|A Museum of Early American Tools |
by Eric Sloane
Fascinating look by noted historian at devices used by wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, and other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Deluxe hardcover edition features 184 accurate, engaging illustrations by the author.
|Four Seasons of Orchids |
by Greg Allikas, Ned Nash, How-To
Did you know that there are as many as 20,000 species in the family Orchidae? Orchids are the plants that bear some of Earth's most showy and flamboyant flowers. Long prized by collectors and specialist cultivators, orchids are commonly (and mistakenly, as it turns out) believed to be difficult to grow and maintain. In fact, many varieties are as easily grown as any other perennial. This superb book presents a selection of the most exceptional orchids anywhere, all of which can be cultivated at home. But unlike other books on this topic, Four Seasons of Orchids is divided by the season in which they flower. Compiled by renowned orchid photographer Greg Allikas and recognized orchid expert (and American Orchid Society judge) Ned Nash, the book is organized into four parts, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, making it easy for any horticulturalist to plan his or her orchid year with dazzling displays of color. Four Seasons of Orchids is full of
|Boy Scouts Handbook: The First Edition, 1911 |
by Boy Scouts of America
Complete republication of a book that has been used by generations of American youths, with copious information on such topics as woodcrafting, camping, sailing, as well as developing self-reliance and good citizenship.
|Masterpieces of Medieval Open Timber Roofs |
by Raphael Brandon, J. Arthur Brandon
More than 50 illustrations of 34 major and minor English cathedrals and churches are included, as is background information on the religious and secular concerns addressed by artisans.
|Great American Ghost Stories: Chilling Tales by Poe, Bierce, Hawthorne and Others |
by Mike Ashley
Sixteen spine-tingling tales: "The Gray Champion" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Ligeia" by Edgar Allan Poe, plus fables by Henry James, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Parke Godwin, and others.
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|90 Houses of the Twenties: Cottages, Bungalows and Colonials |
by Jens Pedersen, Daniel D. Reiff
This outstanding house plan catalog from a prominent Midwestern builder was issued in 1929. Full-color, beautifully realistic illustrations of colonials, bungalows, duplexes, and more are accompanied by floor plans and detailed descriptions of interiors.
|Adventures of Huckleberry Finn |
by Mark Twain, E. W. Kemble
Enjoy this classic tale of boyhood adventure along the Mississippi River over and over again with this beautiful hardcover reproduction of the original edition, adorned with 174 exuberant illustrations by E. W. Kemble.
|The Adventures of Tom Sawyer |
by Mark Twain, True Williams
Twain's 1876 "hymn to boyhood" remains an archetypal vision of small-town America before the Civil War. This inexpensive hardcover gift edition is the only version with all of the original illustrations.
|Adventures of Uncle Wiggily |
by Howard Garis, Louis Wisa
This hardcover collector's edition features 19 popular stories of the old gentleman rabbit and his lovable animal friends. A keepsake treasure, it features 19 colorful versions of the original illustrations.
|Alice Illustrated: 120 Images from the Classic Tales of Lewis Carroll |
by Jeff A. Menges, Barry Moser, Mark Burstein
This original compilation features color and black-and-white interpretations of Wonderland by dozens of artists, including Rackham, Robinson, and original illustrator Tenniel. A commentary by editor Jeff Menges discusses the artists and their work.
|American Beauties: The Artwork of Harrison Fisher |
by Harrison Fisher
This original publication compiles the finest black-and-white and color illustrations by the artist whose images of healthy, poised, active, and confident women set the standard of American beauty in the early 20th century.
|The American Revolution: A Picture Sourcebook |
by John Grafton
This collection of more than 400 black-and-white illustrations forms a vivid view of the struggle for independence. Illustrations of every important battle are included, as well as facsimiles of major documents, portraits, and more.
|The Art & Illustration of Walter Crane |
by Walter Crane, Jeff A. Menges
Original collection of more than 100 images surveys Crane's best paintings and the first illustrations for children's books. Includes scenes from fairy and folk tales and classics by Shakespeare, Hawthorne, and Spenser.
|The Arthur Rackham Treasury: 86 Full-Color Illustrations |
by Arthur Rackham, Jeff A. Menges
A stunning treasury of 86 full-page plates span the famed English artist's career, from Rip Van Winkle (1905) to masterworks such as Undine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Wind in the Willows (1939).
|Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures |
by Arthur Rackham, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
This wonderful survey of the famed artist's early work features 44 color plates in addition to several black-and-white vignettes and spot illustrations. Fantastic dwarfs, giants, and elves, plus many long-unavailable naturalistic illustrations.
|Barns, Sheds and Outbuildings: A Practical Guide |
by Byron D. Halsted
Earthy, barn-building theories of 1881 extend to dog- and bird-houses and are based upon principles that still shine brightly today: light and air, space, cost, beauty, and convenience. 257 illustrations.
|The Best of Bridgman : Boxed Set |
by George Bridgman
The legendary George Bridgman taught in classrooms and studios for 50 years. This collection features 3 of his finest guides:
• Bridgman’s Life Drawing
• The Book of a Hundred Hands
• Heads, Features and Faces