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SEASHELLS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. Over 80 illustrations. This handsomely-illustrated introduction to the fascinating world of the mollusk opens the door to the wonders of shells and the living creatures within them. An amazing rich group for study, the gastropods include slitshells, limpets, turbans, nerites, cowries, helmets, tritons, wendletraps, cone shells, murexes, and many others. No less fascinating are the bivalves such as scallops, oysters, and clams, and the shelled cephalopod known as the nautilus. Here, depicted in 80 full-color photographs, are shells with a stunning range of colors, markings, and textures that are sure to appeal to naturalists and collectors alike.

Category: ANIMALS, COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, NATURAL HISTORY
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, SHELLS, SEASHELLS
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

ELEGANT LINENS
By Chippy Irvine
9 X 11 in. 224 pages. Hardcover. Over 152 full-color photographs. Crisp, personalized bed linens, chic cocktail napkins, lace curtains, a linned picnic hamper--this stunning volume reveals how easy it is to create your own beautiful linens, both sophisticated enough for city dwelling and relaxed enough for country living. Twenty six step-by-step projects show how to make gorgeous heirloom gifts or luxurious linens for everyday life. Each project provides clear instructions with diagrams and requires only basic equipment, few sewing skills, and a bit of imagination.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

EGYPTIAN ORNAMENT
By Clara Schmidt
This Ancient Rome to the nineteenth century, the inclination for Egyptian ornaments has come down through the ages. The decorative elements of Egyptian art, which has always been seductive and dreamed of, have been distorted through the ages to satisfy the enthusiansts. Includes: Egyptian-style chimneys & jewels Pyramid-shaped garden ornaments Temple-shaped clocks & Andirons This book presents a selection of ornaments taken from Egyptian monuments and temples, as well as Egyptian decorative elements interpreted by Western artists-including some of the most evocative elements of Egyptian art such as sphinxes, falcons and monkeys.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

JAPANESE ORNAMENT
By Editorial Team
The Japanese are keen admirers of the nature and fully aware of the rich wealth of flower, foliage, and scenery of their country. It must not be supposed that their art is entirely the outcome of their own observation... The power of the artist's effects, the wonderful facilitityof his execution, the beauty of the coloring and deligacy of drawing, all combine to give what may pass for a marvellous transcript of nature, but taken seperately and examined critically, the objects depicted. be they bird, flower, leaf or insect, will be found incorrect in form, proportion, and construction. Includes seperate chapters showing: Flowers Geometric patterns Animals Figures Nature With over 200 pencil drawings and many color prints.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL
Retail Price $19.95
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ROCKS AND MINERALS
By Fredrick D Atwood
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. Over 80 illustrations. Rocks and minerals are all around us, but they aren't always easy to identify. This beautifully illustrated volume takes readers on a guided rock hunt, showing how to identify and test the stones they find in forests, mountains, riverbeds, and even their own backyards. A basic scientific introduction to the qualities of different rocks and minerals is complemented by an astounding array of over 80 beautiful full-color photographs that capture various rocks and minerals in their natural state, as well as in informative cross-section views.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, NATURAL HISTORY
Keywords: ROCKS, MINERALS, GEMS, GEMSTONES
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

ANTIQUE DOLLS, A CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Dolls have long been popularly considered children's playthings, but some dolls are so fine that it is clear that they were not intended to be toys, but rather art objects.Collectors delight in the range of dolls available throughout history, from Dutch dolls with articulated limbs to the lavishly dressed French dolls of the nineteenth century. Rag dolls, paper dolls, dolls made of wax or china, all are considered to be rare prizes. No matter what type or period, collectors continue to cherish them for their own unique qualities. The major types of dolls discussed and illustrated in this volume include early dolls, wooden dolls, leather and papier mache dolls, china dolls, walking and talking dolls, and modern dolls. Over 100 full-color photographs display the beauty and variety of these delightful objects.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

ANTIQUE GLASS, A CONNOISEUR'S GUIDE TO
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Glass is a part of our everyday lives, and it has graced tables and ornamented living spaces since the days of ancient Egypt. Here is a handy and well-informed work, offering an education in antique glass for anyone interested in collecting a very special kind of object. Whether your interest lies in collecting glass pieces dating back to antiquity or in examples from only a generation ago, this beautifully illustrated guide will help you to find and recognize desirable additions to your collection. Some of the areas of collecting covered in this comprehensive guide are early glass, Renaissance and Baroque glass, drinking glasses, bottles and baubles, Art Nouveau glass, American glass, and modern glass. This great variety of objects is lavishly displayed in over 100 full-color photographs.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES
Retail Price $16.95
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ANTIQUE JEWELLERY, A CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. A useful and informative volume on how to identify and evaluate antique jewellery, geared towrds the needs of the novice collector. Filled with historical details and practical advice, this book belongs in the library of every antiques aficionado. Here is a clear and concise guide to the following areas of interest: early jewellery, gemstones, 18- and 19th-century jewellery, Art Nouveau pieces, and Art Deco and subsequent styles. The book is profusely illustrated with over 100 full-color photographs.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES
Retail Price $16.95
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ANTIQUE POTTERY & PORCELAIN
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Harcover. Over 100 illustrations. From the classic Greek vases and medieval pottery to the classic period of porcelain, the excesses of the nineteenth century, the brief explosion of art pottery and Art Nouveau, and on to the exuberance of the 1920s and the 1930s Art Deco, pottery is as old as civilization itself. This lavishly illustrated guide is a tour through history, detailing the vast and varied wealth of pottery and porcelain available to collectors. With over 100 full-color photographs, this volume provides beginners and experts alike with the essential information needed to begin and expand a collection.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES
Retail Price $16.95
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ANTIQUE TOYS, A CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Not everyone has enjoyed owning fine furniture, ceramics, glass or silver, but everyone has had toys. It is no wonder that this has become one of the greatest areas for collecting, for it caters to that longing for nostalgia in so many people. Today's collector has an array of toys to choose from, and this guide helps to indentify the many types available for starting a collection. Some of the many areas for collecting examined in this volume are simple and scientific toys, dolls, dolls' houses, miniature furniture, board games, jigsaw puzzles, clockwork toys, and toy soldiers. Over 100 full-color photographs demonstrate the great variety of toys available.

Category: COLLECTIBLES, ANTIQUES
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 


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