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Hobby Crafts and Pastime Show : In the Twelfth Floor Auditorium, the J. L. Hudson Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1941

By: Baker, Rea Barr

Price: $12.00

Publisher: J. L. Hudson Company: 1941

Seller ID: 14018

Condition: Very Good-


16 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Small orange booklet, pale orange pages with brown lettering throughout, 16 pages. Guide to craft show held June 2 through June 7, 1941, at what was then Detroit's largest department store. ; Some featured events: Puppet show by Margo and Rufus Rose. Old world crafts, arranged by Florence Cassidy. Crafts from Detroit settlements, by Mary Giovan Weinman. Hobbyists interviewed by Dorothy Garland. Antique autographed handkerchiefs, collected... View more info

Eighth Annual Hobby Show, the Importance of Hobbies in American Living : Presented by the J. L. Hudson Company, Detroit, Michigan, 1942

By: Baker, Rea Barr

Price: $12.00

Publisher: J. L. Hudson Company: 1942

Seller ID: 14019

Condition: Fair


12 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Small white booklet, 12 glossy pages. Guide to craft show held June 1 through June 6, 1942, on 12th floor of what was Detroit's largest department store. ; Mainly a list of exhibitors, with a brief ad for Hudson's toy and hobby department and a few other sidebars. ; Covers and every page has marks, some in fountain pen, some in ballpoint, some in pencil. Several exhibitors are marked 'good' or other comments. Worn but all readable. Bindi... View more info

Locker Room Ballads

By: Baxter, John E. ; Illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg

Price: $12.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17640

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


76 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Small hardcover, green cloth, gilt lettering, polo player in gilt on front, [xii] + 76 + 2 pages, 20 b/w illustrations, 15 original humorous poems with rhyme and meter, several regarding golf or polo. ; Same date. NAP. Poems include: A Golfer's Kickability. The Perfect Golfer. The Nineteenth Hole has Water in it Now. Committees that Function at the Club's Expense (the Green Committee). More. ; Only minor wear to book. Former owner penned... View more info

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Sportfolio, the Illustrated Digest of all Sports : Volume 3, Number 9, May 1949, Casey Stengel

By: Berg, Marty

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Sports-Week: 1949

Seller ID: 19544

Condition: Good+


128 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, color photo of Casey Stengel on front, 128 glossy pages, over 40 b/w photos and illustrations including several cartoons. ; Edited by Marty Berg. Includes 12 stories about Baseball, plus other articles on basketball, boxing, auto racing, horse racing, bicycle racing, more. ; Moderate exterior wear. Small closed tear and wrinkle to rear cover. Interior clean, binding tight. Scarce in any condition. View more info

Bily Clocks of Spillville Iowa, The

By: Bily Clock Museum

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bily Clock Museum: 1950

Seller ID: 16984

Condition: Near Fine


40 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; White softcover booklet, 40 pages, 25 b/w photos with descriptive text. ; Guide to Bily Clock Museum of Spillville, Iowa, a remarkable collection of hand-carved clocks with mechanical characters made by Joseph and Frank Bily. ; No defects. View more info

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Treatise on Lace Making and Embroidery with Barbour's Irish Flax Thread, A

By: Bradford, Mary E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Barbour Brothers Company: 1900

Seller ID: 7971

Condition: Good+


102 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Softcover, gray illustrated covers, 102 pages, several ads for Barbour's thread, 57 complete patterns for lace items, borders, bags, etc, of which 45 are shown in high-quality b/w photos and 12 are shown in color. Glossy throughout. ; Volume 7 of Barbour's Prize Needlework Series. This is an actual book from 1900, not a flimsy print-on-demand tissue. ; Spine chipped about 1 inch at both heel and crown. Covers rubbed, worn around edges. ... View more info

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Bowling, America's Passport to Health : 1935-1936 Bowler's Guide

By: Brunswick

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company: 1935

Seller ID: 17853

Condition: Near Fine


96 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Small orange softcover booklet, 96 glossy pages, 17 b/w figures and diagrams. ; Includes constitution and rules of American Bowling Congress, ten bowling lessons, 12 games (variations) on bowling, forms for making bowling league schedules, a few ads for bowling balls and equipment, more. ; Just a touch of wear to covers. No marks, no major defects. View more info

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Big League Secrets from Sports Illustrated : Told by Five Major League Stars

By: Buchanan, Douglas

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Phillies Cigars: 1959

Seller ID: 19545

Condition: Very Good


64 pages; 24mo (5.5") 13 cm; Small softcover, pale gray covers, 64 glossy pages including covers, five articles, 88 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Copyright Time Inc. Originally published in Sports Illustrated. This book published by Phillies Cigars. Articles are: Sal Maglie on the art of pitching. Roy Sievers on the art of hitting. Del Crandall on the art of catching. Gil McDougald on the art of infielding. Ritchie Ashburn on the art of outfielding and base running. ; L... View more info

Identification of Firearms and Forensic Ballistics, The

By: Burrard Gerald

Price: $11.00

Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Company: 1964

Edition: Third Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 20527

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


217 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, gray cloth, 217 pages, index, 5 line drawings, 41 photographic plates with detailed captions. ; Copyright 1934. This is 1st American edition, 1962, 2nd large printing, 1964, based on 3rd UK edition, revised, stated. ; Cloth shows small chips to heel. Top edge spotted. Jacket a bit faded, with light edgewear. No other defects. Everything readable. Binding tight. View more info

Corrida de Toros : 142 Photos and Colour Pictures

By: Camino, Pedro

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Laminograf: 1967

Seller ID: 19663

Condition: Good+


64 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Colorful softcover, parallel text in Spanish, French, English, German; table showing synopsis of bullfight; 142 photos and illustrations including 26 in full color. Also shown, 35 b/w brands, initials or bullfighting logos. ; Covers show moderate wear, small thumb creases, minor discoloration. Everything readable. Binding intact. View more info

Chadwick's Spool Cotton : Advertising Card or Blotter, 1870

By: Chadwick, George W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Chadwick Mills Cotton Company: 1868

Seller ID: 16490

Condition: Near Fine


Trade Cards; This is a lovely old promotional blotter (for use with pen and ink) or trading card for Chadwick's Spool Cotton. This blotter measures (4.75 x 3.1 inches) 12 x 8 cm. Front is full-color in subdued tones, two little children bundled up in fur coats, hoods and mufflers in wintery landscape. Rear is imprinted in blue and shows a spool of thread and advertising slogans in typical 19th century ornate lettering (see scan); Text on rear: 'Chadwick's Six Cord Cotton... View more info

Fishing Gossip : Or, Stray Leaves from the Note-Books of Several Anglers

By: Cholmondeley Pennell, H.

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Adam & Charles Black: 1868

Seller ID: 20016

ISBN: 1340749785

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


329 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, tan leather spine and corners, green cloth over boards, [xii] + 329 + 4 pages, green marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, laid paper throughout, 2 b/w illustrations, 24 chapters by various authors including Jonathan Couch, Edward N. Murta, Thomas Tod Stoddart, more. ; Copyright 1866. This printing 1868. ; Light exterior wear only. No marks or scribbles. Gilt lettering bright and sharp. Binding tight. Quite scarce in any conditio... View more info

Track of the Kodiak

By: Clark, Marvin H. Jr.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Great Northwest Publishing & Distribution Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19686

ISBN: 0937708011

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


224 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, 224 pages, 1 table, 80 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Memoirs of longtime bear hunter in Alaska who served as a hunting guide with the legendary team of Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. Jacket shows light foxing but is all redable and intact. View more info

Pinnell and Talifson : Last of the Great Brown Bear Men

By: Clark, Marvin H. Jr.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Great Northwest Publishing & Distributing Company: 1981

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 19687

ISBN: 0937708003

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


224 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, 224 pages, 44 b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Copyright 1980. This is 4th printing, October 1981. Written by longtime bear hunter in Alaska who served as field assistant and senior guide with legendary Kodiak hunting team of Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson. Foreword by " Slamming " Sam Snead Jr. ; Book shows only a touch of shelfwear. Jacket has small closed tear and wrinkle to edge, not affect... View more info

Official World's Fair Mini Album : New York World's Fair, 1964-1965

By: Dexter Press

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Dexter Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14228

Condition: Very Good+


20 pages; 64mo (2.75") 7 cm; Very small booklet (4 x 2.75 inches) (102 x 69 mm) white plastic comb binding, 20 unnumbered pages including covers, 10 color glossy photos of major attractions, with captions opposite. ; Images are: Unisphere. Port of New York 'Top of the Fair'. Bird's Eye View, with Unisphere. China Pavilion. New York State 'Tent of Tomorrow'. Bell Telephone Pavilion. Monorail. Pepsi-Cola / Disney / Unicef Pavilion. Vatican Pavilion. Fountain of Planets... View more info

Cardboard Modelling : Individual Cards, Set 1

By: Dixon, Loris, and Bryan R. Browning

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons: 1927

Seller ID: 20649

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


74 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Not a book. This is a portfolio with 37 cards (of 40 called for) each giving diagrams and measurements to build one toy out of cardboard, with b/w drawing of finished toy. British focus. Medieval buildings, war devices, vehicles, etc. Quite complicated, not for small children. ; Contents include: Ale house. Circular arch. Early Saxon church. 14th-century carriage. Gothic buttress. Norman castle. Rectangular keep. Saxon cart. Sedan chair. S... View more info

How to Make Your Own Wedding Gown

By: Ein, Claudia

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19610

ISBN: 0385111053

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


289 pages; 4to (10") 27 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, blue buckram cloth, white title on spine, [xiv] + 289 pages, index, appendix, over 300 b/w photos and diagrams, many step-by-step. ; Illustrated by Claudia Ein. Technical illustrations by Susan Frye. Photos by Conrad Ein. Topics include: Choosing gown style. Making and fitting in muslin. Special fabrics. Lace. Ruffles. Trimmings. Headwear. Accessories. More. ; This book appears to have been published as a softcover a... View more info

Great American Shooting Prints, the : The Hunting Life in America As Portrayed in Paintings and Lithographs from the 1820s to the Present

By: Elman, Robert

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12593

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


164 pages; Oblong (12.75") 33 cm; Very large hard cover (16.25 x 12.75 inches, 1 inch thick) 41 x 33 cm, 2.5 cm thick. Pale gray full cloth, pale gray endpapers, endnotes, 164 unnumbered pages, 72 stunning full-page (or nearly so) full-color plates with extensive captions on facing pages, the vast majority depicting hunters with long guns, dogs, prey, wilderness, etc. ; Very large heavy book. ; Introduction by Hermann Warner Williams. Editor in chief Jerry Mason. Edi... View more info

Mace Journal, Devoted Exclusively to the Atari Computer User : Michigan Atari Computer Enthusiasts, Volume 4, Number 11, November 1984

By: Ezzell, Ann McBain

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Michigan Atari Computer Enthusiasts: 1984

Seller ID: 14464

Condition: Near Fine


20 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall blue-green softcover, 20 pages including covers. ; Laid in: 8 additional pages of computer info, of which 3 are hand-written lists of code, 1 is from Atari about the Atari XL series computer, 1 is an original Atari warranty card, 1 is about club membership, and 2 are about upcoming local Computer Fest. ; Edited by Ann McBain Ezzell. Articles by same and various gamers and programmers. ; Published in 1984, main focus is on games to prog... View more info

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Arab Archery : A Book on the Excellence of the Bow and Arrow and the Description Thereof

By: Faris, Nabih Amin, with Robert Potter Elmer; Illustrated by Jeannette Atkins

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20410

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


182 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, gold title over blue spine, [xii] + 182 pages, index, appendix, footnotes, pronunciation guide, 5 lists and tables, 24 b/w diagrams, 9 b/w photos on glossy plates. English throughout. ; Originally written about 1500, author unknown. This edition 1945, translated by Nabih Amin Faris with notes on archery by Robert Potter Elmer. ; Topics include: Excellence of Arab bows. Nomenclature of Arab bows. Arab finger reckon... View more info