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 ...
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.
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Very Good Condition in Good jacket. VG-/Good+ 1993 revised reprint original edition Faber hardback, unclipped DJ with amendments by Geoffrey Budworth-some creasing and rubbing to edges and corners of DJ, corners lightly bumped, a little discoloration to page edges with age else good+ tidy and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 057109659X. ISBN/EAN: 9780571096596. Inventory No: 055362.
Most comprehensive book about knots I have ever come across. Seems to me that all others might well have been based upon this one. I you like knots, you`ll love this book!
Mar 14, 2013
Good book, Good service
If you want a book on rope work this is the one to have.
Nov 26, 2012
A required reference for the Knot Tyer
This is rightfully considered the Bible of knots. Mr. Ashley not only illustrates each knot, but describes it's use and how it is tied. This may cause some confusion to the novice, saying, "bowline, weaver's knot, sheet bend? They're all the same!" and while they are, in form, they are not the same in the way they are tied or used. Mr. Ashley explains it clearly to the reader.
Nov 17, 2011
Know Your Knots!
If you don't - buy this book. It has every knot imaginable, an encyclopedia of knots, all other knot books are but a shadow of this volume....
Sep 22, 2011
A most prodigious tangle
This has to be the most comprehensive collection of rope lore available and I will treasure it until it's time to pass it on the my offspring.
However every competent trucker has a better armoury of skills than the primitive knots that Clifford has presented, on page 344, for the task of securing a load.
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