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This is the definitive work by the foremost international expert on the restoration of horse-drawn carriages. The author employs both modern and nineteenth century materials and procedures and step-by-step instructions are given for every stage of restoration.

This book is intended for those dedicated carriage restorers whose finished work is to be seen in museums, private collections and at horse and driving shows. There is vital information for both the novice and professional and for all those who wish to bring a high standard of excellent to their work.

George Isles was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918 and his first interests in restoration began in the small neighborhood boatyards where the skilled craftsmen inspired an early appreciation of working with wood.

After service in the Second World War, the author commenced working for Mr. and Mrs. Ward Melville who were collecting and restoring carriages, and became totally involved in the romance of horse-drawn carriages.

The years between those first experimental restorations and the curatorship of the fine collection now on display at the carriage house of the Museums at Stony Brook have brought George Isles gratification and also worldwide recognition of his talent.

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The Restoration Of Carriages is the definitive work by the foremost inter national expert on the restoration of horse-drawn carriages. George Isles employs both modern an d 19th century materials and procedures and step-by-step instructions are given for every stage of restoration. The Restoration Of Carriages is intended for those dedicated carriage restore rs whose finished work is to be seen in museums, private collections and at horse and driving shows. T here is vital information for both the novice and the professional, and for all those who wish to b ring a high standard of excellence to their work. The Restoration Of Carriages is a vitally impor tant addition to the reference shelf for anyone charged with the responsibility of maintaining or rehabilitating horse-drawn carriages. -- Midwest Book Review

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