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An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained, BARDEN, Leonard
1 BARDEN, Leonard An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
77643 New York Dover Publications [c1970s-80s] 0486212106 / 9780486212104 Trade Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
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 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The West in Postage Stamps, BATHKE, Edwin A. & Nancy E.
2 BATHKE, Edwin A. & Nancy E. The West in Postage Stamps
74305 Palmer Lake, Colorado USA Filter Press 1973 0910584311 / 9780910584319 Stapled wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
Enlarged images of US postage stamps with western US themes, dating back to the early 1900s are featured here. With inked price inside front cover and incidental soiling and crease on rear cover; otherwise a clean, firm copy. ; Wild & Woolly West series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 73 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The Home Cabinetmaker  Woodworking techniques, furniture building, and installing millwork, Burch, Monte
3 Burch, Monte The Home Cabinetmaker Woodworking techniques, furniture building, and installing millwork
72293 New York Harper & Row 1981 0060103493 / 9780060103491 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Very nice copy in brown half cloth and brown paperboard covers. Interior clean & bright. Dust jacket minor chips & tears at edges. ; Popular Science Books; 1.7 x 10.2 x 7.9 Inches; 543 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Game Bird Carving, Burk, Bruce
4 Burk, Bruce Game Bird Carving
72761 Tulsa, Oklahoma U. S. A. Winchester Press 1972 0876910800 / 9780876910801 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
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 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide to Selection, Care and Compatibility (The Natural Marine Aquarium Series), CALFO, Anthony; FENNER, Robert
5 CALFO, Anthony; FENNER, Robert Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide to Selection, Care and Compatibility (The Natural Marine Aquarium Series)
80889 Monroeville, Pennsylvania NMA RI / Reading Trees 2003 0967263034 / 9780967263038 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 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 wraps, with color photos on the covers. --- Binding is a bit brittle, lending to the possibility of pages breaking away, otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 400 pages; Signed by All Authors 
Price: 33.00 USD
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The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games, COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations)
6 COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations) The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games
76758 Barre, Massachusetts Imprint Society 1970 0876360088 / 9780876360088 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
A contemporary reprint edition of author's landmark compendium of all manner of games, first published in 1674, in slipcase. Number 1880 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Signed by illustrator David Low on limitation page (illustrations throughout). Includes an introduction by Thomas E. Marston. --- In full tan leather-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine. With bird illustration in gilt on cover. Publisher's tan topstain. Slipcase covered in brown marbled papers. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy, but with shallow creases on a few interior leaves and just a whiff of chafing to spine ends. Slipcase with light chafinging & small tears at extremities, is otherwise nice. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 176 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 66.00 USD
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The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume One, The Reef Aquarium series), DELBEEK, J. Charles; SPRUNG, Julian
7 DELBEEK, J. Charles; SPRUNG, Julian The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume One, The Reef Aquarium series)
80894 Coconut Grove, Florida Ricordea Publishing 1994 1883693128 / 9781883693121 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Later printing of this wide-reaching guide to the identification and care of tropical marine invertebrates. With dozens of color photos, as well as many drawings and tables. Volume One in authors' "The Reef Aquarium" series. --- In pictorial boards. Volume lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- With retailer's sticker to back cover, light scratches and rubbing to covers, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xv, 544 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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The Gambler's Bible, FISK, Margaret Cronin
8 FISK, Margaret Cronin The Gambler's Bible
75141 New York Galahad Books 1976 0883653818 / 9780883653814 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
A comprehensive guide to 'all prominent games of chance' to aid the gambler turn his losses into winnings. In full paper-covered boards w/titling in white on spine. Interior of volume is bright and unmarked. The jacket is in nice shape, but with some sun fading to spine and edges. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Recorded Opera, GAMMOND, Peter
9 GAMMOND, Peter The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Recorded Opera
73938 New York Salamander/Harmony Books 1979 0517538407 / 9780517538401 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
In green paper-covered boards w/titling in gilt on spine. Interior bears over 250 photos in color and b&w of the best-loved operas. Sorted by composer name; each entry includes plot information, recordings which may be available; as well as cast members in the recordings; as well as stills of staged versions of the opera in question. In great shape, with a clean, unmarked interior. Dust jacket in mylar; clipped flap price; else in great shape. Ideal reference for the opera lover. ; A Salamander book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Let's Play [Games for Children], GEISTER, Edna
10 GEISTER, Edna Let's Play [Games for Children]
81188 New York George H. Doran Company 1923 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
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 reinforced prior to this listing. With a newsclip pasted to front free endpaper, and prior owner's signature to front paste-down, otherwise a sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 152 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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African Wildlife Dioramas to Cut and Assemble Three-Dimensional Scenes of Jungle and Plains, KALMENOFF, Matthew
11 KALMENOFF, Matthew African Wildlife Dioramas to Cut and Assemble Three-Dimensional Scenes of Jungle and Plains
74798 New York Dover Publications 1984 0486247317 / 9780486247311 Stapled wraps Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Clean, firm and complete. With the animals and scenes intact and ready for fun. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (32) pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Decoys  The Art of the Wooden Bird, Lemaster, Richard
12 Lemaster, Richard Decoys The Art of the Wooden Bird
72760 Chicago Contemporary Books 1990 0809256649 / 9780809256648 Hardcover Very Good 
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 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Painting for All: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Student Artist, LEVY, Mervyn
13 LEVY, Mervyn Painting for All: A Complete Guide for the Amateur and Student Artist
50398 Feltham, Middlesex, England Odhams Books 1968 BCE Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
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 wear and creasing, else bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 224 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Float Tube Fly Fishing, MEYER, Deke
14 MEYER, Deke Float Tube Fly Fishing
75864 Portland, Oregon U. S. A. Frank Amato Publications 1989 0936608714 / 9780936608716 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
With numerous b&w photos, drawings, and maps. In very good shape, lacking serious damages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 125 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Model Railway Engines, MINNS, J. E.
15 MINNS, J. E. Model Railway Engines
78155 London Octopus Books Limited 1973 070640047X / 9780706400472 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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 a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Jacket with very small tear near head of spine; else in great shape. ; Square tall 8vo (9 - 10 in. tall); 97 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Hoyle Up-to-Date: Official Rules for All Important Games, MOREHEAD, Albert H.; MOTT-SMITH, Geoffrey (editors)
16 MOREHEAD, Albert H.; MOTT-SMITH, Geoffrey (editors) Hoyle Up-to-Date: Official Rules for All Important Games
77231 New York Grosset & Dunlap 1953 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
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 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Reef Secrets: Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates and Advanced Biotope Techniques, NILSEN, Alf Jacob; FOSSÅ, Svein A.
17 NILSEN, Alf Jacob; FOSSÅ, Svein A. Reef Secrets: Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates and Advanced Biotope Techniques
80897 Neptune City, New Jersey / Charlotte, Vermont T. F. H. Publications / Microcosm Ltd 2002 189008767X / 9781890087678 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
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 
Price: 23.00 USD
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Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created, PALETTA, Michael S.
18 PALETTA, Michael S. Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created
80898 Neptune City, New Jersey / Charlotte, Vermont T. F. H. Publications / Microcosm Ltd 2003 1890087742 / 9781890087746 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
The author profiles 50 spectacular marine aquariums, with profiles of their creators and the techniques & creatures used. With dozens of color photos, as well as specifications on each tank. --- In pictorial boards. Volume lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- With very light rubbing to covers, small scratches to spine & back cover, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 192 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home, PEARSON, Katherine
19 PEARSON, Katherine American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home
78446 New York Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Publishers 1983 0941434303 / 9780941434300 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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.; Oblong Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 239 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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The Complete Drawing Book, PROBYN, Peter
20 PROBYN, Peter The Complete Drawing Book
77695 New York Watson-Guptill Publications 1970 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Book club edition. From the jacket flap: a '...comprehensive guide to the techniques of drawing covers the subjects and drawing media which every artist, student and serious amateur wants to master.' A reprint edition of a work first published in Britain by Studio Vista. With over 900 explanatory diagrams. --- In olive paper-covered boards with titling in white on spine. Jacket with examples of various drawings. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Jacket with small chips and tears along edges; is otherwise in good shape. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 414 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The All New Teach Yourself To Knit: Leaflet 623, ROSEN, Evie
21 ROSEN, Evie The All New Teach Yourself To Knit: Leaflet 623
79457 Little Rock, Arkansas Leisure Arts 1988 Stapled wraps Very Good with no dust jacket 
A basic guide to knitting, with step-by-step instructions, color and b&w illustrations throughout. A clean, bright, undamaged copy but with retailer's sticker to back cover. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 50 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Origami  Japanese paper-folding, Book One, SAKADE, Florence
22 SAKADE, Florence Origami Japanese paper-folding, Book One
74778 Rutland, Vermont, Charles E. Tuttle Co 1959 Soft Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
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 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Collector's History of the Teddy Bear, SCHOONMAKER, Patricia N.
23 SCHOONMAKER, Patricia N. A Collector's History of the Teddy Bear
80097 Cumberland, Maryland Hobby House Press, Inc. 1991 0875881610 / 9780875881614 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
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 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Complete Aquarium: A practical guide to building, stocking, and maintaining freshwater and marine aquariums, SCOTT, Peter W.
24 SCOTT, Peter W. The Complete Aquarium: A practical guide to building, stocking, and maintaining freshwater and marine aquariums
80891 New York DK Publishing, Inc. 1995 0789400138 / 9780789400130 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A comprehensive guide for the keeper of an aquarium, covering most major aspects of aquatic environments. With lots of bright color photos and some drawings. Indexed. --- This softcover edition with color photos on covers. Interior clean and unmarked, covers with slight chafing to edges, else volume is sound and undamaged.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 192 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Zap! Ray Gun Classics, SINGER, Leslie
25 SINGER, Leslie Zap! Ray Gun Classics
80327 San Francisco Chronicle Books 1991 0811800334 / 9780811800334 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A collection of "ray guns" and associated paraphernalia as used by Space Age heroes in comics and movies, depicted in 100 full-color photos. Includes an approximation of the values of these antique toys at rear of volume. --- A softcover book, with flaps and color images of ray guns on front and back. --- A nice copy, but with quite a bit of rubbing to covers.; Oblong Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall) ; 96 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Complete Book of Model Railroading, Sutton, David
26 Sutton, David The Complete Book of Model Railroading
73292 Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Chock full of ideas and techniques for the model railroad hobbyist. In good shape in black half cloth and paperboard covers w/RR track decorations on cover. Interior clean and tight. Dust jacket has soiling and is lightly chipped at extremities. Stated Second Printing. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 341 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Waterfowl Painting  Blue Ribbon Techniques, Veasey, William
27 Veasey, William Waterfowl Painting Blue Ribbon Techniques
72762 Exton, Penna. USA Schiffer Publishing 1983 0916838900 / 9780916838904 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Techniques for painting carved waterfowl are detailed here. With lots of photos. In good shape, clean and bright. Exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling to block of pages. Dust jacket creased/bunched, espec at head of spine. ; 1.1 x 11.1 x 8.4 Inches; 224 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Decoy As Art: Waterfowl in a Wooden Soul, WARNER, James A.; WHITE, Margaret J. (photographers)
28 WARNER, James A.; WHITE, Margaret J. (photographers) The Decoy As Art: Waterfowl in a Wooden Soul
80971 Wilmington, Delaware The Middle Atlantic Press, Inc. 1985 0912608250 / 9780912608259 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing (though probably preceded by a signed limited edition). In this work, the product of various carvers of decoys and other bird forms are presented in a variety of settings in 41 full color photos. The carvings are accompanied by quotations by a wide variety of notable people. --- In black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Unpaginated (about 100 pp). Jacket features color images from the pages of this book on front and back. --- With inked gift inscription to title page, a few whitish spots to boards, otherwise a clean, bright copy. Price-clipped jacket with a little rubbing, else bright and nice.; Square Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall) ; [c.100] pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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