Reading

These are books that have helped me, been of interest, or are just a pleasure to read. They cover tools, trades, crafts and allied/hybrid areas of interest. Quite a lot of these are out of print, so you may need to look in second hand bookshops, or search online for sources.

Percy W. Blandford     Country Craft Tools     Swan Hill Press 1997    
ISBN 1 85310 823 5

R. A. Salaman     Dictionary of Woodworking Tools      AstragalPress 1997     
ISBN 1 879335 79 4

John M. Whelan      The Wooden Plane Its History, Form and Function     AstragalPress 1993    
ISBN 9 781879 335325

Kenneth D. Roberts     Some 19th Centuary English Woodworking Tools    
Ken Roberts Publishing Co. Fitzwilliam N.H. 1980    
ISBN 0 913602 68 X

Stanley/Ruskin Gallery     The Cutting Edge     Ruskin Gallery Sheffield 1992    
ISBN 0 86321 163 1

W. L Goodman      British Plane Makers From 1700      Bell and Sons Ltd 1968    

C. W. Hampton     Planecraft      C. & J. Hampton Ltd. 1934    

W.L. Goodman     British Plane Makers from 1700     G. Bell & Sons Ltd. 1968    

Richard Filmer     Edward Elwell's Catalogue    Roy Arnold 2000    
ISBN 0 904638 13 8

Jane and Mark Rees     Fussells of Mells     TATHS 2001    
ISBN 0 947673 13 X

F. Lambert     Tools and Devices for Coppice Crafts    
Young Farmers Club 1957

Elizabeth Agate     Tool Care BTCV 1995    
ISBN 0 946752 13 3

Philip Walker     Woodworking Tools     Shire 1980    
ISBN 0 85263 501 X

Eric Sloane    Museum of Early American Tools    Ballentine Books 1974   
SBN 345 23571 1

Phil Gault     Collector's Guide Early American Tools     L-W Promotions 1974

Philip Walker    The Victorian Catalogue of Tools for Trades and Crafts    Studio Editions 1994   
ISBN 1 85891 120 6

Paul N. Hasluck    The Handyman's Book    Senate 1998   
ISBN1 85891 254 7

D. Cook    The Ax Book    Hood 1999    ISBN 0-911469-16-8

Roy Underhill    The Woodwright's Shop    Chapel Hill 1981    ISBN 0-8078-4082-3

Roy Underhill    The Woodwrights Companion    Chapel Hill 1983    
ISBN 0-8078- 4095-5

The Rev. W. D Parish    A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect    Gardeners 1957     (good for local tool names)

Charles McRaven    The Blacksmith's Craft    Storey 2005   
ISBN-10: 1-58017-593-7

Aldren A. Watson    The Blacksmith    Norton 2000   
ISBN 0-393-32057-X

Jack Andrews    The Edge of the Anvil    Rodale Press   
ISBN 0-87857-186-8

Alexander G. Weygers    The Complete Modern Blacksmith   
Ten Speed Press 1997   
ISBN 0-89815-896-6

Karl-Gunnar Noren & Lars Enander    Swedish Blacksmithing    
Nilsen & Noren Forlag 2008   
ISBN 978-91-975634-8-2

The Blacksmith'sCraft    Rural Industries Bureau 1952    

K. L. Barraclough    Sheffield Steel    Moorland Publishing Company 1976   
ISBN 0903485 31 1

Scissors Sam    Scissors Sam says Be Sharp    Scrimshaw Press/Capricorn Press 1972   
ISBN 0-912020-28-8

Gaius Carley     Memoirs of Gaius Carley      Moore & Tillyer 1963

H. L. Edlin     Woodland Crafts in Britain     Batsford 1949

H. L. Edlin    Forestry and Woodland Life    Batsford 1947

H. L. Edlin    Trees, Woods and Man    NN 32    Collins New Naturalist  1978   
ISBN 0 00 219531 3 

J. Geriant Jenkins     Traditional Country Craftsmen     Routledge & Kegan Paul 1978    
ISBN 0 7100 8726 8

J. E. Manners     Country Crafts Today     David and Charles 1978    
ISBN 0 7153 6560 6

Dorothy Hartley     Made in England     Century 1987    
ISBN 0 7126 1705 7

Dorothy Hartley    The Countryman's England    Batsford 1935

James Arnold     Country Crafts     John Baker 1968    
SBN 212 99821 8

James Arnold     The Countryman's Workshop     Phoenix 1953

Norman Wymer     English Country Crafts     Batsford 1946

Valerie Greaves     Hedgelaying Explained     National Hedgelaying Society    
ISBN 0 9511735 0 2

Walter Rose     The Village Carpenter     Cambridge 1946

George Sturt     The Wheelwright's Shop     Cambridge 1943

Mummery (et al)     A Guide to Techniques for Coppice Management     Woodland Craft Supplies 1998    ISBN 0 9529849 1 1

Mike Abbot     Green Woodwork     Guild of Master Craftsmen 1989

Mike Abbot     Living Wood Living     Wood Books 2002    
ISBN 0 9542345 0 2

Ray Tabor     The Encyclopedia of Green Woodworking     eco-logic books 2000    
ISBN 1 899233 07 5

Ivan G. Sparkes     Woodland Craftsmen     Shire 1991    
ISBN 0 85263 381 5

K. Kilby     The Village Cooper     Shire 1998    
ISBN 0 85263 392 0

Oliver Rackham    Woodlands    NN 100    Collins New Naturalist 2006   
ISBN 0-00-720243-1

Oliver Rackham    Ancient Woodland    Castlepoint Press 2003   
ISBN 1-897604-27-0

Peter Brandon    The Kent and Sussex Weald    Phillimore 2003   
ISBN 1 86077 241 2

Freda Derrick    Country Craftsmen    Chapman & Hall 1945 

Peter J. Neville Havins    The Forests of  England    Readers Union 1976    

Kay N. Sanecki     Old Garden Tools     Shire 1993    
ISBN 0 85263 869 8

Graham Rose     The Traditional Garden Book     Dorling Kindersley 1982    
ISBN 0 86318 373 5

Selsin (et al)     Garden Tools     Abbeville Press 1996    
ISBN 0 7892 0087 2

Alistair Morris     Antiques from the Garden     Garden Art Press 1999    
ISBN 1 870673 33 6

Michael Partridge     Farm Tools through the Ages     Osprey 1973    
SBN 85045 081 0

Roy Brigden     Agricultural Hand Tools     Shire 1983    
ISBN 0 85263 630 X

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