Van Nostrand Reinhold 1st 1975
4to pb 136pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 480 gms
(Order reference 10432).
John Gifford 1st 1970
8vo, d/w neatly covered in self-adh film. Gift inscription by author to fep. o/w VG++/VG++ 520 gms
(Order reference 10572).
Sterling/Lark 1st 1992
4to F/F 685 gms
(Order reference 11493).
Shire Publications 1st 1986
8vo stapled softback 32pp F 75 gms
(Order reference 11879).
Collins 1st 1989
4to, wr, rbs, v v sl delamination to cnrs of d/w + 1 small tr o/w VG+/VG+ 890 gms
(Order reference 12360).
David & Charles 1987
4to, sl dulling to top edge + foredge of pages o/w VG++/VG++ 565 gms
(Order reference 12677).
Bell & Hyman 1st 1981
4to, v min bmp to bds o/w F/F 630 gms
(Order reference 13024).
B T Batsford 1st 1983
4to pb 96pp, 2 small marks to rear cvr o/w VG++ 295 gms
(Order reference 13081).
The Textile Institute rep 1986
8vo pb 249pp, v v min bmps + wr to edges of cvrs
o/w VG++ 460 gms
(Order reference 13458).
This book explains the principles. involved in the various mechanisms of a loom. It has been produced with the specific objective of complementinq the authors' previous work, 'Woven Cloth Construction'.
It is difficult to keep a book on mechanisms up to date, and it is for this reason that the authors describe principles in preference to machine detail. This approach allows the reader to become aware of the fundamentals of various mechanisms found in a wide range of looms currently used in industry. Extensive use is made of line diagrams for ease of understanding and reproduction, particularly by students.
An outline of the weaving process introduces the book, and this is followed by a study of the interrelationship between the movement and the timing of the primary motions of the loom. The main mechanism of looms are then dealt with in the following chapters, consideration being given to mechanical and mathematical theories,
The principles of the newer methods of weft insertion receive a collective treatment, and this is followed by a chapter on cloth formation and warp and cloth control.
The later chapters are devoted to stop motions, weft-patterning, weft replenishment, and loom drives.
The book is intended to be of specific use to candidates studying for the examinations for Group 1 and Group 2 of the Associateship of the Textile Institute and also to those studying for TEC awards.
H Reinisch/Hali Publications 1st 1986
4to, small neat name + prev owner's printed name + address sticker to fep o/w F+/F+ 935 gms
(Order reference 13575).
Vigo Carpet Gallery no date
8vo stapled sftback 19pp, glossy card cvrs with illustration to fr cvr, v v min marking o/w VG++ 55 gms
(Order reference 13706)
Collins 1st 1980
4to, v v min shelfwear to bottom edge of bds, v v sl wear to top edge of d/w o/w F/F 855 gms
(Order reference 14373).
Dryad Press 1st 1932
4to, tan cloth cvred bds with maroon titling to spine + fr bd. Min bmps + wr to bds, v v sl damage to head + tail of spine, v slight marking to fep o/w VG+ 575 gms
(Order reference 14507).
Batsford 1st 1989
4to, v v sl wrinkling + wr to top d/w edge o/w F++/F 895 gms
(Order reference 14524).
The discovery of spinning, now lost in man's early history, was a vital stage in the development of civilization. When the spinning wheel evolved it was of paramount importance in the progress of making textiles. This book is the most complete account yet published both of the history of the spinning wheel and spinning techniques. Its usefulness is threefold: as an account of the evolution of the spinning wheel since we first see it in the thirteenth century; technical, both for the construction and workings of spinning wheels as well as methods of how to spin; and, particularly through its illustrations, as a pioneer guide to the identification of different types of spinning wheels, useful for museum staff, the collector and the dealer in antique spinning wheels.
The detailed and scholarly coverage has involved first~hand research in many countries. The opening section is concerned with the natural fibres and their preparation, whether of flax, cotton, wool or silk. Next Patricia Baines considers in turn spindle wheels and flyer spinning wheels. She then describes the accessories used with a spinning wheel: distaffs, ribbons and bands, seats, bobbin holders, reels and swifts. In succeeding chapters she deals with five principal types of spinning wheel, and some variations of special interest.
After a chapter on the spinning wheel in use, Mrs Baines gives step~by~step practical instruction for spinning yarn on a flyer spinning wheel. There is a basic method as well as various alternatives for making a woollen and worsted yarn; the short draw and the cotton draw; spinning flax and silk. Included are instructions for preparing fibres for spinning, plying, reeling, scouring and the design and purpose of yarn; also some notes on using the spindle wheel and the spindle. The book concludes with some valuable information on choosing and sorting wool, and on breeds of sheep.
Patricia Baines has produced one of the most comprehensive, useful and fully illustrated works on spinning wheels, spinners and spinning yet to appear
Dover 1st thus 1977
sm 4to pb 326pp, v min wr + v slight creasing to cvrs o/w VG+ 520 gms
(Order reference 14880).
This is the first paperback edition of a manual well known to weavers for its great thoroughness, clarity and value to beginning and professional weavers alike. The author has drawn upon many years' experience as a teacher and writer in preparing this practical text of basic weaving techniques and projects from the simplest to the extremely complex.
Search Press rep 2004
4to pb 48pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 215 gms
(Order reference 14922)
David & Charles 1st 1996
4to, glazed pictorial boards, v v min wr to btm cnrs o/w VG++. 50 colourful projects from leftover fabric
(Order reference 14923)
Ashford Handicrafts nd
4to, 8 page stapled booklet, moderate sunning + creasing o/w VG Relates to the Ashford Traditional spinning wheel 25 gms
(Order reference 15041)
Merseyside Docklands Community History Project, University of Liverpool nd c. 1970
8vo stapled softback 62pp, very minor wear to edges of covers o/w VG++ 120 gms
(Order reference 15095)
4to pb 64pp. Exhibition catalogue illustrated with numerous b/w + colour illustrations plus an explanation of symbols and diagrams. VG++ 315 gms
(Order reference 15101)
An exhibition of Peruvian textiles at the Commonwealth Institute London 8th September to 28th October 1985.
Studio Vista rep 1977
4to, very minor wear + slight wrinkling to d/w edges o/w VG+/VG+ 530 gms
(Order reference 15154)
New Holland 2009
8vo pb 128pp F++ 230 gms
(Order reference 15170)
With the textile industry able to make cloth more quickly and cheaply than ever before, why make your own? The answer is simple: nothing could be more different and unique than hand-made textiles. Weaving your own textiles for use in clothing or furnishings is a rewarding and satisfying activity - with the added benefit of knowing that the whole process can be done just as well by hand, using almost no energy but your own! This book looks at where different fibres come from, how to grow and harvest your own vegetable fibres, and how to prepare them for spinning. The principles of spindle and spinning wheel spinning are covered, along with home dyeing using natural dyestuffs, and hand weaving with or without a loom. Finally, there are a number of simple projects, such as a rug, shoulder bag, bed cover, and jumper and mitts to put your newly learnt skills to the test.
North Western Museum of Science and Industry rep 1991
8vo stapled softback 21pp. Very, very minor wear to edges of covers o/w VG++ 45 gms
(Order reference 15204)
Harlequin Press 1958
small 8vo, minor wear to boards. Wear, chips, small pieces missing from d/w, slight spotting to endpapers o/w VG+/G 210 gms
(Order reference 15361)
Deals with weaving the more common types of fabric on plain, dobby, and jacquard looms. Also 101 of tips for avoiding trouble
Evans Brothers no date (1920s)
4to, tan boards with black titling to front board + black image. Black publisher's image to rear board. Boards grubby o/w VG+ 395 gms
(Order reference 15444)
Mills & Boon 1st 1960
min bmps, sl staining to eps + pds, name to fep. ex libris plate to fr pd, sl wr to d/w, d/w cvred in self-adh film o/w VG+/VG 604 gms
(Order reference 2590)
Guild of Master Craftsmen 1st 2000
4to pb 154pp, short crse to rear cvr o/w F 460 gms
(Order reference 2738A).
Hamlyn 1st 1989
large 4to, VG++/VG++ 902 gms
(Order reference 2775).
B T Batsford 1st 1980
F/F 606 gms
(Order reference 2786).
Pan Books 1st 1972
4to pb 95pp, v min wr to edges, sl spotting to p edges o/w VG+ 345 gms
(Order reference 3060)
Hamlyn 1st 1989
lrge 4to, v v min bmps to bds, closed tr to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 880 gms
(Order reference 3072).
Prism Press 1st 1978
8vo, v v min bmps + wr to bds, wr + chps to d/w edges o/w VG++/VG+ 315 gms
(Order reference 3076).
Diamond Books 1993
large 4to, glazed pict bds in similar d/w M/F 850 gms
(Order reference 3916).
Marshall Cavendish 1st 1976
large 4to, bmps + wr to bds, sl wr + v min crsing to d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 720 gms
(Order reference 3991).
George Harrap 1st 1923
8vo, blind-stamped titling + device to fr bd, gold titling to sp, bmps + min wr to bds o/w VG+ 590 gms
(Order reference 4327).
HMSO 2nd edn 1969
sm 8vo pb 42pp of text + 12pp of plates and diagrams, tape stain to fr cvr + slightly dulled o/w VG+ 75 gms
(Order reference 4606).
B T Batsford rep 1990
4to, glazed pict bds, v sl sunning to sp o/w F+ 685 gms
(Order reference 4907).
Studio Vista rep 1974
4to, ex libris plate to fr pd o/w F/F 485 gms
(Order reference 4908).
Dryad 13th edn 1978
4to, no d/w F+ 710 gms
(Order reference 4910).
Blandford 1st 1976
8vo, ex libris plate and previous owner's name and address
sticker to fep verso o/w M/F 440 gms
(Order reference 4913).
Here is a book for hand-spinners who aspire to a high standard of professional excellence in their work. The book rediscovers many of the old methods and applies modern technological principles to the forgotten trade of wool combing.
It explains how to make the tools, how to prepare, dye and blend the fibre, and finally how to spin a worsted yarn of controlled quality and specification.
The serious student of spinning will find vital information on how much twist to give a yarn for a stated end use; how much oil to apply to raw, scoured fibre; how to assess the suitability of a spinning-wheel for a specific type of yarn, and how to produce a a yarn to internationally-accepted standards.
Peter Teal has more than ten years of self-directed apprenticeship to the trade of spinning-wheel making and worsted spinning, years in which he has carried out exhaustive researches into methods of making the tools and into the reasons for differing designs, often marrying tradition and technology.
The author has also applied his many years' experience as a photo-journalist in the commercial textile industry to provide simple, easy-to-follow instruction on the processes by which he has achieved the outstanding quality of his own spun yarns.
The wool-combs, jigs, pad, diz, spinning-wheels, scales, etc., illustrated were all made by him in his workshop, powered, characteristically, by a 14-foot diameter water wheel.
large square format 4to F/F 1600 gms
(Order reference 4973).
Sylvan Press rep 1950
8vo, no d/w, v v min mrks to bds o/w VG+ 220 gms
(Order reference 5044).
V & A Publications 1st 2003
large square 4to pb 144pp M 860 gms
(Order reference 5131).
Collins 1st 1989
large 4to F/F 900 gms
(Order reference 5213).
Hamlyn 1st 1989
large 4to VG++/VG++ 925 gms
(Order reference 5215).
Longmans, Green & Co 2nd edn, 1921.
8vo, no d/w, green bds, v v min wr to bds, prev owner's name + address to fep 770 gms.
(Order Reference 5289)
Longmans, Green & Co. 1893
sm 8vo, green cloth covered bds which show wear to corners + tail of spine. Spotting to first few pages o/w VG+ 545 gms
(Order reference 5603).
HMSO 4th imp 1961
8vo pb 42pp + 12 b/w plates, v sl wr, prev owner's name plate to fr cvr verso o/w VG++ 75 gms
(Order reference 5855).
Cassell & Co 2nd edn 1884
8vo, wr + bmps to bds + sp, prsentation plate dated 1885 to fr pd, fr bd sl shaken o/w VG 325 gms
(Order reference 5856).
Hamlyn 1st 1974
4to, v v min wr to bds, v v min wr to d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 465 gms
(Order reference 6066).
Shire Publications 1st 1986
8vo stapled booklet 32pp, sl wr to cvrs o/w VG++ 80 gms
(Order reference 6142).
B T Batsford 1st 1972 square format 4to, ex lib, v min bmps to bds, short tear to rear of d/w o/w VG+/VG+ 450 gms
(Order reference 6431).
Ebury Press 1st 1987
tall 8vo, glazed pictorial boards, minor water stain to inside d/w o/w F/VG++ 220 gms
(Order reference 6526).
Charles Griffin 1895
8vo, gold titling to spine, blind stamped device to fr bd, v v min wr to bd edges o/w VG++ 355 gms
(Order reference 6556).
Watson-Guptill Publications 1st 1978
large 4to, wr, crsing + chips to d/w o/w VG++/VG+ 1075 gms
(Order reference 6668).
Letts rep 1995
4to, glazed pictorial boards F+ 570 gms
(Order reference 6815).
Longmans, Green and Co. 5th edn 1905
8vo, no d/w, v min wr to edges of bds, Sunday School prize plate to fr pd. VG++ 555 gms
(Order reference 6902).
Emmott & Co. Vol 1 1914 Vol 2 1924
large 8vo, cvrs with minor wr + staining, name + address to 1/2 title page (vol 1) name to fr pastedown (vol 2) 1500 gms (2 vols)
(Order reference 7600).
4to, cloth cvred bds, wr + staining to bds, dmge to hd of spine o/w VG 555 gms
(Order reference 7641).
Sir Isaac Pitman 1st 1929
8vo, ex college lib, min wr to cnrs of bds + hd + tail of spine o/w VG+ 590 gms
(Order reference 7645).
Sir Isaac Pitman 1st 1966
8vo, ex college lib, no d/w, min bmps + wr to bds o/w VG+ 425 gms
(Order reference 7646)
D W Bardsley 2nd edn 1914
8vo, gold titling to fr bd, v v min wr to cnrs o/w VG+ 140 gms
(Order reference 7647).
Argus Books 1st 1986
4to pb 140pp, v v min wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG++ 360 gms
(Order reference 7705).
Harlequin Press 1st 1947
8vo, bds v v sl dulled, d/w grubby with wr, chps + small areas mssg o/w VG+/VG 205 gms
(Order reference 7706).
Guild of Master Craftsmen 1st 2002
4to pb 100pp, v v min crsing to cvrs o/w VG++ 455 gms
(Order reference 7963).
Longmans, Green & Co. new imp 1924
8vo, green bds with gold titling to spine, mottled marking to bds, name and address to fr pastedown + handwritten reference + same to fep verso, spine sl shaken o/w VG+ 585 gms
(Order reference 8276).
Bell & Hyman 1st 1981
4to, ex lib, fep replaced VG++/VG++ 640 gms
(Order reference 8365).
Stanley Paul 1st 1976
8vo pb 96pp VG++ 165 gms
(Order reference 8378).
Sir Isaac Pitman 1934
8vo, bds with cloth spine, no d/w, v min wr to bds with v v sl marking o/w VG+ 245 gms
(Order reference 8902).
B T Batsford new edition 1975
4to, ex lib, fep replaced, v v min bmps to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 600 gms
(Order reference 8905).
Excalibr Books 1st 1977
square format 4to, v v min wr + sl crsing to d/w o/w VG++/VG++ 675 gms
(Order reference 8906).
Methuen 1st 1956
square format 4to, ex lib, no d/w, library binding VG+ 280 gms
(Order reference 8979).
David & Charles 1st 1987
4to, v min wr + bmps to bds, min crsing to d/w edges o/w VG+/VG+ 605 gms
(Order reference 9707).
B T Batsford 1st in pb 1983
4to pb 120pp, v v min bmps + wr to edges of cvrs o/w VG+ 355 gms
(Order reference 9806).
George Hattersley & Sons 1915
4to, blue bds with black titling to fr bd + spine, min bmps, wr + min staining o/w VG+ 655 gms
(Order reference 9807).
Shire Publications rep 1985
8vo, stapled softcvrs 32pp VG++ 75 gms
(Order reference 9993).