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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COLLECTING ANTIQUES
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. This beginners guide proves that with a little knowledge and a limited budget it is possible to become a serious collector of beautiful and interesting objects. Furniture, pottery, china, glass, and jewelry are all discussed, along with the newer categories of antiques such as phonographs, typewriters, and cigarette lighters. In addition, there are avaluable tips on the art of buying and selling, repairs and renovations, recognizing fakes, and tricks of the trade known only to insiders. Over 100 full-color photographs make this volume a handsome introduction to antiques collecting.

Category: ANTIQUES, COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST
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LOST AT SEA
By Ronald Pearsall
9 1/4 x 12 13/16 in. (235 x 325mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 120 illustrations. From ancient times to the present day, marine disasters have been a fact of everyday life. Accidents at sea occur for many reasons: collisions, explosions, poor navigation, bad ship design, violent storms, and sometimes just plain bad luck. The shipwrecks depicted in this book reveal through both image and text the dire consequences of these disasters as well as the formidable power of nature over men. Journeying far and wide, this volume, illustrated with 124 full-color illustrations, covers the multitude of stories behind these catastrophes and examines naval design throughout the ages.

Category: TRANSPORTATION, MARITIME, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
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MYSTERIOUS PLACES OF THE WORLD
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The great pyramids, Stonehenge, Delphi, Machu Picchu, and Easter Island are just a few spots that engage our interest and challenge our imaginations. This authoritatively written and brilliantly illustrated book examines the history and culture of each place, and attempts to delve behind the mysteries left by our forebearers. In addition to the sites mentioned above, many others are featured, including the megalithic temples of Malta, the rock city of Petra, Angor Wat in Cambodia, and the ruins of Troy. Both illuminating and mystifying, this volume includes a porfolio of over 100 full-color illustrations that encourages the reader to search further into the secrets of the past.

Category: TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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ROMANCE OF TRAVEL, THE
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm). 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The grandeur of the age of glamourous travel is brought to life in this lavishly illustrated volume. This fascinating book celebrates a time when one could cross the Atlantic on the "Queen Mary" or speed across Europe on the "Orient Express," being pampered all the while. At journey's end there was the Ritz Hotel in Paris or the Excelsior in Venice to offer luxurious accomodations and the finest foods. A lively text, accompanied by period illustrations, make this book ideal reading for those who yearn for a gentler, less hurried age when how you reached your destination was considered as important as actually arriving.

Category: TRAVEL, GENERAL INTEREST
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