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Cherished Dolls to Make for Fun
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Cherished Dolls to Make for Fun

By Better Homes and Gardens

Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Corp. 1985, 1985. Book. Near Fine. Glossy Pictorial Boards. 6th Printing. 4to. Glossy Pictorial Boards. Near Fine/No Jacket. 6th Printing. 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..

$4.28

Poker: The Nation's Most Fascinating Card Game

By Morehead, Albert H., Ed.

Cincinnati: U.S. Playing Card Co., 1950. Book. Very Good. Stapled Softcover. First Edition.. 47 pp. Pages tanned but very legible. No markings. Several rubbed dots on rear red cover. Light edgewear. Title page gives full title as: "Poker: The National Card Game of the United States and Lowball." Includes basic rules, and many variations such as Stud, High Low, Three Card Monte, etc. Tips on strategy. Glossary included. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.

$5.70

Florida Home Grown

By Maccubbin, Tom

Orlando: Sentinel Communications Co., 1987. Book. Illus. by Wright, Mike, et al.. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 132 pp. Light wear, still close to new, no marking or spine creasing. Corner curling. Practical and comprehensive guide to gardening in Florida, written for the average homeowner. Many line drawings of plant species. Appendix giving month by month to-do list of tasks, plus locations of Cooperative Extension Service offices. Tips on planning and laying out flower beds. Detailed table of native plants. Size: 4to -- 11 in High.

$6.65

Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy
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Steppingstones to Go: A Game of Strategy

By Kishikawa, Shigemi

Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1974. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 6th Printing.. 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. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$9.50

Handbook on Orchid Culture

By American Orchid Society

Cambridge Massachusetts: American Orchid Society, 1982. Book. Good +. Stapled Softcover. Revised.. 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. Size: 8mo -- 9 in Tall.

$4.75

The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs: A Reference & Value Guide
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The Standard Guide to Collecting Autographs: A Reference & Value Guide

By Baker, Mark Allen

Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 1999. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 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. Size: 4to 11 in Tall.

$19.00

Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling

By Scarne, John

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Book. Very Good +. Cloth & Boards. 9th Printing.. 714 pp. Almost new, small dark spot on rear board. Gilt Scarne sig on front board still bright. Firm binding, clean text. Numerous b&w photos. An encyclopedic reference giving history, basic rules and pointers on many different forms of gambling. Also warnings about hustlers and cheats in private gambling. This early edition has outdated information on the scope of U.S. gambling -- it is now legal in most states, and state-operatated lotteries have mushroomed, so Scarne's estimate of a $500 billion handle is probably only a fraction of current betting activity. Size: 8vo--9.5 In..

$8.55

Doilies: Pineapples, Flowers, Ruffles, Crocheted, Hairpin Lace, Knitted

By American Thread Co.

NY: (Icelandic) Ministry of Cutlure and Education, 1953. Book. Very Good. Stapled Softcover. 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. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In Tall.

$5.70

The Story of Bing & Grondahl Christmas Plates

By Owen, Pat

Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Owen Enterprises, 1962. Book. Very Good +. 3-ring Binder. 204 pp. No markings, vey clean. Descriptions of annual series of collectible Christmas plates from Denmark, covering 1895 to 1987. Full page photo of each design. Price clipped on dj corner..

$5.23

Alys Clancy's Garden Guide

By Clancy, Alys

Daytona Beach, Fl.: The News-Journal Corp., 1977. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Later Printing.. 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. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.08

Tales from Woolly Acres

By Church, Doris

Rochester Minnesota: Lone Oak Press, 1992. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. First Edition. 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..

$4.28

Chess Traps: Pitfalls & Swindles, How to Set Them and How to Avoid Them
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Chess Traps: Pitfalls & Swindles, How to Set Them and How to Avoid Them

By Horowitz, I.A. And Reinfeld, Fred

NY: Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1954. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 13th Printing. 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>".

$2.85

How to Build Doll Houses and Furniture

By Brann, Donald R.

Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.: Easi-Bild Dir Simplified, 1976. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 1st Printing.. 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. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$9.03

The Complete Book of Beer Drinking Games
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The Complete Book of Beer Drinking Games

By Griscom, Andy;Johnston, Scott;Rand, Ben

Memphis Tenn.: Mustang Pubn, 1996. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 3rd Revised Edition, 4th Printing. 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..

$3.33

Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide : 1961-Present
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Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide : 1961-Present

By Thompson, Maggie; Frankenhoff, Brent; Brickford, Peter; Miller, John Jackson, Eds.

Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2006. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. 13th Edition.. 832 pp. Virtually new, no spine creasing. Listings for 135,000 comic issues from 1961 to the present, covering the Silver Age of comic book collecting. Lots of how-to pointers on buying vintage comics, assessing their condition and proper methods of storage. Size: 4to -- 9.75 in Tall.

$5.70

Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping
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Stablekeeping: A Visual Guide to Safe and Healthy Horsekeeping

By Hill, Cherry

North Adams, Massachusetts: Storey Books, 2000. Book. Illus. by Photos By Richard Klimesh. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 7th Printing. 4to 11 in Tall. 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..

$6.65

Son of Stitch 'n Bitch
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Son of Stitch 'n Bitch

By Stoller, Debbie

NY: Workman Publishing, 2007. Book. Nearly New. Trade Paperback. Ist Edition. 8vo -- 8 in Tall By 8 in Wide. 214 pp. Corners slightly thumbed, spine uncreased, no markings, gift quality. A sprightly collection of 45 knitting and crochet projects to be given to men. Besides sweaters and scarves, there are patterns for socks, teddy bears, beer cozies, ties and other gear. Many color photos. An addition to three previous workbooks in the Stitch n' Bitch series..

$10.45

The Prize Winner's Handbook

By Feinman, Jeffrey

NY: Ventura Books, 1980. Book. Very Good +. Mass Market Paperback. First Paperback Edition. 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..

$2.38

Applique

By Better Homes and Gardens

Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Corp. 1978, 1978. Book. Very Good. Glossy Boards. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Glossy Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 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..

$3.80

The Overstreet Comic Books Price Guide

By Overstreet, Robert M.

NY: Avon Books (Hearst), 1996. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 26th Edition.. 712 pp. Nearly new, with pre-publication marketing notice laid in. Slight rippling of corners. Binding strong, no markings. Overall, nearly new. 5.5 by 8.5-inch format. An encyclopedic guide to the comic book market, with historical notes, an annual report, many color illustrations of covers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.75

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