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Anglers Knots in Gut and Nylon by Stanley Barnes

Anglers Knots in Gut and Nylon by Stanley Barnes

Cornish Bros Ltd. (1948)

A marvellous source book if you like to know where knots originated and what they were first called. Stanley Barnes, M.D., D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.C.P., was formerly Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Birmingham. The Stanley Barnes knot is named after him. It appears often in second-hand shops and is well worth the search for the many anecdotes about knotting it contains.