I’ve still got a few boxes of books to sort through. Here’s the latest batch, some green woodworking/carving/American furniture, etc. Leave a comment, then I will follow up with paypal invoices, etc. The comments are time-stamped, so it solves the “who-was-here-first” issue. One copy of each of these titles. I’ll try to keep the page updated as things sell. Sorry for the clunky-ness, there must be a better way, but I don’t have time to suss it out. Prices include media mail in the US. Other shipping is extra.
UPDATE – 1:30 PM, ALL THAT’S LEFT RIGHT NOW ARE THREE FURNITURE BOOKS, LISTED JUST BELOW THIS NOTE.
American Furniture in Pendleton House, RISD. This is a catalogue of the collection at Rhode Island School of Design’s museum. Softcover.
American Furniture at the MFA Boston. Softcover. A nice overview of the collection published in the early 1960s or so.
American Furniture, 1996. This is the annual journal put out by the Chipstone Foundation. Yes, it’s online. To get the full set of illustrations you need to view the actual books. This one includes the first article JA & I did for them, on the oak carved furniture from Braintree, Massachusetts.
UPDATE – 1:30PM. ALL BOOKS BELOW HERE ARE SOLD. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT, SORRY THERE WEREN’T ENOUGH TO GO AROUND!
Handmade, by Drew & Louise Langsner. SOLD
Paperback. The covers are a bit buckled, it’s an old paperback. Otherwise in fine shape. Signed by Louise & Drew…it’s their trip through parts of Europe looking into architecture, cooking, crafts, and more.
Woodcarving: Tools, Materials & Equipment, Chris Pye. SOLD
softcover. I really like this book, lots of great content about the tools, their use, shapes, sharpening. I keep my copy right next to Mary May’s book.
Wood and Woodworking in Anglo-Scandinavian Medieval York Carole Morris. SOLD
Archaeology books usually don’t interest me much, being mostly ceramics or metal. This one’s all WOOD! Great, great book. Large paperback, some browning on the edges of the pages, but it’s all intact and otherwise in fine condition. Now a pretty scarce book.
Another English book –
Suffolk Medieval Church Roof Carvings, by Birkin Haward. SOLD
Softcover. This one I come back to again & again. Not because I’m going to carve a church roof, but because it’s captivating. Great details.
Making the Attikamek Snowshoe, Henri Vallancourt. SOLD
very well-regarded book about just that – making these snowshoes. I’m trying to picture JA in showshoes! But this book was in the collection because it’s about green woodworking with simple tools. Includes a note from Henri to JA.
Folk Arts and Crafts of Japan – SOLD
hardcover. Nice study of the subject, textiles, ceramics, wood, paint –
The History of Chairmaking in High Wycombe, L.J. Mayes. SOLD
Hardcover. Includes a section about the old methods in Buckinghamshire, then goes into how the “craft became an industry…”
The Cooper and His Trade, SOLD
Kenneth Kilby. Aptly titled book, I have a later paperback edition. This is the first edition, hardcover.
Tage Frid, book 3: Furniture making. SOLD
Not green woodworking, not “all-hand-tools” but some chair design. That’s all I can figure as to why it was there.
American Furniture 2008. SOLD
Same series as above, this time with a piece by JA, Robert Trent & I on “shaved post and rung chairs” –
[NOTE: I HAVE ABOUT 15 VOLUMES OF CHIPSTONE’S AMERICAN FURNITURE. SEND ME A NOTE IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC VOLUME.]