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  • Frontispiece
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • List of Illustrations
  • Notes on the History of Knots and Rope Making
  • I. Elementary Rope Work
  • II. Simple Knotting
  • III. End Rope Knots
  • IV. Rope-Splicing
  • V. Coxcombing
  • VI. Turk's Head
  • VII. Sennit Braiding
  • VIII. Ornamental Knotting
  • IX. Macrame Tatting, Fringe, and Needle-work
  • X. Useful Rope Designs
  • XI. Miscellaneous Knotting
  • XII. Splicing Wire Rope
  • Appendix
  • Terminology
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Appendix Index

Title: Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work
Author/Designer: Raoul Graumont, John Hensel
Format/Publication Date: HC:1939
Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, NY
Page Count: 663
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: None

SUMMARY- I had high hopes when I ordered this book. It had been mentioned in a thinner volume "Square Knot, Tatting, Fringe and Needle Work" that tatting was also referenced in this book. Yes, it is. It turns out that the thinner book was just an excerpted chapter of the encyclopedia, so the reference is word for word what I already had. There isn't much actual tatting in this book in that there is only an illustrated example of making a ring, and it is not explained in the terms used for needlework but in nautical terms. I found it fascinating but probably not worth most needlecrafter's time unless you are also interested in ropework. There are some marvelous braids and knotting designs - I loved a lot of the belt designs. But as a reference for tatting as a seaman's passtime, this was a disappointment.