Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Textile Book Sale!

Oxbow Books (Casemate Academic in the U.S.) is having an end-of-year sale, including some great deals on textile-related books.  This one is even better than the end of October sale, and requires no discount codes:  just some great prices.  This link will take you directly to the sale page.  I've listed all prices in USD, but the Oxbow page should have them in British pounds, and you can get a good estimate of the equivalent price in your currency from

Not all of the 200+ books on sale are about textiles; some involve other kinds of archaeological studies. But the textile books may be worth your time, especially if you're interested in ancient times and the early Middle Ages.   Some of the more interesting ones (in my opinion) include:
  • Cardon, Dominique.  The Dyer's Handbook:  Memoirs of an 18th Century Master Colorist. Regular Price:  $75.00.  Sale Price $42.00.
  • Spantidaki, Stella.  Textile Production in Classical Athens.  Regular Price:  $55.00.  Sale Price:  $33.00.
  • Shaw, Maria C. and Chapin, Anne P. (eds.)  Woven Threads:  Patterned Textiles of the Aegean Bronze Age.  Regular Price:  $55.00.  Sale Price:  $33.00.
  • Harich-Schwarzbauer, Henriette.  Weben und Gewebe in der Antike: Materiality-Representation-Metapoetics.  (Weben und Gewebe in der Antike:   Materialität – Repräsentation – Episteme)   Note:  Most of the essays in this volume are in German.  Regular Price:  $49.99.  Sale Price:  $12.98.
  • Boudot, Eric and Buckley, Chris.  The Roots of Asian Weaving:  The He Haiyan collection of textiles and looms from Southwest China.  Regular Price:  $80.00.  Sale Price:  $53.00.
  • Harlow, Mary, Michel, Cécile, and Nosch, Marie-Louise (eds.)  Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress:  An Interdisciplinary Anthology.  Regular Price:  $55.00. Sale Price:  $33.00.
Most of the above prices are for hardback books.  These titles are all available as E-books also, though the prices may be different. Depending on where you live, shipping costs may make the E-book version a more economical choice.

Happy hunting!


  1. Thanks for the heads-up, I found a book on sale that I've wanted to get. :-)