International Guild of Knot Tyers

Knots, Useful and Ornamental by George Shaw

KNOTS USEFUL AND ORNANENTAL,

by George Russell Shaw, pub. by BonanzaBooks, New York (1924 and 1933).

You need to enlist the help of a dealer in second-hand books to track down this collector's item for you since it's long out of print. It won't cost a lot but you'll value it. 193 pages of the author's sketches and a sparse text show you how to tie all kinds of knots. It pre-dates Ashley and portrays a lot of work generally assumed to originate with him.