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Image for Last of the Backyard Boat Builders; The Story ofEvert Ruble, Jr.Living Legend

Last of the Backyard Boat Builders; The Story ofEvert Ruble, Jr.Living Legend

By: Herbert L. Roush Sr. (Historian)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Belpre, Ohio, Published by the Author: 1986

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 4868

Condition: Fine Condition


This booklet has caught me three times. The idea of building major boats, such as the Valley Gem of the Muskingum River and the Centennial and Blennerhassett of the Ohio River. The book measures 5-1/4" x 1-1/2"and has 28 page dotted with blck and white photogrpahs. The text is quite interesting and has much informaton, especially for Everet Ruble Jr., the boatbuilder. View more info

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A Treatise on Modern Drawn-Work In Color 1904

By: Houck, Mrs. Isaac Miller

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tiffin,Ohio, Self-Published: 1904

Edition: Third New Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 0845

Condition: Very Good


This is only the second time I've ever had this for beautiful book for sale -- it's not seen too often. It's oversized at 8"x11" and is enlarged from the original of 1897. The booklet is tightly bound, but shows a small loss of paper at top of spine and a small chip to spine edge of front cover visible in photo. There are also a few dark stains to front, but these are not highly visible due to the darkness of the green paper. The author subsidized her effort with national advertising at both front and back. The text is illustrated with both black and white and color images. Much information on... View more info

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Home Sewing Course by Helen Hall Eight Series, 1936-37

By: Hunt, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. Louis, Missouri, Sye Sewing Institute: 1936-37

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 3985

Condition: Very good condition


Autodidactic that I am I can never pass up a course. Never mind that I was a three-time Singer sewing loser. If it's a course I buy it. This one is packaged in a slipcase with eight booklets covering various aspects of sewing -- First Steps in Sewing; Cutting and Assembling; Waist Finishing; Sleeves and Skirt Finishing; Tailoring; Materials and Trimming; Individual Fitting; and Eighty Fitting Problems. All booklets are clean and nice and have only one tiny tear to front cover of booklet 1. and another to the same area on the box, both of which are repaired with a small piece of archival tape... View more info

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Understanding Your Ribber & Doublebed (Knitting Machines 1974)

By: Hutchinson, Alles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Verona, PA, Alles Hutchinson: 1974

Seller ID: 1206

Condition: Good


This is an instruction booklet for those who use a knitting machine. It's self-published, but full of pertinent information and instructive drawings delivered with a straightforward step-by-step approach. It also includes a few extras laid-in, a couple hand-written tips from a previous owner and a printed sheet about buttonholes from a knitting shop. The booklet measures 9"x11" and has 60 pages. Overall clean and tightly bound with a few resistant spots to cover only and a few tiny edge tears which I will repair on reverse side with tiny pieces of almost invisible archival tape before shipping... View more info

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Copperplate Calligraphy 1979 1st printing

By: Jackson, Dick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Collier/Macmillan Books: 1979

Edition: First printing stated

Seller ID: 0917

Condition: Very good


For some unknown reason copies of this booklet are flying around cyberspace in high two, and even three, figures. It's a good instructional booklet, but it isn't rare! Here we have a very nice clean one with a small loss of top layer of paper to upper back corner -- just a snip -- but otherwise great. It measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 81 pages. No names or writing. A Stroke-by-stroke presentation of flexible-pen copperplate letters as a calligraphic alphabet. View more info

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The Working Clock/Timer. The Paper Machine Series. By Joel Mascowitz.

By: Joel Moskowitz

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1985

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 4700

ISBN: 0671551833

Condition: Fine condition


I've never seen anything from the paper machines series until I foung this one. It's precision designed, can be wound and rewound, easy-to-follow instructions, including step-by-step diagrams, only 47 parts, all parts are precut, It'sfun, and is useful useful for school projects and is ages for 12 and up. This booklet is Volume I. View more info

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Building the Kentucky Rifle

By: Johnston, James R.

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Worthington, Ohio, Golden Age Arms Company: 1972

Seller ID: 3033

Condition: Fine condition


Very handsome, clean booklet of 44 pages, replete with instructions and drawings throughout rendered by Thomas F. White. The author covers every part of the rifle from the barrel to the trigger guard, all explained in detail. The booklet measures 8" x 11" and is very clean inside and out. The former owner, a Medina artist, stamped his name small at the top corner of the first page. Very nice! View more info

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Building the Kentucky Pistol

By: Johnston, James R.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Worthington, Ohio, Golden Age Arms: 1974

Seller ID: 3034

Condition: Very good condition


Nice, clean booklet, a companion to Building the Kentucky Rifle. The former owner stamped his name and address at the upper corner of the first page, but otherwise there's no significant defect. The text covers all parts and uses drawings to augment the detailed instructions. Booklet measures 8"x11" and has 36 pages. View more info

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Silhouettes in Cross Stitch 1993

By: Julie Hasler

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Chudleigh - Devon England, David Porteous: 1993

Seller ID: 4182

ISBN: 1870586115

Condition: Fine condition


I have never seen anything about turning silohuettes into cross stitch fabric pictures. But this book opens to information about materials, techniques, and suppliers. The rest is individual projects including a sewing box, framed miniatures, a collectors' cabinet, a table runner, a dressing table set, a framed picture, a tea tray, geometric cushions, place mats, lace-edged cushions, a porcelain trinket box, a greeting card, and a paperweight. book Measures 7-3/4" x 10-1/2" and has 76 pages. View more info

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Hanukkah Fun for Little Hands (1991)

By: Kahn, Katherine Janus

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Rockville, MD., Kar-Ben Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 3797

ISBN: 0929371623

Condition: Very good condition


This is not just a coloring book, though crayons will be used a lot. It's a Hanukkah activity book with mazes, masks, rebus stories, puzzles, playing cards,crafts, and connect the dots. The book is geared to pre-schoolers and slightly older children learning to read.There is no crayoning or scribbling and no pages used. The book measures 8-1/2" x 11". Check out the colorful cards whcih are still intact View more info

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Golden Stars on the Barn (Pennsylvania Dutch SIGNED 1964)

By: Kauffman, Harry H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: State College, Pennstlvania, Self-published: 1964

Seller ID: 0678

Condition: Very good


Very nicely kept booklet printed on quality coated paper. An interesting guide to the colorful decorations of the barns built in areas of Pennstlvania settled by German immigrants. SIGNED by author om reverse side of front cover. Tells the story of Perry Ludwig, the master painter, the Rosenvreuz Movement, the meaning of medallions, family emblems, horse heads on buildings and much more, including information for tracing family trees of the area. Measures 6"x9" and has numerous drawings and photographs in black white and one color spread at center (see photo). 46 pages View more info

Image for The F-15 Eagle in Detail and Scale Part I Series II (1980)

The F-15 Eagle in Detail and Scale Part I Series II (1980)

By: Kinsey, Bert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: El Paso, Texas, Detail and Scale Publications: 1980

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1565

Condition: Very good


Very clean nice booklet targeted to both the scale modeler and the aviation enthusiast. Detailed color photos on back cover. Contents include general and detail photos and drawings, five-view drawings in 1/72nd scale; and technical data and facts on the actual aircraft. 48 pages. Measures 8-1/2"x11" View more info

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Huck Towel Patterns (Third, Fourth and Fifth Series 1950)

By: Krieg, mildred D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riverside, Illinois, Mildren D. Krieg: 1950

Seller ID: 3334

Condition: Very good condition for all


Three clean, nicely written and photographed booklets which explain how to create your own designs or use the designs given. I am NOT good at sewing or any other fabric art, but this embroidery I know. The material has visible threads which you pick up with the needle. I learned it in high school home ec class and for some reason it stuck with me.The booklets measure 6" x 9" and have fifteen pages each, all of which are clean and tightly bound and have 15 pages each for a total of 45.. View more info

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Miniscules and Majuscules: 29 Alphabets (Needlework, 2003)

By: Lejuene, Valerie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Saint Amand, France, Mango Pratique: 2003

Seller ID: 3721

ISBN: 2842703944

Condition: Very good condition


There is very little text here and what there is is in French. But the point of the booklet is visible throughout. The 63 pages offer 29 alphabets of different types, all of which are easy to see on the grid used by needle workers. The book measures 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" and is clean and tightly bound. There is one flat crease to back cover and an unused book plate to first page. View more info

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The Joy of Smocking 1993

By: Martha Campbell Pulle, Ph.D.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Hunstville, alabama, Martha Pullen Ph.D.: 1993

Seller ID: 4191

Condition: Fine condition


This is an unusually nice booklet of 64 pages with a big fold-out pattern, color photos of various smocked designs and instructional drawings showing the stitches for smocking. It also covers the use of a pleater, helpful hints to use for gemoetric and picture smocking, plus thirteen charming smocking designs. The book measures 8-1/2" x 11". It's nice enough to be a gift. View more info

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The Best in Mousetrap Cars

By: McDaniel, Mel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cleburne, Texas, Adexelle Publishing: 1996

Edition: Revised edition

Seller ID: 4106

ISBN: 0965345726

Condition: Fine condition


Crisp and clean as new. I have never head of mousetrap cars, but they turned out to be exacly what I had in mind. This is a fun project with step-by-step instructions and lots of illustrations, both black and white photos and diagams and drawings, all of which takes your from start to end. The author says this: "from the swift Speed Traps, the very popular twin carburetor Overhead Camshaft, to the skilled Long Distance modelts, it's all here." the booklet is pristine, mesures 8-1/2" x 12-3/4" and has 84 pages. View more info

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The Dreams Beneath Design (Hooked Rugs, 1949 SIGNED plus price list)

By: McGown, Pearl K.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: United States, Pearl K. McGown: 1949

Seller ID: 2223

Condition: Very good condition


Here's a little gift book perfect for the collector and/or rug hooker. The dust jacket shows a little bit of edge wear, but the book is in very nice condition with no names or writing and no bumps or wear to boards and spine. SIGNED by author without inscription on front free endpaper. The subtitle reads "A Story of the History and Background of the Designs of Hooked Rugs." The author covers a lot of ground with info on Early American rug designs, stand-out rug makers of the past, the first commercial designer, and the creative work of the author's time. Pages are printed on coated paper and t... View more info

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Stenciling (1920)

By: Mickel, Adelaide

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Peoria, Illinois, The Manual Arts Press: 1920

Seller ID: 0873

Condition: Very Good


To find an original of this one is quite a task, but here we have it in clean, tightly bound condition. It's designed primarily for the craftsperson who wishes to learn from the ground up which may be why there are "problems" posed for various grades in school. But the most likely reader is the one who wishes to follow it straight through learning how to design a stencil, transfer the design, and master such techniques as stenciling with oil colors on fabric, water colors on both paper and fabric, crayon stenciling, spray stenciling and stenciling with dye. This is not your mother's stenciling... View more info

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Leclerc Looms Catalogue No. 177 (weaving)

By: None

Price: $18.00

Publisher: L'Islet, Quebec, Canada, Nilus Leclerc Inc.: circa 1970's

Edition: No 177

Seller ID: 4708

ISBN: None

Condition: Very Good condition


If you love weaving there are so many types of looms from small to large and all in Leclerc's catalogue.There's no date, but it seems to me that the cover shows the colors of the 70's. The catlaogue has 33 pages in which are general information relating to all Leclerc looms, plus info and photos of individual items. The company offered for parts and accessories, such as items for tapestries. The pages are clean and nice with just two prices written in ink next to the items. View more info

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Design Principles and Fiber Techniques Advanced and Experiemental (1973 SIGNED)

By: Paque, Joan Michaels

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Shorewood, Wisconsin, Self-published: 1973

Seller ID: 3176

Condition: Very good condition


Very nicely kept manual which shows a totally intact spiral comb binding and pristine pages throughout. The author/artist SIGNED it thus, "Simone, continued success in all you do. Hope I see you again. Joan Michaels-Paque Cleveland, 1974." The recipient stamped her name and address on the title page (see photo). This is an incredible work covering many different techniques, so many that I can't list them all. But here's a sampling -- single strand plaited edge, double ridge hitching, three strand crown sinnet, Peruvian braid, New Zealand Maori technique, pin weaving, Dieppe net ground, gauzes... View more info