This is a very rare publication on Scottish Arts and Crafts Furniture Design.
It is entitled “The Chip Carver” by George S. Gibson, Edinburgh.
It was published in 1897.
It has eight fold-out patterns printed in green ink.
This is a very rare 19th century publication which was issued as a guide for woodworkers, carvers and furniture makers.
It has a brief text which explains the principles of drawing and executing various designs, followed by eight fold-out sheets, each measuring approx 18 x 2 inches.
The designs are patterns for use on the following items: music holders; fireside stools, photo holders, cigarette boxes, trinket boxes etc. The patterns are pristine and unused with all illustrations and leaves intact.
Altogether it contains a total of 55 illustrations (one of the original illustrations is missing - having in the long past been cut out as a pattern for a woodworking project; as photographed in my last image).
The volume measures 30 x 23.5 cm.
Price takes into account both the rarity of this volume and its condition: