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  • Most comprehensive book about knots I have ever come across. Seems to me that all others might well have been based upon this one. I you like knots, you`ll love this book!

    is an of written and illustrated by the American artist . First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work. The book contains more than 3800 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. The entries include knot instructions, uses, and some histories, categorized by type or function. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.

  • is an of written and illustrated by the American artist . First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work. The book contains more than 3800 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. The entries include knot instructions, uses, and some histories, categorized by type or function. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.

    On yet another trip to the by-the-pound I found The Ashley Book of Knots, an illustrated guide to over 3900 knots. I’m no knot enthusiast, but for 49 cents how could I turn down a book illustrating “every practical knot – what it looks like, who uses it, where it comes from, and how to tie it”?

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    Introduction
    book about knots is a book about personal organization on the real world level, where shoelaces untie, packages fall apart, and clotheslines droop. This is life's ground floor, the everyday battle against the small-scale forces of chaos. In the course of a modern lifetime, it is not the struggle that receives the most notice, but it is the one that seems to consume the most time. Knots are tools employed in this noble cause. They are meant to connect and thus to simplify. Despite the popular misconception, a properly tied knot is generally distinguished by its simplicity and the ease with which it can be untied, not by its strength or complexity. Any mixedup tangle of rope can be reasonably strong but it would be neither appropriate to the job, nor simple to undo. It would be, as most one-of-a-kind knots are, an over-elaborate solution to the problem. And a pain in the neck besides. There exists, in the knotting literature, approximately 4,000 different knots, I n choosing

Illustration: The Ashley Book of Knots, 1944

A reprinted/revised version of a popular book on knots. With sections onbasic knot tieing, decorative rope-work, canvas-work and wood carvings.