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Titre : Ashley Book of Knots (Hardback)
Éditeur : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 1998
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Reissue.
Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to Marlingspike Seamanship. Mr. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officially), they can be easily found in the big index. He tells when they appeared, something about their history, and what they are good for. Above all, Mr. Ashley gives explicit directions on how to tie them. He describes each step simply and clearly in the text and has penned right alongside some 7000 drawings to make it still more graphic. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. There are many distinctive features to this informal encyclopedia. Outstanding are the delightful sketches and illustrations by the author that enliven every page. Mr. Ashley, a prominent marine artist, is at his best here. Sailors have been the greatest experimenters with rope, but since they have no monopoly on the art, the author describes knots used in over ninety other occupations. These range alphabetically from Archer to Yachtsman, and aesthetically from Florist to Hangman. The forty-one chapters include knots classed under such general types as Hooks, Beckets, and Toggles, The Noose, and Tricks and Puzzles. Mr. Ashley has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots. His drawings abound in humo and the text is full of colorful anecdotes. THE ASHLEY BOOK OF KNOTS will make a unique and permanent addition to any library. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9780385040259
Synopsis : First published in 1944, and reprinted many times since then, the latest reissue of this magnificent book contains, for the first time, fully illustrated details of all minor amendments and corrections that have come to light over the years. These have been collected and collated by Geoffrey Budworth with the help of other members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.
Description du livre: The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W. Ashley is the definitive and magnificent work on knots and knot-tying. Featuring every practical knot, what it looks like, who uses it, where it comes from and how to tie it; with 7000 drawings representing over 3800 knots.
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