, by following the recipes for festive delicacies such as 'Four Winds Roast Goose', 'Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding' and 'Marilla's Ginger Tea', you can enjoy the sort of traditional meal that would have been served at Green Gables, Anne's House of Dreams and Ingleside." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at top edge, tiny dent on each hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
11 County Borough of Southend-on-Sea Education Committee. MUNICIPAL COLLEGE PROSPECTUS OF SENIOR DEPARTMENTS, 1938-1939. (SOUTHEND-ON-SEA.)
Southend-on-Sea Central Office / County Borough of Southend-on-Sea 1938 Soft Cover Good 
91 pp, 8 1/2" H. Cream-coloured paper covers with yapp edges, black lettering on front cover. Contents: Index; General Information; Special Lectures; Architecture; Art, Crafts and Design; Home Crafts and Domestic Science; Building and Building Crafts; Engineering and Applied Science; Commerce; Professional Training; Modern Languages; General Education; Recreative and Cultural Activities. Each section (General Information, Department of Architecture, etc.) is preceded by a contents page of its own on thicker, coloured stock. Interior - slight bump/curl at bottom corner of pages, staples are rusty, last page has pulled away from staples but is holding firmly. Exterior - creasing, tiny tears and light wear at yapp edges of covers; small tear at bottom of front hinge; tiny stain on front hinge; faint water stain at top of rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
12 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
Hamlyn, (London, 2000), Ist edition. 
208 pp, 4to, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. "The definitive guide to the Celtic folk customs of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, encompassing details of every folk custom throughout the year: Featur es current Celtic folk festivals, including dates, starting times and directions; Visit and join in folk festivals in your local area; Revive old customs yourself, and find out the reasons behind them; Play traditional games; Discover lo c a l c r a f t s ; Cook forgotten recipes." Covers, among others, Wassailing, Fertility rites, Harvest customs, Wakes, Rushbearing, Blessings, Pilgrimages, Music, Dance, Fairs, Games, May Day, etc., etc. Tiny remainder dot to top of textblock. T hi s i s a ne w, u nr ea d book. NF/NF 
Price: 16.00 USD
Fort Collins, Colorado Nomad Press 2006 0966828976 / 9780966828979 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
192 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, patterns. "Qiviut, or musk ox down, may be the world's most luxurious fiber. It's extremely soft, warm, and light-weight. People who experience it become obsessed. In 'Arctic Lace' you will: Learn about qiviut - what it is, where to find it, and how to use it; Discover the knitters of Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative and their signature laces; Find out how to design and knit your own lace - simply!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 22.50 USD
Dover, Mineola, New York, 1999. 
60 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0486407179 68 b&w line illustrations, 12 color illustrations on covers. "In her latest collection of exquisite patterns, stained glass designer Connie Clough Eaton has put her aesthetic spotlight o n these three motifs. Included are full-page designs of lush baskets, vases, and garden flower bouquets, as well as butterflies and birds, set among floral sprays and in various bucolic settings. Masterfully rendered for stained glass wor k , t h e b e autiful graphics in this rich collection are also suitable for use in a myriad of other arts and crafts projects." Interior - dog-ear crease at top corner of several pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ex te ri o r - cl e an . Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, (1998), Ist printing. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1560987944 Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos and drawings. "Among the Mande-speaking groups dispersed throughout much of West Africa, certain artists - including potters and l eatherworkers - form a spiritually powerful social class in which gender determines craft specialization. Ceramic water jars and cooking pots are made only by the wives and female relatives of blacksmiths. Leather objects such as knife shea t h s , a m ulet cases, and, more recently, western-style shoes and bags are produced by male leatherworkers. While these objects display features common to those of other West African groups, the manner in which they are produced has remained dis ti nc tl y M an de . Analyzing the work of Mande potters and leatherworkers, (the author) argues that studying craft technologies in addition to object styles is essential to reconstructing the art heritage of an ethnically complex region. Drawing on ar cha eo lo gic al and historical evidence as well as her field research in Mali, she shows how tools and practices such as potters' use of convex molds and leatherworkers' adherence to specific knife blade shapes serve to distinguish the good s ma de b y Ma nde ar tist s f rom those of neighboring groups. She also discusses the pride the potters take in their healing and spiritual knowledge, and the sense of difference between craftsmen who specialize exclusively in leatherworking and those who doubl e as bar ds an d mu sicians. Examining the roles of Mande leatherworkers and potters in the rise and fall of empires, the development of trans-Saharan trade networks, and the spread of Islam, Frank questions the 'one-tribe, one-st yle' i nterp retati ons t hat h ave do minat ed studies of West African art. Focusing on two traditions that have been little studied, (this book) explores the complex, shifting relationships among the identities of Mande craftspeople, the objects they cr eate, and the techn ologie s they use." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, barcode label on rear paste-down. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and top of rear panel . very l ight r ubbing. Very G ood+/Ve ry Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
THE COVENANT CHAIN:  INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER., Fredrickson, N. Jaye.  Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb.  Foreword by John E. Langdon.
17 Fredrickson, N. Jaye. Catalogue of the exhibition by Sandra Gibb. Foreword by John E. Langdon. THE COVENANT CHAIN: INDIAN CEREMONIAL AND TRADE SILVER.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980. 
168 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0660103478 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "Indian trade silver is a fascinating and little-known part of our cultural heritage - a product of the interaction between two prof oundly different cultures during the European exploration of North America. Originating in the early diplomatic gifts of medals to friendly Indians, the distribution of silver became widespread during the height of the fur trade, 1760 to 18 2 1 . S i l ver ornaments designed specifically for the fur trade included brooches, gorgets, armbands, legbands, earrings, nose-rings, crosses and headbands. A travelling exhibition of over two hundred of these ornaments was organized by the Nati on al M u se um o f Man, Ottawa, and this book was written to accompany it. Previously known only to scholars and collectors, this unusual art form has now become accessible to a much wider public. The silver ornaments created for the fur trade we re pro du c ed by bot h European and colonial silversmiths, but the Iroquois began to make similar pieces for their people after silver ceased to be available through the fur trade. Although the craft died out, it has recently been revived, and the ex hibi tio n inc lud es m any examples of modern Iroquois workmanship. Some pieces are based on traditional trade-silver patterns, but others are of the silversmiths' own design. The book illustrates and describes all the silver chosen for the e xhib ition fro m muse ums in Ca nada and the United States. Paintings and portraits of the period shows the colourful and unexpected ways the Indians wore their silver jewellery." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has lig ht wri nklin g at t op/bo tt om of spi ne and flap-folds. minor rubbing, fading to color on rear hinge area, light browning at top of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Jane Allen Boyer. 
270 pp, 9 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece) showing dolls dressed in finished projects, 8 b&w plates showing techniques - collated. Many additional b&w photographs & drawings throughout the text. Mary Frances learns to knit and crochet with the help of Knit & Knack, the knitting needles, and Crow Shay Hook & Wooley Ball. Further assistance comes from the fairy world in the form of Fairly Flew. The book takes the reader through projects of increasing complexity, building on skills learned in previous chapters. A step back in time, through the dolls' outfits, we can see the fashions of early 20th century America - scarves, shawls, petticoats, caps & turbans, slippers, sweaters, wristlets, mittens, sacques, garters, hand bags, purses, muffs, boas, stoles, etc. The book concludes with a section on Red Cross knitting, including knitted helmets, bed socks, hot water bottle cover, etc. Book is slightly cocked, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, moderate browning to edges of text block and on endpapers, light browning to pages, 1" tear on page 51 archivally taped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two faint scratch marks on rear board. 
Price: 125.00 USD
Dover, New York, 1985. 
160 pp, 8 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0486249026 "Dating from the 15th century, bobbin lace is prized everywhere for its intricacy, delicacy and decorative richness - and couldn't be easier to do! In this modern, step-by-step approach to the craft , noted lacemaker Brigita Fuhrmann shows you how to create every kind of bobbin lace - from the simplest stitch to the most challenging pattern. In addition, she traces the history of bobbin lacemaking in Western and Eastern Europe (including Russ i a) and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. (P)rovides expert advice on the tools you'll need - pillows, bobbins, pins, and threads - and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of exquisite stitches. Clear, accurate diagra ms accompany stitch directions, beginning with the braid and Brussels ground and ending with the maiden's net and spiders. Learn how to make stunning straight lace and tape lace; construct fans, corners, edgings; draft patterns; finish your creati ons , and care for your lace." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine lightly twisted, light edge wear, spine crease. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
20 Green, Alice. Alberton Historical Group. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME: A HISTORY OF ALBERTON.
Alberton, P.E.I. Alberton Historical Group 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
341 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. A history of Alberton, Prince Edward Island. Chapter Headings: Early Settlement; The Town of Alberton; Alberton - A Business Community; Modes of Travel; Communication; Education; Churches; Twenty Biographical Sketches; The Alberton Museum; Law Enforcement; Alberton Court Houses; Entertainment; Industries and Crafts; Medical Care; Exhibitions; Library Services in Alberton; Town Councils; Childhood Memories by Blanche England; Fires and Fire Protection; Alberton's Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers; Uncle Joe's Stories; The Lighter Side; Accidental Deaths; An Island Poet; Youthful Alberton Poets; Sports; The Alberton Women's Institute; Senior Citizens Facilities; Other Organizations; Maps; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to spine color, minor soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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