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B5274) Walshaw, T. D. ORNAMENTAL TURNING. 1990. 9 3/8" x 6 1/4", 208 pages, nearly 200 drawings and photographs, an essential reference for all turners. T.D. Walshaw also wrote authoritatively and extensively on model engineering, under the name Tubal Cain. Hb in dw, a near fine copy, now uncommon. 45.00 pounds sterling

B5228) THE BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ORNAMENTAL TURNERS. From 1949. 12 3/4" x 7 5/8", a collection in 2 folders, with additional loose copies sufficient to fill a third. The contents briefly summarised are  Ornamental Turners’ Society Bulletin numbers 1,2, 4 – 9 inclusive, 20 (misnumbered as 5) – 32, 34 and 35. In greater detail, the first folder contains the following issues of the bulletin: - Nos. 1, 2 (which has the supplement ‘A Contribution towards a Bibliography … of the Art of Turning’ by S.G. Abell), Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. These issues run from August 1949 to August 1953. The second folder contains the following issues: - Volume IV, No. 5 [numbered thus, but appears to be mis-numbered], dated February 1959; Volume V, No. 21, dated August 1959; Volume V, No. 22, dated February 1960; Volume V, No. 23, dated August 1960; The Art & Craft of Ornamental Turning by The Rev. G.A.Grace, dated in biro November 1960; Volume V, No. 24, dated February 1961; Volume V, No. 25, dated August 1961; Volume VI, No. 26, dated February 1962. Included at this point are pages numbered 24 – 32 which are headed, and cover, Chapter 3 Sharpening Tools for Ornamental Turning, Chapter 4 Chucks other than the Standard Ornamental Chucks, Chapter 5 Polishing and Staining Ivory, and Chapter 6 Holtzapffel Threads and Screw Butting with an Ornamental Lathe. The final issue in the folder is Volume VI, No 27 August 1962; this is followed by pages numbered 33 – 36, which are headed, and cover, Chapter 7 Fixing Box Bottoms, and Chapter 8, An Improved Goneostat. The loose copies consist of Volume VI No. 28, February 1963; Volume VI No. 29, August 1963; Volume VI No. 30, February 1964; Volume VII No. 31 August 1964; Volume VII No. 32, March 1965; Volume VII No. 34, March 1966 and Volume VII No.35, September 1966. Finally, there is a single page giving a balance sheet for the society at October, 1965, and 3 pages with some notes on early European turners and their work. All the material is duplicated on typical duplicating paper of the period – now somewhat darkened with occasional foxing. Various types of staples etc have been used with the inevitable rusting. However the collection as a whole contains much interesting material, together with a number of original black and white photographs used as illustrations – since these appear to have been just loosely inserted they may not be complete. The binders are typical utilitarian office binders of the period. An interesting and uncommon archive. Note – price includes the excess necessary for shipping within the UK, but due to the weight (over 5kg) there will be an additional charge for shipping overseas. 150.00 pounds sterling

B572) Holtzapffel, Charles and John Jacob. TURNING AND MECHANICAL MANIPULATION intended as a Work of General Reference and Practical Instruction, on the Lathe and the Various Mechanical Pursuits Followed by Amateurs. Reprint, 1993 (volumes 1 - 3), 1976 (volume 4) and 1973 (volume 5).Volumes 1 - 3 were originally published by Charles Holtzapffel between 1846 and 1850; volumes 4 and 5 were published by his son John Jacob between 1881 and 1884. 9 3/8" x 6 1/4", 1477 pages (volume 1 - 3), + 592 pages (volume 4) + 656 pages (volume 5). Volume 1 covers Materials,, their Differences, Choice and Preparation; volume 2 'The Principles of Cutting Tools'; volume 3 'Abrasive and Miscellaneous Processes'; volume 4 'Hand or Simple Turning' and volume 5 'The Principles and Practice of Ornamental or Complex Turning'. A fine hardback set in original dustwrappers. US$ 225.00 / 150.00 pounds sterling

B94) Campin, Francis, THE PRACTICE OF HAND-TURNING IN WOOD, IVORY AND SHELL. 3rd. edition 1883. Small octavo, 298 pages. Some black and white and line drawings. Also contains an appendix on Ornamental Turning. "A book for beginners" says Mr. Campin. Hb, A very good copy. US$ 72.00 / 48.00 pounds sterling

B119) J. H. Evans. ORNAMENTAL TURNING. 1993 reprint of the 1886 first edn containing numerous engravings and Autotype plates. Octavo, 282 pages. Note:- John Henry Evans (1843 - 1919) was a maker of high-quality Lathes, and was for 33 years author of articles for the English Mechanic. Pb. Fine. US$ 24.75 / 16.50 pounds sterling


B312) Boase, Tony. WOODTURNING MASTERCLASS. 1995. Quarto, 145 pages. Coloured illustrations. Fine illustrations of workshops, work and techniques. Soft covers. Very good. US$ 22.50 / 15.00 pounds sterling

B1672) Christensen, Kip and Burningham, Rex. TURNING PENS AND PENCILS. 1999. 10 7/8" x 8 1/4", 164 pages, superbly illustrated in colour. The definitive guide to turning writing instruments, the best book on the subject for both seasoned pen makers and anyone new to this absorbing craft. The projects were selected to show a wide variety of techniques used in making various writing instruments; the illustrations also showcase an impressive range of finished pens and pencils. Soft covers, fine. US$ 22.50 / 14.95 pounds
B57) Child, Peter. THE CRAFTSMAN WOODTURNER. 1971. Quarto, 238 pages. Many black and white illustrations, contains all principles of turning and many practical examples. Hb. V. good in dw. US$ 27.00 / 18.00 pounds sterling
 B61) Hunnex, John. ILLUSTRATED WOODTURNING TECHNIQUES. 1996. Small Folio. 121 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour. Describes through step-by-step photographs the techniques used to create a range of bowls, vases, bottles, hollow forms etc. Pb. Fine. US$ 14.50 / 9.50 pounds sterling