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    Illustrated Library Of Cooking - Chicken by Time-Life Books Editors / Culinary Arts Institute Staff

    Time-Life Books. Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1984. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 0832608068 . 001606: No Jacket as Issued. "Contains recipes by Michael Field, James Beard, and Allison Williams. Has decorated endpapers. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 8.5 x 11 in.: 77 pages .


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    £76.00

    The Grocer's Encyclopedia by Ward, Artemas [ed.]

    New York: Artemas Ward. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed. 1911. First Edition. Green/gilt hardback cloth cover. 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 748pp. 80 colour plates and numerous b/w illustrations. .


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    Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice.; Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Locomotives, their Parts and Equipment; Descriptions and Illustrations of Shops and Tools Employed in their Construction and Repair; Locomotives Built in America for Railroad and Industrial Operations in Foreign Co by WRIGHT, Roy V

    New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1930. Ninth Edition. hardcover. very good. Replete with photographs and information on locomotives and parts, plus many technical diagrams. 1440 pages. Very thick 4to, original black cloth with gilt-lettered spine; lightly scuffed and faded in spots but very sturdy. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1930. Hardcover. Ninth edition. Very good.


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    Fire: Scientific American Library Series by Lyons, John W

    Oxford, England / New York, New York: Scientific American Books - W. H. Freeman & Co.. Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1983. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 0716750104 . 006978: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Printing Number Line (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0) . Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. This book is #14 of this Series. Dustjacket has a very small worn spot on front. Content Chapters include: Fire * The Candle * Fire On The Hearth * Furnaces and Combustion Chambers * Unwanted Fire * Fire! * House Afire * For Further Reading * Sources of the Illustrations * Index. If interested, I have several other volumes in this Scientific American Library Series available. : 9 x 9.5 in.: 170 pages .


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    €75,000.00

    Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. by DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES

    VERY RARE: FIRST EDITION OF THE GREAT FRENCH ENCYCLOPEDIE, NEARLY COMPLET (LACKING 4 PLANCHES) IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! DIDEROT, DENIS, - D'ALEMBERT, JACQUES. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de gens de lettres. I-XVII + Supplement I-IV + Planches I-XI + Supplement Planches + Table analytique et raisonnée des metieres. I-II. Paris - Neufchastel - Amsterdam 1751-80. VERY GOOD; NEARLY COMPLETE - ONLY 5 PAGES MISSING (The hermafrodite pages intact). Folio. Engraved frontispiece, 1 folding engraved genealogical table in vol. I, 7 folding printed tables, 3126 engraved plates (partly folding, double plate = 2 plates, tripple plates =3), lacking, according to plate lists, 4 plates; some spotting and browning, some offsetting, some with dampstains to margins). Including Hermafrodite pages. Contemporary marbled full calf bindings in very good renovated condition. Text with some spotting and staining, some minor marginal tears, minor notes, vol. IV spotted. A few volumes with some dampstaining, mainly in the margins or corners, minor foxing, some minor tears (in Table II tears to title and endpaper), 1 repair to false title in vol. IV. 35 volumes, A few leaves in vol. XI partly loose, otherwise very good condition. RARE THIS COMPLETE AND IN THIS CONDITION! PICTURES ON DEMAND. TRANSPORT FEES INCLUDED.


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    Miller's Cool Collectibles by Synge, Dan

    London, England: Miller - Octopus Publishing. New with No Dust Jacket as issued. 2004. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 1840008946 . 005157: No Jacket as Issued. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black remainder mark on edge of page block. "From gadgets to games to guitars, the essence of cool and how to collect it is brought together in this chunky compact tome. An array of stylishly contemporary necessities, pastimes, and luxuries are accompanied by vibrant text and full-color photos - often confirming the real value of those comics stashed under the bed or indicating that the Hawaiian shirt at the back of the closet should come out more often. Different sections deal with items from the home and those related to play and style. Bikes, automobilia, and aeromobilia are covered in Go, while Sound covers such essentials as jukeboxes and rock memorabilia, and Sport showcases surfing, bowling, and more. " Chapters include sections on: Electronic Gadgets * Telephones * Bar and Cocktail * Movie Posters * Globes * Pulp Fiction * Comics * Magazines * Packaging * Pinball Machines * Computer Games * Board Games * Space Toys * Toy Cars * Cameras * Hawaiian Shirts * Denim * T-shirts * Sneakers * Watches * Sunglasses * Ties * Jewellery * Militaria * Bikes and Scooters * Bicycles * Automobilia * Aeronautica * Guitars * Synths * Jukeboxes * Rock Collectibles * Soccer * Baseball * Surfing * Boxing * and Useful Addresses.: Remainder: 6 x 6.5 in.: 208 pages .


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    AUD $20.00

    The World Book Dictionary 2 Volumes A-K ; L-Z. by Barnhart, Clarence & Barnhart, Robert K

    Chicago: Field Enterprises Educational Corporation. 1976. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Black & white illustrations. This is a heavy item and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. 2430 pages . 1st thus. Hardback.


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    Salads: The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series by Olney, Richard (Editor) / Cutler, Carol (Editor) / Tower, Jeremiah (Editor)

    Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books. Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1980. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 0809428814 . 005813: No Jacket as Issued. Stated First Printing. Volume has green cloth on spine and back cover with white lettering, plus multi-colored front cover and illustrated endpapers. Copy still has the original two red ribbon bookmarks attached and in good condition. One spot of green cloth on front board has been slightly rubbed. Chapters include: Introduction * Vegetables and Fruits * Cooked Vegetables * Meats and Poultry * Fish and Shellfish * Composed Salads * Anthology of Recipes * Recipe Index * General Index/Glossary * Recipe Credits * Acknowledgments and Picture Credits. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. If interested, I have several other books in this The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series available. : Photographs: 9.25 x 10.75 in.: 176 pages .


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    AUD $15.00

    The Complete Encyclopedia of Locomotives by De Cet, Mirco & Kent, Alan

    Netherland: Rebo Publishers. 2006. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour photographs. 303 pages This book takes you through the railway histories of several countries around the world. . 1st Edition (Presumed). Hardback.


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    $35.00

    Wine: The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series by Olney, Richard (Editor) / Cutler, Carol (Editor) / Prial, Frank J. (Editor)

    Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books. Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1983. 1983 Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 0809429675 . 011015: No Jacket as Issued. Volume has maroon cloth on spine and back cover with white lettering, plus multi-colored front cover and illustrated endpapers. Copy still has the original two red ribbon bookmarks attached and in good condition. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for light rubbing on front board corners). Chapters include: Introduction * Selecting Wine * Serving Wine * Wine In A Menu * Cooking With Wine * A Guide To The World's Wines * Anthology of Recipes * Recipe Index * General Index/Glossary * Recipe Credits * Acknowledgments and Picture Credits. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. If interested, I have several other books in this The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series available. : Photographs: 9.25 x 10.75 in.: 176 pages .


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    $3.00

    Pasta (The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes) by Time-Life Editors

    Time Life Education, 1981. Hardcover. Good. Tall hardcover. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to boards. May not be available for international shipment due to weight/size.


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    The Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Paul Edwards

    New York: Macmillan, 1972. h. good. Complete set of 4 books, each containing 2 volumes. Blue cloth covered boards with gold print on the front, gold and red on the spine. This is NOT a former library item. Volumes rate very good, except volume 5/6: Dampstain on the top edge of the textblock on vol. 5/6, does not extend into the surface of the pages. Pages are clean and unmarked; some soiling to bottom edges of textblock. Macmillan / Free Press hard covers, no dust jackets as issued; 1967 text but 1972 reprint edition. 529 + 571 + 521 + 544 pages. 8vo (7.75"" x 10.25"")


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    International Library of Technology 90. Sign And Banner Making Practical Design And Ornament

    Scranton: International Textbook Co., 1921. Hardcover. Very good condition. Number 90 of a series. "A series of textbooks for persons engaged in engineering profession, trades, and vocational occupations or for those who desire information concerning them. Fully illustrated." 8vo. vi, 239, iv. 3/4 brown cloth with green boards. Gilt text on spine, marbled endpapers. Numerous b/w ills, 2 color ills (1 disbound but present, edge frayed), index. Slt. rubbed on spine head/foot, interior clean, binding tight.


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    $33.00

    Snacks & Sandwiches: The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series by Olney, Richard (Editor) / Cutler, Carol (Editor) / Dionot, Francois (Editor)

    Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books. Fine with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1983. 1980 Edition: Third Printing. Hard Cover. 0809428830 . 006903: No Jacket as Issued. Volume has red cloth on spine and back cover with white lettering, plus multi-colored front cover and illustrated endpapers. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy still has the original two red ribbon bookmarks attached and in good condition. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, brightly colored, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Chapters include: Introduction * Small Treats * Bread Bases and Cases * Pastry * An International Medley * Anthology of Recipes * Recipe Index * General Index/Glossary * Recipe Credits * Acknowledgments and Picture Credits. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. If interested, I have several other books in this The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series available. : Photographs: 9.25 x 10.75 in.: 176 pages .


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    $299.00

    The Historical Encyclopedia of Wyoming (Vol. 1 & 2) by Chamblin, Thomas S. (Editor)

    Wyoming Historical Institute, 1970. Hardcover. Used- Near Fine condition. Two volume set . Books are clean and tight. Books show light shelf wear. Volume 1 has a small dent on the front cover that is piercing the WY of the word Wyoming. Volume 1 also has a dent on the lower middle section on the back cover, and two very small dents on the bottom edge of the front and back covers. Light bumping on the corners of both volumes. No markings on the inside of either book. Photos are of the books we have here at Barbed Wire Books.


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    McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia Of Science & Technology by Parker, Sybil P. (Editor)

    McGraw-Hill Book Company. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1985. Third Edition: Fifth Printing. Hard Cover. 0070454825 . 002486: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. This is based on the 15-volume McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. The Concise Encyclopedia contains some 7,900 alphabetically arranged articles (300 new to this edition), with more than 1,600 photographs and line drawings, covered in 2,065 pages. An analytical index aids in locating information for topics that do not have their own entries. There are also 15 appendices covering such topics as the Greek alphabet, conversion tables, the periodic table of elements, mathematical notations, a geological time scale, and biographical listings. This edition offers quick access to vital information in 75 broad fields of study, including astronomy, life sciences, chemistry, physics, earth science, computers, electronics, and medicine. "Wisconsin Professional Engineer" stamp on title page and jacket has a well-repaired short tear at edge on front. Price INCLUDES FULL EXTRA COST of media delivery. USPS Priority would be extra. : 9 x 11 in.: 2065 pages .


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    €4,250.00

    Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, 131 Volumes by Lardner, The Rev. Dionysius, ed

    London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor 1830-1841, 1830. Hardcover. Good. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor, 1830-1841. First edition. Good. Comprising: Sir Walter Scott, History of Scotland (2 volumes); William Desborough Cooley, History of Maritime Discovery; Michael Donovan, Domestic Economy, I A Treatise on Brewing, II Human Food; Henry Kater and Lardner, Mechanics; Henry Roscoe, Lives of Eminent British Lawyers; Sir Janes Mackintosh, William Wallace and Robert Bell, History of England (10); Thomas Keightley, Outlines of History; Thomas Colley Grattan, The History of the Netherlands; Eyre Evand Crowe, History of France (3); Henry Fergus, The History of the Western World; the United States of America (2); John Herschel, Preliminary Discourse on Natural Philosophy; Lardner, Hydrostatics and Pneumatics; David Brewster, Treatise on Optics; Samuel Astley Dunham, History of Poland; John Forster, The Lives of British Statesmen of the Commonwealth (7); George Richardson Porter, A Treatise on the Origin, Progressive Improvement, and Present State of the Silk Manufacture; John Holland, A Treatise on the Progressive Improvement, and Present State of Manufactures in Metal (3); George Robert Glieg, Lives of the Most Eminent British Military Commanders (3); George Richardson Porter, History of the Manufacture of Porcelain and Glass; Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi, History of the Italian Republics; Samuel Astley Dunham, History of Spain and Portugal (5); Anon., The History of Switzerland; Michael Donovan, Treatise on Chemistry; Lardner, A Treatise on Heat; Robert Southey, The Naval History of England (5); Henry Stebbing, History of the Christian Church (2); John Herschel, A Treatise on Astronomy; Nicholas Harris Nicolas, Chronology of History; Samuel Astley Dunham, The History of Europe during the Middle Ages (4); Eyre Evan Crowe, George Payne and Rainsford James, Eminent Foreign Statesmen (5); Thomas Dusley Fosbroke, History, Arts, Manufactures, Manners and Institutions of Greeks and Romans (2); Robert Bell, History of Rome (2); Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi, Fall of the Roman Empire (2); Baden Powell, History of Natural Philosophy; Lardner, Treatise on Arithmetic; William John Swainson, Discourse on the Study of Natural History; Mary Shelley, David Brewster, James Montgomery and others, Lives of Literary Men ofItaly, Spain and Portugal (3); Thomas Moore, History of Ireland (4); William John Swainson, A Treatise on the Geography of Animals; Connop Thirlwall, History of Greece (8); William John Swainson, The Natural History and Classification of Quadrupeds; John Stevens Hemslow, The Principles of Descriptive and Physiological Botany; Henry Stebbing, History of the Reformation (2); Robert Bell, A History of Russia (3); William John Swainson, A Natural History and Classification of Birds (2); Samuel Astley Dunham and others, Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain (5); John Phillips, A Treatise on Geology (2); William John Swainson, Animals in Menagerie; Mary Shelley and others, Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of France (2); Augustus de Morgan, Essay on Probabilities; William John Swainson, Fish, Reptiles and Amphibians; Samuel Astley Dunham, History of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (3); William John Swainson, Habits and Instincts of Animals; William John Swainson, Taxidermy; Lardner, Geometry and its Applications; William John Swainson and William Edward Shickard, On the History and Arrangement of Insects; Lardner and Charles Vincent Walker, Manual of Electricity, Magnetism and Meteorology. The two missing volumes are William John Swainson, Shells and Shell-fish and Anon., Cities and Principal Towns of the World. Volumes were originally made available at a price of six shillings each (or £39, 18s cloth lettered for all 133 volumes), which was later reduced to three and six as public enthusiasm for them tailed off. They were not, however, all issued in sets; the History of England, for instance, are Volumes VIII, VXIII, XXXVII,


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    Miller's Complete A-Z Of Collectables by Marsh, Madeleine (Editor)

    London, England: Miller/Mitchell Beazley. New in New Dust Jacket. 2004. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 1840003855 . 005207: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has very small black/red remainder mark on edge of page block. "Includes nearly 60 categories and over 1,000 colour photographs. Practical collecting advice combines with historical information on niche subject areas as well as the main collecting categories such as ceramics and glass. Collectables now rival antiques in popularity, with a range of items that is truly vast. With such niche subjects, there is often little published information available—but this comprehensive A-Z guide fills the need. It covers everything from amusement and slot machines to bicycles erotica, and telephones, as well as more traditional collecting categories such as ceramics, costume jewelry, and glass. With nearly 60 subject topics in all, this is a treasure trove of information on the history and the market of emerging collecting areas that will prove indispensable for the collector, the dealer, and the appraiser. ": Remainder: Photographs: 8.75 x 11.25 in.: 224 pages .


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    Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind by Ian Douglas, Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson (Edited by)

    New York: Routledge, 1996. CI1 - An ex-library hardcover book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some markout info and stains, some bumped corners and dog-eared pages, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind is an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. 9.5"x6.5", 1021 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.


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    Poultry: The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series by Olney, Richard (Editor) / Cutler, Carol (Editor)

    Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books. Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1979. 1979 Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 0809428563 . 006343: No Jacket as Issued. Stated First Printing. Volume has black cloth on spine and back cover with white lettering, plus multi-colored front cover and illustrated endpapers. Copy still has the original two red ribbon bookmarks attached and in good condition. Corner of front board has been slightly rubbed. Chapters include: Introduction * Pan Frying * Deep Frying * Roasting and Grilling * Braising * Poaching * A Medley of Methods * Anthology of Recipes * Recipe Index * General Index/Glossary * Recipe Credits * Acknowledgments and Picture Credits. If interested, I have several other books in this The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series available. : 9.25 x 10.75 in.: 176 pages .


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    Encyclopedia of Home Care for the Elderly by Ada Romaine-Davis, Jennifer Boondas, and Ayeliffe Lenihan (Edited by)

    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1995. R2 - A 2nd printing ex-library hardcover book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some markout info, inside pages lightly wavy, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9.5"x6.5", 436 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.


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    $27.00

    Poultry: The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series by Olney, Richard (Editor) / Cutler, Carol (Editor)

    Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books. Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1981. 1981 Edition: Fourth Printing. Hard Cover. 0809428504 . 006900: No Jacket as Issued. Volume has black cloth on spine and back cover with white lettering, plus multi-colored front cover and illustrated endpapers. Copy still has an original red ribbon bookmarks attached and in good condition. Upper corner of front board has been bumped and board has short scratch at bottom edge. Chapters include: Introduction * Pan Frying * Deep Frying * Roasting and Grilling * Braising * Poaching * A Medley of Methods * Anthology of Recipes * Recipe Index * General Index/Glossary * Recipe Credits * Acknowledgments and Picture Credits. If interested, I have several other books in this The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series available. : Photographs: 9.25 x 10.75 in.: 176 pages .


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