Re: [MedievalSawdust] book review
- Check with the British Library, they should be able to make a copy of
the book for you. Mine ran about $120 a few years ago. They also take
credit cards online.
> I just finished reading 'Woodworking Techniques before A.D. 1500, papers
> presented to a symposium at Greenwich in September, 1980, together with
> edited discussion' editied by Sean McGrail ISBN 0-86-054-159-2
> The Good, Bad and Ugly
> It has lots of information I've never seen anywere else, it's very well
> written if a little dry, the articles on Roman post and beam structures
> and the one on Irish structures of the middle ages and the changes that
> happened over time are both excellent. There is an article on design of
> roman carts and wagons. There is also a picture of a roman joint in one
> of articles that is a false tenon system, (both boards have mortises and
> a floating tennon is inserted into both then pegged in both. There is
> even an article on a medieval plow... for anyone interested in starting
> a period farm :) A fairly good book.
> Some of the articles could have used more information or pictures to
> help make the explanation easier to understand. All of the articfacts
> detailed in the wooden finds of York article are also now detailed in
> 'Wood and woodworking of Anglosaxon York' and in better detail.
> It took 6 months for my ILL copy to show up and it had a max loan time
> of 2 weeks and a note included saying no renewals and no extensions. The
> University of Alberta wanted it returned by last friday. I checked there
> are 8 copies in universities around North America with 2 in Canada. I
> have been trying to track a copy down for 2 years since I found it
> referenced in another book I own. So far I have only found one used copy
> for sale and it is listed on 3 different online stores (all going back
> to the same vendor) it's in england .... and they want 120 british
> pounds for it (thats $244.35 US), while I would consider $80-100 US an
> exceptable price to pay for having this book in my collection, I have to
> admit that $244 is way out of the acceptable range.
> Mark Flebotte