Country Crafts Today - J. E. MannersCountry & Gardeners Book Society, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Country Crafts Today is a comprehensive guide to the arts and trades which flourished in past times. It is also an important record, in words and pictures, of present-day craftsmen, their tools and skills. Mr Manners has produced a vivid portrait of village life and the occupations which were an integral part of the daily round. He covers those crafts which are fast dying-out, such as coopering, hedge laying, basketry and hand-made footwear, and includes those, like thatching, farriery and saddlery, which seem assured of a secure future. He sees a glimmer of hope for today’s craftsmen in that many people, tired of mass-produced goods, are demanding hand-made articles, from local pottery to wrought-iron work. Oak-bark tanning, cricket-bat making, charcoal burning, falconry, furniture and flint knapping, even dewponds, are described in this welcome addition to any country lover’s library. Country Crafts Today is a fascinating study, attractive to the eye, to be dipped irito time and again as a basic work of reference.”