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Rockler The Woodbook—The Complete Plates

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The Woodbook—The Complete Plates

SKU: 59066 ID: 565791154 UPC: 9783836536035

Taschen´s The Woodbook is an impressive hardcover volume that painstakingly reproduces 350+ specimen pages from the original American Woods 14-volume set, assembled by Romeyn Beck Hough between 1888 and 1913. Each spread includes gorgeous photographs of the actual mounted wood samples included in the original volumes. Each species is shown in three grain configurations: transverse (end grain), radial (quarter-sawn) and tangential (flat-sawn) to aid in identification and to demonstrate the full spectrum of colors and grain characteristics. Each species also includes extensive information on the tree, characteristics of the wood and typical uses for the wood in no less than three languages: English, German and French. Lithographs of the leaves and nuts of most species are also included. The original on which these plates are based is extremely rare and worth a small fortune on the antique book market. Of course, it is priceless for its historical record of trees that are now rare and even extinct.

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