Knotcraft - The Practical and Entertaining Art of Tying Knots by Allan and Paulette Macfarlan
Courier Corporation, 2012 (Originally 1967) ISBN 9780486157719
They've done it again, this time rescuing a 1967 work from obscurity, and it’s worth it. This unabridged but corrected re-publication touches on most aspects of knots, plain and fancy. It would be a good gift for a beginner; while old hands will like the bit on knots and ropes through the ages. One chapter is full of games to be played with knots and ropes. This book is fairly priced and suitable for anyone wanting knotting away from boats and water.