By Patricia Baines - the back of the book says "the most complete account yet of the history of the spinning wheel and of spinning techniques. . . it traces the spinning wheels evolution from the thirteenth century to the resent day. through it's illustrations it provides an invaluable guide to the identification and dating of different types of spinning wheels."
There are some really great pictures of elderly ladies spinning, using great wheels, castle wheels, distaffs, drop spindles, drum carders and more.
If you like history and spinning wheels this is your book.