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Single-Malt Whiskies of Scotland, for the Discriminating Imbiber

By Harris, James F

Open Court, LaSalle, IL, 1992. Trade paperback, very good condition. Describes how malt whisky is made, its background, qualities, and history and gives a rundown on all the whiskys of the Highlands, the Islands, the Lowlands and Campbeltown. Seagram's is not included. Entertaining. The authors are philosophers.


Dictionary of Discards

By Rich, Frank M

NY: Association Press, 1952. PB. 5 1/2 x 8 3/8. Paperback, spiral bound, 2 of the eyes torn, shelfworn, inside cover and ffep has previous owner's info stamp, inscription. Over 800 scrap items listed along with more than 8,000 useful things that can be made from them. How long has it been since you wanted to find a second use for green water scum?


The Fred Astaire Dance Book: The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Method

By Engel, Lyle Kenyon, ed

NY: Cornerstone Library, 1962. FIRST. 6 3/4 x 10 1/4. Black cloth, silver imprint, water damage to spine lettering, corners and edges slightly worn, some spotting on block bottom, interior very good; dj, worn, large chips, closed tears. "From this book you can learn the fundamentals of good ballroom dancing . . . Hundreds of illustrations and foot diagrams make the instructions simple enough for anyone to follow.


Codes & Secret Writing (Authorized Abridgment)

By Zim, Herbert S

NY: Scholastic Book Services, 1948. PB. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2. Softcover, edges worn, one corner slightly creased, faint stains on cover, previous owner's inscription inside cover, interior clean and solid. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations of how secret codes can be made.


Rose Recipes from Olden Times

By Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair

New York: Dover Publications, 1973. Reprint. Shiny paperback of title originally published in 1939, this is a Dover reprint. Includes 83 recipes, detailing how to dry rose leaves,k how to candy rose leaves, how to preserve whole roses, and how to flavor sugar, wine, vinegar, and honey with roses, among other delights. Charming, in very good condition.


Drink, Drinkers and Drinking, The Faber Book of

By Rae, Simon, ed

Faber and Faber, 1991,. PB. Paperback, pages browned, used.


Bistro Cooking

By Wells, Patricia

NY: Workman Publishing, 1989. Later prtg. 7 1/4 x 9 1/4. Softcover, decorated cardstock with flaps, as issued, very good. 200 plus recipes, menus and quotes. Squeaky clean. The author's " enthusiasm and joy are reflected on every page of this fine book, and happily we are all the beneficiaries." -- Jacques Pepin.


Silver, Pewter, Sheffield Plate

By Burgess, Fred

New York: Tudor Publishing Co, 1947. None stated. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Hardcover, blue cloth, minor wear and page-turning soil, interior very good. A volume in the Home Connoisseur Series, a history of metals and the forms into which they are made, spoons, tankards, knives, bowls, etc., beginning with Greek and Roman times.


The Piano

By Palmer, King

London: The English Universities Press, 1957. Later ptg. 4 1/2 x 7 1/8. Hardcover, blue paper boards; dj. Both very good condition, A Teach Yourself Book, one of a series, a structured presentation of basic concepts, theory, techniques, and practices. A book for older beginners.


The Blue Book of Bulldogs

By Baker, J. Stark

California: The Pacific Coast Bulldog Club, 1938. First edition. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. HC. Dark blue cloth binding with gold stamped titles and image of bulldog head on front; no type on spine. Newspaper photo of champion bulldog and chow inserted between cover and endsheet has ghosted onto endsheet. Some minor soiling on back endsheet. Otherwise book is clean, bright, and tight. Blue paper jacket has a missing chunk top front and nicks and small tears at edges, but is basically intact.


John Deere's Company: A History of Deere & Company and Its Times xv+870+[10:index], incl. appendixes, notes, b/w, color illus. 7" x 10 1/2

By Broehl, Wayne G., Jr

Doubleday & Co, 1984. A massive, definitive corporate history of the John Deere Tractor Co.; gilt-stamped brown cloth w/ blind embossed plow on front board; edges lightly bumped, a very good copy in a used (scuffs, bumps, scrapes, small closed tears) dj.


The Symphonies of Mozart

By de Saint-Foix, Georges

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. FIRST Am. 5 x 7 1/2. A Borzoi Book. Black cloth, Mozart embossed on front, gold print on spine, musty, previous owner's label on endpaper; dj worn at folds and edges. A detailed critical and historical study of all the Mozart symphonies by the noted Mozart authority.


Savoring Spices and Herbs: Recipe Secrets of Flavor, Aroma, and Color

By Sahni, Julie

Morrow, 1996. First. Large format hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition, with minor chipping at top of dj spine and some shelf wear. "Welcome to the flavorful kitchen of Julie Sahni, where every recipe is a revelation in taste!"--from the dustjacket. Spices are described; recipes are by food type.