New York: Cornell Maritime Press, 1942. second edition. Hardcover. Good. Clean text but with 3 names on end papers, one being Irene Emery (Curator of Technical Studies at the Textile Museum in DC); foxing to end papers and a few pages. Mild age toning to some page fore edges. Binding a bit loose but still good. Corners bumped and some general soiling to covers.. Tan cloth/boards. Image of ship's wheel on front cover; brown lettering on spine. Missing dj. 629 pp. with bw frontis and 316 bw plates. A fascinating study of every imaginable kind of knot, from eye and back splices to Chinese mats; Sennit braiding to masthead knots; coxcoming, ornamental knotting, Turk's heads, tatting, and more. WIth an appendix, list of terminology, a glossary and index. Includes notes on the history of knots and rope making.
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