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Short Description of Gods, Goddesses and Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal

By Sakya; Jnan Bahadur

Kathmandu, Nepal: Handicraft Association of Nepal, 200. 77 pages, black-and-white illustrations. Some sun fade & age discoloring to covers, text free of marks. Statuette/picture next to most descriptions. Contents include: Buddhism; Hinayana Buddhism; Hinduism; Mahayana Buddhism; Vajrayana Buddhism; Ritual Objects (in alphabetical order); Postures & Pedestals; Gods and Goddesses of Buddhism and Hinduism.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.


Identification Guide To Hooks & Harnesses (fishing)

By Minarik, Thomas; Minarik, Thomas, Jr.

Self Published, 1993. 169 pages, black-and-white illustrations, index. Front cover has small tear on side edge & stain along top edge, small split at spine, corner wear both covers text clean & pages in good condition. Contents include: Hooks; Unknown Hooks; Hook Anatomy; Homemade Hooks; Patents; Reference Index Patents.. Soft Cover. Fair. Used.


New in Chess : Keybook 1970-1982 an Encyclopaedic Analysis of Current (1984) Theory

By Matanovic, Aleksandar; Parma, Bruno; Taimanov, Mark; Gufeld, Eduard; Milic, Borislav; Bozic, Aleksandar; Molerovic, Milivoje

International Chess Database, 1984. 854 pages plus Conversion Table. Boards are clean, book is clean inside & out. Dustjacket is bright & clean, some scuff/rub, tiny splits in top edge, small split on rear cover. This series serves as a reliable perspective on the latest (1984) developments in opening theory and represents and indispensable tool for all serious and active chess players. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Used.


Classic Salmon Flies : History & Patterns

By Frodin, Mikael

Bonanza Books, 1991. 200 pages, index, bibliography, 200 color illustrations, rust colored boards with gilt lettering & decoration. Small red (remainder mark) on bottom edge, small ink mark on first page, text unmarked. Dustjacket is bright & clean, light scuff/rubb, edgewear. Book presents 165 specially seleced and fully dressed classic salmon flies in words and pictures. It also shows both their original patterns and different variants. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Used.


Solar Astronomy Handbook
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Solar Astronomy Handbook

By Beck, Rainer; Hilbrecht, Heinz; Reinsch, Klaus; Volker, Peter

Willmann-Bell, 1995. 516 pages, index, bibliography, black-and-white photos & illustrations, glossy pictorial boards. Contents include: Choosing a Telescope; Telescope Accessories for Sun Viewing; Filters; Special Instruments; Photography; Evaluating Photographs; Recording Solar Structure Movements; Solar Observation; Sunspots; Position Determination; Wilson Effect; Light Bridges; Photospheric Faculae; Granulation; Amateur Magnetic Field Observation; Flares; The Aurora; Introduction to Solar Eclipses; Survey of Solar Astronomy Literature.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.


Cascade-Olympic Natural History : A Trailside Reference
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Cascade-Olympic Natural History : A Trailside Reference

By Mathews, Daniel

Raven Editions, 1992. 625 pages, index, Glossary,320 color photographs, 240 drawings. Book is clean inside & out. Contents include: Conifers; Flowering Trees & Shrubs; Flowering Herbs; Ferns, Clubmosses & Horsetails; Mosses and Liverworts; Fungi; Mammals; Birds; Reptiles; Amphibians; Fishes; Insects; Geology; Climate.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.


Art of Dolls, 1700-1940
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Art of Dolls, 1700-1940

By Merrill, Madeline Osborne; Merrill, Richard

Hobby House Pr Inc, 1985. 438 pages, index, 1141 total illustrations (97 in color). Boards are clean with light scuff, scuff at base of spine & corners light spots on side edge (does not show on pages), first 4 pages have small very faint spots, text unmarked. Dustjacket has tears, small pieces missing, light soil. Dolls are chronoligically arranged, and book covers all types of dolls including peg-woodens, wax, papier mache, china, leather, parian, cloth, bisque and composition. Author's sections on 20th century dolls include a wide variety of German, French and American bisque-headed dolls, later china dolls and unusual novelty dolls. Also included are ethnic and portrait dolls.. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. Used.


Tibetan-English Dictionary with Supplement : Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica Series No. 179

By Buck, Stuart H

Sri Satgru Publications, 1997. 833 pages. Boards are clean with light scuff, small frayed area at base of spine/front board, text unmarked. Dustjacket is bright & clean with lots of small tears. Contents include: Tibetan Language and the History of Tibetan Lexicography; The Tibetan Alphabet; Abbreviations; Tibetan-English; Supplement. . Hard Cover. Good/Good. Used.


Treasures of Time: A Fully Illustrated Guide to Prehistoric Ceramics of the Southwest

By Cunkle, James R

Golden West Pub, 1994. 176 pages, glossary, bibliography, author's signature on title page, 16 full color plates, black-and-white photos & illustrations, maps. Clean inside & out, light scuff. A treasure trove of prehistoric ceramics emerging sherd by sherd from Raven Site Ruins in the White Mountains of Arizona. Contents include: History of Raven Site Ruins; Features and Cultural Change; Functional Versus Ceremonial; White Mountain Red Wares of Raven Site Ruins; Zuni Glaze Wares of Raven Site Ruins; Cibola White Wares; Trade Wares; Corrugated Ceramics; Styles of the White Mountain Red Wares & Cibola Shite Wares; Miniatures & Clay Fethishes; Prehistoric Re-use of Broken Ceramic Vessels; Prehistoric Tools for Making Ceramics; Katsina Cult; Symbols; Synonyms to Ceramic Type Names.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.


Ophthalmic Formulary : Containing The Favorite Prescriptions of Prominent Oculsts from All Parts of the World

By Lewis, G. Griffin

Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd, 1942. 167 pages. Boards are clean, one page has writing in the "notes" are provided, name/date written on first page. Contents include: Ophthalmic Formulary; Ophthalmic Materia Medica. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.


Donlon Price Catalog : United States Small Size Paper Money (Hewitt's Numismatic Information Series)

By Donlon, William P

Chicago, IL, USA: Hewitt Bros., 1964. 104 pages, staple bound, b/w photos. Few small light spots/ink marks on covers, text free of marks. Contents include: Grading Conditions; Signatures of Treasury Officials and Term of Office; United States Notes, Usually Designated as Legal Tender Notes, Red Seal; Silver Certificates, Blue Seal; 1929 Series National Currency, Brown Seals - Issued 1929 to 1935; etc.. Soft Cover. Good +. Used.


National Register of Prominent Americans and International Notables 1972 - 1973

Venice, FL, USA: National Register of Prominent Americans, 1972. 527 pages, red cloth boards with gilt lettering & decoration. Book is clean inside & out but for price inked out on first page. Book lists people by states then by country.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.


Portable Kobbe's Opera Guide (Kobbe)
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Portable Kobbe's Opera Guide (Kobbe)

By Kobbe, C.W.; Kobbe, Caroline; Earl of Harewood (editor)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Berkley Pub Group, 1994. 470 pages. Clean, crisp copy. From Monteverdi, Purcell, and Handel, to Gluck and Mozart, to the great masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, essential information is included for more than two hundred operas. Each entry includes a detailed log of dates and places of significant premiers and revivals, a summary of the libretto, a description of the music, and a history of performances. . Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.


Bertrand Bottles : A Study of the 19th Century Glass and Ceramic Containers

By Switzer, Ronald R

Washington, D.C., U.S.A: National Park Service, 1974. 100 pages, B/W Photos & Illustrations. Text is free of marks, light scuff to covers, rear cover has few light ink smudges. Contents include: Bottle Classification; Bottle Makers and Their Marks; Manufacturers and Consignees. . Oversized Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.


Aboriginal Place Names and Their Meanings

By Reed, A.W

Sydney, Australia: A.H. & A.W. Reed. Very Good. 1974. Soft Cover. 0-589-07002-9 Used 144 pages. Clean inside & out, small light thumb crease in front cover. Contents include: Aboriginal Place Names; Word List; Present Day Names. .


Dictionary of Symbols
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Dictionary of Symbols

By Liungman, Carl G

New York, NY, U.S.A.: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994 596 pages, Line Drawings. Clean, crisp copy. Enhancing the dictionary is a series of discussions on various aspeccts of ideograms. These include a discussion of signs and meanings, an overview of the historical development of signs, as well as sections on ancient American ideograms, the astrological system of symbols, the mystical pentagram, and the signs of the alchemists. Contents include: Ideographic Dictionary; Word Index; Graphic Index; Graphic Search Index. . Oversized Soft Cover. Very Good. Used.


Identification of Woods Used for Ties and Timbers : Guidebook for the Identification of Woods Used for Ties and Timber, Filibert Roth

By Koehler, Arthur; Roth, Filibert

Washington, D.C., U.S.A: Washington Government Printing Office, 1917 79 pages plus extra pages with 31 plates (in b/w), maps, index, black flexible boards, first page has inscription "Compliments of the Author, AK". Book has light scuff at corners & edges, few faint smudges on some pages rear flexible cover has light crease. Contents include: Annual Rings; Structure of Hardwoods; Structure of Conifers; Sapwood and Heartwood; Physical Properties Useful in Identifying Woods; How to Proceed in Identifying Wood; Key for the Identification of Woods without the Aid of a Hand Lens; Key for the Identification of Woods with the Aid of a Hand Lens; A Method of Distinguishing Longleaf from Shortleaf and Loblolly Pine Ties. . Signed by Author. Very Good/No Jacket. Used.


Medical Terms : Their Origin and Construction

By Roberts, Ffrangcon

Springfield, IL, USA: Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1955. 88 pages, Index of Words & Index of Subjects, stiff soft covers. Few small spots on covers, light edge & corner wear, owners name on first page. In this book the meaning is given only when it is not clear from the context. Part I gives the origin of words and the principles of their construction. Part II, which is modelled on Roget's Thesaurus, brings together synonyms and antonyms so as to show how words are related by resemblance, contrast and shades of meaning. Contents include: Surces of Medical Words; Persistence of Primitive Conceptions; Principles of Derivation; Word-Construction; Greek and Latin Anatomical Synonyms; etc.. Soft Cover. Good +. Used.