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1 American Orchid Society Handbook on Orchid Culture
Cambridge Massachusetts American Orchid Society 1982 Revised Stapled Softcover Good + Handbook 8mo -- 9 in Tall 
80 pp. on glossy stock including 25 pp. of advertising matter at rear. Dozens on color photos. Very pale yellow highlighting of a few paragraphs on about a dozen pages. Rest of text clean. Corner crease on front cover. Overall, every little wear. A collection of about 50 short articles, some on orchid cultivation in general, others pertaining to particular species. A revised edition of a handbook first published by the societyin 1971. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2 American Thread Co. Doilies: Pineapples, Flowers, Ruffles, Crocheted, Hairpin Lace, Knitted
NY (Icelandic) Ministry of Cutlure and Education 1953 Stapled Softcover Very Good No Jacket Pattern Book 4to -- 10.5 In Tall 
15 pp., with thumbing, corner creasing. Spine reinforced with cellophane tape. Six color photos of doilies on front cover. Contains about 10 patterns for crocheted doilies. Star Doily Book No. 104. Interior pages have several addiktional color photos of the doilies. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Ashburn, Jo Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Rocklin, Calif. Prima Publishing 1998 7615211488 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
96 pp., rear cover corner creased, otherwise nearly new. Glossy color covers. A tips guide to Star Wars video game by LucasArts.. Covers Playstation and PC versions. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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4 Baker, Mark Allen The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs: A Reference & Value Guide
Iola, Wisconsin Krause Publications 1999 0873416139 / 9780873416139 Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket Reference 4to 11 in Tall 
601 pp. Nearly new, spine uncreased. No marking. Exhaustive compendium of values for 15,000 signatures -- entertainers, presidents, athletes, generals, et al. Plus analysis and pointers on market trends. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Better Homes and Gardens Applique
Des Moines, Iowa Meredith Corp. 1978 0696004386 First Edition Glossy Boards Very Good  No Jacket 4to - over 9' - 12' tall 
96 pp. Previous owner's name on title page. A price written on front cover, probably erasable. An introduction to applique, with designs and instructions for 52 projects for the amateur crafter.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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6 Better Homes and Gardens Cherished Dolls to Make for Fun
Des Moines, Iowa Meredith Corp. 1985 0696010755 / 9780696010750 6th Printing Glossy Pictorial Boards Near Fine  No Jacket 4to 
80 pp, nearly new, no markings. Color photos galore. Many patterns, diagrams. Instructions for making and dressing 22 types of rag-type dolls, ranging from the ragbag circus clown to an old-world tea cozy hostess and bride and groom sachet dolls. Editors: Crafts editor, Laura Holland; Production editor Nancy Nowiszewski.  
Price: 4.05 USD
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7 Brann, Donald R. How to Build Doll Houses and Furniture
Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Easi-Bild Dir Simplified 1976 0877337535 / 9780877337539 1st Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
194 pp. Close to new. half-inch whitish scuff mark on lower rear cover. Pattern for one-room Adams dollhouse (or general store), plus pattern price lists, laid in. Numerous diagrams, drawings and photos. Detailed instructions for building dollhouses and furniture from patterns. Plus introductory material on dollhouse making as a relaxing and potentially lucrative hobby. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Church, Doris Tales from Woolly Acres
Rochester Minnesota Lone Oak Press 1992 0962786055 / 9780962786051 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In 
131 pp., previous owner's embossed mark on half-title page. Sketch of sheep with author's signature, but this is probably a facsimile, mass-produced signature. In an engaging manner, the author writes of her seven years of operating a hobbyist sheep farm in Wisconsin and doing Girl Scout work. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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9 Clancy, Alys Alys Clancy's Garden Guide
Daytona Beach, Fl. The News-Journal Corp. 1977 Later Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
359 pp. on heavy coated stock. Color photos on cover and throughout the text. Many diagrams of planting and gardening methods. Light wear, thumbed, lower cover corne creased. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Text clean. Text bright. A longtime gardening editor for the Daytona Beach News-Journal presents a mini-encyclopedia of practical gardening instructions specifically for central Florida's coastal climate and soil. The late Ms. Clancy, a feisty champion of beautification in the Daytona area, dedicated her book to the "plain dirt gardener," rather than society women who dabbled in gardening. This is the revised version of her book, updated to reflect government restrictions on pesticides. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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10 Craftsman Wood Service Hunt's Catalog No. 17 for Woodworkers
Chicago Craftsman Wood Service 1949 Stapled Softcover Very Good  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
149 pp. A few pencil figures on rear cover, corners lightly thumbed, edgewear along spine, esp. at staples. Small dime-dized scuff mark on upper front cover. Overall, clean, still sturdy. Includes hundreds of illustrations of millwork and tools, and detailed descriptions of the items for sale. Of special interest to the woodworking historian.  
Price: 9.90 USD
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11 Feinman, Jeffrey The Prize Winner's Handbook
NY Ventura Books 1980 First Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good +  12mo - 6.75 in Tall 
127 pp. Close to new, no markings, spine uncreased. Pointers on playing sweepstakes and other contests, written by a contest judge. Includes a section on foreign lotteries.  
Price: 2.25 USD
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12 Feldman, Annette; McClow, Jeanne The Big Book of Small Needlework Gifts
Maplewood, N.J. Hammond, inc. 1980 0843733608 / 9780843733600 First Edition Simulated Leatherette Very Good +  Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
159 pp. Wrinkling and rubbing along edges of dust jacket. Book clean, no markings.Photography by Doug Long. A selection of 49 needlework projects to create gifts for adults and youngsters. Skills range from sewing to crocheting and knitting. Numerous b&w photos. Also includes pointers on needlework techniques. Edited by Jeanne McClow. Suitable for someone who has at least basic needlework skills, rather than a novice.  
Price: 4.05 USD
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13 Foutz, Katheryn Crafting with the New Ribbons
NY Sterling Publishing Co. 1995 0806912843 First Edition Boards Fine  Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
128 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new, slight rip in dj at bottom of spine. A collection of needlework projects using ribbons. Numerous full-page color photos.  
Price: 5.40 USD
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14 Griscom, Andy;Johnston, Scott;Rand, Ben The Complete Book of Beer Drinking Games
Memphis Tenn. Mustang Pubn 1996 0914457780 / 9780914457787 3rd Revised Edition, 4th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
144 pp. Corners thumbed but still fairly new. Spine uncreased; no markings in text. Updated and expanded edition of a book first published in 1984. Scores of games for chugging beer, rated by boot factor (i.e. level of difficulty). Also includes lots of beer trivia. Two pages of disclaimer at the front of the book warn readers against abuse of alcohol. Written by and for college students. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping, Hill, Cherry
15 Hill, Cherry Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping
North Adams, Massachusetts Storey Books 2000 1580171753 / 9781580171755 7th Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 4to 11 in Tall Photos By Richard Klimesh 
153 pp., with b&w photos on every page. No markings except for a few check marks on last page. Binding uncreased. Virtually new. Hill, a longtime horse breeder and trainer, gives practical pointers for designing and maintaining a stable and selecting horse feed. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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16 Horowitz, I.A. And Reinfeld, Fred Chess Traps: Pitfalls & Swindles, How to Set Them and How to Avoid Them
NY Fireside (Simon & Schuster) 1954 671210416 13th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo. -- 8 in Tall 
243 pp. Light curling of front cover, some thumbing, but still tight and close to new. No markings. With 223 chessboard diagrams, discussion of possible strategy for each situation. Cover blurb: "To snatch victory from the jaws of defeat commands our admiration; but if the snatching involves a little highclass flimflam, who will deny it gives us an extra thrill>" 
Price: 3.00 USD
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17 Jenkins, Emyl Why You're Richer Than You Think
NY Rawson, Wade Publishers 1981 0892561866 / 9780892561865 Cloth & Boards Very Good +  Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
249 pp. Gift inscription on front endpaper; otherwise clean, no markings. Slight smudging on yellow board cover. Binding firm. An antiques appraiser gives instructions to novices on how to complete an inventory of a household and recognize valuable antiques. Line sketches accompany tips on identifying major antique styles.  
Price: 4.95 USD
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18 Joseph, Joan Folk Toys Around the World and How to Make Them
NY Parents Magazine Press 1972 081905987 Boards Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Furukawa, Mel 
95 pp. on heavy craft stock, numerous diagrams. A collection of 18 projects to make traditional toys from 18 nations. Examples: the corn cob donkey of Venezuela, the balancing fisherman from Portugal, the hangman noose game from France. Published in cooperation with the US Committee for Unicef. Working drawings and instructions by Glenn Wagner.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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19 Kishikawa, Shigemi Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1974 0804805474 / 9780804805476 6th Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall 
159 pp., glossy stiff wraps with fold-in flaps. Close to new. No markings. Detailed introduction to the Asian stone game that originated in China and remains popular in Japan. Numerous diagrams of game situations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Morehead, Albert H. And Mott-Smith, Geoffrey The Complete Book of Solitaire and Patience Games
NY Grosset & Dunlap 1949 Reprint Cloth Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in. Tall 
199 pp. Hinges split, binding still firm, and textblock intact. Faded spot on front cover, moderate rubbing along edges. Spotting on edges. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, no markings in text. Moderate toning. A collection of scores of variations on solitaire, plus historical lore about card-playing. Should appeal to the serious solitaire addict. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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