Ashley Book Of Knots: Every Practical Knot--what It Looks Like, Who Uses It, Where It Comes From, And How To Tie It by Clifford AshleyAshley Book Of Knots: Every Practical Knot--what It Looks Like, Who Uses It, Where It Comes From, And How To Tie It by Clifford Ashley

Ashley Book Of Knots: Every Practical Knot--what It Looks Like, Who Uses It, Where It Comes From…

byClifford Ashley

Hardcover | June 21, 1944

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This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to “Marlingspike Seamanship.” Mr. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officially), they can be easily found in the big index. He tells when they appeared, something about their history, and what they are good for.
 
Above all, Mr. Ashley gives explicit directions on how to tie them. He describes each step simply and clearly in the text and has penned right alongside some 7000 drawings to make it still more graphic. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. Mr. Ashley has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots. His drawings abound in humor and the text is full of colorful anecdotes. The Ashley Book of Knots will make a unique and permanent addition to any library.
CLIFFORD W. ASHLEY had two ruling passions all his life: marine painting and knot tying. A student of Howard Pyle's, he is represented in the permanent collections of museums and libraries all along the East Coast. At the time of his death he was one of the world's leading authorities on knot tying. Both these interests kept him close ...
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Title:Ashley Book Of Knots: Every Practical Knot--what It Looks Like, Who Uses It, Where It Comes From…Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 11.15 × 8.78 × 1.82 inPublished:June 21, 1944Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385040253

ISBN - 13:9780385040259

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from essential seamanship Real knots from a real seaman. Knots for hard work, for easy release, for chafing, for safety, and for aesthetic appeal. This book preserves a skill and an art that might otherwise be lost as tall ships become a thing of the past.
Date published: 2002-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knot all knots This is the definitive work on knots. Whether you want tie up your lover or rig a four masted schooner, this book contains all the knots, and their stories and lore, to keep you amused for hours or may be a lifetime.
Date published: 2001-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quintessential Book Don't look anywhere else if you need the quintessential book of knots, knotwork and lore related to knots. Sure there are some nice small books with a few good knots in them; but, this one has over 3000!, cross-referenced and annotated!
Date published: 2001-02-10