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Native American Beadwork: Traditional Beading Techniques for the Modern-Day Beadworker

By: Barth, Georg J.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, U.S.A., Schneider Publishing: 1993

Seller ID: 19311LC


Very nice book -- only small spots of isolated edgewear and a tiny crease to lower corner to detract. No spine crease and no names or writing. Pages and page edges pristine. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and instructional drawings. The author provides step-by-step instructions for traditional Native American beading techniques while placing each in its historical and cultural context. 219 pages. View more info

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The First 25 Years of Halcyon Days Enamels The Revival of an English 18th-Century Craft

By: Benjamin, Susan

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Benjamin Dent & Co. , Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23419


Crisp, clean, beautiful book which appears gently read, if at all, and still contains two unused postcards depicting enameled boxes and two Siamese cats in porcelain. No defects of note other than a message written on the front endpaper thus, " ------- ------, She gave Tom the Commander's Table (page 46 ) Purchased 1993 at Buckingham Palace." Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover,.Enamelling was a Georgian craft, but it began in 1750 and lasted lless than 10... View more info

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Gesso Frame Finishing 1947. Two Extra Gesso Booklets

By: Berner, Michael F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N3ew York, Self-published: 1947

Seller ID: 30022


A long time ago when the earth was green I had one of these pink booklets. It sold rather quickly, but had no extras inside as this one does. As always, when extra items inside the main piece belong with it I never take them out and sell them individually. The main booklet covers gesso history, preparing gesso, materials for gesso frame finishing, coats of gesso, finishing with oil colors, obtaining an antique effect, a two tone finish, gold bronzing, and more. The other... View more info

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Blizzard's Action Toys

By: Blizzard, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Rodale Press: 1989

Seller ID: 23418


Crisp as new with no defects of note -- no names or writing, no price-clip, no tears or chips, and no creased pages. Book measures 8" x 10-3/4"and has 115 pages. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book offers seventeen "spectacular projects". including a scooter trike, a catterpillar pull-toy, 1909 Blitzen-Benz racing car, German Fokker Triplane, Volvo luxury bus, organ-grinder's cart, MAN tractor-trailer, quarry crane, horse-drawn post office van, Merced... View more info

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Graced by Lace: A Guide for Collectors of Antique Linen and Lace (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

By: Bonito, Debra

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atglen, PA., Schiffer Pubishing Ltd.: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23489


Book itself is bright and clean with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Very clean inside and out. The dustjacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips. Looks very handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9" x 11-1/2" and has 207 beautifull illustrated pages. Color photographs are plentiful and there is also much information on lace trim, bridal hankies, fashion, society embroidery, Appenzell-work, bed linens, table linens and more. View more info

The Art of Mail Armor: How to Make Your Own

By: Brewer, Mary

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A., Paladin Press: 2002

Seller ID: 19629MtG


Scarce in hard cover. Book is clean as a whistle inside and out with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips to jacket which has been protected by brand new mylar cover. Measures 9"x11-1/4" and is illustrated throughout with instructional drawings and black and white photographs. A practical, straightfoward guide unfettered by "arcane questions". Includes instructions for items of adornment as well such as necklaces, bags and hair en... View more info

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The Art of Dyeing in the History of Mankind

By: Brunello. Franco

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Venice, Italy, Neri Pozza Editore: 1973

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25205


Book itself is clean with unbumped blue boards and no names or writing,. Pages and page edges pristine with just light tonign to pages. Jacket is also clean and shows no tears or chips. Has been protected by brand new mylar cover. 178 illustrations in black and white and seven in color. Originally published in Italy in 1967 and in America for the first time in 1973. A page at front of book shows that the American translation was made possible by Phoenix Dye Works of Clev... View more info

Making Stringed Instruments: A Workshop Guide

By: Buchanan, George

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Sterling Pub Co Inc: 1990

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 19756


Crisp, beautiful book. No names or writing, no spine crease, pristine pages and page edges. Includes detailed instructions and drawings from making violins, classical guitars, jaszz guitars, violas, cellos, mandolins and mandolas. Over 500 detailed diagrams. 205 pages. Indexed. View more info

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A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod

By: Carmichael, Hoagy B.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Meadow Run Press: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 27866


Crisp, BRAND NEW book in beautiful pictorial slipcase. Pages and page edges pristine, as are boards and slipcase. Illustrated with numerous black and white instructional photos. A classic in the field which offers a personal biography of the author by Hoagy Carmichael who promised Garrison on his death bed that he would produce a new edition. Here he has incorporated some of his own ideas from 20 years of experience and updated the source list. 296 pages. View more info

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Kilims: Decorating With Tribal Rugs

By: Elizabeth Hilliard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Soma Books: 1999

Edition: First Ptinting

Seller ID: 30021


This is a beautiful book -- no chips, creases, writing and tears. It hasn't even been price-clipped and will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. This book measures 9" square and has 147 pages. some of which has toned very light at the edges. The potographs here are wonderful -- alll in color and numbered over 130. The book excplains colors, patterns, symbols, and history of tribal rugs, plus all the technical terms used by the dealers. I also discussed how to know how ... View more info

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Repairing Repeating Watches

By: Etchells, C.T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Exeter, N. H., Adams-Brown Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 26003


Very nice clean booklet with no names or writing. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 26 pages of dense text. Illustrated sparingly with small drawings. Originally published in 1917 and reprinted here in a limited run. No date, but fairly recent -- 70's or 80's. View more info

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Finger Crochet

By: Franck, Dorothea Seelye

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beirut, Lebanon, Al-Khal Printers: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25376


Very scarce book which the author had been compiling for years. She taught herself the technique while living in the U.S. and began putting ideas on paper in Turkey, and Zaire before teaming up with her illustrator in Beirut, Lebanon. She explains the basic technique and then shows how to enliven it with embroidery, edging and decoration. SIGNED by author at top of revesre side of front cover thus, "To ----, in appreciation. Dorothea." Franck died in 1988 at the... View more info

Constructing Woodland Moccasins

By: Galban, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Perrysburg, Ohio, R.E. Davis Company: 2005

Seller ID: 19560MtG


Instructional DVD in nice, clean case. Runs 70 minutes and teaches the art of moccasin making, particularly that of the Woodland Indians. Topics discussed include techniques to make both center seam and wide vamp pucker toe styles. From pattern making to stitching. Much detail for the reeanctor. View more info

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Salish Weaving

By: Gustafson, Paula

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Douglas & McIntye Ltd.: 1980

Seller ID: 25913


Very handsome, clean book, with just a small holiday inscription to top corner of front free endpaper. No tears or chips, no other markings and no bumps to boards. Jacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 9"x12-1/2" and has 131 pages. Illustrated with maps, instructive line drawings, and black and white photos of weavers plying their craft, as well as of finished products. Color plates at center of book.An informative tribute to the Salish people of the... View more info

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Rowan Knitting Magazine Number 33

By: Hargreaves, Kim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Rowan Yarns: 2003

Seller ID: 25812


Beautiful magazine measuring 9-1/2"x12-1/2" printed on quality coated paper and lavishly illustrated with designs in full color worn by models in visually appealing settings. Patterns at back in black and white. Includes a talk with designer Zoe Mellor as well as articles on crochet, the fear of knitting with color; and the latest fashions from Milan, Paris and New York. Almost a book! View more info

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Fabric of Enchantment: Batik from the North Coast of Java

By: Heringa, Rens; Veldhuisen, Harmen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Caliifornia, Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 2000

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 23423


Exquisite book with handsome French fold cover. Very beautiful and in as new condition. Measures 9" x 12" and has 239 pages including index. Color photos throughout text show the various designs and colors. Some fot he topics covered are The World of the Pasisir; The Historical Background of Batik of Java; From Home Craft to Batik Industry; Batik Pasisir as Meztizo Costume in Java; Tranditional colors; Emblems of Colonial Power; and more. View more info

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How to Wrap Five More Eggs: Traditional Japanese Packaging

By: Hideyuki Oka

Price: $28.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Weatherhill: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 27611


This is a sequel to How to Wrap 5 Eggs, a guide to packaging Japanese style. The book is magnificently visual with no less than 244 photographs in both matte gravure and in color. Most of the book is comprised of the plates with a section at back offering information on each one. Book itself is clean and bright with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and is tightly bound. The jacket is likewise clean, marred only by a small chip to top of spine. Looks miost handsom... View more info

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The Citizen's Companion ; The Voice of Civilian Reenacting (Volume VIII -- Full Run, Six issues)

By: Highes, Susan Lyons (editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Marietta, Ohio, 2001

Seller ID: 22094


Not too commonly found on the secondary market -- six issues, a full run of Volume VIII covering April through December 2001. January is included in the last issue of Vol. VII which is why this appears to be lacking one. Fascinating information for historians and those involved in Civil War reenactment. Among the varied topics are these: the importanceo f quinene in the Antebellum South, planning a mid-19th century wedding, 19th century rug hooking, Civil War emigrants, ... View more info

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Ireland Crossroads of Art and Design 1690-1840

By: Laffan, William; Monkhouse, Christopher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 277340


This is a sumptuous book with many color illustrations (see photos) and is in excellent condfition, pristine inside and out. It's oversized at 9-1/2" across and 11" tall and has 288 pages. There is no crease to spine and no names or writing. Text is divided into two parts :People and Places and The Arts of Ireland -- pastels, mezzotints, miniaiture portraits on enamel and ivory, furniture, silversmithing, ceramics, glass, textiles, bookbinding and musical inst... View more info

Image for Twills and Twill Derivatives; Design Your Own Four to Eight Harnesses

Twills and Twill Derivatives; Design Your Own Four to Eight Harnesses

By: Landid, Lucille

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Old Greenwich,. Connecticut, Self-published: 1977

Seller ID: 27243LL


This is an excellent publication not often seen.The book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Cover has toned, front and back, but pages have not. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 119 pages. Ilustrated with photographs showing the various weaves plus many instructional drawings. See second photo for table of contents. View more info