In Quest of Comfort: The Easy Chair in America
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1971 New York pp 15 paper covers Very Good (Book ref. 2276) £9.00
" HOW TO RESTORE & REPAIR FURNITURE."
London. Ward Lock, 1988. "How to give any job the professional touch... Advice on techniques & materials, for a wide range of restoration & repair work. Over 25 specially commissioned projects. Clear step-by-step instructions throughout. Projects on wooden & cane furniture, metals, plastics & upholstery." 174 pages including glossary & index. Many colour & b./w. photographs. Near fine but 3 white marks on pale orange front endpages where previous owner erased inscription, name & date. Near fine d./w. but top corners slightly worn, priced £12.99. ISBN 0706366778. (Book ref. 6281) £10.00
Upholstery and Canework (Tricks of the Trade)
Pelham Books, 1982. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 0720714184 Book First Edition, vg, with vg dust Jacket, appears seldom read, was in the Maze Political Prison Library in Belfast , UK dealer (Book ref. 01406am) £4.19
Make Your Own SOFT FURNISHINGS, Curtains, Pelmets, Bedspreads, Cushions, Lampshades, Loose Covers ... .
Published by Fleetway Publications, c.1961. Paperback with great cover photo of 1961 woman in green dress smiling behind her sewing machine. When women were women! Condition: VG. Weight 300g. (Book ref. 9259) £5.00
Weaving patterns from sweden.
London: Studio Books, 1961. Second edition. Small 4to. 120 pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. Black-blocked fawn spine strip and printed-paper-covered boards. Lacks general title else fine in worn dw. Profusely illustrated with drawings by the author, and coloured plates. The fabrics illustrated were revolutionary when the book was first published in 1954, and include 180 designs, for tablecloths, towels, curtains, upholstery, rugs, etc (Book ref. 110633) £20.00
Simple Upholstery for schools and institutes
Dryad Press, Leicester 1931 60pp large 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt, many iulls. Fine. Scarce. (Book ref. 110019) £50.00
The Ford Model "A" ; A Color, Upholstery and Production Facts Book
Motor Cities/1975 Hardback. Vg+ in Vg+ d/w. D/w slightly discoloured to margins and spine. Illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. Signed by Edward P. Francis. Second edition (Book ref. 4680) £35.00
Windward "This book has hardback covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.Dust Jacket in good condition., 900g, ISBN: " (Book ref. 2107471) £9.94
The Practical Upholsterer and Cutter-out
London, The Technical Press Ltd, 1949 The full title is as follows The Practical Upholsterer and Cutter-out The Stuffing and Covering of Common Suites, Plain suites, Tufted Back suites, Pipe backed suites, Crinoline and Cabriole suitset. The Manufacture of all kinds of bedding and complete directionsfor planning carpets together with instructions for the cutting out and arrangement of Curtains, Valances & Decorative Hangings, With practical illustrations and tabular scale showing the proportion for cutting one hundred and thirty festoons of various sizes. Fifth Impression: Near fine dark red boards (hardback) with black lettering to the spine and front board, neatly covered by a simple card dust jacket made and applied by a previous owner, no inscriptions, 112 pages including index, illustrations in black and white,7.5 x 5.00 inches approx., the professional way of recycling used furniture and the budget way of keeping older furniture looking good. (Book ref. 14654) £16.00
The Care and Repair of Furniture.
Londson: Collins and Brown, 1977. Cloth On Boards. Very Good/VG. 24 x 17cm 0004354850 Book 176pp. One of the most clear and instructive books on the subject with excellent move by move illustrations and diagrams.The book is divided into two sections ;- part one, Woodwork and Metal work and part 2::- Upholstering and re-covering furniture. Each part has a page or two illustrating the required tools. (Book ref. 21505) £10.00
PRACTICAL UPHOLSTERY -
London: Evans Brothers Limited - Revised and reprinted 1961 - Hb: gold gilt titles on blue boards - three small County Grammar School Library stamps else a near very good copy. Dw: edges rubber/creased but complete - unclipped and good plus - (B23) - (Book ref. 3686) £4.00
RE-UPHOLSTERY TECHNIQUES: THE SECRETS OF THE CRAFTSMAN'S SKILLS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, IN EASY-TO-FOLLOW, STEP-BY-STEP PICTURES (CRAFTSMEN'S GUIDES)
TIGER BOOKS Published by Tiger Books in 1996. Hardback with Dust jacket.. Number of pages: 80. Condition: Good. Used book but in Good Condition for sensible price. Illustrated. With photographs. Shipped from UK. Delivery is usually 2 - 3 working days from order by Royal Mail, International Delivery is by Airmail. (Book ref. 8793396) £5.00
G BELL Published by G Bell in 1970. Hardback with Dust jacket.. Number of pages: 152. Condition: Good. Used book but in Good Condition for sensible price. With Index. Illustrated. With photographs. Dust Jacket with edge wear. Corners bumped. Shipped from UK. Delivery is usually 2 - 3 working days from order by Royal Mail, International Delivery is by Airmail. (Book ref. 8793394) £5.00
Upholstery Repair and Restoration.
London: Batsford., 1978. 2nd Impression. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 071340549X 168pp. 700g. Illustrated with 6 colour and106 b/w photographs plus line drawings. Provides the amateur with complete guidance on re-upholstering at home. Previous owners name on front endpaper, and slightly rubbed along bottom edge o/w FINE in FINE d/w in protective wrap. (Book ref. 4773) £10.00
Needlepoint For Chairs, Seats and Stools.
London: Merehurst., 1995. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 185391424X 112pp. 720g. A book of designs and instructions, and the basic information to get you started on needlepoint and upholstery. Fully illustrated in colour. FINE in like d/w. (Book ref. 809) £12.00
EVERY MAN HIS OWN MECHANIC
Ward Lock and Co London 1914 Poor (no dj, faded and grubby red pictorial cloth with gilt titles on spine, black illustrations of tools spine and front board,both front and back hinges heavily cracked but text block binding remaining firm, front free endpaper missing, pencil scribble on several pages, foxing outside edges and title page and occasionally in text, reading copy only) octavo 504pp plus 10pp adverts. A complete guide for the amateur to all constructive and decorative work. (Book ref. 15569) £4.00
THE HAMLYN GUIDE TO SIMPLE UPHOLSTERY
Hamlyn London 1983 Fine/fine (book and dj both no fault) octavo 128pp. All the basic techniques explained and described in over 150 drawings with accompanying text. Also colour photographs. (Book ref. 7195) £5.00
MENDING AND RESTORING UPHOLSTERY AND SOFT FURNISHINGS
Garnstone Press London 1973 Vg/Vg (dj lightly rubbed at upper edge, contents no fault) 12mo 158pp. With stage-by-stage diagrams and b/w photographs. (Book ref. 4812) £5.00
REPORT of the INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE on the RAG FLOCK ACTS.
London: HMSO, 1946. iv pp + 36pp. 8vo. paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. Cmd.6866. Neat library marks. A clean copy. (Book ref. 147931) £12.00
London: Evans Brothers, 1926. Illustrated by Boreham, Ernest. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Black title and decoration on brown cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is some foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. vii + 184 pages. Second impression, December 1926 (first was August 1923). The book deals with practical upholstery in its varied branches, and is suitable for the working upholsterer as well as the home worker. The text illustrations are by the author. (Book ref. 007997) £8.00