Encyclopedia of Knots with Fancy Rope Work
This is unquestionably the greatest book on knots and rope work ever published, yet it is a valuable reference for anyone from eight to eighty. It has been a classic in its field since 1939 when it was first published. Here, every step in tying knots - from the simplest to the most complicated - will be found, clearly pictured and fully explained in the accompanying text. Here, also, the fascinating stories behind the origins of hundreds of these knots are retold, with the superstitions, the lore, the historic, heraldic, or religious backgrounds associated with them. This monumental work describes 3,668 knots, illustrating them in nearly 350 full page photographic plates and drawings.