I don't post much, but thought this was worth mentioning.
I just received a book from a friend - who got it from a neighbor who was going to toss it.
Would the 1946 edition of the Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work by Graumont and Hensel be an antique that should be preserved, or a workbook to be used and enjoyed? At 63 years old, it is showing it's age a bit and I'd hate to have it fall apart in my hands, but there sure it a lot of really interesting material in this book!
Thanks for your opinion.
Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:28 pm
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I'd just use it carefully until I could get a post 1952 edition (see Vince's quote below).
You could check ebay and amazon for copies to see how many are out there right now which might show how rare it is.
I heartily recommend a reading (or purchase!) of Raoul Graumont and John Hensel's "Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Ropework" (Cornell Maritime 1944) if for nothing else than their section and photos of square-knot work, most of the photos for which were originally taken for use in Herwig's "Square-Knotting Books", #1, #2 and #3. If you have the Encyclopedia, there no need of the Herwig pamphlets as it is all contained in the Encyclopedia. (incidentally, get a post-1952 edition of this if possible... the earlier ones have sections of the index missing!)
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