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Horn: Its History and Its Uses - Adele Schaverien

4178-007-999
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Horn: Its History and Its Uses - Adele Schaverien

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Schaverien - In our continuing efforts to bring you hard-to-find products, we found a few copies of one of the best references on horn and horn working ever produced! This is a complete history and reference work on the versatile material of horn, 'the natural plastic of the pre-industrial age'. The first section covers the history of the horn trade and its prominence in urban areas as a byproduct of animal slaughter from Paleolithic times, right down to post-industrial survival. The second part looks at techniques for horn craft, while the third and most expansive section looks at the various uses for horn artifacts, from the obvious such as drinking horns and powder horns to the more obscure such as in light fittings, spectacles and even translucent window panes. If you desire historical information on horn working or how a particular horn object was made, you need only look up the appropriate chapter and many of the materials, tools, and processes involved are discussed. With its comprehensive bibliography and index, this book is a must for anyone seriously interested in horn work. Beautifully illustrated throughout, and containing 508 photographs and illustrations (262 in full color). 281 pages. HC