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APPRECIATING FINE WINES
By Jim Budd
8 1/2 x 11 in. 160 pages. Hardcover. Over 290 full-color illustrations. This authoritative guide will provide all the information you need to make discerning choices about wine. Whether you want to decipher labels, select a particular producer, choose the right wine to go with food, or simply enjoy the variety of tastes available, this volume has all the answers. It will open up the wall facing you in the wine store and will take you on a tasting tour around the world's wine-producing centers. In addition to magnificent color photographs, comprehensive charts give concise information on each vineyard's climate, grapes, size, soil, and style of wines, plus expert quality and buying tips. With indications of price ranges and appraisals of the best producers and vintages, this volume stands as the essential, accessible guide to enjoying wine.

Category: FOOD & DRINK, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $19.95
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AMERICAN COLONIAL HOMES
By John Burdick
8 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 full-color photographs. The homes built in pre-revolutionary America mark the development of a new architectural and artistic style. This volume explains how the colonists, inspired by the freedom of the New World but influenced by their European roots, created an architecture that reflects their struggle both to reject and to retain the cultural, political, and social standards of Europe. Relevant quotes from the diaries, journals, and letters of the colonists offer a view of the day-to-day lives centered around their colonial homes. This volume presents the visual celebration of the spirit and evolution that produced some of Americas greatest architectural icons. With more than 80 full-color photographs of North Americas most stunning and historic colonial homes, this beautiful volume is a tribute to Americas unique heritage.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

AMERICA'S BOUNTY
By Kathy Blake
9 1/4 x 12 13/16 in. (235 x 325mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Celebrate a glorious bounty from America's plains, farms, gardens, and waters in this beautifully illustrated cookbook. Discover different ways to include fragrant herbs, greens, grains, colorful vegetables, exotic mushrooms, and fresh, juicy fruits in your meals. Here is a celebration of American foods in all their varieties, flavors, and aromas. Traditional favorites such as Maryland Crab Cakes and Southern Cheese Grits are joined by new ethnic additions to our heritage, including Chicken Chorizo, Rabbit with Mushrooms, and New Mexican Cornbread. This book is illustrated with over 80 full-color illustrations.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE BARN
By Laura Brooks
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 full-color illustrations. Those who love barns regard them as works of artperfect harmonies of form and function. But these structures also stand as landmarks of American history and emblems of a country that values hard work, individualism, and community spirit. This volume explores the history, architectural evolution, varying styles, and craftsmanship of these rural landmarks. Organized by region, this visual survey offers a wealth of design variations that are adapted to the special needs of specific localities. Architectural details such as fretwork designs, hex signs, cupolas, weathervanes, and decorative hardware are also noted in this splendidly illustrated volume that combines modern photography with fine art reproductions, historical prints, and folk art images. Here is a captivating portfolio that captures the soul of the American heartland.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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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
Retail Price $16.95
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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.

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
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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
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AMERICAN FOLK ART
By William C Ketchum Jr.
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 150 illustrations. Since the time of the earliest settlers, Americans have been expressing their individuality through the embellishment of everyday objects. From furniture and kitchen utensils to weathervances and shop signs, folk art has come to be synonymous with the art of inclusion. Such classics as whirligigs, ship models, and carousel animals fill these pages, as well as toys, scrimshaw, pottery, and quilts. Illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, this celebration of American craftsmanship and decorative style is a must for any collector.

Category: ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
Retail Price $19.95
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