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The Forgotten Crafts.

Seymour, John.

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ISBN 10: 0394539567 / ISBN 13: 9780394539560
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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192 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. CRAFTS. This is a practical guideto traditional skills. Making wagon wheels, barrels, rakes . . . building walls of mud brick or sod . . . laying hedges . . . spinning and weaving . . . burning charcoal - these and dozens of other traditional crafts were once part of everyday life. Today they are on the edge of extinction. In this beautiful book John Seymour celebrates them in the best possible way - by showing and describing in fascinating detail just how they were done, and by encouraging us to keep them alive. The subjects covered range widely from woodland crafts to building crafts and crafts of the field, plus the various workshop crafts and household crafts. Blacksmith, wheelwright, cooper, carpenter, wainwright, boatbuilder, tanner, sail maker, spinner, weaver, basket maker . . . their skills are recorded here along with the technologies of many more obscure craftsmen. Includes an Index. (Key Words: John Seymour, Woodland Crafts, Building Crafts, Blacksmithing, Wheelwrighting, Coopering, Carpentry, Wainwrighting, Boatbuilding, Tanning, Sailmaking, Spinning, Weaving, Basketmaking, Wagon Wheels, Barrels, Rakes, Mud Brick Walls, Sod Walls). Bookseller Inventory # 72257X1

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Title: The Forgotten Crafts.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American Edition..

Book Type: book

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SKILLS; WAGON WHEELS, BARRELS, RAKES, WALLS OF SOD, SPINNING AND WEAVING, CHARCOAL, BASKETS, SLED,

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