Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Reference
trouvé: 4 livres

Flax and Linen
(Princes Risborough: Shire Publications, 2003) 0852637276. . 210 x 148 mm; saddle-stitched laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 32; several illustrations. Fine condition. "Flax has been cultivated for thousands of years to produce the fibre to make linen. The characteristics of flax fibres have made linens among the most useful textiles throughout history but the same characteristics have made linen lose popularity in the modern age of man-made fibres and easy-care fabrics. This book gives an account of the processes and tools involved in the production of linen from flax. The traditional methods, when the work was done by hand, are described, as well as some of the improvements and machines that have been developed.".
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 10894
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.5 | CHF 4]
Catalogue: Reference
Mots-clés: Home Industries. Pre Industrial Economies. Self Sufficiency. Natural

Encyclopedia of Needlework
(Mulhouse, Editions Th. de Dillmont, no date). . 12mo; original pictorial green cloth; no dustwrapper; past owner's name on half-title page; small pen mark on reverse of front free endpaper; pp. (vii) + 787 + tables, advert's; liberally illustrated with detailed line drawings in text, and colour plates. Very good condition. "Ther has hitherto existed no publication dealing with every branch of the art of needlework. Anxious to supply this want, we have decided to publish in the present Encyclopedia a résumé of the knowledge acquired by constant practice, and we have the satisfaction of thus being able to offer ladies and young girls possessing a taste for this kind of work, a means of learning for themselves everything that concerns it.".
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N° du livre: 1966
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Reference
Mots-clés: . Sewing. Handicrafts

Van LILL's South African Miscellany
(Cape Town: Zebra Press, 2004) 1868729214. . 8vo; original blue boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. vi + 154, incl. index; text figures; ribbon marker. Spine panel slightly sunned. Near fine condition. "We've all heard of the Big Five, but what is the Big Six? Or the Big Twelve? What is the tallest building in Africa? Who was the first South African to climb Mount Everest, and when and where was the first rugby test played in South Africa? The answers to all these questions, and many, many more, are to be found in Van Lill's South African Miscellany. Covering subjects such as nature and politics, entertainment and sport, the book will inform you about Olympic gold medallists and Nobel Prizes, political leaders and Miss South Africas, rugby nicknames and the national anthem, inventions and world records. You'll learn more about South African's biological diversity, its wealth in gold, its mountains and conservation areas, its toll roads and cities, all of which illustrate the richness and variety of this wonderful country. A treasure trove of trivia, this book will appeal to both young and old, and keep readers busy for hours on end as they discover the fascinating world of South Africa.".
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N° du livre: 5799
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Reference
Mots-clés: . Facts. Statistics. General Knowledge. Quizzes.

The Concise Illustrated South African Encyclopaedia
(Johannesburg: Central News Agency, 1981) 0620043598. . 4to; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 206 + index; liberally illustrated in monochrome. Dustwrapper a little rubbed, with foxing to reverse side; gift inscription to front free endpaper; some foxing to endpapers and page edges. Very good condition. "South Africa - melting pot of cultures, treasure house of mineral riches, and wonderland of fauna and flora - is explored in words and pictures in this stimulatingly different encyclopaedia. Its pages are peopled by explorers, scientists, warriors and inventors - the men and women who, through the centuries, have helped shape the country we know today. The Concise Illustrated South African Encyclopaedia also introduces the reader to the arts and industries they developed ... our intriguing prehistory and the archaeological finds which have revealed it ... the surrounding seas and their rich harvest ... and the changing patterns of the country's political structure... not just a reference book for children and young adults. Its more than 1 500 entries and 400 illustrations will entertain as well as enlighten, and provide hours of browsing for South African readers of all ages. It is a work which no family will wish to be without - as a source of knowledge and of pleasure.".
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N° du livre: 4836
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Reference
Mots-clés: . Wildlife. Climate. History. .

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