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CIGARS
By Ailsa Spindler
10 x 10 in. 128 pages. Paperback. Over 150 illustrations. This manifesto of cigar history, legend and lore, takes a stylish look at the making and enjoyment of fine cigars, from Columbus to the golden age of Hollywood through the surging popularity that makes cigar smoking one of today's most popular pleasures. This complete guide details the subleties of different brands and blends, providing a useful and lively guide to cigars and accoutrements to make the most of a quality smoke.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK
Keywords: CIGARS, SMOKING, TOBACCO, LIFESTYLE
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

CURIOUS CREATURES, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Flying fish, flightless birds, and snakes that play dead are among the odd creatures gathered in this compendium. Their unusual characteristics allow them to survive using mimicry and deception, defense strategies, camouflage, and unique courtship displays. In this volume you'll meet remarkable creatures that have developed through evolution such odd physical features as colorful faces and pendulous noses, poisonous skin or tentacles, brush-like antennae, and bizarre body shapes. With 100 full-color photographs, this book is a provocative view of the natural world's strangest and most intriguing inhabitants.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

CONSERVATORY GARDENER, THE
By Anne Swithinbank
10 x 10 in. 192 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs and 70 step-by-step illustrations. The modern conservatory gardener wants to enjoy a bright, expanded living area made more beautiful, inviting, and soothing by the presence of plants. Setting up a conservatory with plants, furnishings, and ornaments is an expression of personal taste and creativity, providing a much-needed refuge from today's fast-paced world. This volume gives practical advice on designing and constructing an indoor growing area and includes an encyclopedic directory of over 1,000 plants complete with invaluable tips on cultivation, maintenance, and propagation. Here is a colorful and inspiring guide to indoor plant-growing, filled with expert advice on ways to create and maintain a sanctuary of natural beauty that can be enjoyed the year round in all seasons and conditions.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $24.95
Your Price  $21.21
 

COWS
By Danyal Payne
9 x 12 2/3 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Cows and bulls once roved the open plains in vast, wild herds. Today, cattle are one of the most valuable assets that mankind has. From the countryside of rural Vermont to the thrilling "Running of the Bulls" in Pamplona, Spain, this volume describes many breeds of cattle from all over the world. Docile dairy cows, longhorn steers, fierce fighting bulls, and hard-working oxen are portrayed in 80 full-color photographs, with a lively text that explores the history, life cycle, and uses of this all important animal which has become a basic necessity to millions of people all over the world.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

CIVIL WAR IN ART, THE
By Doranne Jacobson
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. 96 illustrations. The American Civil War - the most cataclysmic event ever to occur on this nation's soil - engendered many complex and passionate feeelings that were captured by artists who worked in the midst of the conflict to render images of war in sketches, paintings, and photographs. They traveled with the armies, depicting soldiers as well as civilians at the front, documenting the leaders, encampments, and battlefields of the North and the South. The works of great photographers such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as painters and illustrators such as Winslow Homer, Edwin Forbes, and many others are represented here by 96 full color and archival images.

Category: AMERICANA, ART, AMERICAN ART, ART HISTORY, MILITARY HISTORY
Retail Price $17.95
Your Price  $15.26
 

COURBET (MEGA SQUARES)
By Editorial Team
Each book is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches in size, paperback, with 256 pages and 120 full-color illustrations. A collection of paintings featuring great artists from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries presented in a convenient square format. The unique features of each book in this series that will excite every reader are: Biology of each artist Quatation of each artist about his paintings Small and convenient size. This beautifully produced series will appeal to all art lovers and will also make a great collection.

Category: ARTISTS, ART
Retail Price $10.95
Your Price  $9.31
 

CELEBRATION OF PARIS, A
By Frederika Vivier
10 x 11.4 in. (254 x 290mm) 136 pages Hardcover Over 200 photographs . Forward by : jacques chirac. For centuries, Paris has been the privileged meeting place of philosophers and artists from the four corners of the globe. By welcoming effrontery, and hence fostering creativity, it has become a unique center of culture and often referred to as the "new Athens," where ideas are freely expressed and debated, and the arts flourish in their full diversity. This beautifully illustrated book offers vivid views of this great city with : Descriptions of treasures, monuments and promenades profoundly marked by the city's intense intellectual and artistic effervescence Photographs of important landmarks of the city Information on changes that occurred over centuries to its present status as the capital of France. A celebration of Paris is an irresistible invitation to wander through the streets of Paris, get a sense of the capital, dream about the centuries gone by and cross roads with the intangibles yet ever-present shadows of famous statesmen, writers and artists from all over the world who have made it the "city of light."

Category: TRAVEL
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

COMPLETE QUILTING COURSE, THE
By Gail Lawther
10 x 10 in. 176 pages. Hardcover. Over 350 full-color photographs, drawings, templates, and patterns. Everyone loves the vibrancy, the warmth, the subtle intricacies of quilts. That they have survived as centerpieces of American decor for centuries is no surprise-the warmth, charm, and striking designs of traditional quilts are equally at home in a rustic house or a modernist apartment. They are today appreciated for their craftsmanship and sophisticated juxtaposition of colors, and have been the subject of museum and gallery shows celebrating them as works of fine art. If you want to fashion your own unique creations, this complete course tells you what you need to get started, how to master all the key quilting techniques, and how to design patterns of your own. Now you can be the proud owner of a beautiful signed quilt without paying an exorbitant price. What's more-that signature will be your own. With step-by-step, illustrated instructions and photographs of the process, this volume offers everything the beginner needs to learn to sew beautiful, heirloom-quality quilts.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, CRAFTS, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

COMPLETE BOOK OF FLYFISHING
By Goran Cederberg
8 1/2 x 11 in. 238 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs, drawings, and diagrams. Flyfishing is a unique communion of man and nature, of sport and art. It seems to take place in only the most picturesque of settings, and requires patience, skill, and a certain innate talent. It is highly competitive, yet the challenge lies solely in the fish. And while flyfishing is often done in groups, it remains a solitary and extremely personal experience. This volume covers many fishing topics filled with a wealth of information and valuable tips. For the experienced angler, this book is a celebration of a beloved pastime, a catalog of useful advice and information, and a visual tour of the greatest fishing spots in the world. For the uninitiated, it is a hearty introduction to the sport. Both an informative guide and a generous tribute, this beautiful volume is a valuable addition to every fisherman's library.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $24.95
Your Price  $21.21
 

COMPLETE BOOK OF SPORTFISHING
By Goran Cederberg
10 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. 284 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs and 200 drawings. This comprehensive volume is an in-depth guide for both the beginner and the experienced spotfisherman. It offers a wealth of information about fundamental and successful techniques of fishing, as well as a detailed history of the sport, the environment, and the biology of fish. It also instructs you how to make your own equipment and how to handle and prepare the fish once caught. Compiled by an international team of expert and skilled fisherman, this essential handbook is a unique source of information for new rod-and-reel adventures in both known and unknown waters.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $29.95
Your Price  $25.46
 

CATS, A GUIDE TO CREATURE COMFORTS
By James Croft
6 1/12 X 6 1/2. Hardcover. 116 pages. Illustrated throughout. Cats are curious creatures-lovers of comfort who always find the cosiest place to sleep and intrepid adventurers who flirt with danger, testing their "nine lives" to capacity. In his bright and quirky illustrations, noted artist James Croft offers whimsical insight into the loves, hates, dreams, and desires of these paradoxical animals.

Category: PETS, NATURAL HISTORY, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, ANIMALS, PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS
Retail Price $4.95
Your Price  $4.21
 

CHILDREN IN ART
By Janice Anderson
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Children make one of the most attractive themes in Western art, and there are few more satisfying images than the innocence, joy, and often, mischief of childhood captured for all time by some of the world's greatest painters. The pictures in this beautiful book feature children at court, children in religion, at play, growing up, and in the family circle. Many wonderfully alive and attractive studies are presented, representing the work of such artists as Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, Goya, Sargent, Picasso, and many more. The artworks of these painters are reproduced in over 100 full-color illustrations.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART
Retail Price $17.95
Your Price  $15.26
 

CATS, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Marcus Schneck
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Looking into the history of the cat, the development of different breeds, the criteria used to judge these breeds in shows, as well as feline psychology and communication techniques, this book is practical as well as informative and beautiful The perfect guide for anyone choosing a pet, this volume examines forty of the delightful breeds of the feline world, including Persian and other longhairs, British Shorthairs, American Shorthairs, and Oriental Shorthairs. Over 90 full-color photographs are included.

Category: PETS, NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

CONVERTIBLES
By Michael Benson
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. As far as automobiles go, "ragtops" are the ultimate in romance. Convertibles are the closest that real life gets to a magic carpet ride. An outgrowth of post-World War II chic, the convertible became the ultimate symbol of the California laid-back, "beautiful person" lifestyle. This book, illustrated with 90 full-color photographs, presents a complete history of convertibles from the golden age of ragtops in the 1920s and 1930s to the grand cars of the fifties and sixties, and finally, the sleek models of today.

Category: CARS & MOTORCYCLES, TRANSPORTATION, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $10.95
Your Price  $9.31
 

COURBET, GUSTAVE (REVERIES)
By Patrick Bade
5 X 8 1/5 in. (128 x 204mm) Hardcover 120 Pages 58 Illustrations - Welcome to our Reverie collection. When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which French call Revery or Reverie. True to its definition our Reverie collection features 10 books from great painters that include works by individual painters. These books primarily feature paintings of women mostly in nude but without a specific subject. The unique features included of this series are: Look into the life of each painter Comments on works featured Full color as well as black and white illustrations All the books in this series with their individual small size and hardcover with dust jacket and price of $14.95 each, will be a great collection for art lovers.

Category: ART, ARTISTS
Retail Price $14.95
Your Price  $12.71
 

CIGARS
By Red Howard
10 x 10 in. (254 x 254mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 150 illustrations. This manifesto of cigar history, legend, and lore takes a stylish look at the making and enjoyment of fine cigars, from Columbus to the golden age of Hollywood through the surging popularity that makes cigar smoking one of today's most popular pleasures. The main areas essential to cigar erudition and appreciation explored in this volume are cigar history, tobacco, growing, and cigar manufacture; cigars on stage and screen; cigars in society; storing, cutting, and lighting; and finally, a catalog of fine cigars. A complete guide to choosing, preparing, and enjoying, this volume details the subleties of different brands and blends, providing a useful and lively guide to cigars and accouterments. A spectacular collection of over 100 photographs, vintage and cutting-edge advertisements, and fine art reproductions round out this spirited celebration of cigar trivia, nostalgia, and culture.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

COMPLETE BOOK OF HUNTING, THE
By Robert Elman
8 1/2 x 11 in. 280 pages. Hardcover. Over 700 illustrations. Hunting is truly the world's oldest profession, since it has been for millennia necessary to our very survival. However, in recent centuries, due to developments in agriculture and transportation, it has become a less vital activity for many. Nevertheless, in most parts of the world it survives and thrives as a form of sport that satisfies some of man's atavistic instincts and brings him in closer relation to nature. Here is a compendium of hunting lore and historical facts, along with an overview of how humans hunt in the various habitats of the world both for food and for sport. Insights into hunting techniques of the past and present are given along with tips on how to improve your success as a hunter. This volume, filled with full-color photographs and illustrations, was compiled by an expert group of seasoned huntsmen and naturalists and edited by the well-known wildlife authority, Robert Elman.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $24.95
Your Price  $21.21
 

COLLECTING TEDDY BEARS
By Sally Taylor
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. This book explores the beginnings of the great teddy bear boom; explains why they are so important in our lives; discusses the innumerable variety of bears available; considers famous bears in fiction, such as Winnie-the-Pooh; and offers sound advice on how to start building a collection of these uniquely endearing little creatures. Over 100 full-color photographs aid the reader in sampling the immense universe of the teddy bear.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, COLLECTIBLES
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

CELTIC MYTHOLOGY
By Simon Goodenough
8 13/16 x 12 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The very word "Celtic" conjures up a mysterious world of Druids and their strange rituals, great warriors, star-crossed lovers, witches and warlocks, poets and musicians. This book brings together some of the best-known myths and legends from the Celtic lands of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and parts of mainland Europe. The haunting epic narratives of the Celts come alive in this beautifully illustrated volume. A complete history of Celtic lore is highlighted with 110 full-color and archival images, vibrantly capturing the essence of this fascinating ancient civilization.

Category: MYTHOLOGY, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

CHRONICLE OF GOLF, THE
By Ted Barrett
8 1/2 X 11 in. 304 pages. Hardcover. Over 550 archive photographs. Here is a book that takes the reader on a journey encompassing all the remarkable events and unique individuals that have characterized this remarkable sport from its humble Scottish origins to the mass-participation, multi-million dollar game that we know today. The journey is a fascinating one and the stories are ones worth telling--who were the greatest players of all time, what were the greatest tournaments ever played, and how did the Ryder Cup come into being Unfolding in a page-by-page news-sheet format and written from the point of view of the British and American golfing public, this book includes newspaper style reports on all the golf stories that hit the headlines. It reflects all the drama and excitement of the club-and-ball game that is magnificent obsession of millions of sportsmen and women throughout the world.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

COLLECTOR'S CORNER, THE: COINS
By The Editorial Team
8 x 8 in. 64 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. No hobby can be more enjoyable and rewarding as collecting. It appeals to people of all ages and can cover a wide range of fields and disciplines. Here is a colorful and informative series of guides designed to appeal to anyone wishing to begin or build a collection. Drawing on the knowledge of seasoned experts and dealers, each volume offers tips on topics essential to any collector. Handsomely illustrated with an array of tempting and desirable objects shown in full-color, this volume offers valuable information and advice and will provide years of pleasure as your collection grows and appreciates. The four titles in this series include: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Oriental Rugs Coins

Category: COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

COLLECTOR'S CORNER, THE: ELVIS MEMORABILIA
By The Editorial Team
8 x 8 in. 64 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. No hobby can be more enjoyable and rewarding as collecting. It appeals to people of all ages and can cover a wide range of fields and disciplines. Here is a colorful and informative series of guides designed to appeal to anyone wishing to begin or build a collection. Drawing on the knowledge of seasoned experts and dealers, each volume offers tips on topics essential to any collector. Handsomely illustrated with an array of tempting and desirable objects shown in full-color, this volume offers valuable information and advice and will provide years of pleasure as your collection grows and appreciates. The four titles in this series include: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Oriental Rugs Coins

Category: MUSIC, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, COLLECTIBLES
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

COLLECTOR'S CORNER, THE: ORIENTAL RUGS
By The Editorial Team
8 x 8 in. 64 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. No hobby can be more enjoyable and rewarding as collecting. It appeals to people of all ages and can cover a wide range of fields and disciplines. Here is a colorful and informative series of guides designed to appeal to anyone wishing to begin or build a collection. Drawing on the knowledge of seasoned experts and dealers, each volume offers tips on topics essential to any collector. Handsomely illustrated with an array of tempting and desirable objects shown in full-color, this volume offers valuable information and advice and will provide years of pleasure as your collection grows and appreciates. The four titles in this series include: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Oriental Rugs Coins

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, CRAFTS, COLLECTIBLES
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

CANDLE MAGIC
By The Editorial Team
8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. 96 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs. This useful, easy-to-use guide contains all you need to make exclusive designer candles, decorate store-bought candles, or put together stunning household decorations and seasonal displays. Learn how to use candles to brighten your home, make gifts with a personal touch, or use scented and therapeutic candles to create a pleasant atmosphere. Filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs, this volume will quickly teach you mastery in various areas of Candle Magic. Following the simple instructions in this guide will enable you to bring added flair to your surroundings for the benefit of your family and friends and for your own satisfaction and enjoyment.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $14.95
Your Price  $12.71
 

 
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