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Image for An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained

By: BARDEN, Leonard

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 77643

ISBN: 0486212106

Condition: 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 View more info

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The West in Postage Stamps

By: BATHKE, Edwin A. & Nancy E.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Palmer Lake, Colorado USA, Filter Press: 1973

Stock No.: 74305

ISBN: 0910584311

Condition: 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. Wild & Woolly West series. With inked price inside front cover and incidental soiling and crease on rear cover; otherwise a clean, firm copy. ; Wild & Woolly West series; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 73 pages View more info

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The Home Cabinetmaker Woodworking techniques, furniture building, and installing millwork

By: Burch, Monte

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1981

Stock No.: 72293

ISBN: 0060103493

Condition: 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 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

Stock No.: 72761

ISBN: 0876910800

Condition: 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 View more info

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

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

Stock No.: 80889

ISBN: 0967263034

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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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The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games

By: COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations)

Price: $66.00

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1970

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Stock No.: 76758

ISBN: 0876360088

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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... View more info

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The Gambler's Bible

By: FISK, Margaret Cronin

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books: 1976

Stock No.: 75141

ISBN: 0883653818

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Recorded Opera

By: GAMMOND, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Salamander/Harmony Books: 1979

Stock No.: 73938

ISBN: 0517538407

Condition: 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 ope... 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

Stock No.: 81188

Condition: 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 reinfor... View more info

Image for Seahorses: Everything About History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

Seahorses: Everything About History, Care, Nutrition, Handling, and Behavior

By: INDIVIGLIO, Frank

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Hauppauge, New York, Barron's Educational Series: 2002

Stock No.: 81454

ISBN: 0764118374

Condition: Very Good


A guide to the care and nurturing of seahorses for the marine aquarium. With plenty of color photos and black & white drawings. --- With back cover retailer's sticker, else clean, firm and unmarked.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 96 pages View more info

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

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

Stock No.: 74798

ISBN: 0486247317

Condition: 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 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

Stock No.: 72760

ISBN: 0809256649

Condition: 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 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

Stock No.: 50398

Condition: 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 wea... 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

Stock No.: 75864

ISBN: 0936608714

Condition: 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 View more info

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Model Railway Engines

By: MINNS, J. E.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Octopus Books Limited: 1973

Stock No.: 78155

ISBN: 070640047X

Condition: 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... View more info

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

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

Stock No.: 77231

Condition: 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 pag... 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

Stock No.: 80897

ISBN: 189008767X

Condition: 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 View more info

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Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created

By: PALETTA, Michael S.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Neptune City, New Jersey / Charlotte, Vermont, T. F. H. Publications / Microcosm Ltd: 2003

Stock No.: 80898

ISBN: 1890087742

Condition: 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 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

Stock No.: 78446

ISBN: 0941434303

Condition: 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.; ... View more info

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The All New Teach Yourself To Knit: Leaflet 623

By: ROSEN, Evie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little Rock, Arkansas, Leisure Arts: 1988

Stock No.: 79457

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for Origami  Japanese paper-folding, Book One

Origami Japanese paper-folding, Book One

By: SAKADE, Florence

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 74778

Condition: 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 View more info

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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

Stock No.: 80097

ISBN: 0875881610

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Complete Aquarium: A practical guide to building, stocking, and maintaining freshwater and marine aquariums

By: SCOTT, Peter W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, DK Publishing, Inc.: 1995

Stock No.: 80891

ISBN: 0789400138

Condition: 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 View more info

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Zap! Ray Gun Classics

By: SINGER, Leslie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 1991

Stock No.: 80327

ISBN: 0811800334

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Complete Book of Model Railroading

By: Sutton, David

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1965

Stock No.: 73292

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for Waterfowl Painting  Blue Ribbon Techniques

Waterfowl Painting Blue Ribbon Techniques

By: Veasey, William

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Exton, Penna. USA, Schiffer Publishing: 1983

Stock No.: 72762

ISBN: 0916838900

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Decoy As Art: Waterfowl in a Wooden Soul

By: WARNER, James A.; WHITE, Margaret J. (photographers)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Delaware, The Middle Atlantic Press, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80971

ISBN: 0912608250

Condition: 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 ba... View more info