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Making an Etching by Levon West1
Wood-Engraving and Woodcuts by Clare Leighton2
Making a Water-Colour by George Pearse Ennis3
Painting a Portrait by A. L Baldry6
Making Pottery by Walter A DeSager7
Embroidery Design by Molly Booker9
Animal drawing by John Skeaping10
Making a Lithograph by Stow Wengenroth11
Interior Decorating by Duncan Miller13
Textile Design by Antony Hunt15
Painting in Oils by Bertram Nicholls16
Wood Carving by Alan Durst17
Designing for the Stage by Doris Zinkeisen18
Making a Poster by Austin Cooper19
Modelling for Amateurs by Clifford Ellis20
Script Lettering for Artists by Tommy Thompson21
Soap Carving by Lester Gaba22
Simple Metalwork by Emil F. Kronquist23
Weaving for amateurs by Helen Coates24
Photographing children by Wolfgang Suschitzky26
Anatomy of Lettering by Russell Laker37

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How to do It - a series of 37 titles (perhaps more), less than a hundred pages each, about various fine & decorative arts. Small hardcover books with dust jackets, published in the 1940s by The Studio - London & New York

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