Advanced Ropeworking by Leonard Popple
reprinted by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd. (orig. pub. 1959) ISBN 9780851741376
The fundamentals of bench rigging - making boat fenders and splicing on a large scale - explained simply and clearly by a professional rigger who served in H.M. Naval Dockyards. This is a thoroughly practical guide, dealing with the finer art of rigging and ropeworking so that the professional seaman or rigger can still practise the old skill for their own satisfaction, and the painstaking seaman or yachtsman can turn out some natty work.