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Making a Miniature House
Williams, Guy R. - diagrams by the author
Oxford University Press London 1964 First Edition
 Hard Cover 96pp, diagrams throughout, + colour plates. House is in imperial measurements 36 in. by 20 ins when it is finished.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318188  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Jean Greenhowe’s MacScarecrow Clan: The Scottish Scarecrow Family
Greenhowe, Jean
Jean Greenhouse Designs Aberdeen 1991 
 Booklet 18pp. Full Bloss Colour booklet. Firm and very clean. ISBN 1873193068. Postage at cost - contact EldoradoBooks.  Near Fine
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009640  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Australian Patchwork. A step-by-step guide to Piecing, Quilting & Applique
Rolfe, Margaret.
ISBN: 0670900346
Viking O'Neil Melbourne 1987 Reprint
 Card Covers 150pp, index. Lavishly illus. with colour photos, b&w diagrams, etc. 60 designs, most distinctively Australian. A fine copy, just about as new.  Fine
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318416  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Collection of 1993 Australian Stamps
Clark, Rosemary & Colligan, Mimi
Australia Post Philatelic Group Australia  
 Hard Cover 52pp. Orange boards. Gilt lettering. Full gloss colour throughout. Excellent unmarked condition. Stamps not included. Background to all stamps released by Australia Post in 1993.  Fine/No Jacket
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009790  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Premier Philately: The Stephen Bradford Norfolk Island; The Roger Lee Postal History of Papua; The Dr. Cecil Walkley Zanzibar (Auction No. 99 - 9 Nov 2002)
no author
Premier Philately Belgrave 2002 
 Soft Cover 94pp. Pictorial card covers. Colour illustrations of stamps throughout. Postage at cost - contact EldoradoBooks.  Fine
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009792  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Furniture Made Easy
Smith, Terry; Haines, Brian
ISBN: 0727017659
Rigby Adelaide 1986 Reprint
 Hard Cover 221pp, index, photos and diagrams throughout. Includes info on tools and timbers  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 318695  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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THE AUSTRALIAN POTTERY BOOK the Way of Clay
Memmott, Harry
ISBN: 072710103X
Summit Sydney 1977 Reprint
 Hard Cover 253pp. Profusely illustrated. For the beginner to the advanced potter - everything from step by step instructions to traditional pottery techniques.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29719  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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AUSTRALIAN HANDYMAN
Waugh, Andrew, Illustrated by Jon Prosser & Bruno Grasswill
ISBN: 0725405120
Ure Smith Sydney 1979 Reprint
 Soft Cover Paperback. Very Good light browning to verso covers else vg copy. b&w ills, with guides, instructions, tips and hints and projects.  Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10178  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Flowercraft
Stevenson, Violet
Book Club Associates London 1978 Book Club Reprint
 Hard Cover 188pp, index, beautiful photos + other ills. Potpourri, cooking with flowers, gifts, etc. A very nice copy  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319160  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Glorious Knitting
Fassett, Kaffe; Photography by Steve Lovi
ISBN: 0712614338
Century London 1988 Reprint
 Soft Cover 160pp, index, colour photographs, diagrams. The master.  Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319261  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The South African Book of Candlewick Embroidery
Millard, Sue
ISBN: 0869774689
Struik Cape Town 1990 Third Impression
 Hard Cover 96pp, index, colour photos. diagrams, patterns.Small gift inscription else a fine copy  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319313  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Complete Paint Effects; Inspirational projects for decorating your home with flair and style
Cohen, Sacha; Philo, Maggie
ISBN: 1859679730
Lorenz London 1999 First Edition
 Hard Cover 256pp, index, Fully illus. Many inspirational ideas.  Near Fine/Very Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319578  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Embroidery Book
Var. - intro by Una Stubbs
ISBN: 1850294763
Conran Octopus London 1993 Reprint
 Soft Cover 192pp, beautifully illus. Translated from the French. Fabulous designs. Gift condition.  Near Fine
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319748  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Encyclopedia of Needlecrafts; a complete practical and inspirational guide to traditional and contemporary handiwork techniques
Var.
ISBN: 184038087X
Hermes House London 1998 First Edition
 Hard Cover 512pp, index, 100s of photos. A bit of everything and beautifully produced and illustrated.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319762  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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A Gift of Flowers
Berrill, Frances & Helen Exley
ISBN: 0207148821
Angus & Robertson London 1984 First Edition
 Hard Cover Here is a gift of flowers, a sparkling draught of pattern, illustrations, poetry and prose to bring springtime joys throughout the year. A lovely little gift for the flower lover or gardener. 62 pp.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14063  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Designer China: Hand-painting ceramics to decorate your home
Harle, Lesley; Conder, Susan - photographs by Debbie Patterson
ISBN: 0091825652
Random House Sydney 1991 First Edition
 Hard Cover 160pp, index, colour photos throughout.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319978  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Stained Glass.. Get started in a New craft .
Wrigley, Lynette; Gerstein, Marc
ISBN: 1853486809
New Burlington Books London 1994 First Edition
 Hard Cover 48pp, all colour ills. Easy to follow projects for beginners. Vg in chipped dj.  Very Good/Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22556  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Creating Pictures with Calligraphy
Vince, John
ISBN: 1856480461
PRC London 1992 New Edition
 Hard Cover 160pp.  Fine/Fine
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320089  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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American Civil War Uniforms: A Colouring in Book
Peter f Copeland
ISBN: 0486235351
Dover New York 1977 First Edition
 Soft Cover A colouring in book of US civil war uniforms. Contains colour plates as a guide. Never used.  Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10909  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Australian Patchwork. A step-by-step guide to Piecing, Quilting & Applique
Rolfe, Margaret.
ISBN: 0855505826
Lloyd O'Neil Melbourne 1986 Reprint
 Card Covers 150pp, index. Lavishly illus. with colour photos, b&w diagrams, etc. 60 designs, most distinctively Australian.   Near Fine
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320368  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Tapestry Book: Twenty Inspiring Needlepoint Designs
Gordon, Jill: photographs by Michelle Garrett
Merehurst London 1995 
 Hard Cover 160pp, wonderful photos. Foreword by Kaffe Fassett  Very Good/Near Fine
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320439  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Tapestry Collection; 15 New Charted Designs
Gordon, Jill: photographs by Michelle Garrett
ISBN: 1853916366
Merehurst London 1997 First Edition
 Hard Cover 144pp, wonderful photos.   Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320440  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Clay and Glazes for the Potter
Rhodes, Daniel
Pitman London 1967 Reprint
 Hard Cover . 220pp, b&w ills.Vg in def. but still useful dj  Very Good/Fair
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320473  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Teddy Bear Lover’s Companion: Being a Book of Their Life and Times
Menten, Ted
ISBN: 1873762402
Acropolis London 1992 First UK Edition
 Hard Cover A celebration of the magic of the child's best friend. Essential information needed to pamper your bear. Full of wonderful stories about bears of all descriptions - from bears of little brains to the 'teddy man' who gives bears to children in hospitals. All aspects of bear care - from adopting, cleaning, documenting and more. Full colour photos of hand crafted bears throughout. 160 pp.   Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19588  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Teddy Bear Lover’s Companion: Being a Book of Their Life and Times
Menten, Ted
ISBN: 1873762402
Acropolis London 1992 First UK Edition
 Hard Cover A celebration of the magic of the child's best friend. Essential information needed to pamper your bear. Full of wonderful stories about bears of all descriptions - from bears of little brains to the 'teddy man' who gives bears to children in hospitals. All aspects of bear care - from adopting, cleaning, documenting and more. Full colour photos of hand crafted bears throughout. 160 pp. Beautiful photos  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320500  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Embroiderer’s Garden
Beck, Thomasina; with line decorations by Sarah Siddall
ISBN: 1863510257
Sally Milner Sydney 1990 First Thus
 Hard Cover 192pp, index, beautiful ills. Gently used cancelled library book Ex-Library Very Good/Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8465  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Furnishing Dolls’ Houses
Johnson, Audrey
ISBN: 0713516917
Bell & Hyman London 1978 Reprint
 Hard Cover 284pp, detailed ills. Ex-library book withffep and half title cut out, but still a good sound book. Ex-Library Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9693  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Villawool: Book No. 78, 80, 116, 117, 137
no author
Villawood Textile Company Sydney  
 Wrapper 14pp. Colour pictorial wraps. Not dated but circa early 1960s - cover price of No. 78 & 80 is 2/3; Nos. 116, 117 & 137 is 2/9. Stapled booklets in firm unmarked condition. A$5 per copy. Contact EldoradoBooks for details postage reduction.  Very Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008426  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Art Masters in Needlepoint; 20 Projects from the World’s Great Museums
Coss, Melinda
ISBN: 0091782147
Ebury London 1994 First Edition
 Hard Cover 120pp, index, photos, diagrams.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 319763  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Practical Woodworking
Var.
ISBN: 0600370291
Hamlyn London 1973 First Edition
 Hard Cover 160pp, fully illus. , - over 500 drawings and photos. It is suitable for both the keen hobbyist and the handyman  Very Good/Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15114  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Pleasures of Needlepoint: The Betty Crocker Home Library
Cook, Inman & Pierce, Daren
ISBN: 0307096521
Golden Press New York 1111 
 Card Covers A How-to book of beautiful designs that everyone can make.  Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13954  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Practical Home Woodworking Illustrated
Var.
Odhams London 1952 Reprint
 Hard Cover 384pp, over 500 ills. Index. A very good copy.  Very Good/Good
Price: 14.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 320753  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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An Early Country Morning
Woodruff, Terrece Beesley
Vannesa-Ann Collection Ogden 1982 1st Edition
 Soft Cover 24pp. Illustrated card covers. 8 colour plates of completed patterns. Collection of stitching patterns. Contact EldoradoBooksfor details postage reduction.  Near Fine
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008434  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Villawool Patterns L187 (Carousel); L206 (Ban-Lon); L248 (Classics); L686 (Slalom)
no author
Villawood Textile Company Sydney  
  Four page pattern booklets. Gloss colour covers. A$4.00 per copy. Contact EldoradoBooks for details postage reduction.  Very Good+
Price: 4.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009638  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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The Book of Heirlooms. Needlework Treasures and How to create Them
Jones, Julia
ISBN: 1853912468
Merehurst London 1986 First Edition
 Hard Cover . 128pp, colour photos + diagrams.Treasures such as a beautiful teddy bear, christening robe, bride's beaded purse. Almost as new condition.  Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17736  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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WOOD AND WOOD GRAINS: A Photographic Album For Artists and Designers
Brodatz, Phil
ISBN: 0486224244
Dover New York 1971 First Edition
 Card Softcover xiv [text], 112 pages of b/white photographic plates. Book clean, square and tight. Binding is Dover's permanent binding standard. Illustrated gloss card wrapper has nominal corner bumps, else no damage. The author, an imaginative and skilled photographer, has used his camera to explore dozens of trees, their annual rings, barks and shapes; sawed logs, piled up, made into beams, fences, wharfs, cross-sectioned slices and under magnification to reveal superbly rich textures and hidden motifs. Numerous sections, each of interest, include: New Wood [Mahogany, Walnut, Oak, Pine, etc.], Old Wood [ Timbers used for Piers, Farms, Boardwalks, etc.], Cross-Sections of Various Timbers, Cordwood, Nature's Sculptures, Photomicrographs. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 000438  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE CRAFT OF THE POTTER
Casson, Michael
ISBN: 0563161272
British Broadcasting Corporation London 1980 Reprint
 Softcover 128pp., 4 page, colour, photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic and line drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Name written in pen to colophon page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented only. This book was written as a result of the response received to the BBC television series, 'The Craft of the Potter', first transmitted in 1976. Contents include: Preface, What is Clay?, Handbuilding, Throwing, Decorating, Glaze, Fire, Further Work with Glaze, Pottery through the Ages, Chart of Historical Pottery, Glossary, Booklist and Useful Information. Book weight approx. 494g.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010073  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PORCELAIN PICTORIAL: 2nd Australasian Convention and Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia-1981
International Porcelain Art Teachers Inc.
International Porcelain Art Teachers Inc. South Australia 1981 December 1981, Limited Edition
 Hard Cover 128pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book square, spine firm. Gilt titles. Minimal scuffing to boards. Leaves clean, unmarked. Introduction by Josephine Robinson, Chairman, I.P.A.T.Inc. 1980-1982. 'A pictorial representing the artistic skills of the porcelain artists of 1981, and a detailed visual record of contemporary porcelain painting in Australia, from the Exhibition held that year.' Book weight approx. 760g.   Very Good +
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001116  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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SIMPLY SCANDINAVIAN: Painted Furniture Patterns to Pull Out and Trace
Innes, Jocasta and Walton, Stewart
ISBN: 1850293422
Conran Octopus London 1991 
 Large Format Softcover Unpaginated [32] pages, consisting of instructional colour illustrations, pull-out pattern sheet and carbon-paper marker sheet. Book clean, spine firm. Leaves clean, mild crinkling on several. Illustrated card wrapper has bumped foredge corners, else good. Instructional detail in bright, vivid colour art of Scandinavian folk-art painting. Book weight approx. 170gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good.
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 001455  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE RIGHT WAY TO TAPE RECORD
Mallory, Laurence
Elliot's Right Way Books Kingswood, Surrey, Great Britain 1960 
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 123pp., b/w, instructional line drawings throughout. Book clean, square, tiny bumps to lower foredge corners. Original seller's stamp on ffep., else leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn and fingermarked. Instructional in getting the best use from your reel-to-reel tape recorder, contents include 15 chapters and glossary. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good/Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001496  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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EUROPEAN CABINET AND FURNITURE MAKING
Maguire, Byron W.
ISBN: 0132920611
Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1989 1st Edition, 1st Impression
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xiii, + 273pp., intext, b/w halftone plate and line-drawn, exampled and demonstrative illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Gilt titles. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, otherwise very good. Instructive, in history and construction techniques, contents include: Prelims., Part 1. European cabinet & furniture making: Fundamentals, European styled cabinets & construction principles, English-French-German-Belgian-Danish-Spanish-Italian styled. Part 2. Technology, present and past: Cabinet woods, Basic drawing for furniture & cabinets, Cabinet joinery, Bonding materials, Sanding materials, Finishes & finishing techniques, Index. Book weight approx. 650g.  Near Fine/Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002449  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PICTORIAL DESIGN
Richmond, Leonard
Isaac Pitman London 1962 
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 96pp., intext, demonstrative, instructional b/w plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, closed tears and abrading. "This book has a definate purpose, namely, to stimulate a desire for pictorial invention . . . Every artist, before he paints a picture, thinks out some sort of arrangement or design . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Technique of pen-and-ink drawing, Compositional planning, Trees, Bridges, Boats, Rivers, Mountains, Buildings, Figures, Clouds, Coast subjects. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +/Fair +
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002499  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DRESS PATTERN DESIGNING: The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit
Braund, H.E.W.
Crosby Lockwood and Son London 1968 2nd [revised]
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 132pp., unpaginated plates in a variety of monochrome colours throughout, plus intext b/w line-drawn examples. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Tape ghosting on endpapers, a former owner's name on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn and markedly U.V. affected on spine. A revised, expanded, Second edition of what has become a standard work in dress pattern design...Contents include: Intro., 16 chapters, viz: Measurements and block patterns, Bodice block, Simple pattern design, Yoke styles, Dart manipulation, Sleeves, Collars, Necklines, Skirts, One-piece dress foundation, Designing skirt patterns, Fullness in skirts: Pleats, Folds, Gathers, Flares, Circular patterns, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 800g.   Very Good/Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003347  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PUPPETRY FOR BEGINNERS
Allen, Arthur B.
Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Redhill, Surrey, Great Britain 1952 2nd Impression
 Original Red Cloth HB & DJ viii, + 175pp., plus publisher's promo section. Monochrome, sketch-art endpapers, and full-colour art frontispiece by [H.W.W.], plus intext, naive b/white indicative sketch illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Red cloth boards lightly bumped. Minor, random foxing splotches throughout, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Reginald Mott{e}], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, nipped and edgeworn. "A graded and easily followed sequence of puppet-work...designed to be used in school or the home..." Contents, in three 'stages' or recurrent chapters, include: Why Puppetry, Simple Puppets, Brief History, Scenery and Design, How To Make A Puppet-Head, Arms, Hands, Feet, Legs, Body, Controls, Lighting, Simple Puppet Play, more. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good/Good +
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003717  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A WEAVER’S GARDEN
Buchanan, Rita
ISBN: 0934026289
Interweave Press Loveland, Colorado, United States 1990 5th Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 230pp., plus unpaginated [16 page] full-colour plate section. Intext, b/white botanical sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Nominal shelfwear and splayed boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. With lots of clear information, 'A Weaver's Garden' offers the gardener new plants to explore, and tempts the textile artist to discover a variety of natural resources...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Plant Fibers For Spinning And Stuffing, Dyes From Plants, Soap Plants For Cleaning Textiles, Fragrant Plants, Plant Materials For Making Textile Tools, Creating A Garden, Glossary, Index, more. Book weight approx. 580g.  Very Good +/Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004039  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MASTER PIECES
Ball, Richard and Campbell, Peter
ISBN: 0713714247
Blandford Press Poole, Dorset, Great Britain 1984 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 144pp., intext, colour-plate examples, most with a small illustration of the inspiring artwork, plus b/white halftone plates, and most importantly, a detailed schematic order of work and material list for each of the twenty items described. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Bright silver title there-on. Leaves clean, nominally sunned on head. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. Spawned from the question: "What would the pieces of furniture which painters have included in their pictures look like if they existed in three dimensions?", the authors assembled a talented group of furniture designers and sculptors, giving them a brief to make twenty pieces...Contents include: Intro., 20 pieces, including Vincent's Chair, Cicero's Stool, Cezanne's Cafe Table and Matisse's Red Studio Chair. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good/Good
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 004074  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MAKING MARVELOUS MUSIC BOXES
Ganske, Sharon
ISBN: 0806942819
Sterling Publishing Company New York 1996 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 128pp., colour photographic illustrations of finished items, plus colour or b/white diagramatic illustrations. Floral illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Boards very slightly bowed. Top edge lightly bumped, minor shelfwear to foot. Leaves clean, unmarked. Illustrated dustjacket nominally edgeworn. Instructions for making 39 exquisite music boxes, including Carousel Waltz; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; Try To Remember; Easter Parade; Peter Cottontail; Wind Beneath My Wings; Tea For Two; Wedding March; Around The World; Candy Man; Camelot; Chestnuts Roasting, etc. Includes sections covering Musical Movements, Movement Accessories, General Instructions, Helpful Hints, Metric Conversions and Index. Book weight approx. 700g.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004162  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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TINWORK
Elliot, Marion
ISBN: 1859671438
Lorenz Books London 1996 1st U.K.
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 96pp., decorated endpapers. Montage-style full-colour frontispiece, plus intext instructional and display colour plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards dented on head, otherwise very good. Identically-illustrated dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with several short closed tears. A stand-alone volume in Lorenz Books 'New Crafts' series. Instructional, with a safety disclaimer, numerous contents include:History Of Tin, Gallery, Equipment, Basic Techniques, Embossed Greeting Cards, Candle Collars, Punched Panel Cabinet, Photograph Frame, Lantern, Christmas Decorations, Painted Mirror, Spice Rack, Bathroom Shelf, more. Templates and Index. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good +/Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004267  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PEBBLE POLISHING: A Guide to Collecting, Tumble Polishing and Making Baroque Jewellery
Fletcher, Edward
ISBN: 0713705663
Blandford Press London 1972 First Edition
 Hardcover 104pp., illustrated endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout; before and after example colour plates, b/white halftone plates, line-drawn maps and sketch drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated gloss boards U.V. affected on backstrip, otherwise undamaged. Inserted loose is an errata slip for acknowledgement oversight, otherwise leaves clean. With some geographical data pertinent to the British Isles, much of the information, illustrations and instructional diagrams are universally applicable, explaining how to polish your finds, with step-by-step help. Contents include: 8 chapters, Maps, Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004580  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE TECHNIQUES OF HOBBY CERAMICS
Thompson, Bill
Scott Advertising and Publishing Livonia, Michigan, USA 1977 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 156pp., inspiring colour-plate [25] section. Intext, b/white line-drawn designs. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles. Minor bump on foot and lower foredge corner of front board. Leaves clean. Fair condition, loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with closed tears and noticeable abrading. Instructional, with easy-to-follow step-by-step guidance, subjects covered include: Altering Greenware, Majolica, Slip Trailing, Dresden Designs, Glaze Inlay, Sponge Painting, Ceramic Embroidery, Transparent Glazes, Mocha Ware, Delfware, Indian Basket, Incising a Design, Slip Feathering, Airbrushing, plus numerous other techniques. Each colour plate is referenced to the relevant technique discussed. Book weight approx. 460g.   Very Good/Fair
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004693  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CHESS: The Records
Whyld, Ken
ISBN: 0851124550
Guiness Superlatives Middlesex, Great Britain 1986 First Edition
 Softcover 176pp., unpaginated [4 page] colour-plate section, plus intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn and bumped. "...gives details of every important championship and champion. Also major international competitions are documented and crosstables given for 120 tournaments..." Contents include: Glossary, Milestones, World Championships, International Tournaments, National and City Championships, Records, Players, Clash of Kings, Index. Book weight approx. 600g.   Very Good
Price: 13.09 (AUD)
Book Number: 004880  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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TECHNICAL NOTES FOR THE CRAFT POTTER
Cowan [Staff Writers]
Russell Cowan Pty Ltd Waitara, new South Wales 1983 6th Edition
 Softcover Booklet Plastic comb binding softcover booklet. 57pp., intext formulae and several line-drawings. Leaves clean, albeit reproduced typewritten copy. Printed card front is lightly bumped on foredge corners, and has [publisher] deleted prices on inside front. Rear printed card cover bumped foredges. Informative advice for the craft potter, covering such topics as: Clay bodies, Raw materials, Colouring oxides, Making your own glazes, Frit analysis, Kiln furniture, Glaze recipe books, more. Booklet weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004890  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER MODELLING
Coughlin, Geoff
ISBN: 1841760609
Osprey Publishing Botley, Oxford, U.K. 2000 First Edition
 Hardcover 128pp., intext colour-plate illustrations throughout: examples and demonstrative techniques. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Leaves clean. The author, Geoff Coughlin, has been building scale models for over 20 years, and so is well-placed to provide help, tips and hints to the scale modeller...Contents of this stand-alone volume, in the 'Osprey Masterclass' series, include: Intro., Getting Started, Refs., Basic Construction, Advanced Construction, Special Techniques, Gallery, Appendices, more. Book weight approx. 800g.   Near Fine
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005039  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MODERN TECHNIQUES IN BATIK ART
Kitley, Philip
ISBN: 0949414050
Darling Downs Institute Press Toowoomba, Queensland 1986 First Edition
 Softcover 122pp., intext illustrations throughout; colour and b/white halftone plates, plus instructional line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, gloss-laminated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has been (in production) incorrectly positioned, being slightly off-centre. Instructional advice on the Indonesian art of 'Batik', a term for cloth patterned by a wax-resist dye technique. Contents, chaptered, include: The Traditional Art, The Cloth, Waxes and Waxing, Dyes and Dyeing, Making a Batik, Advanced Techniques, Modern Batik in South-East Asia, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 740g.   Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005182  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FANFARE FOR PUPPETS!: A Personal and Idiosyncratic View of the Puppet Theatre
Hogarth, Ann and Bussell, Jan
ISBN: 0715387235
David & Charles Devon, England 1985 First U.K.
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 152pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain grey boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Technical sections by Jan Bussell. "From China, India, Greece, Russia and many other countries come the puppets in extraordinary variety -Shadows, Rods, Strings and Gloves. On this varied and fascinating journey into a world within a world, the authors introduce us to a colourful, motley crowd which in the hands of their masters can achieve such life and vitality and has for hundreds - perhaps thousands - of years entertained the human race by interpreting it to itself . . . " Book weight approx. 550g.   Very Good +/Very Good +
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010086  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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GLASS: Hand-Blown-Sculptured-Colored. Philosophy and Method
Burton, John
Bonanza Books New York  1st Thus, 1st Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket No publication date (1967). 273pp., unpaginated, 8 page colour-plate section, plus numerous intext b/white halftone plates and sketch-art throughout. Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth spine firm. Blue boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corner. Acidic offset (brown line, from dustjacket flap) on front pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, plus some (in-production) laminate striation on rear panel. With clarity and lucidity, John Burton, born Yorkshire, England, world-renowned for his unique and revolutionary workings with glass, shows how anyone can blow remarkable shapes by using simple, inexpensive equipment at home in the kitchen or workshop. He presents his method, step-by-step, demonstrating various techniques. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ A Beginning (7 chapters). 2/ My Methods (14 chapters). Epilogue, Thoughts, Biblio., Index, more. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005717  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE FAIRYTALE DOLL BOOK : Introduced By The Three Bears
Janitch, Valerie
ISBN: 0715391836
David & Charles Devon, England 1990 Second Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 126pp., colour-art illustrations by Valerie Janitch, colour photographic illustrations, diagrams and actual-size patterns, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss-illustrated boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head only. "Make your own magical fairytale dolls. The Three Bears, Alice and the Mad Hatter, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Peter Pan - and many more! Full-size patterns for toys, clothes and fairytale furniture for every scene . . . " Book weight approx. 544g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009908  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DENIM & CHAMBRAY WITH STYLE : Sewing Easy Accents for "Comfort" Clothes
Mulari, Mary
ISBN: 0873418085
Krause Publications WI, United States 2000 First Edition
 Softcover 128pp., colour photographic illustrations, and b/white diagrams and patterns, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. " . . . the latest in a series of sewing books by popular author and teacher Mary Mulari. Trimming plain garments is one of her favourite subjects and here she focuses on denim-the 'comfort' clothes that everyone loves . . . " Contents include: About Denim & Chambray, Frequently used supplies and equipment, 8 'parts', Workshop techniques for adding style, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 460g.   Very Good +
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006599  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NATURE’S ART BOX
Martin, Laura C.
ISBN: 9781580174909
Storey Publishing MA, U.S.A. 2003 
 Softcover 215pp., colour and b/white illustrations/drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. "Outside your front door is a whole world of art supplies . . . and they're all free! Guided by 'Nature's Art Box', you'll learn how to see exciting possibilities in dry, twisted vines, shells washed up on the beach, bark that has peeled off a tree, seedpods and nutshells that litter the gound, and even ferns growing in that damp, shady corner of your yard. Once you've collected your materials, open the book. There are 65 all-natural, one-of-a-kind art projects for you to choose from, each accompanied by illustrated, easy-to-follow directions . . . " Contents include: Seven 'parts', plus Appendix: Nature Skills (How to identify plants, collection times for nuts and berries, plants to avoid, etc.), Sugg. Reading, Gift Suggestions, and Index. Book weight approx. 710g.  Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006679  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NEW STITCHES FOR NEEDLECRAFT
John, Edith
ISBN: 0486229718
Dover Publications New York 1973 First Thus
 Softcover 96pp., b/white halftone plate section, plus line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Originally published in 1968, under the title 'Ideas For Needlecraft', B.T.Batsford Ltd., London. " . . . shows how old stitches can be transformed for a multitude of new uses. In the process you will begin to develop many new ideas of your own." Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Versatile Stitches, Squaring the Circle, Variations, Embroidered Boxes, Conclusion. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006724  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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