Merlin Unwin Books (47)

The Herbalist's Bible

ISBN: 9781906122515

Author: Julie Bruton-Seal    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Herbalist to King Charles I, John Parkinson (1567–1650) was a master apothecary, herbalist and gardener. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books,...


Herbalist to King Charles I, John Parkinson (1567–1650) was a master apothecary, herbalist and gardener. Famous in his own lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus was published in 1640, the Theatrum Botanicum, which ran to 1,788 large pages. The sheer scope and size was perhaps to prove the book’s downfall because, while it was much revered and indeed plagiarized, it was never reprinted and now has the status of an extremely valuable rare book. Parkinson was writing at a time when Western herbalism was at its zenith, and his skills as a plantsman combined perfectly with his passion for science, observation and historical scholarship. In this editor’s selection, Julie and Matthew have printed Parkinson’s clear and lively description of a chosen plant’s ‘vertues’ or healing properties, adding their own modern commentary and a contemporary take on his almost-forgotten herbal recipes. Busy herbalists, historians and gardeners will welcome this restoration and sensitive highlighting of Parkinson’s huge lost classic.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$69.99
How to Flyfish for newcomer to improver

ISBN: 9781906122638

Author: John Symonds    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

In this clear and attractive book are all the essential skills you need to be a competent all-round flyfisher. With John Symonds you will learn how to fish for ...


In this clear and attractive book are all the essential skills you need to be a competent all-round flyfisher. With John Symonds you will learn how to fish for trout and salmon in stillwaters from both bank and boat; in rivers; dry fly and wet fly. You will know how to tie reliable and easy knots, to construct the right leaders, learn where the fish are most likely to lie, how to cast to them and which flies to use. How to Flyfish will bring you up-to-date with all the latest on leader construction and knots, boat control with the paradrogue, traditional nymphing methods to the popular tenkara style. Packed with useful tips and clear diagrams.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$29.99
Much Ado About Mutton

ISBN: 9781906122614

Author: Bob Kennard    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Mutton once took pride of place on every dining table up and down the country. It was the nation’s favourite dish. It fed us all, from peasant to King. Whatev...


Mutton once took pride of place on every dining table up and down the country. It was the nation’s favourite dish. It fed us all, from peasant to King. Whatever happened to it? Bob Kennard explains the decline of this nutritious and lucrative commodity which once made men rich and kept them healthy. But more importantly, he explains why mutton is now poised to make a come-back. Its extraordinary health and environmental benefits are at last being recognised. In Much Ado About Mutton, the author includes all the latest information: • Where to buy mutton today • What to look for in a cut of mutton • Modern and traditional mutton recipes • Appraisal of the best mutton breeds • Directory of UK sheep breeds • Mutton farming around the world • Mutton in literature • Braxy ham, salt marsh mutton, reestit mutton • Mutton’s benefits to the environment • New findings: mutton as a super-meat? Foreword by HRH Prince of Wales


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2014


$59.99
My Friends Who Don't Have Dogs

ISBN: 9781913159337

Author: Anna Levin    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

In a pet dog you have your own personal trainer, your most loyal companion, your friendliest welcome, your uncritical friend. Yes, there are the muddy paws, the...


In a pet dog you have your own personal trainer, your most loyal companion, your friendliest welcome, your uncritical friend. Yes, there are the muddy paws, the walks in the rain, the wet fur and the chewed footwear ... but let's look at the big picture! In a tribute to Man's Best Friend, Anna Levin's delightful short poem is a homage to our pet dogs, each line illustrated with a moving photograph of someone's mutt: funny, heart-wrenching, loving, exasperating and paying back their owners a hundred times over.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 143 x 168 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$27.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Flytying For Beginners

ISBN: 9781913159283

Author: Barry Ord Clarke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This exceptionally clear and easy-to-use beginner’s guide shows you exactly how to create universal fishing flies, step-by-step. Each of the 12 patterns is li...


This exceptionally clear and easy-to-use beginner’s guide shows you exactly how to create universal fishing flies, step-by-step. Each of the 12 patterns is linked by QR code to a YouTube video showing the author tying the fly in question. 12 key trout patterns demonstrate the most important flytying techniques FLYING ANT ELK HAIR CADDIS THE F FLY HARE'S EAR NYMPH COPPER JOHN PHEASANT TAIL NYMPH MAYFLY DUN KLINKHÃMER MONTANA NYMPH WOOLLY BUGGER ZEBRA NYMPH ZONKER


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$39.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Wild World : Photographing Iconic Wildlife

ISBN: 9781913159276

Author: Richard Barrett    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

You are going on the trip of a lifetime and hope to photograph some of the world's most iconic animals. Richard Barrett, one of Britain's top wildlife photograp...


You are going on the trip of a lifetime and hope to photograph some of the world's most iconic animals. Richard Barrett, one of Britain's top wildlife photographers, shows you how to achieve this. He tells you about the type of camera that will be best suited to particular work, the issues of exposure and of depth of field. How to get close to your subjects safely, steadily and always without disturbing them. Richard Barrett's extraordinary journeys in search of tigers, jaguars, polar bears, grizzlies, orcas and many other rare apex predators have taken him to all corners of the globe. They are recorded in this collection of his stunning photos - each one telling the story of how it was taken, the circumstances, the weather, the discomfort, the patience and ultimately the reward of an extraordinary image.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 297 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$75.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
The Anniversary Book

ISBN: 9781913159184

Author: Steve Palin    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

To have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do pa...


To have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part... Any couple who have stayed together happily over the years have much to celebrate. Steve Palin, author and artist of the bestselling book A Murmuration of Starlings, displays here which gifts, modern or traditional, mark which particular anniversary of 'staying together', from the romantic first to the romantic last... The symbols and themes of love are explained and beautifully illustrated - from flowers, gemstones, practical or luxurious gifts to large or small love tokens. In watercolours and words are the gifts you might like to give on your anniversary, for each passing year.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 143 x 168 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$26.99
Green Clean Your Home

ISBN: 9781913159177

Author: Manfred Neuhold    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

You want your home, your clothes and your car to be really clean. You don't want to put harmful chemicals down the drains, nor to breathe them indoors. And mayb...


You want your home, your clothes and your car to be really clean. You don't want to put harmful chemicals down the drains, nor to breathe them indoors. And maybe you would like to save money at the same time, and to enjoy the creative satisfaction of making your own simple cleaning agents. Not only does Austrian author Manfred Neuhold tell you what works, he explains in plain English WHY it works. Which means you can clean better... Here are 160 easy, illustrated recipes to inspire you to make all your own basic cleaning products such as: - washing up liquids - rinse aids - fabric conditioners - toilet cleaners - dishwasher powders And the specialist stuff: - anti-flea carpet cleaner - wine stain remover - car air fresheners - anti-mist window and mirror cleaners - sweat-mark removers - car seat cleaners - rust removers - lingerie handwash liquid


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2020


$49.99
Feathers The Game Larder

ISBN: 9781910723739

Authors: Jose Souto, Steve Lee    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Venison - the Game Larder lit up the traditional game cookery market and here comes the next offering from top photographer Steve Lee and Jose Souto, sharing th...


Venison - the Game Larder lit up the traditional game cookery market and here comes the next offering from top photographer Steve Lee and Jose Souto, sharing their passion for pheasant, duck, grouse, woodcock, geese, pigeon and more. Steve Lee's stunning photographs showcase more than just the modern, international recipes from master game chef Jose Souto and his culinary friends - they impart the beauty of game birds in the field, from source to plate. the best way to harvest, store, prepare and cook the birds. - Stunning photographs sharing the joy of shooting and of cookery - the birds in the field - step by step butchery - modern, international, simple and sophisticated recipes Additonal recipes from guest chefs Michel Roux, Brian Turner and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2018


$79.99
The Pocket Guide to Essential Knots

ISBN: 9781910723838

Author: Peter Owen    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

21 essential knots for everyday use indoors or outdoors This compact little reference book includes knots for a wide range of functions, from home to work, hobb...


21 essential knots for everyday use indoors or outdoors This compact little reference book includes knots for a wide range of functions, from home to work, hobby to play activities. No knot-tying jargon is used, no baffling technical terms – just simple step-by-step instructions and outstandingly clear line drawings. Among the knots in this book are: Overhand knot, Heaving line knot, Reef knot, Sheetbend, Fisherman’s knot, Figure-of-eight loop, Bowline, Three-part crown, Sheepshank, Half-hitch, Clove hitch, Constrictor knot, Pile hitch, Highwayman’s hitch, Waggoner’s hitch, Timber hitch, Double-loop knot, Uni-knot, Blood knot, Square lashing – and more!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 105 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$17.99
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