Ashley published the ashley book of knots abok, an encyclopedic reference manual describing how to tie thousands of decorative and functional knots from all around the world. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The holy grail of knot books ashley book of knots, abok, is now in the public domain. Ashley book of knots free ebook download as pdf file. More information about this seller contact this seller 5. Media in category the ashley book of knots the following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Abok the ashley book of knots, clifford ashley doubleday books, 1944 isbn 0385040253 the old testament of knotting efkr the encyclopedia of knots and fancy ropework, raoul graumont and john hensel cornell maritime press, 1943 isb. But i had given no thought atthat time to writing a book of knots, a fact which i. Today you have synthetic cordage in a variety of shapes, colors, sizes and textures. Abok the ashley book of knots, clifford ashley doubleday books, 1944 isbn 0385040253 the old testament of knotting efkr the encyclopedia of knots and fancy ropework, raoul graumont and john hensel. Some of the knots now used as standard climbing knots, such as the flemish bend, were considered by ashley to be excessively bulky or overly difficult to tie. The book contains exactly 3854 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. It is similar to several related bend knots which consist of two interlocking overhand knots, and in particular the alpine butterfly bend.
Ashley book of knots free ebook download woodenboat. But in this attractive, wellorganized archive of more than 3,900 different knotspresented through 7,000 illustrationsthe. Find books like the ashley book of knots from the worlds largest community of readers. Whether out at sea or in a pioneer cabin, knots were a part of daily life, one that is nearly lost today. My bookshelf the ashley book of knots florida hillbilly. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. His drawings abound in humor and the text is full of colorful anecdotes.
Precisely named and classified some new ones for the first. Whether out at sea or in a pioneer cabin, knots were. If i could only have one book on knots this would be it. Where other books about knots have twenty to two hundred knots this book has over three thousand nine hundred knots. Ashley uses the word knot to include knots, lashings, splices, braidings and other ways to tie ropes, cords, string and other such materials. Ashley has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots. The book includes 4,000 knots, with all the varieties of shipboard knots as well as knots used by butchers, steeplejacks, electric linesmen, knitters, cobblers, surgeons, poachers and cowboys. Posted on november 15, 2012 by ferfal november 18, 2012. Born in 1881 in new bedford, massachusetts, clifford w. Nearly threequarters of a century later, ashley s book. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Ashley book of knots free download and eye, long slaves to magazine and book, were again free.
This is probably the most important book on the subject, and has more knots listed than any other book. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Look on facebook for a group called abok, abbreviation for ashley s book of knots. Mar 01, 2009 a fairly complex flat knot derived from the carrick bend. Download the ashley book of knots ebook free epub, mobi, pdf ebooks download, ebook torrents download. The ashley book of knots books, knots guide, knots. Featuring every practical knot, what it looks like, who uses it, where it comes from and how to tie it. Ashley, is the definitive reference work on knots, splices, and ropework in general. Pdf the ashley book of knots download full pdf book. Doubleday isbn 0385040253 this is the definitive book on knots.
The book contains exactly 3854 numbered entries and an. Saw this mentioned on hammock forums and wanted to share here. Describes every practical knot, what it looks like, where it comes from, and how to tie it. Ashley is one of the best and most well known knot reference books. Ashley describes every practical knot, what it looks like, where it comes from, and how to tie it. Inscribed and dated by author winner, ethel wilson fiction prize bc book prizeslonglisted for the dublin impac literary award a sharp and gritty novel told in multiple voices, anatomy of a girl gang is the powerful story of a gang of teenage girls in vancouver called the black roses, a.
This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. These have been collected and collated by geoffrey budworth with the help of other members of the international guild of knot tyers. Clifford ashley took notes on knots for over 40 years of his life, and then labored for over 11 years to produce the most comprehensive reference of knots and ropework ever written. Ashley synthesized this and more over a grueling 11year period, and when his the ashley book of knots was published in 1944, it quickly became regarded as the pinnacle of books on knots and knotwork, a veritable knottyers bible, if you will, cataloging some 3,900 knots, illustrated with 7,000 drawings and informational graphics. The ashley book of knots july 1944 edition open library. Then you get to issues of yes, the author has been dead for 80 years, but the guy who wrote the preface to the third edition is still alive, and the illustrator has only been dead for 60. Ashley book of knots free ebook download the woodenboat forum is sponsored by woodenboat publications, publisher of woodenboat magazine. Pdf ashley book of knots download full pdf book download.
Oct 02, 2017 in this short video i ramble a bit on the rumors of the ashley book of knots becoming public domain. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to marlinspike seamanship. When macrame became a popular item, i had a definite advantage over most people. The ashley book of knots will make a unique and permanent addition to any library. Its more than just a knot book however, with all sorts of boat based and occupational uses for cordage. The forum is a free service, and much like the free content on public radio, we hope you will support woodenboat by subscribing to this fabulous magazine. Ashley s book of knots in pdf my understanding is that for written works the expires 75 years after the death of the author. The ashley book of knots pdf 2 torrent download locations idope. The ashley book of knots takes us back to a time when knots saved lives and put dinner on the table. These related bends differ by the way the two constituent overhand knots are interlocked. The ashley book of knots abok clifford warren ashley is famous for his stunning 1944 compilation the ashley book of knots doubleday new york a reference manual of thousands of knots with excellent diagrams. Another example of this would be the triple fishermans knot which is now recommended for uhmwpe and other super fiber ropes. Ashley book of knots by clifford ashley, july 1944, doubleday books edition, hardcover in english. If you cant find it here, it probably doesnt exist.
First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work. Nov 16, 2009 the ashley book of knots by clifford w. To this day, ashleys tome re mains the quintessential book of knots. The ashley book of knots by clifford w ashley alibris. At the time of his death he was one of the worlds leading authorities on knot. The book contains more than 3800 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. The ospies have been ousted, and the very face of the nation has been changed in the process. Precisely named and classified some new ones for the first time officially, they can be easily found in the big index. Ashley book of knots, hardcover by ashley, clifford w. First published in 1944, and reprinted many times since then, the latest reissue of this magnificent book contains, for the first time, fully illustrated details of all minor amendments and corrections that have come to light over the years. The revolution has come and gone, with amberlough city striving to rebuild itself from the ashes.
The subtitle every practical knot what it looks like, who uses it, where it comes from, and how to tie it pretty much says it all. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. Strange as it seems to the land lubber, there is a bottomless market for books on knots. Free manuals to download, military manuals and books on knots. This is the ultimate book of knots, both practical and creative rope artwork. And only recently have i thought to have my own copy, as it has many common, and not so common knots, as well as some extra notes on them. The ashley book of free ebook download as pdf file.
No comparable book has been published since and it remains the. Hey guys, heres a few nice downloads to put in a thumb drive or maybe print some of the more relevant ones. Ashley had a keen sense of history and the book is filled with not only the history of individual knots, but the history of trades and how they utilized knots. This mighty tome is one hefty volume and one sizeable download even in pdf format. Knots in books and articles around the world are frequently referenced back to ashleys book. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.
Download the ashley book of knots pdf ebook read online. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to marlingspike seamanship. The ashley book of knots is an encyclopedia of knots written and illustrated by the american artist clifford w. A student of howard pyles, he is represented in the permanent collections of museums and libraries all along the east coast. The entries include knot instructions, uses, and some histories, categorized by type or function. First published in 1944, it was the end result of over 11 years of work by clifford warren ashley, an american artist, author, sailor, and knot expert. Ashley s bend is a knot used to securely join the ends of two ropes together.
It is well known as the epitome of its subject and the go to book for sailors and tradesmen. Apr 09, 2012 open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The book contains drawings and instructions for thousands of different types of knots. You can open the book to nearly any page and read a fascinating story about a knot, a vocation, a way of life, how and why people use knots, the different materials used with knots. As this book was first published in 1944, there are some more recently discovered knots missing from this huge volume, such as the versatackle knot and the zeppelin bend. The ashley book of knots ebook free ebooks download. I first came across the ashley book of knots in the late 60s when i was a teenager. It references some 3800 knots with over 7000 handdrawn diagrams.
Goodreads members who liked the ashley book of knots also liked. Ashley is the definitive and magnificent work on knots and knottying. For as long as i can remember my father has always had the ashley book of knots, though his was ashley s big book of knots as it got rebound twice. Ashley book of knots by clifford ashley, hardcover barnes. Ashley was an antique dealer and artist, who spent eleven years writing his magnum opus, the ashley book of knots, and died three years after its 1944 publication. Mar 19, 20 this book covers just about every aspect of knots and knot tying you could ever want to know. The ashley book of knots the white whale at the new bedford. Knots formountaineeringcampingclimbingutilityrescueetc.358 1470 1067 1339 1512 143 1024 1152 1224 1247 1121 1181 353 1161 185 883 1331 422 299 469 103 794 1373 108 1487 446 898 1251 1143 167 656 446 567 243 672 161 743 805 1316 106 830 120 882