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Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Conservation Handbook (1977 Paperback)


£25.00

Very good condition used June 1977
First Edition Spiral Ring-Bound Paperback.

Published by the British Trust for Conservation
Volunteers Ltd, London.
Compiled by Alan Brooks.
Illustrations by Roy Allitt.
Approx dims: 295mm h x 210mm w x 11mm d.

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Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Conservation Handbook

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used June 1977 First Edition Spiral Ring-Bound Paperback.

Published by the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers Ltd, London.
Compiled by Alan Brooks.
Illustrations by Roy Allitt.
Approx dims: 295mm h x 210mm w x 11mm d.

Intact clean condition spiral ring-bound brown stiff card covers with some rubbing, creasing to corners and signs of handling. Intact ring-bound spine. 121 clean pages of English text with b&w illustrations, no inscriptions. There is also an additional 1983 12 page Technical pamphlet 5 on Pointing Stone and Brick walling included. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Dry Stone Walling: A Practical Conservation Handbook:

This handbook describes how to construct and repair dry (unmortared) stone walls, stone faced earth banks, retaining wall and other dry stone features. It is intended primarily for conservationists and those people interested in learning about the skills of dry stone walling. Subjects include: Dry stone walls and conservation; Rebuilding a free standing wall; Retaining walls and stone hedging; Variations in walling.

Dry stone walls dominate the traditional British stock and boundary fence types, wherever the soil is thin and poor, exploitable woodland scarce and surface rocks, outcroppings or accessible quarry faces abundant. Over 6000 miles of dry stone walls have been lost since 1947. This book gives guidance on the traditional skills needed to ensure these unique habitats do not disappear completely.

There is also an additional 1983 12 page Technical pamphlet 5 on Pointing Stone and Brick walling included.

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