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The Hornby Book of Scenic Railway Modelling
Ellis, Chris
ISBN: 9781844861125
Conway Maritime Press  2010 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Soft Cover New book, 176 pages. One of the most rewarding aspects of the model railway hobby is creating a world in miniature for your trains to run in. Whether your layout represents a setting that is real or imagined, The Hornby Book of Scenic Railway Modelling details a range of simple but effective techniques and useful tips and tricks for making scenic landscapes from the Age of Steam through to the modern day. Detailed colour photographs of Hornby layouts demonstrate the remarkable realism that can be achieved and the book also includes some practical projects to get you started. It is the complete guide to constructing a realistic setting for your locomotives and rolling stock to give the impression of an authentic working railway, providing hours of fun and enjoyment.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006063  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Airfix Book of Scale Modelling
Mock, Jonathan
ISBN: 9781844861262
Conway Maritime Press  2011 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Soft Cover New book, 176 pages. The Airfix Book of Scale Modelling is the essential guide to making great-looking model kits and getting the most out of this fascinating and rewarding hobby, explaining how to build scale models to suit all levels of modelling skill. With full colour photography throughout, the book covers the history of modelling and of the Airfix company, and shows how injection moulded kits are made, before going on to describe and review the major modelling scales, as well as outlining the range of paints, tools and accessories that are available. Chapters include guides to choosing a kit, tools for the job, painting, decals, conversions, figure-painting, dioramas and more. Common problems and how to solve them are addressed, and the book also features a series of step-by-step construction projects, including expert builds of the F86 Sabre jet, the Aston Martin DBR9, a Panzer IV tank, the Airfix yeoman figure (now reissued for the London 2012 Olympics), a Trafalgar class submarine and a scenic diorama.  As New
Price: 24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006094  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Book of Heirlooms. Needlework Treasures and How to create Them
Jones, Julia
ISBN: 1853912468
Merehurst London 1986 First Edition
4to Hard Cover . 128pp, colour photos + diagrams.Treasures such as a beautiful teddy bear, christening robe, bride's beaded purse. Almost as new condition.  Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17736  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Sasha Kagan’s Big and Little Sweaters
Kagan, Sasha
ISBN: 0867700726
Dent Melbourne 1988 
Small 4to Hard Cover Laminated Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Small 4to. ISBN:0 . 128pp. slight bump to front corner else vg to near fine in like dj. Numerous colour and b&w illus.  Very Good
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7871  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Furniture Made Easy
Smith, Terry; Haines, Brian
ISBN: 0727017659
Rigby Adelaide 1986 Reprint
4to Hard Cover 221pp, index, photos and diagrams throughout. Includes info on tools and timbers  Very Good
Price: 19.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320832  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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WOOD AND WOOD GRAINS: A Photographic Album For Artists and Designers
Brodatz, Phil
ISBN: 0486224244
Dover New York 1971 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Card Softcover xiv [text], 112 pages of b/white photographic plates. Book clean, square and tight. Binding is Dover's permanent binding standard. Illustrated gloss card wrapper has nominal corner bumps, else no damage. The author, an imaginative and skilled photographer, has used his camera to explore dozens of trees, their annual rings, barks and shapes; sawed logs, piled up, made into beams, fences, wharfs, cross-sectioned slices and under magnification to reveal superbly rich textures and hidden motifs. Numerous sections, each of interest, include: New Wood [Mahogany, Walnut, Oak, Pine, etc.], Old Wood [ Timbers used for Piers, Farms, Boardwalks, etc.], Cross-Sections of Various Timbers, Cordwood, Nature's Sculptures, Photomicrographs. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 000438  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Casson, Michael
ISBN: 0563161272
British Broadcasting Corporation London 1980 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover 128pp., 4 page, colour, photographically-illustrated section, plus b/white photographic and line drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Name written in pen to colophon page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented only. This book was written as a result of the response received to the BBC television series, 'The Craft of the Potter', first transmitted in 1976. Contents include: Preface, What is Clay?, Handbuilding, Throwing, Decorating, Glaze, Fire, Further Work with Glaze, Pottery through the Ages, Chart of Historical Pottery, Glossary, Booklist and Useful Information. Book weight approx. 494g.  Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010073  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PORCELAIN PICTORIAL: 2nd Australasian Convention and Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia-1981
International Porcelain Art Teachers Inc.
International Porcelain Art Teachers Inc. South Australia 1981 December 1981, Limited Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hard Cover 128pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book square, spine firm. Gilt titles. Minimal scuffing to boards. Leaves clean, unmarked. Introduction by Josephine Robinson, Chairman, I.P.A.T.Inc. 1980-1982. 'A pictorial representing the artistic skills of the porcelain artists of 1981, and a detailed visual record of contemporary porcelain painting in Australia, from the Exhibition held that year.' Book weight approx. 760g.   Very Good +
Price: 14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001116  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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SIMPLY SCANDINAVIAN: Painted Furniture Patterns to Pull Out and Trace
Innes, Jocasta and Walton, Stewart
ISBN: 1850293422
Conran Octopus London 1991 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Large Format Softcover Unpaginated [32] pages, consisting of instructional colour illustrations, pull-out pattern sheet and carbon-paper marker sheet. Book clean, spine firm. Leaves clean, mild crinkling on several. Illustrated card wrapper has bumped foredge corners, else good. Instructional detail in bright, vivid colour art of Scandinavian folk-art painting. Book weight approx. 170gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good.
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 001455  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Mallory, Laurence
Elliot's Right Way Books Kingswood, Surrey, Great Britain 1960 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 123pp., b/w, instructional line drawings throughout. Book clean, square, tiny bumps to lower foredge corners. Original seller's stamp on ffep., else leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn and fingermarked. Instructional in getting the best use from your reel-to-reel tape recorder, contents include 15 chapters and glossary. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001496  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Stack, Frank [intro. By Sidney Larson]
Singing Wind Publications Columbia, MO. 1976 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Large Format Softcover Unpaginated [68 pages]. A compendium of 33 b/white etchings and lithographs [predominately figure study, others landscape and buildings] by multi-skilled artist; Frank Stack. Book square, spine firm. Leaves clean [illustration on recto, title on adjacent verso]. Illustrated card wrapper has areas of insect damage, smokey spine and an old sticker ghost. Born in Texas, c.1937/38, Frank Stack has been a water-colorist, printmaker, comic-strip artist, a teacher of these disciplines and had his works exhibited world-wide. book weight approx. 300gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good.
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001928  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Maguire, Byron W.
ISBN: 0132920611
Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1989 1st Edition, 1st Impression
Large 8vo Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xiii, + 273pp., intext, b/w halftone plate and line-drawn, exampled and demonstrative illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Gilt titles. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, otherwise very good. Instructive, in history and construction techniques, contents include: Prelims., Part 1. European cabinet & furniture making: Fundamentals, European styled cabinets & construction principles, English-French-German-Belgian-Danish-Spanish-Italian styled. Part 2. Technology, present and past: Cabinet woods, Basic drawing for furniture & cabinets, Cabinet joinery, Bonding materials, Sanding materials, Finishes & finishing techniques, Index. Book weight approx. 650g.  Near Fine
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002449  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Richmond, Leonard
Isaac Pitman London 1962 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 96pp., intext, demonstrative, instructional b/w plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, closed tears and abrading. "This book has a definate purpose, namely, to stimulate a desire for pictorial invention . . . Every artist, before he paints a picture, thinks out some sort of arrangement or design . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Technique of pen-and-ink drawing, Compositional planning, Trees, Bridges, Boats, Rivers, Mountains, Buildings, Figures, Clouds, Coast subjects. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002499  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DRESS PATTERN DESIGNING: The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit
Braund, H.E.W.
Crosby Lockwood and Son London 1968 2nd [revised]
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 132pp., unpaginated plates in a variety of monochrome colours throughout, plus intext b/w line-drawn examples. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Tape ghosting on endpapers, a former owner's name on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn and markedly U.V. affected on spine. A revised, expanded, Second edition of what has become a standard work in dress pattern design...Contents include: Intro., 16 chapters, viz: Measurements and block patterns, Bodice block, Simple pattern design, Yoke styles, Dart manipulation, Sleeves, Collars, Necklines, Skirts, One-piece dress foundation, Designing skirt patterns, Fullness in skirts: Pleats, Folds, Gathers, Flares, Circular patterns, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 800g.   Very Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003347  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Heazlewood, Merrilyn
ISBN: 0646096354
Little Stitches Hobart, Tasmania 1992 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Staplebound Softcover Booklet 24pp., several intext colour plates, plus small b/white halftone illustrations, supported by line-drawn, semi-instructive sketch illustrations by Gary Clarke. Booklet clean. Staples firm. Leaves clean, slight distortion to head of textblock. Pictorially-illustrated soft wrapper has small beverage splash stains on rear, minor crease on spine, and negligible U.V. affected strip along foot. A life-long resident of Tasmania, the author/artist was inspired to create this project by the 'wonderful' range of fuchsias at a local, Hobart plant nursery...Contents include: Before you begin, Stitch techniques, Stitching the fuchsias, Combining the fuchsias, Fuchsia name plate, Oval elegance, Where can I use silk ribbon embroidery? Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good+
Price: 14.03 (AUD)
Book Number: 003663  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Allen, Arthur B.
Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. Redhill, Surrey, Great Britain 1952 2nd Impression
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Original Red Cloth HB & DJ viii, + 175pp., plus publisher's promo section. Monochrome, sketch-art endpapers, and full-colour art frontispiece by [H.W.W.], plus intext, naive b/white indicative sketch illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Red cloth boards lightly bumped. Minor, random foxing splotches throughout, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Reginald Mott{e}], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, nipped and edgeworn. "A graded and easily followed sequence of puppet-work...designed to be used in school or the home..." Contents, in three 'stages' or recurrent chapters, include: Why Puppetry, Simple Puppets, Brief History, Scenery and Design, How To Make A Puppet-Head, Arms, Hands, Feet, Legs, Body, Controls, Lighting, Simple Puppet Play, more. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003717  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Buchanan, Rita
ISBN: 0934026289
Interweave Press Loveland, Colorado, United States 1990 5th Impression
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 230pp., plus unpaginated [16 page] full-colour plate section. Intext, b/white botanical sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Nominal shelfwear and splayed boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. With lots of clear information, 'A Weaver's Garden' offers the gardener new plants to explore, and tempts the textile artist to discover a variety of natural resources...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Plant Fibers For Spinning And Stuffing, Dyes From Plants, Soap Plants For Cleaning Textiles, Fragrant Plants, Plant Materials For Making Textile Tools, Creating A Garden, Glossary, Index, more. Book weight approx. 580g.  Very Good +
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004039  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Ball, Richard and Campbell, Peter
ISBN: 0713714247
Blandford Press Poole, Dorset, Great Britain 1984 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 144pp., intext, colour-plate examples, most with a small illustration of the inspiring artwork, plus b/white halftone plates, and most importantly, a detailed schematic order of work and material list for each of the twenty items described. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Bright silver title there-on. Leaves clean, nominally sunned on head. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. Spawned from the question: "What would the pieces of furniture which painters have included in their pictures look like if they existed in three dimensions?", the authors assembled a talented group of furniture designers and sculptors, giving them a brief to make twenty pieces...Contents include: Intro., 20 pieces, including Vincent's Chair, Cicero's Stool, Cezanne's Cafe Table and Matisse's Red Studio Chair. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 004074  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Ganske, Sharon
ISBN: 0806942819
Sterling Publishing Company New York 1996 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 128pp., colour photographic illustrations of finished items, plus colour or b/white diagramatic illustrations. Floral illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Boards very slightly bowed. Top edge lightly bumped, minor shelfwear to foot. Leaves clean, unmarked. Illustrated dustjacket nominally edgeworn. Instructions for making 39 exquisite music boxes, including Carousel Waltz; Let Me Call You Sweetheart; Try To Remember; Easter Parade; Peter Cottontail; Wind Beneath My Wings; Tea For Two; Wedding March; Around The World; Candy Man; Camelot; Chestnuts Roasting, etc. Includes sections covering Musical Movements, Movement Accessories, General Instructions, Helpful Hints, Metric Conversions and Index. Book weight approx. 700g.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004162  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Elliot, Marion
ISBN: 1859671438
Lorenz Books London 1996 1st U.K.
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 96pp., decorated endpapers. Montage-style full-colour frontispiece, plus intext instructional and display colour plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards dented on head, otherwise very good. Identically-illustrated dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with several short closed tears. A stand-alone volume in Lorenz Books 'New Crafts' series. Instructional, with a safety disclaimer, numerous contents include:History Of Tin, Gallery, Equipment, Basic Techniques, Embossed Greeting Cards, Candle Collars, Punched Panel Cabinet, Photograph Frame, Lantern, Christmas Decorations, Painted Mirror, Spice Rack, Bathroom Shelf, more. Templates and Index. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good +
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004267  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PEBBLE POLISHING: A Guide to Collecting, Tumble Polishing and Making Baroque Jewellery
Fletcher, Edward
ISBN: 0713705663
Blandford Press London 1972 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover 104pp., illustrated endpapers. Intext illustrations throughout; before and after example colour plates, b/white halftone plates, line-drawn maps and sketch drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated gloss boards U.V. affected on backstrip, otherwise undamaged. Inserted loose is an errata slip for acknowledgement oversight, otherwise leaves clean. With some geographical data pertinent to the British Isles, much of the information, illustrations and instructional diagrams are universally applicable, explaining how to polish your finds, with step-by-step help. Contents include: 8 chapters, Maps, Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004580  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Thompson, Bill
Scott Advertising and Publishing Livonia, Michigan, USA 1977 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 156pp., inspiring colour-plate [25] section. Intext, b/white line-drawn designs. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles. Minor bump on foot and lower foredge corner of front board. Leaves clean. Fair condition, loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with closed tears and noticeable abrading. Instructional, with easy-to-follow step-by-step guidance, subjects covered include: Altering Greenware, Majolica, Slip Trailing, Dresden Designs, Glaze Inlay, Sponge Painting, Ceramic Embroidery, Transparent Glazes, Mocha Ware, Delfware, Indian Basket, Incising a Design, Slip Feathering, Airbrushing, plus numerous other techniques. Each colour plate is referenced to the relevant technique discussed. Book weight approx. 460g.   Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004693  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CHESS: The Records
Whyld, Ken
ISBN: 0851124550
Guiness Superlatives Middlesex, Great Britain 1986 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover 176pp., unpaginated [4 page] colour-plate section, plus intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn and bumped. " details of every important championship and champion. Also major international competitions are documented and crosstables given for 120 tournaments..." Contents include: Glossary, Milestones, World Championships, International Tournaments, National and City Championships, Records, Players, Clash of Kings, Index. Book weight approx. 600g.   Very Good
Price: 13.09 (AUD)
Book Number: 004880  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Cowan [Staff Writers]
Russell Cowan Pty Ltd Waitara, new South Wales 1983 6th Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover Booklet Plastic comb binding softcover booklet. 57pp., intext formulae and several line-drawings. Leaves clean, albeit reproduced typewritten copy. Printed card front is lightly bumped on foredge corners, and has [publisher] deleted prices on inside front. Rear printed card cover bumped foredges. Informative advice for the craft potter, covering such topics as: Clay bodies, Raw materials, Colouring oxides, Making your own glazes, Frit analysis, Kiln furniture, Glaze recipe books, more. Booklet weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004890  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Coughlin, Geoff
ISBN: 1841760609
Osprey Publishing Botley, Oxford, U.K. 2000 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover 128pp., intext colour-plate illustrations throughout: examples and demonstrative techniques. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Leaves clean. The author, Geoff Coughlin, has been building scale models for over 20 years, and so is well-placed to provide help, tips and hints to the scale modeller...Contents of this stand-alone volume, in the 'Osprey Masterclass' series, include: Intro., Getting Started, Refs., Basic Construction, Advanced Construction, Special Techniques, Gallery, Appendices, more. Book weight approx. 800g.   Near Fine
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005039  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Grey, Michael
ISBN: 0831771755
Gallery Books (imprint) New York 1983 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket Unpaginated. 40 recto-page colour plates, with relevant data on adjacent verso. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. A former owner's name/date on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with minor abrading on spine. In this volume on Pre-Columbian art of Central and South America, the author discusses a collection of artifacts that include: Heads and Masks, Vessels, Mosaics, Carvings, Textiles, Gold Ornaments representative of PC civilizations of Mexico and Peru. Includes a concise Introduction. A stand-alone volume in the 'Art For All' series. Book weight approx. 620g.  Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005124  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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Kitley, Philip
ISBN: 0949414050
Darling Downs Institute Press Toowoomba, Queensland 1986 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover 122pp., intext illustrations throughout; colour and b/white halftone plates, plus instructional line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, gloss-laminated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has been (in production) incorrectly positioned, being slightly off-centre. Instructional advice on the Indonesian art of 'Batik', a term for cloth patterned by a wax-resist dye technique. Contents, chaptered, include: The Traditional Art, The Cloth, Waxes and Waxing, Dyes and Dyeing, Making a Batik, Advanced Techniques, Modern Batik in South-East Asia, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 740g.   Very Good
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005182  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FANFARE FOR PUPPETS!: A Personal and Idiosyncratic View of the Puppet Theatre
Hogarth, Ann and Bussell, Jan
ISBN: 0715387235
David & Charles Devon, England 1985 First U.K.
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 152pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain grey boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Technical sections by Jan Bussell. "From China, India, Greece, Russia and many other countries come the puppets in extraordinary variety -Shadows, Rods, Strings and Gloves. On this varied and fascinating journey into a world within a world, the authors introduce us to a colourful, motley crowd which in the hands of their masters can achieve such life and vitality and has for hundreds - perhaps thousands - of years entertained the human race by interpreting it to itself . . . " Book weight approx. 550g.   Very Good +
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010086  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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GLASS: Hand-Blown-Sculptured-Colored. Philosophy and Method
Burton, John
Bonanza Books New York  1st Thus, 1st Impression
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket No publication date (1967). 273pp., unpaginated, 8 page colour-plate section, plus numerous intext b/white halftone plates and sketch-art throughout. Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth spine firm. Blue boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corner. Acidic offset (brown line, from dustjacket flap) on front pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, plus some (in-production) laminate striation on rear panel. With clarity and lucidity, John Burton, born Yorkshire, England, world-renowned for his unique and revolutionary workings with glass, shows how anyone can blow remarkable shapes by using simple, inexpensive equipment at home in the kitchen or workshop. He presents his method, step-by-step, demonstrating various techniques. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ A Beginning (7 chapters). 2/ My Methods (14 chapters). Epilogue, Thoughts, Biblio., Index, more. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005717  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CONTAINMENT CULTURE: American Narratives, Postmodernism, and the Atomic Age
Nadel, Alan
ISBN: 0822316994
Duke Univ Press Durham & London 1995 First Thus
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xiii, + 332pp., intext b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Former owner's details on half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, gloss card wrapper splayed and edgeworn, plus an area of biopredation at edge of plain inner front. " . . . a unique analysis of the rise of American postmodernism . . . " Contents, in chaptered 'parts', include: Prelims., Intro., Straight Story and the Dual Nature, Containment Culture, Double or Nothing, Two Nations Too, Coda Democracy, Conclusion, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 600g.  Good+
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005808  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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