|The Ultimate Corkscrew Book|
A terrific book for the collector and anyone interested in
the history and diversity of the corkscrew, a small creation
that has inspired many designs and like wine itself turns
up in interesting places throughout our civilization. The
320 oversize (9" x 12") pages
744 Color Photographs
3746 Corkscrews and related items pictured
82,000+ words describing all corkscrews
In the Foreword, corkscrew expert Ron MacLean states
"This volume is the armchair guide to corkscrews. By
perusing the 3600 illustrated and documented examples,
it is possible to gain an understanding of the diversity and
creativity that occurred in the past several hundred years.
Perhaps this book should more correctly be named
'Everyman's Guide to Corkscrews' as it covers the entire
range of this twisted hobby!
The wisdom contained within these covers is mind
boggling in both depth and scope. Don Bull has succeeded
in accurately cataloguing and illustrating a variety of
objects so diverse that many lesser mortals would have
seen the task as impossible. His text covers a broad
variety, from items of quantity to those of quality, from
the mundane to the exquisitely rare.
This text will open the eyes of every devotee, from the
novice to the true addict. In the end it may even cause the
odd collector to abandon the search as a hopeless pursuit,
but for most of us it will revitalize our energy and provide
the motivation to hunt with even more fanaticism!"