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cover of THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES

THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVES

by Robert Tufnell

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Published
1987
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Fine
Edition
First reprint
ISBN
9780948872976
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This is a first reprint of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Railway Locomotives, written by the British writer Robert Tufnell and published in 1987. It covers 180 years of worldwide locomotive development, from the first steam engine journey to high-speed French trains. 256 pages, packed with photographs, specs, charts and drawings. It's a big book--9" x 12" and 3… Read more
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cover of ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First North American
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This is a mint-condition first North American edition (stated) of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail, How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It's a gorgeous, expensive book, with 400+ color photographs and labeled drawings. It shows how to identify furniture, silver, glassware and porcelain according to their historical period, and shows… Read more
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cover of THE COLLINS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCOTLAND

THE COLLINS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCOTLAND

by John and Julia Keay

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Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002550826
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$18.76

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This is the Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland, the first UK edition published in 1994. It contains a wealth of information about Scottish history, famous Scottish people, cities, castles, cathedrals, forts, sports and the Scottish way of life, past and present. 4000 entries, 500+ photographs. It is a big book--1046 pages. 7" x 10" x 2.5" There's quite a lot of… Read more
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cover of THE SWINGING SPORRAN

THE SWINGING SPORRAN

by Roddy Martine, Andrew Campbell

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780904505887
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$15.01

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This is a first edition (1980) of The Swinging Sporran, A lighthearted guide to the basic steps of Scottish reels and country dances, by the Scottish journalists ROddy Martine and Andrew Cambell. It provides detailed instruction for 16 Scottish dances, complete with diagrams and amusing illustrations. 120 pages. This book has not been read and is in pristine… Read more
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cover of ANTIQUES: PROFESSIONAL SECRETS FOR THE AMATEUR

ANTIQUES: PROFESSIONAL SECRETS FOR THE AMATEUR

by MICHEL DOUSSY

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First English Reprint
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This is a copy of the first reprint of Antiques: Professional Secrets for the Amateur, by the French art expert Michel Doussy. It was first published in French in 1971. It was first published in English in 1973; this copy was printed in 1974. It is still selling. That is because it provides exhaustive and endlessly… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN LIVING ENTERTAINMENT COOKBOOK

THE CANADIAN LIVING ENTERTAINMENT COOKBOOK

by CAROL FERGUSON

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Published
1997
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780394221533
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This is an un-read copy of The Canadian Living Entertaining Cookbook written by the Canadian Living Magazine food writers and prominent food writer Carol Ferguson. It was published in 1997 and was a best-seller. Soft laminated cover, heavily illustrated with very high-quality photographs. It is laid out by occasion, with occasion ideas, cultural menus, and lots of useful… Read more
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cover of REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

REGIMENTS OF THE SCOTTISH DIVISION: HISTORIES, TARTANS & MUSIC

by Peter Simkins, W. A. Thorburn, Brian Keeling, John Maclellan, W. D. Arbuthnott

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Published
1973
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780333149478
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$17.26

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This is a first edition of Regiments of the Scottish Division: Histories, Tartans and Music. It was produced by the British Army as a pictorial history and published in 1973. It is a 34-page, softcover book, packed with photographs (most in color) and covers all of the regiments in the Scottish Division (contents is in photo #2). It's … Read more
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cover of HOW TO SPEAK DOG: MASTERING DOG-HUMAN COMMUNICATION

HOW TO SPEAK DOG: MASTERING DOG-HUMAN COMMUNICATION

by Stanley Coren

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Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780684865348
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$16.51

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This is a first edition (2000) of How to Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication, written by the Canadian psychologist and renowned dog expert Stanley Coren. With the help of dozens of illustrations, it tells you how to communicate with your dog, what your dog is saying or trying to say, and how you can use… Read more
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cover of INTERNATIONAL LOGOS & TRADEMARKS

INTERNATIONAL LOGOS & TRADEMARKS

by Supon Phornirunlit

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Published
1991, 1993
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$33.77

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These books are of interest to those who are interested in the history of graphic design, and corporate branding. Through the 1980s and 1990s, American creative director Supon Phornirunlit held international design competitions to showcase the world's finest logo, trademark and identity materials design. He published three volumes. This set is volumes I and II, going through… Read more
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cover of ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Published
1962
Condition
Fine
Edition
First US
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This is a near-perfect copy of English Furniture Styles, written in 1962 by the English art historian Ralph Fastnedge.This is the first US edition, published two years later. This book is now rare. This is a comprehensive, authoritative and profusely-illustrated survey of the evolution of English furniture. It is broken down into 11 periods, ending with Regency.… Read more
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cover of THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WOODWORKING

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WOODWORKING

by Rebo Publishing

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Published
2006
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9789036618700
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$22.52

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This is a stated first edition of The Ultimate Guide to Woodworking, published in the Netherlands in 2006 by Rebo Publishing, a company which produced very high-end how-to books. It contains pretty much everything you need to know--wood, tools, techniques, cabinetmaking, workshop outfitting etc. The Table of Contents is 4 pages and the book weighs 4 1/2 lbs. 427… Read more
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cover of WOODWORKER'S GUIDE TO HAND PLANES

WOODWORKER'S GUIDE TO HAND PLANES

by Scott Wynn

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Published
2010
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781561588756
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$30.02

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This is a first printing of the Workworker's Guide to Hand Planes: How to Choose, Set Up, and Master the Most Useful Planes for Today's Workshop. It was written by the California woodworker Scott Wynn and published, in soft cover only, in 2010. See table of contents photos. It's described as "a technically rich analysis and evaluation of every hand plane style… Read more
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cover of MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE

MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE

by Harry A Jones

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Published
1926
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$26.27

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This is a first edition, first printing, of Progressive Lessons in Machine Shop Practice, Book I. It was produced as a textbook by Harry A Jones, Machine Shop Instructor at Vancouver Technical School, and the title page states that it was authorized for use in the schools of British Columbia. However, it quickly became an international… Read more
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cover of COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

by COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

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Published
1976
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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This is the official program of the 1976 Cowal Highland Gathering in Dunoon Scotland. The event was founded in 1871 and still takes place every August. This is much more than a program--it's a detailed 98-page book listing every event, and every participant in every event. The binding is still nice and tight. No one ever actually read… Read more
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cover of A TREASURY OF WORLD ANTIQUES OVER FIVE CENTURIES

A TREASURY OF WORLD ANTIQUES OVER FIVE CENTURIES

by Anthony Livesey

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780600304821
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This is the first reprint of A Treasury of World Antiques, a best-seller written by the British historian Anthony Livesey and first published in 1979. It was re-printed for WH Smith Books the following year. It covers 5 centuries of collectibles, of every kind. Silver, porcelain, furniture, toys, jewellery etc., and it's laid out by century… Read more
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cover of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SEA POWER

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SEA POWER

by Chris Bishop

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780600332749
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$18.76

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This is the second printing (UK) of The Encyclopedia of World Sea Power, which was first published in the UK in 1988. It shows and describes the capabilities of submarines, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, patrol craft, hovercraft, missiles, anti-aircraft weapons, and underwater weapon systems used by the world's navies. It includes 250 color… Read more
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cover of IS IT GENUINE?

IS IT GENUINE?

by John Bly

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
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This is an unread copy of the best-selling book Is It Genuine? How to Collect Antiques with Confidence, written by the British antiques expert and Antiques Roadshow appraiser John Bly. It was first published in 1986 and was a best-seller; this is a copy of its first reprint, in 1987. It is an invaluable book for collectors of antique furniture, metalware, … Read more
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cover of THE DAVID & CHARLES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERYDAY ANTIQUES

THE DAVID & CHARLES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERYDAY ANTIQUES

by Ronald Pearsall

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780715398685
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$16.51

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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In its main A-Z section, this British publication covers ground not often explored by American guides to antiques and collectibles, including Axminster carpets, "Billies and Charlies,'' fairings, garden gnomes, and trench art. There are other sections as well.… Read more
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cover of OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY

OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY

by Michael Lynch

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Published
2007
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780199234820
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$18.76

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This is the second printing--the softcover printing--of Oxford Companion to Scottish History, The Definitive Guide to 2000 Years of Scottish History, published in 2007. With contributions from the foremost authorities in their fields, it covers the whole country and discusses such things as archaeology, culture, languages, national identity, living standards and religion. It deals… Read more
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cover of RECIPE ENCYCLOPEDIA

RECIPE ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Murdoch Books

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Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second
ISBN
9781551106427
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$30.02

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This is the second edition of Recipe Encyclopedia: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cooking, first published in Australia in 1995. It is a dictionary of ingredients, and it covers cooking terms, famous dishes, national cuisines and the colorful history of food. There are guidelines on choosing and using foods and 26 special sections with recipes. It is 496… Read more
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