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Home Gun Care and Repair

By: Ackley, P. O.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21211

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


191 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, 191 pages, glossary, index, appendix of suppliers, 24 b/w photos and diagrams. ; Topics include: Gun fixing. Bolt-action rifles. Pumpguns. Shotguns. Handguns. Coverting. Cleaning. Soldering. Installing sights and mounts. Forming new stocks. More. ; Boards slightly bowed. Jacket shows minor edgewear only. View more info

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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 by Mrs. George Hogan Jr. List of members of Detroit Symphony Orchestra and their hobbies. List of exhibitors. More. ; Severa... 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. Binding intact. Quite scarce. View more info

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Fly Rods Galore : Classic and Contemporary Approaches to Split Bamboo Rod Making

By: Barnes, George W.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Alder Creek Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20669

ISBN: 0965766373

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


195 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, dark blue boards, 195 pages, index, appendix of resources, over 200 b/w figures, diagrams and photos, many step-by-step. ; Text of Barnes' famous 1977 book plus 20 additional chapters (contemporary innovations) and new foreword by Ron Barch. ; Highly detailed instructions and techniques to make your own split-bamboo fishing rods. Not for beginners. ; Book shows no marks or defects. Jacket has one small ding. 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 name, address, and date in a tiny hand on front endpaper, and date on rear endpaper. No other defects. Lacks jacket. 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: $15.00

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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Great Hunters, Volumes 1, 2, 3 : Their Trophy Rooms and Collections

By: Boyce, Michael J.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Safari Press: 1997

Seller ID: 20909

ISBN: 1571570683

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


172 pages; Folio (12.25") 31 cm; Set of 3 tall hardcovers, [iv] + 172 + [iv] + 244 + [iv] + 208 pages, over 200 stunning photos per vol, nearly all in full color. ; Each vol 1st edition with full number line. Vol-1, 1997, intro by Michael J. Boyce. Vol-2, 1998, intro by Warren K. Parker. Vol-3, 2001, intro by John J. Jackson III. ; Truly spectacular. ; No marks or defects to books. Minor edgewear to jackets. 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. Interior clean, binding tight. Fragile but intact. Rare. ; Barbour's Prize Needlework Series Series; Vol. 7 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: $30.00

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. ; Light exterior wear. No marks or major defects. (Please note: Image shows wavy color lines. This is only a scanner artifact. T... 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

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Texas Rangers Media Guide 1973 : Official Guide and Record Book for Press, Radio and Television

By: Busch, William R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Texas Rangers: 1973

Seller ID: 19536

Condition: Very Good+


40 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Tall softcover, red white and blue covers, fold-and-staple binding, 40 pages, 5 b/w photos, tons of facts and stats. ; Only very minor edgewear. No marks, no tears. View more info

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Building the Overcrank Engine Georgina

By: Cain, Tubal

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Argus Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20878

Condition: Near Fine


53 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Orange softcover, 53 pages, main text in 2 columns, 53 b/w photos and precise diagrams, many step-by-step. ; Not for beginners. Construction of the British "Georgina" model engine, designed by Tubal Cain, representative of 19th-century engines such as colliery winding engines, using simple methods and readily available parts, with some machining required. ; Owner name stamped in small letters inside front cover. No other defects. Appears unused. Scarce. View more info

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Corrida de Toros : 142 Photos and Colour Pictures

By: Camino, Pedro

Price: $20.00

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. ; Bullfighting guide published in Barcelona, Spain, 1967. ; Covers show moderate wear, small thumb creases, minor discoloration. Everything readable. Binding intact. View more info

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Family Circle's Guide to Trout Flies and How to Tie Them

By: Camp, Raymond R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Family Circle Magazine: 1954

Seller ID: 20665

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


48 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall hardcover in original slipcase, white boards, 48 glossy pages, 11 b/w diagrams, 84 full-color illustrations of supplies, 150 flies shown in high-quality full-color illustrations, all with captions. ; Book shows only minor wear. Small area of discoloration to lower front not affecting any text. No other defects. Blue-gray slipcase sunned but intact. Scarce with slipcase. (Image shows book in slipcase, which is die-cut, as issued, to show main part of title) View more info

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Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods : Revised and Augmented Edition

By: Cattanach, Wayne

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2000

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 20670

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


210 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, white and tan boards, [xvi] + 210 pages, 7 appendixes, numerous charts and graphs, about 350 b/w photos and diagrams with captions. ; Isbn 155821769X. Copyright 1992. This is 2nd edition, revised and augmented, 2000. 'A detailed and comprehensive guide to all aspects of making fine bamboo fly rods.' ; No defects to book. Jacket shows minor wear to tips. View more info

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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 is the Best, White, Black & Colors, for Hand and Machine.' Printed by 'Schumacher & Ettlinger, New York.' No date but we est... View more info

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

By: Cholmondeley Pennell, H.

Price: $48.00

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 condition. ; Amazonbuyers please note: This is an actual leatherbound hardcover book from 1868, not a flimsy computer-generated repri... 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. ; Photo of Unisphere dated 1961. Other photos copyright 1962-1964. Published for 1964-1965 World's Fair, New York City. ; M... View more info