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Portland, OR: Metropolitan Press, Publishers, 1935. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth spine with paper label and green textured paper over boards. 366pp. Frontispiece, drawings, pictorial endpapers. Near fine. First edition, with colophon statement tipped to inner flyleaf noting limitation of 800 numbered copies (this #488) signed boldly in full by Skiff in brown ink. The pioneering Pacific Northwest collector's quest… Read more
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$75.00
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Decoys and Decoy Carvers of Illinois

by PARMALEE, Paul W., and LOOMIS, Forrest D.

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Published
1969
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$65.00

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DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1969. Hardcover. Small 4to. Coarse tan cloth with brown lettering and front board color plate. xi, 506pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Very good. Some foxing and discoloration to cloth; duck-theme ownership inscription opposite copyright page ("Duck shooter / Dick Drukker / Room 267* / October 1970 / *What a lousy blind / skip from… Read more
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$65.00
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Maundy Coins of Great Britain

by TROWBRIDGE, Richard J.

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Published
1969
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$45.00

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Long Beach, CA: Coins of the British World, 1969. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff pale blue wrappers. 48pp. Illustrations. Very good. Faint edgewear to outer wrappers (only) -- tight and internally near fine. A sharp first edition of this numbered limited edition (this #480). A rather homespun survey of these small silver coins -- symbolic alms intended for the elderly --… Read more
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New York: Clarkson Potter, 2001. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan and beige paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 242pp. Color illustrations. Fine/fine. A pristine and tight first edition of this broad survey from Chicago's preeminent auctioneer. Press release laid in.
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$25.00
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Iowa City: State University of Iowa Library, 1956. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 114pp. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) lightly age toned. Tight, nice sole printing of this scholarly exhibition catalogue, a chronological survey of this famed collection from pre-colonial up through mid-20th century documents.
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$35.00
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Autographs: A Collector's Guide

by PATTERSON, Jerry E.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1973
ISBN
9780517505885
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$20.00

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New York: Crown Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black glossy paper over boards with red metallic spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 248pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Tight, handsome first edition of this standard how-to, badly outdated in terms of pricing and values but still useful.
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Los Angeles: Borden Publishing Company, n.y.. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 747pp. Extensive illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear, with single archivally closed (on verso) edge tear. A tight, handsome modern undated reprint of the 1921 second edition of this enormous and still-indispensable reference.
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$50.00
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The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle

by KAUFFMAN, Henry J.

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Published
1960
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$50.00

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Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1960. Hardcover. 4to. Brown cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 374pp. Numerous illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with couple tiny edge chips. A tight and quite nice first edition of this well-regarded and well-illustrated study, featuring biographies of gunsmiths and other useful reference data.
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$50.00
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Collecting Autographs for Fun and Profit

by PELTON, Robert W.

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Published
1987
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$20.00

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White Hall, VA: Betterway Publications, 1987. Paperback. 4to. Stiff glazed pictorial wrappers. 160pp. Numerous illustrations. Fine. First edition, tight and handsome, of this (to cite the front wrapper) "Complete, Accurate, and Up-To-Date Guide for Collectors and Dealers." Tipped to the title page is an archival bookplate bearing a bold "Best regards / Robert W. Pelton" in red ballpoint. This… Read more
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Dime-Store Dream Parade: Popular Culture 1925-1955

by HEIDE, Robert, and GILMAN, John

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1979
ISBN
9780525474739
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$50.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979. Paperback. Small 4to. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 128pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations (some color). Fine. A tight and pristine first softbound edition, signed boldly by both authors in black fineline on the title page.
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$50.00
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The Art of the T'ang Potter

by PRODAN, Mario

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Published
1961
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$50.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1961. Hardcover. 4to. Tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. Tipped-in color frontispiece, line drawings, illustrations, numerous tipped-in color plates. Near fine/good plus. Jacket typically edgeworn, with several edge chips and archivally-closed (on verso) edge tears -- but complete and overall fairly attractive. Tight and nice first U.S. edition of this outstandingly-illustrated… Read more
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The National Archives of the United States

by VIOLA, Herman J.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1984
ISBN
9780810913677
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$50.00

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New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1984. Hardcover. Introduction by David McCullough. 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 282pp. (5pp). Color frontispiece, extensive illustrations (many color), pictorial endpapers. Fine/fine. A superb, tight and pristine first edition of this heavily pictorial guide through the "nation's attic" -- and with an archival decorative-edged bookplate signed boldly by… Read more
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N.p.: S.A. Lausanne, 1965. Hardcover. Translation by Peggy Rowell Oberson. Folio. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering and gilt decoration, slipcase. 278pp. Extensive color illustrations (many tipped in). Near fine/very good. Mild slipcase edgewear. A tight and quite handsome first English-language edition of this large and heavy standard survey, beautifully illustrated. Pierre Verlet addresses "Gothic Tapestry," Michel Florisoone addresses… Read more
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$55.00
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San Sylmar: A Treasure House of Functional Fine Art

by O'KELLEY, Connie

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Published
1978
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$65.00

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Los Angeles: Merle Norman Cosmetics, 1978. Hardcover. Photographs by Dennis R. Millard. 4to. Red pebble-grained cloth with copper embossed lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. 277pp. Extensive color illustrations. Fine/very good. Mild bit of jacket edgewear; ownership signature on front flyleaf. First, unspecified limited edition of this sumptuous production, with "The Sounds of San Sylmar" 45prm record in… Read more
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1953. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xiii, 146pp. Illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket mildly edgeworn, with lightly sunned spine; nonauthorial gift inscription on front pastedown. A tight and nice first edition of this slim (to cite front jacket panel) "cyclopedia of the makers of… Read more
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$25.00
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Country Blacksmithing

by McRAVEN, Charles

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1979
ISBN
9780060148706
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$40.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1979. Hardcover. Illustrations by Chandis Ingenthron and author. Square 8vo. Black paper over boards with silver spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 191pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and line drawings. Near fine/near fine. Faint circular blind-embossed ownership imprint on front flyleaf. A superb, tight first edition of this outstanding (to cite front jacket panel) "complete,… Read more
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The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks

by KENNEDY, Monty

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Published
1981
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$25.00

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Harrisburg: The Stackpole Company, 1981. Hardcover. 4to. Tan cloth with brown lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 336pp, (8pp), (1p ad). Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and line drawings. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket wear. A superb, tight and lovely later (12th) printing of the second edition of this 1952 classic -- wonderfully illustrated, indispensable.
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Wrought Iron: Its Manufacture, Characteristics and Applications

by ASTON, James, and STORY, Edward B.

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Published
1956
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$15.00

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Pittsburgh: A.M. Byers Company, 1956. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with yellow lettering, pictorial dust jacket. vi, 101pp. Illustrations, tables. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Tight and quite attractive 10th printing of the third edition of this slim popular survey -- a lovely copy.
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New York: Peebles Press, 1973. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy leatherette with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 200pp. Illustrations (some color), line drawings. Very good/near fine. Bit of faint foxing to outer page edges. A tight and attractive first edition.
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How to Decorate For and With Antiques

by BJERKOE, Ethel Hall

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Published
n.y.
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$15.00

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New York: Avenel Books, n.y.. Hardcover. Illustrations by Lyn Watson. Small 4to. Black cloth spine and yellow paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 254pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations, line drawings. Near fine/near fine. Quite tight and handsome revised edition of this 1948 classic -- "How to create the proper setting for your antiques and use them most effectively.
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