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THE NEW PURITY COOK BOOK:
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THE NEW PURITY COOK BOOK:

Saint John, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary: Maple Leaf Mills Limited, 1970. Foreword by Anna Lee Scott. Edition not stated as no date given but the foreword makes reference to "our first cookbook, published more than 50 years ago." The first version of this cookbook appeared in 1917 so this copy would date from the 1970s. Double columns per page with recipe titles printed in red. An excellent collection of recipes for main courses as well as baked goods.. First Edition. Pictorial Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Pictures, some colour, some black and white.

$25.00

THE ART OF TAOIST TAI CHI
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THE ART OF TAOIST TAI CHI

By John Panter and Rick Davis

Spiral Bound pictorial card cover; book in original shrink wrap. French and English text; ("L'art du tai chi taoïste"). Reference guide for students of Taoist Tai Chi featuring Master Moy Lin-shin; for "Cultivating Mind and Body." 108 pages richly illustrated with many B&W photos. 9¾" x 12". Still in plastic - could be either the 1990 or the 1992 edition. Spiral Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as issued).

$70.00

Small Boat Conversion
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Small Boat Conversion

By John Lewis

36 Soho Square London W I: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1951. From the inside Jacket "Nowadays the impecunious yachtsman can rarely afford to buy a boat, but he can still buy a lifeboat, a whaler, or one of the many other ex-service boats that are on the market, and convert it into the kind of boat he wants. John Lewis here describes several ways of converting lifeboats and other small craft. He tells step by step how his own ketch was made from a 26-ft. lifeboat, giving every detail of the work. He is himself an amateur, so he sees the job from the novice's point of view and does not take any knowledge of boat-building for granted. The book contains 16 pages of blue-print plans, 101 illustrations in the text and 33 black and white photographs.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by R. J. Rice from Designs by the Author. 9" - 6" Tall.

$25.00

FALCONRY
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FALCONRY

By Blaine, Gilbert

London: Philip Allan, 1936. The Sportsman's Library Vol. XV. First Edition. Hard Cover. Red boards with slight bumping and rubbing to corners. Spine is faded with several stains; spine shaken. Illustrated with black and white photos. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 1/2" x 5".

$50.00

BETTY CROCKER\'S NEW PICTURE COOK BOOK
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BETTY CROCKER'S NEW PICTURE COOK BOOK

By Betty Crocker

McGraw Hill Book Company , 1961. Pictorial ring binder, very good condition, lower spine slightly parted, some pages have little creases and folds, overall in very good condition.. First Edition Fourth Printing. Spiral. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Joseph Pearson.

$100.00

OFFICIAL N.R.A. MILLENIUM SOUVENIR BOOKS (1860-2000)
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OFFICIAL N.R.A. MILLENIUM SOUVENIR BOOKS (1860-2000)

By Various

Bisley, Woking, Surrey: National Rifle Association, 2000. Books both in near fine condition. Very good blue cloth slipcase, minor scuffing on bottom, gilt NRA logo and titling to front and spine. Number 170 of 650 limited edition copies. N.R.A. Jubilee 1860-1909; Official Souvenir of 50 Meetings at Wimbledon & Bisley. Facsimile reprint of first edition; front bottom corner bumped, otherwise near fine. N.R.A. Millenium 1910-2000; Official Souvenir of 90 years at Bisley. First edition, first printing 2000. This two-book set commemorates 140 years of the National Rifle Association's meetings at Bisley. The first book is a reproduction of the original 1909 souvenir of the 50 meetings and Wimbledon and Bisley (copy 170). The second book was printed in 2000 and celebrates 90 years of meetings at Bisley. An attractive gift for a gun lover.. First Edition, Limited Numbered Edition. Illustrated Hard Cover. Near Fine/Boxed.

$35.00

HINTS ON SKETCHING FROM NATURE
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HINTS ON SKETCHING FROM NATURE

By Green, N.E.

London, England: George Rowney & Company c. 1917. Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt titling to front and spine; blind-stamped decoration to all sides. Corners and spine ends are bumped. Gilt page-edges; spine shaken and cracked. Some tidy notes on blank pages and in few margins, but does not interfere with text. 68 pages, including numerous full and half-page illustrations in black and white, and in addition to publisher's advertisements in back.. Thirty-First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Green, N.E.. 7" x 5".

$35.00

SONGS OF THE EDINBURGH ANGLING CLUB
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SONGS OF THE EDINBURGH ANGLING CLUB

By Edinburgh Angling Club

Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1858. Green buckram gilt stamped on front cover and spine, shaken, slightly uneven pages, bad cracking at the front and middle of the pages, occasional smudges and neat pencil markings, overall good condition of contents. Features many illustrations by members of the club, including a frontispiece of the cover stamp. "A collection of songs for the prominent Edinburgh Angling Club, this collectible was privately printed for members of the club and features many beautiful engravings by some members.". First 1858. Buckram. Fair/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Illustrations Drawn and Engraved by Members of the Club.

$120.00

SHIP MODEL MAKING; HOW TO MAKE WORTH-WHILE MODELS OF DECORATIVE SHIPS
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SHIP MODEL MAKING; HOW TO MAKE WORTH-WHILE MODELS OF DECORATIVE SHIPS

By McCann, E. Armitage

New York: The Norman W. Henley Publishing Co., 1926. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. White mark to center of front board and slight sunning to spine. Minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Page edges toned. Decorative paste downs and end papers and colour frontispiece of model ships: 'The Galley and the Galleon'. Tight, clean copy; 129 pages including eighty-three illustrations and two large original plans in back pocket, plus a 39-page 'Catalogue of the Best Practical and Mechanical Books'. Printed in 1926, this handbook is as much a historical picture of model shipmaking as it is useful!. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 9" - 6" Tall.

$40.00

THE ART AND CRAFT OF STAINED GLASS
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THE ART AND CRAFT OF STAINED GLASS

By Twining, E. W.

Bath: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1928. Blue cloth covered boards with black and gilt titling and decorative design to front and spine. One small damp stain to spine and slight evidence of sunning to front. Pages edges and half-title page are slightly toned. Some bumping to spine ends and corners. Spine cracked and shaken. Tight, clean copy; 238 pages plus original advertisements in back. Includes numerous illustrations, diagrams, and sketches in colour, monochrome, and black and white, as well as the original tipped-in wax paper diagrams including a scale for a complete kiln, a design for a glass painter's easel, and 'The Cartoon' which is a full size drawing of one portion or figure in the design of a window. Decorative frontispiece depicts 'The sketch for the "Sir Galahad's Visionne" Panel. The contents include chapters on Processes and Materials, Designing for Stained Glass, and The Sketch, among many others. This is as much a historical depiction of Stained Glass at the time of printing, as it is a practical manual for those interested today. Scarce.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). 10" x 7 1/2".

$90.00

WALKER\'S PITCH
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WALKER'S PITCH

By Walker, Richard

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1959. Anglian Times Series. Green cloth-covered boards; stamped silver lettering and decorative design; top pages edges green; small crease to top edge (probably production fault). Pictorial dust jacket; smudging to back; top end of spine and back corner taped; slight edgewear; not price clipped. Very clean sound copy. 146 pages plus 2 pages advertising Anglian Times Series. Illustrated with black and white plates - full page reproductions of photographs: fishing scenes. A selection of articles from "Angling Times" arranged by the author in such order as to make a notable contribution to coarse-fishing literature. Contents include "excitingly original" methods for catching roach, chub, tench and carp and chapters on tactics, tackle and behaviour of fish. Very uncommon.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clear Brodart Covering.

$25.00

ANGLING IN EARNEST
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ANGLING IN EARNEST

By Taylor, Fred

London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1962. Foreword by Richard Walker. Black boards, gilt stamped lettering; bookseller's neat sticker on front pastedown; 2 faint tiny marks on front page edges. Pictorial dust jacket; slightly rubbed; clipped. Very clean, sound copy. 148 pages including Index. Illustrated with a number of reproductions of black and white photographs; drawings. An engaging and informative account of the author's first-hand experiences as an angler - including: chub, rudd, tench, bream, eels, dace, pike, carp, roach and perch.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Maurice Ingham . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clear Brodart Covering.

$25.00