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A Series of Unfortunate Events Box Set: The Complete Wreck (Books 1-13)
Lemony Snicket
0061119067
October 13, 2006
Hardcover
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The Big Book of John Deere Tractors
Don MacMillan
0896587401
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Green Magazine
. . . Don has provided accurate insight and interesting facts . . . . there’s a little bit of everything in this book."

Successful Farming
". . . a must-have for Deere collectors. . . ."

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Warmans Little Golden Books Field Guide
Steve Santi
0896892654
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The same Little Golden Books that were cherished by generations of young readers now top more than one billion copies and are today's hot collectibles! Warman's Little Golden Books Field Guide fuses expert information with 550 color photos to create an outstanding resource for collectors of everything "Little Golden." Collectors of all ages will appreciate this handy resource for its easy-identification of classics like The Poky Little Puppy and Three Little Kittens, plus modern issues including the Disney line and popular Little Golden Activity books. Secondary market price listings, plus history about the company, give readers all the details they want, in a quick and compact format! -550 spectacular color photos and illustrations assist with identification -Secondary market prices give collectors key collectible...


The Rolex Report: An Unauthorized Reference Book For The Rolex Enthusiast
John E. Brozek
0972313303
July 1, 2002
Paperback
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Jeffrey P. Hess, Foreword to The Rolex Report, July, 2002
"...a substantial compilation of materials that collectors and students of Rolex alike will surely use on a daily basis."

Edward Heliosz, The Ultimate Rolex Library, 2003
"...This is a superb publication and should be the first Rolex book you should buy..."

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A Book Lover's Diary
Shelagh Wallace (Editor)
1552090159
September 2003
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
This permanent record for readers provides pages for recording significant book records; from records of books read by subject and title to want lists, quotes from important passages, and books shared as gifts. This will make an excellent record-keeper and gift for any involved in the book world.

Book Description
"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." -- Oscar Wilde A Book Lover's Diary is a journal for noting personal discoveries from the books read and recording the books on a wish list. A Book Lover's Diary is a welcome companion during forays to libraries and bookstores when the titles of books wanted can vanish from memory. Well-organized and practical, this book features separate sections for: - Books to...


Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books
Aaron Lansky
1565125134
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Lansky was a 23-year-old graduate student in 1980 when he came up with an idea that would take over his life and change the face of Jewish literary culture: He wanted to save Yiddish books. With few resources save his passion and ironlike determination, Lansky and his fellow dreamers traveled from house to house, Dumpster to Dumpster saving Yiddish books wherever they could find them—eventually gathering an improbable 1.5 million volumes, from famous writers like Sholem Aleichem and I.B. Singer to one-of-a-kind Soviet prints. In his first book, Lansky charmingly describes his adventures as president and founder of the National Yiddish Book Center, which now has new headquarters at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. To Lansky, Yiddish literature represented an important piece of Jewish cultural history, a...


A Guide Book of United States Coins 2006: The Official Red Book (Guide Book of United States Coins (Spiral))
R. S. Yeoman, Kenneth Bressett (Editor)
0794819486
bound - July 2005
Spiral-bound
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The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, 36th Edition (Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide)
Robert M Overstreet
0375721088
May 9, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The undisputed authority for collectors, this guide offera the most complete record of existing comic books from the 1800s to the present—indexed, illustrated, and priced according to condition.

• Latest pricing information on comic books, graphic novels, and Big Little books
• Tips on buying, selling, grading, and restoration
• Current market trends and an up-to-date directory of comic book fan Web sites
• A directory of comic book artists, and schedules for major comic book conventions like the Wondercon in San Francisco, the Pittsburgh Comic-Con, and the Comic-Con in San Diego

About the Author
Robert M. Overstreet is the unchallenged expert in the comic book industry. He set the standard in 1970 with the...


The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New: A Simple Repair Manual for Book Lovers
Margot Rosenberg
1567317723
December 2005
Hardcover
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Collecting Little Golden Books
Steve Santi
0873496264
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
More pictures. More listings. Updated prices. Bigger and better than ever, the newest edition of this best-selling book is a must-have for any collector of childrens books or anyone in search of a childhood memory. Besides providing expanded listings for variations like page counts and graphics, this comprehensive guide also includes photos of every Little Golden Book produced through 1999, as well as new photos of Little Little Golden Books, First Little Golden Books, and Big Little Golden Books. -The most accurate, complete, easy-to-use guide available. -Now includes listings for more than 800 Little Golden Book Records. -Additional listings and new photos for Elf, Wonder, Treasure, and Tell-A-Tale books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Bushido : Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo
Takahiro Kitamura, Katie M. Kitamura
0764312014
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This gorgeous book delves into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. The Samurai spirit, Bushido, is an integral component of Japanese tattooing that is traced through the imagery and interpersonal dynamics of this veiled subculture. The eloquent text is based largely on Takahiro Kitamuras experiences as client and student of the famed Japanese tattoo master, Horiyoshi III. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III, like those in his acclaimed book, 100 Demons of Horiyoshi III, are included here. Bushido: Legacies of the Japanese Tattoo is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.

About the Author
Takahiro Kitamura, who tattoos as...


Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide
Richard Russell
0873496078
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Book collecting began in the 15th century and has grown in popularity ever since. Now collectors can pour over more than 5000 listings and check the value of their collection. Collectible books written in English are organized in 12 categories, including Americana, banned, fantasy, horror & science fiction, mystery, occult & paranormal, and philosophy & religion. Each category begins with an explanation of which books and authors are collectible and why. An invaluable introduction discusses the world of book collecting, including detailed information on indentifying first editions and grading books. This all-new reference and price guide is the most complete resource available. *More than 5000 collectible book listings with current values *Directory of antiquarian booksellers *Listings of 10 classic rarities in each...


Traditional Mexican Style Interiors (Schiffer Design Book)
Donna McMenamin, Richard Loper (Photographer)
0764316931
January 2003
Hardcover
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From the Inside Flap
There is a charm and character built into a Mexican home like no other architectural style. It is a classic, timeless style that remains in constant demand. All who enjoy looking at beautiful interiors and want new ideas for their own home will find this book irresistible. Over 280 color photographs of some of the most beautiful new, old, and remodeled Mexican style homes are compiled here. Color is everywhere--vibrantly painted walls offer up a rainbow of hues, hand painted talavera tiles cover every available surface, and traditional Mexican folk arts adorn walls and furnishings. Twelve chapters illustrate incredibly beautiful interior rooms, including entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, ceilings & floors, stairways, niches, fireplaces, lighting and arts. Having specific rooms...


Collecting Modern Books
Catherine Porter
1840007230
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Modern first editions and other books of the 20th century can reach surprisingly high prices. This superb guide to prices and quality takes a closer look at categories such as English and American Literature, Children’s Literature, Illustrated Books, and Printing and Typography for the thriving book collector’s market. It features key authors—including Oscar Wilde, Enid Blyton, and J.K. Rowling, to name just a few—and emphasizes practical information throughout, such as what to look for, how to get the most out of an auction house catalogue, and how to buy on the Internet.


Guinness Book of World Records 2005: With over 1000 Amazing New Records
Guinness World Records
1892051222
August 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Discover the answers to countless burning questions with Guinness World Records 2005! This special, 50th anniversary edition includes astonishing, full-color photographs, unique profiles of record holders, a look back at the most amazing record holders over the past fifty years, plus all the newest and most exciting records to date. You’ll discover: - The fastest car in the world - The most successful recording artist of all time - The world’s smelliest flower - The world’s biggest pizza - And more! With a beautiful gold, holographic cover, this engrossing volume will be a family favorite.


Blue Book of Gun Values
S. P. Fjestad
1886768625
April 2006
Paperback
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David Kennedy, Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
"Here at the museum, the first book we recommend for appraisal values is the invaluable Blue Book of Gun Values." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Roy G. Jinks, Historian, Smith & Wesson
"I recommend the "The Blue Book of Gun Values" as it is the most accurate source for firearms values." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Fifty State Commemorative Quarter Folder: Deluxe Edition 1999-2008
Whitman Coin Book and Supplies, et al
1582380783
June 17, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Whitman Brand folder holds State Series Quarters 1999-2008 both Philadelphia and Denver Mints. 120 openings.


Collectible Cups & Saucers
Jim Harran
1574323520
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The study of cups and saucers is the best way to research the ceramics industry. This second book by Jim and Susan Harran provides information on the history of tea, coffee, and cups and saucers, how they were made and decorated, manufacturer's information, representative sample photographs, and helpful facts such as dates, sizes, marks, and current values. Over 800 NEW full-color photos fill this exciting new book--that's twice as many as Book 1, with no repeats! A section on mustache cups and saucers has been added, as well as one on marks and professional shapes and handle drawings. There are also photographs demonstrating the manufacturing process and depicting decorative techniques. The book is divided into categories including the early years (1700-1875), cabinet cups, miniatures, elegant dinnerware services,...


Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960: The Wearable Art Movement (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Marbeth Schon
0764320203
May 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautifully written new book explores the work of 175 of the most important American modernist artist jewelers through a comprehensive text and over 540 color and 35 black and white photos. Beginning with the streamlining of Art Moderne, modernist jewelers mirrored the consciousness of their age. They were free thinkers-artists who broke away from the mainstream of jewelry design and looked to the fine arts for inspiration; they were Surrealists, Cubists, and Abstract Expressionists functioning as sculptors in small scale, painters in enamels, and architects in miniature. The modernist metalsmiths of the 1930s through 1960s laid the groundwork for the enormous expansion of metalsmithing in the 1970s and '80s. These creative jewelers produced personal designs as they absorbed the changes happening in the world...


Instant Expert
Matthew Budman
0375720545
May 2004
Paperback
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Fine Books & Collections, September/October 2004
"the essential book for any beginning collector."

AB Bookman’s Weekly, June 2004
"what this book does is open doors and minds to the art and the science of book collecting, painlessly."

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Official Price Guide to Collecting Books, 5th Edition
Marie Tedford
0375720979
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Books are some of the oldest and most distinguished collectibles—the newly revised, fifth edition of The Official® Price Guide to Books reflects the current marketplace with new books and prices!

•This guide prices everything from rare signed first editions of The Wizard of Oz to today's Harry Potter blockbusters.

•Contains information on popular genres, care and repair, research resources, Internet sites, dealers, and auction houses.

About the Author
Marie Tedford started out in the book business as a scout in Rochester, New York. She is a writer of nonfiction and has written children's books for an educational publisher. Marie is a general bookseller in Underhill Center, Vermont.

Pat...


Blue Book of Gun Values
S. P. Fjestad
1886768552
April 2005
Paperback
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David Kennedy, Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
"Here at the museum, the first book we recommend for appraisal values is the invaluable Blue Book of Gun Values."

Roy G. Jinks, Historian, Smith & Wesson
"I recommend the "The Blue Book of Gun Values" as it is the most accurate source for firearms values."

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Growing Up with Dick and Jane
Carole Kismaric
0006492460
Sept 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Growing up with Dick and Jane is a simply presented but often amusing analysis of American popular culture and educational theories through the looking glass of the Dick and Jane readers. The book is a visual treat, with a layout that looks like Wired magazine for preschoolers. However, the real reward comes at the end: packaged into a pocket on the inside back cover is a small volume reprinting five classic Dick and Jane tales, including Look, See It Go, and Something Blue for Puff.

Book Description
They're back!Growing Up with Dick and Jane reunites us with two old friends, Dick and Jane, who, for forty years, taught so many of us to read. Here's the all American brother and sister team. Look! It's Dick, in his striped polo shirts and shorts,...


One Red Dot : A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages (Classic Collectible Pop-Up)
David A. Carter (Illustrator)
0689877692
September 20, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–A graphically bold pop-up book that entices readers to find the one red dot that is hidden on each paper sculpture. Going from 1 to 10, Carter creates a visual hide-and-seek game, ranging from flip-flop flaps to fluttering flicker clickers that really click to orbs that tower above the page. Bold primary colors and a silver-black text give the book a very slick, modern feel. However, because of its delicate nature, it won't withstand repeated circulation. Save it for storytimes, classroom use, or special collections.–Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Book Description
A Classic Collectible Pop-Up™One...


A Splendor of Letters
Nicholas A. Basbanes
0060580801
Nov 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The final volume in an acclaimed trilogy for bibliophiles (after A Gentle Madness and Patience & Fortitude) focuses on efforts to preserve books and other printed matter from the ravages of deterioration, destruction and obsolescence. The historical range here is expansive, encompassing texts by classical authors known today only through secondhand descriptions, William Blake's self-published illustrated volumes and used book sales at modern libraries. Even the most ancillary data have the power to fascinate: who knew, for example, that the Roman emperor Claudius was also probably the last scholar fluent in the language of the ancient Etruscans? But the research skills Basbanes displays are matched by the lively quality of his interviews, like an extended conversation with a Sarajevo librarian who saved thousands...


Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List
Terry Kovel
0375720995
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
KOVELS'—THE RELIABLE CHOICE

IN FULL COLOR—ALL APPRAISER-APPROVED PRICES


America's bestselling price guide, Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List 2006, 38th edition, gives you an insider's edge when you are buying, selling, or collecting. With over 45,000 items and their prices, this book gives an accurate, reliable view of today's American marketplace.

• Over 45,000 retail prices of collectibles offered for sale, reported from shops, shows, auctions, and Internet sales during the past year
• More than 500 categories of antiques and collectibles
• Over 500 full-color photographs
• The Kovels' exclusive 16-page illustrated report featuring antiques and collectibles that sold for very high prices over the past year
•...


Hallmarks of the Southwest (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Barton Wright
0764309897
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
American Southwest Indian artists working in metal, clay, wood, textiles, and paint have proudly left their individual hallmarks on their work-and until now there has not been a comprehensive source for identifying the marks. Barton Wright, the pre-eminent historian, curator, and proponent of these native crafts-people, has filled that void by collecting and organizing these hallmarks into a useful book. Compiled over many years of work with the craftspeople, and with the cooperation of one of their main organizing bodies, the Indian Arts and Crafts Association, Mr. Wright has with this book both made a useful tool for identification and left an important record of the work of these talented people. The information is alphabetically arranged with important personal data, tribal affiliation, working dates, materials...

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