How to Restore and Repair Practically Everything: Revised Edition

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This superbly illustrated book is the revised and expanded edition of the classic guide to restoration which was first published in 1977 -- and an indispensable source of information on subjects ranging from restoring stained-glass panels to rethreading pearls. Designed and written for amateurs in the field of restoration it is an indispensable handbook on caring for antiques and a guide to the kind of repairs that are both feasible without specialist equipment and wise without specialist knowledge. Containing fourteen chapters focusing on specific materials and their methods of application. Each section includes superb step-by-step instructions and illustrations and a list of suppliers.

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Lorraine Johnson is the author of the bestselling Decorator’s Directory, and the subsequent Gardener’s Directory, as well as light-hearted reference work on fashion, The Book of Looks. She was the co-author on Osborne & Little: Decorated Room. How to Restore and Repair Practically Everything is a result of eight years of continuing interest and meticulous research in the field of restoration for amateurs.

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"A wonderful source book of useful advise - a very comprehensive book." -- Daily Telegraph

"This is a book which has a place in most practical homes and is an extremely good buy." -- Woodworking Crafts

'...A clear, interesting and useful book.' -- Hampstead and Highgate Express

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