Fine in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. 1980 10th Printing. Fine Hardback Book with Very Good Dust Jacket. A like new copy, it's square, tight and clean. Lightly rubbed jacket shows a touch of edgewear. 4to. 196pp. (M)
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Very Good. Meek, James B. The Art of Engraving: A Book of Instructions. Montezuma, IA: F. Brownell & Son, ND. 11th printing. 196pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 4to. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good with gentle bumping to edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good with faded spine and rubbed extremities with gentle bumping to cornes.
Good. jacket. NOT ex-library. F. Brownell & Son. Seventeenth printing (1988). 196 pp. Hardcover. Rust cloth over boards. Tight binding. Pages are clean. Text & illustrations are unmarked & intact. Dust jacket is lightly soiled, worn & rubbed, else good. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
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Fifteenth printing. Book design, drawings and photographs by the author. x, 196 pages. 8 chapters. Tools, materials & supplies. Index. Deluxe edition. 4to. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4". Sturdy red cloth stamped in gilt on spine. Printed on the finest dull-finished coated paper available. x, 196 pages. 1378 photos drawings, designs, illustrations, layouts. Clean and tightly bound. Chipped dust jacket worn at edges in new clear acetate dust jacket cover. Fine/ Fair.
A magnificent, deluxe book with nearly 1400 photos, drawings and designs. Many are concerned with gun engraving but the techniques can be universally applied. It is recommended on numerous sites for bladesmiths, jewelers and metalsmiths. This is an instant classic on which no effort was spared. This beautiful book gives you complete instruction in the art of engraving. Written for beginners and experienced engravers. The author, the late James B. Meek, spent seven years creating this unsurpassed resource for hand engraving. It is a supremely unique book, for not only does it sweep aside the mystery which has surrounded engraving through the centuries, but it factually, simply and in layman's terms tells you how to engrave. Unlike so many so-called instruction manuals, The Art of Engraving does not assume you know anything about engraving. You start at the beginning by learning to draw scrolls and layouts, then cut practice plates until you are sure enough of your ability to actually proceed to designing a pattern, transferring it to your piece and cutting it into the steel. Whether you want to learn to engrave now...think you might like to in the future...or simply wish to broaden your knowledge of the art to be able to better judge the work of others (as you will learn to tell the good from the bad-and know why), this is the book for you. Every gunsmith, bladesmith, metalsmith or craftsman-no matter what his other calling-has the soul of an artist. This personal, creative urge can be easily directed into the highly renumerative field of engraving through the coaching, no-nonsense instructions and technical support in The Art of Engraving. Chapters include: Design and Layout; Materials; Anatomy; Lettering; The Camera; Beginning to Engrave; Advanced Engraving and The Gravermeister. Hundreds of original engravings, designs and layouts by the author (plus samples from other master engravers) to explain specific points and techniques. 208 extremely handsome 8 x 11 pages. Over 1378 photographs, drawings, designs, layouts and illustrations. Deluxe, hardbound cloth covers. Bound a special way to lie flat. Printed on finest, dull-finished, coated paper available. Extensive use of color to highlight designs, illustrations, pictures. Thoroughly cross-referenced index. Comprehensive listing of reference books of design, equipment, precious metals, books. Written to be used on your bench; magnificent enough for the parlor...but above all, intended to teach you how to engrave a gun.
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