Title: How to make: Things for fun
Author: Marjory Purves
Illustrator: Tim Clark (photographer)
Publisher: Ladybird Books Ltd.
Remarks: c.1984 reprint
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "All the items in this book are inexpensive and easy to make from things found around the home. Some are useful and some are decorative but all of them, as the title suggests, are fun to make. Many of them will make nice presents for friends." Contains a total of 24 projects (four of which are shown on the front cover), from toys to piggy-banks; desk-tidies to bird food holders.
All projects are illustrated with full-colour photographs, and b&w diagrams. Front pastedowns and endpaper depict techniques for cutting with scissors and craft knives, whilst the rear show how to glue things together, and the best way to clean paint brushes. In each case, all are illustrated with high-quality colour photographs – the one on the rear pastedown being particularly nostalgic, as a bottle of '70s Fairy Liquid can be seen!
Matt pictorial boards are clean, but have one or two bumps and dents around their extremities; there is also a negligible pockmark near the spine (refer to image). Spine ends bumped and slightly split near the head (the main body is sound, and undamaged). Upper corners bumped; lower slightly so. Internally, the book is in the same condition as the day it was printed: the pages are crisp, bright, and free from all imperfections. Super-tight binding.
Measures 17.5 cm × 11.5 cm (7″ × 4.5″). 12mo. 52 pp.