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HOW TO SPEAK DOG: MASTERING DOG-HUMAN COMMUNICATION

by Stanley Coren

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Published
2000
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9780684865348
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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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INTERNATIONAL LOGOS & TRADEMARKS

by Supon Phornirunlit

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Published
1991, 1993
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Fine
Edition
First
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$36.45

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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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ENGLISH FURNITURE STYLES

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Published
1962
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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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WOODWORKER'S GUIDE TO HAND PLANES

by Scott Wynn

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Vancouver Bookseller
Published
2010
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781561588756
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$36.45

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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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MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE

by Harry A Jones

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Published
1926
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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$28.35

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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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COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

by COWAL HIGHLAND GATHERING at DUNOON

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Published
1976
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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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IS IT GENUINE? A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING 18th-CENTURY FURNITURE

by W. Crawley, Maurice Michael

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Published
1971
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780413271600
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$20.25

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This is a first edition of Is It Genuine? A Guide to the Identification of 18th-Century Furniture. It was written by two English antiques dealers and published in 1971. This book is an essential guide to identifying 18th-century furniture and is a must-have for collectors and dealers. In 156 pages, and with loads of photos, it tells… Read more
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THE PERFECT EDGE: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SHARPENING FOR WOODWORKERS

by Ron Hock

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Published
2010
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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This is a pristine stated first edition copy of The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers, written by the American knife- and blade-maker Ron Hock. From a review: "If you've never experienced the pleasure of using a really sharp tool, you're missing one of the real pleasures of woodworking. In The Perfect… Read more
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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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$32.40

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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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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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$40.51

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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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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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THE DAVID & CHARLES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EVERYDAY ANTIQUES

by Ronald Pearsall

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Vancouver Bookseller
Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780715398685
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$24.30

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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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OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY

by Michael Lynch

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Vancouver Bookseller
Published
2007
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780199234820
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$32.40

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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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RECIPE ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Murdoch Books

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Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second
ISBN
9781551106427
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$32.40

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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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NEW WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COOKING

by CULINARY ARTS INSTITUTE

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Published
1979
Condition
Very Good+
ISBN
9780832605406
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$48.61

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This is the 1979 edition of The New World Encyclopedia of Cooking, which was first published in 1972 and was a best-seller for a long time. Hardcover, 832 pages, weight is 4 1/2 lbs. It contains 4000 recipes and 1250 photos. Editorial includes complete menus, nutrition, cocktails, parties, microwave cooking, food processor cooking and crock cookery. This copy has… Read more
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THE MACMILLAN DICTIONARY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

by Elizabeth-Anne Wheal, Stephen Pope

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Published
1995
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second
ISBN
9780333619360
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$32.40

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This is the second edition of the MacMillan Dictionary of The Second World War, which was first published in 1989. This is a comprehensive guide to World War II. More than 1600 detailed entries, plus 15 maps and a series of front-by-front chronologies, covering every aspect of the war, from theaters, actions and operations to weapons, tactics and… Read more
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CARE & REPAIR OF FURNITURE

by Albert Jackson, David Day

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Published
2006
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780061137303
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$32.40

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This is a stated first edition of Care & Repair of Furniture, the essential step-by-step guide to buying, repairing, and finishing furniture. It was written by the British DIY and maintenance experts Albert Jackson and David Day. It contains key skills and hints for all levels of experience, tips on how to browse markets and… Read more
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BAND SAW HANDBOOK

by Mark Duginske

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780806963983
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$20.25

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This is the Band Saw Handbook, written by the American woodworker and inventor Mark Duginske. It covers every saw, blade, option, and technique--and how to select the right one. It includes 1,000 illustrations and step-by-step instructions offer a complete course in cutting basics: curve and circle work, straight cuts, unusual designs, and advanced techniques. It offers… Read more
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SHERATON FURNITURE

by Ralph Fastnedge

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Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780907462477
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$28.35

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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. It discusses the influences of Sheraton's designs and the range of this famous Drawing Book, which was published in 1793. Other designers and furniture makers of that period are discussed in relation to Sheraton. It's very useful… Read more
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GUIDE TO FURNITURE STYLES, ENGLISH & FRENCH 1450-1850

by John Gloag

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Published
1972
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780684129389
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$32.40

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This is a first edition of Guide to Furniture Styles, English and French 1450 to 1850, published in 1972. It is an authoritative book describing design, form, construction and decoration of furniture from the Gothic tradition, through Elizabethan and Jacobean, the Baroque, Rococo and Regency, to early Victoria. It is a very useful reference for designers,… Read more
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