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A Collector's History of the Teddy Bear

By: SCHOONMAKER, Patricia N.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cumberland, Maryland, Hobby House Press, Inc., 1991


Fifth printing of this comprehensive guide for collectors of all things teddy bear. With over 800 illustrations in color and black and white. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Unclipped jacket with small tear to edge and a couple of retailer's stickers, else bright and intact.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall) ; (8), 312 pages View more info

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African Wildlife Dioramas to Cut and Assemble Three-Dimensional Scenes of Jungle and Plains

By: KALMENOFF, Matthew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, 1984


Clean, firm and complete. With the animals and scenes intact and ready for fun. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (32) pages View more info

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American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home

By: PEARSON, Katherine

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Publishers, 1983


Design by Kiyoshi Kanai. From the jacket flap: ". . .lavishly photographed all color source book of the finest contemporary crafts available in America today." As advertised, the color photos are lavish (more than 270 of them). --- In full grey cloth-covered boards w/titling in white on cover and spine. Jacket features accent pieces. --- With a shallow bump to top front cover edge, else a bright, firm, unmarked copy in similar jacket. Jacket with minor rubbing.; ... View more info

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An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

By: BARDEN, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, [c1970s-80s]


A basic guide to chess strategies. In a paperback copy with chessboard scenario diagrams. With creases to covers, damp-caused rippling, rubberstamping inside front cover, sticker removal damage to back cover; otherwise a decent copy. ; Dover Chess; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages View more info

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Decoys The Art of the Wooden Bird

By: Lemaster, Richard

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chicago, Contemporary Books, 1990


Tips and techniques are detailed here...loaded with drawings & photos. In full tan cloth covers; prev owner's inked information, front free endpaper; otherwise clean, bright and tight. With illustrated magazine clipping interview with Ed Snyder (decoy carver) laid in. Dust jacket has small cuts and tears, espec along top edge; bears orig. $25 flap price. ; 0.6 x 11.1 x 8.6 Inches; 156 pages View more info

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Float Tube Fly Fishing

By: MEYER, Deke

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon U. S. A., Frank Amato Publications, 1989


With numerous b&w photos, drawings, and maps. In very good shape, lacking serious damages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 125 pages View more info

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Game Bird Carving

By: Burk, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma U. S. A., Winchester Press, 1972


Methods are detailed, along with numerous b&w photos and drawings. Bump at top edge; otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket chipped but mostly intact. ; 1 x 11 x 8.3 Inches; 242 pages View more info

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Hoyle Up-to-Date: Official Rules for All Important Games

By: MOREHEAD, Albert H.; MOTT-SMITH, Geoffrey (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1953


A standard item around any household whose family enjoys playing table games; especially card games. Includes the rules of nearly all of them, from whist to poker; along with non-card games such as backgammon and chess. Illustrated throughout, with rear glossary. --- In green patterned paper-covered boards. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With penciled notes at title page & rear endpage, and light edgewear; else a bright, clean, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pag... View more info

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Let's Play [Games for Children]

By: GEISTER, Edna

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company, 1923


A selection of games and diversions for mothers and other leaders of children. Ranging from races to indoor and outdoor games, a wide variety of ideas are provided. With a foreword to mothers and leaders, and practical suggestions at front of volume. --- In full orange cloth-covered boards with titling in black on cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- A prior owner has inked "Games By Far" to cover, and a loosened front hinge has been carefully reinfor... View more info

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Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-to-Know Aquarium Species (A PocketExpert Guide)

By: MICHAEL, Scott W.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Shelburne, Vermont, U.S.A., Microcosm, Ltd., 1999


In this compact softcover, over 500 species of all popular and commonly available aquarium fishes are profiled. Text and full color photos by Scott W. Michael (and others). Range, feeding info. and captive care notes provided for each species. An entry in publisher's "PocketExpert Guide" series. --- In pictorial wraps. The sewn binding is a little loose but holding together and with a little rubbing to covers; an otherwise bright and unmarked copy.; 12mo (7 to 7... View more info

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Model Railway Engines

By: MINNS, J. E.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Octopus Books Limited, 1973


Miniature train engines have been around nearly as long as trains themselves, and in this work the author presents the worldwide history and multiple iterations of these little machines. The author begins with early crude efforts, and ends with faithful reproductions produced on a mass scale. With 120 illustrations, 32 in color. --- In full olive paper-covered boards with images of engines on cover (repeated on jacket). --- With a touch of wear to lower cover edges; else... View more info

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Origami Japanese paper-folding, Book One

By: SAKADE, Florence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rutland, Vermont,, Charles E. Tuttle Co, 1959


Stated Fifth printing, 1959. With step-by-step instructions, with diagrams to aid in the process. Includes several folded pieces of colored paper which a previous owner likely used to practice. In nice shape.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Painting for All: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Student Artist

By: LEVY, Mervyn

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Feltham, Middlesex, England, Odhams Books, 1968

Edition: BCE


Likely book club edition. Per the jacket flap, this work is a practical guide to painting techniques, both for the beginner and for the more experienced painter. With 14 full color illustrations and 80 more in black & white. --- In textured maroon cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Dust jacket features color still life painting by Pablo Picasso. --- A bright, clean, firm copy but with smudge from erasure to front free endpaper. Jacket with a little wea... View more info

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Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide to Selection, Care and Compatibility (The Natural Marine Aquarium Series)

By: CALFO, Anthony; FENNER, Robert

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Monroeville, Pennsylvania, NMA RI / Reading Trees, 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author


A guide for the keepers of healthy reef aquariums on the subject of reef invertebrates: crustaceans, clams, mollusks, echinoderms, worms, sponges and algaes. This work provides complete discussion of species selection, system planning and long-term care, along with detailed taxonomic information. Loaded with color photos. Signed by authors on dedication page. An entry in publisher's "The Natural Marine Aquarium Series". --- This hefty softcover edition in stiff w... View more info

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Reef Secrets: Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates and Advanced Biotope Techniques

By: NILSEN, Alf Jacob; FOSSÃ…, Svein A.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Neptune City, New Jersey / Charlotte, Vermont, T. F. H. Publications / Microcosm Ltd, 2002


An overview for the keeper of a marine aquarium. Topics covered include species selection, maintaining water quality, reef ecology and much more. With dozens of color photos, as well as many drawings. Back matter includes bibliography and index. --- In pictorial boards. Volume lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- With light rubbing to covers & retailer's back cover sticker, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 240 pages View more info