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    ABCs of Early Americana Sloane, Eric

    A Sketchbook of Inventions, Curiosities, and Lore

    Beautifully arranged in an A-Z format, the noted artist Eric Sloane presents this rich and varied collections of American firsts – from the salt box house to basketball, hex signs to ear trumpets, popcorn to rocking chairs. Taking his cue from early Americans' interest in the lore and beauty of the English alphabet, Sloane arranged this beautifully illustrated book in an A-Z format, decorating each page with his own fine hand lettering and including a brief caption to elucidate the origin and use of every subject he pictured.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"    Pages: 30    Illustrations: 52

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    Amazing History of Early Weapons, The American Machinist Magazine

    The Amazing History of EARLY WEAPONS contains articles from 1918 Issues of  the American Machinist Magazine. These articles cover: Cannon Making in Past Centuries; Musket Manufacture in Past Centuries; Early Attempts at Submarine Building; Modern Hand Grenades; Early History of the Marine Torpedo; Ancient Helmet Making; Development of Gun Manufacture; The Forerunner of the Tank; Fighting with Fire in Ancient Times; Early Attempts at Rapid-Firing Guns; Making Boring Bars for Big Guns and Intrenchments and the Wire Barrier.

    Format:  Soft Cover   Dimentions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Pages:  120   Illustrations:  110

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    Antique Iron - English And American Schiffer, Herbert, Peter, and Nancy

    Antique Iron - English And American

    15th Century Through 1850

    Beautiful photographs and concise descriptions of these European, English and American antique pieces of architectural hardware, fireplace equipment, kitchen utensils, weathervanes, and gates from major museums and private collections will fascinate artists, blacksmiths, collectors, and historians alike.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"   Pages: 447   Illustrations: 981

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    Anvils.... Through the Ages Plummer, Don

    This is a photographic study of the collection of Tim Kris' of Brasstown, NC. Pieces in this collection date back to the Roman and medieval times and include representations of more recent European and American periods. They are representive of the full sprectrum of tools used by blacksmiths, sawyers, jewelers, farriers and many other metalworking crafters that required the use of a sturdy device to help shape their wares.

    An amazing collection!

    Format: Hard cover;  Dimentions: 13 1/2" x 11 3/4";  Pages: 312;   llustrations; 325

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    Art of Blacksmithing, The Bealer, Alex W.

    The Art of Blacksmithing

    Revised edition

    This unique book covers every aspect of this fascinating art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built. It is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. It describes and illustrates the equipment and the techniques developed in more that six thousand years of working iron by hand. It reflects respect for the specialized skills of the smith and the excitement of the village smithy, which so recently disappeared from the Western world.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   Pages: 438   Illustrations: over 500

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    Art of Traditional Blacksmithing, The Bergland Hårvard

    THE ART OF TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING; A Norwegian Perspective, is a masterpiece that joins tradition with wisdom and creativity. It presents Håvard Bergland's overview of the blacksmithing trade as a whole. Bergland systematically documents the blacksmithing trade by gathering and presenting skills, techniques and ideas that he has tried out in the forge himself. The book is largely self-explainatory and offers advice, ideas and inspiration to anyone who wants to be involved in blacksmithing.

    It is throughly illustrated with more than 400 color photos and nearly 700 drawings.

    Format: Hardcover;  Dimentions: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2";  Pages: 394;  Illustrations & Photos: over 1,000

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    Axe Book, The Gränsfors, Bruks

    A great collection of drawings of the development of the manufacture and uses of axes.


    Format: Soft cover  Dimentions: 6" x 6"  Pages: 27  Illustrations: 24

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    Beauty in the Shadows Putnam. Nol

    BEAUTY IN THE SHADOWS: Wrought Iron in the Washington National Cathedral

    Visitors coming to the Washington National Cathedral are often overwhelmed by the impact of the physical setting. What many do not notice on the first visit, though, is what some would call the most impressive work of all in the Cathedral's fabric: the ironwork of Washington National Cathedral. Now with this guide the intricate detail of the cathedral's ironwork is revealed in beautiful and often surprising ways. Nol Putnam's book, 'Beauty in the Shadows,' Barry Bem's research, Christopher Budny's and James Pittman's photography provide a corrective way for all of us to experience this ironwork in its entire intricate splendor. It is the definitive catalogue and guide to the ironwork of the Washington National Cathedral.              (The Rt. Rev. Gary Hall,  Dean, Washington National Cathedral)

    AND – for those, who live far away and only contemplate a visit to the National Cathedral, this book can serve as the econmical traveler's substitute for such a trip. It might even whet their appetite for the real thing.     

    Format: Hard Cover   Dimentions:  12 1/4" x 9 1/4"  Pages: 192 pages   Illustrations: 260

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