The Ashley Book of Knots takes us back to a time when knots saved lives and put dinner on the table. Whether out at sea or in a pioneer cabin, knots were a part of daily life, one that is nearly lost today. But in this attractive, well-organized archive of more than 3,900 different knots--presented through 7,000 illustrations--the art of knot tying lives on, both as a historical reference and a reservoir of handy knowledge.
Clifford Ashley was born in 1881 at the whaling port of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He sailed on many kinds of boats in many capacities, from ship's surgeon to interested observer. His ruling passions were marine painting and knot-tying, on which he was one of the world's leading authorities. His paintings are represented in the permanent collection of many American museums and libraries. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Well organized, enjoyable commentary, and outstanding visual communication.Published 5 days ago by Chris D'Amato
The only book of it's kind. I hope it never goes out of print...the knowledge in this book is priceless and ageless.Published 12 days ago by Trevor Ycas
I have owned this book for over forty years one of my treasures.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the bible for those into ropecraft. But anyone into crafts, outdoors or history would love this book.Published 29 days ago by R Funk
Possibly the best book of knots ever! I had this book quite a few years ago but lost it during a move, at any rate, I am happy to have another. Read morePublished 1 month ago by GV
Awesome detailed work of love. Bought for the prose, this man is an incredible writer, and I wish I could have taken a knot class from him!Published 1 month ago by Trevor B Portlock
This is the most important book for those of us who do knot making and net making. I had a very old edition of this book, which was handed down to me when I was 10 years old. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole Hicks
Not only shows you how to tie the knots but also givens you the history. I have used this book in the classroom, the children loved the stories.Published 2 months ago by Kurt Schweighauser
This is quite literally "the" book (that launched a thousand ships?). If you're feeling knotty at all, you just have to. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Inoz