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Handbook on Orchid Culture

By: American Orchid Society

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts, American Orchid Society: 1982

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 009825


80 pp. on glossy stock including 25 pp. of advertising matter at rear. Dozens on color photos. Very pale yellow highlighting of a few paragraphs on about a dozen pages. Rest of text clean. Corner crease on front cover. Overall, every little wear. A collection of about 50 short articles, some on orchid cultivation in general, others pertaining to particular species. A revised edition of a handbook first published by the societyin 1971. Size: 8mo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Doilies: Pineapples, Flowers, Ruffles, Crocheted, Hairpin Lace, Knitted

By: American Thread Co.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, (Icelandic) Ministry of Cutlure and Education: 1953

Seller ID: 009371


15 pp., with thumbing, corner creasing. Spine reinforced with cellophane tape. Six color photos of doilies on front cover. Contains about 10 patterns for crocheted doilies. Star Doily Book No. 104. Interior pages have several addiktional color photos of the doilies. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In Tall View more info

Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace: Prima's Official Strategy Guide

By: Ashburn, Jo

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Rocklin, Calif., Prima Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002857


96 pp., rear cover corner creased, otherwise nearly new. Glossy color covers. A tips guide to Star Wars video game by LucasArts. Covers Playstation and PC versions. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs: A Reference & Value Guide

By: Baker, Mark Allen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Iola, Wisconsin, Krause Publications: 1999

Seller ID: 009745


601 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No marking. Exhaustive compendium of values for 15,000 signatures -- entertainers, presidents, athletes, generals, et al. Plus analysis and pointers on market trends. Size: 4to 11 in Tall View more info

Applique

By: Better Homes and Gardens

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Corp. 1978: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002034


Glossy Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 96 pp. Previous owner's name on title page. A price written on front cover, probably erasable. An introduction to applique, with designs and instructions for 52 projects for the amateur crafter. View more info

Cherished Dolls to Make for Fun

By: Better Homes and Gardens

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Corp. 1985: 1985

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 050504069


Glossy Pictorial Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket. 6th Printing. 4to. 80 pp, nearly new, no markings. Color photos galore. Many patterns, diagrams. Instructions for making and dressing 22 types of rag-type dolls, ranging from the ragbag circus clown to an old-world tea cozy hostess and bride and groom sachet dolls. Editors: Crafts editor, Laura Holland; Production editor Nancy Nowiszewski. View more info

How to Build Doll Houses and Furniture

By: Brann, Donald R.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., Easi-Bild Dir Simplified: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing.

Seller ID: 007002


194 pp. Close to new. half-inch whitish scuff mark on lower rear cover. Pattern for one-room Adams dollhouse (or general store), plus pattern price lists, laid in. Numerous diagrams, drawings and photos. Detailed instructions for building dollhouses and furniture from patterns. Plus introductory material on dollhouse making as a relaxing and potentially lucrative hobby. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Tales from Woolly Acres

By: Church, Doris

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Rochester Minnesota, Lone Oak Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007055


131 pp., previous owner's embossed mark on half-title page. Sketch of sheep with author's signature, but this is probably a facsimile, mass-produced signature. In an engaging manner, the author writes of her seven years of operating a hobbyist sheep farm in Wisconsin and doing Girl Scout work. View more info

Alys Clancy's Garden Guide

By: Clancy, Alys

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Daytona Beach, Fl., The News-Journal Corp.: 1977

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 0503003741


359 pp. on heavy coated stock. Color photos on cover and throughout the text. Many diagrams of planting and gardening methods. Light wear, thumbed, lower cover corne creased. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Text clean. Text bright. A longtime gardening editor for the Daytona Beach News-Journal presents a mini-encyclopedia of practical gardening instructions specifically for central Florida's coastal climate and soil. The late Ms. Clancy, a feisty champion of beautific... View more info

Hunt's Catalog No. 17 for Woodworkers

By: Craftsman Wood Service

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chicago, Craftsman Wood Service: 1949

Seller ID: 004036


149 pp. A few pencil figures on rear cover, corners lightly thumbed, edgewear along spine, esp. at staples. Small dime-dized scuff mark on upper front cover. Overall, clean, still sturdy. Includes hundreds of illustrations of millwork and tools, and detailed descriptions of the items for sale. Of special interest to the woodworking historian. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Prize Winner's Handbook

By: Feinman, Jeffrey

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, Ventura Books: 1980

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004923


127 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased. Pointers on playing sweepstakes and other contests, written by a contest judge. Includes a section on foreign lotteries. View more info

The Big Book of Small Needlework Gifts

By: Feldman, Annette; McClow, Jeanne

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Maplewood, N.J., Hammond, inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003616


159 pp. Wrinkling and rubbing along edges of dust jacket. Book clean, no markings.Photography by Doug Long. A selection of 49 needlework projects to create gifts for adults and youngsters. Skills range from sewing to crocheting and knitting. Numerous b&w photos. Also includes pointers on needlework techniques. Edited by Jeanne McClow. Suitable for someone who has at least basic needlework skills, rather than a novice. View more info

Crafting with the New Ribbons

By: Foutz, Katheryn

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Sterling Publishing Co.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002000


128 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new, slight rip in dj at bottom of spine. A collection of needlework projects using ribbons. Numerous full-page color photos. View more info

The Complete Book of Beer Drinking Games

By: Griscom, Andy;Johnston, Scott;Rand, Ben

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Memphis Tenn., Mustang Pubn: 1996

Edition: 3rd Revised Edition, 4th Printing

Seller ID: 005773


144 pp. Corners thumbed but still fairly new. Spine uncreased; no markings in text. Updated and expanded edition of a book first published in 1984. Scores of games for chugging beer, rated by boot factor (i.e. level of difficulty). Also includes lots of beer trivia. Two pages of disclaimer at the front of the book warn readers against abuse of alcohol. Written by and for college students. View more info

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Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping

By: Hill, Cherry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: North Adams, Massachusetts, Storey Books: 2000

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 005577


153 pp., with b&w photos on every page. No markings except for a few check marks on last page. Binding uncreased. Virtually new. Hill, a longtime horse breeder and trainer, gives practical pointers for designing and maintaining a stable and selecting horse feed. View more info

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Chess Traps: Pitfalls & Swindles, How to Set Them and How to Avoid Them

By: Horowitz, I.A. And Reinfeld, Fred

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Fireside (Simon & Schuster): 1954

Edition: 13th Printing

Seller ID: 007036


243 pp. Light curling of front cover, some thumbing, but still tight and close to new. No markings. With 223 chessboard diagrams, discussion of possible strategy for each situation. Cover blurb: "To snatch victory from the jaws of defeat commands our admiration; but if the snatching involves a little highclass flimflam, who will deny it gives us an extra thrill>" View more info

Why You're Richer Than You Think

By: Jenkins, Emyl

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Rawson, Wade Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 001679


249 pp. Gift inscription on front endpaper; otherwise clean, no markings. Slight smudging on yellow board cover. Binding firm. An antiques appraiser gives instructions to novices on how to complete an inventory of a household and recognize valuable antiques. Line sketches accompany tips on identifying major antique styles. View more info

Folk Toys Around the World and How to Make Them

By: Joseph, Joan

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Parents Magazine Press: 1972

Seller ID: 001384


95 pp. on heavy craft stock, numerous diagrams. A collection of 18 projects to make traditional toys from 18 nations. Examples: the corn cob donkey of Venezuela, the balancing fisherman from Portugal, the hangman noose game from France. Published in cooperation with the US Committee for Unicef. Working drawings and instructions by Glenn Wagner. View more info

Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy

By: Kishikawa, Shigemi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Co.: 1974

Edition: 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 009985


159 pp., glossy stiff wraps with fold-in flaps. Close to new. No markings. Detailed introduction to the Asian stone game that originated in China and remains popular in Japan. Numerous diagrams of game situations. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

Florida Home Grown

By: Maccubbin, Tom

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Orlando, Sentinel Communications Co.: 1987

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010159


132 pp. Light wear, still close to new, no marking or spine creasing. Corner curling. Practical and comprehensive guide to gardening in Florida, written for the average homeowner. Many line drawings of plant species. Appendix giving month by month to-do list of tasks, plus locations of Cooperative Extension Service offices. Tips on planning and laying out flower beds. Detailed table of native plants. Size: 4to -- 11 in High View more info