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CHARTED DEIGNS FOR NEEDLE MADE RUGS, Sibyl I Mathews
1 CHARTED DEIGNS FOR NEEDLE MADE RUGS Sibyl I Mathews
Hearthside Press 1968 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Rugs; Needlepoint; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages; Publ1968; 0 21632 
Price: 65.75 USD
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VICTORIAN NEEDLEWORK With over 1200 Illustrations (complete in 2 vols, Caufield, S. F. A.
2 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VICTORIAN NEEDLEWORK With over 1200 Illustrations (complete in 2 vols Caufield, S. F. A.
NY Dover 1972 First Edition Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Needlework; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 697 pages; Appears as new however exremely slight shelf wear at base of covers and lacking the laminated light plastic that originally covered it. There is no way to tell that if you didn't know it was supposed to be there. B/W ills with a very few in color. Classic reprint of the 1887 2nd ed of this work. 1st thus in paperback. Unopened. ; 0 15480 
Price: 60.11 USD
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MY FIRST 'SHOW ME HOW' SEWING, Wallis, Jill.
3 MY FIRST 'SHOW ME HOW' SEWING Wallis, Jill.
Dean & Son Ltd. 1981 0603002587 / 9780603002588 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Lindal Mann 
Juvenile; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; Isbn: 0603002587 much inked writing on covers and end papers. It is a child's instructional guide for ages 10-14; 0 9319 
Price: 14.05 USD
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NEEDLEWORK : BLOCKING AND FINISHING, Burchette, Dorothy
4 NEEDLEWORK : BLOCKING AND FINISHING Burchette, Dorothy
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1979 0684138670 / 9780684138671 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Publ 1979; 0 21506 
Price: 14.05 USD
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PATCHWORK QUILTS. 123 HOME GUIDES., Jackson, Barbara G.
5 PATCHWORK QUILTS. 123 HOME GUIDES. Jackson, Barbara G.
Playmore Inc 1978 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Edge of front cover and first three leaves creased. Pages toned ; 0 19079 
Price: 14.05 USD
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SIX BOOKS ON SEWING AND NEEDLEPOINT: : AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK, HARBESON; ; AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK, WOMAN'S DAY; ; PATCHWORK QUILT, HALL; ; VANISHING AMERICAN NEEDLE ARTS, LONGHURST; ; CURTAINS , COWLES; ; NEEDLEPOINT, TO HANLEY, May not be noted.
6 SIX BOOKS ON SEWING AND NEEDLEPOINT: : AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK, HARBESON; ; AMERICAN NEEDLEWORK, WOMAN'S DAY; ; PATCHWORK QUILT, HALL; ; VANISHING AMERICAN NEEDLE ARTS, LONGHURST; ; CURTAINS , COWLES; ; NEEDLEPOINT, TO HANLEY May not be noted.
Various Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Six books on sewing and needlepoint: : american needlework harbeson; ; american needlework woman's day; ; patchwork quilt hall; ; vanishing american needle artss longhurst; ; curtains cowles; ; needlepoint hanley. Generally vg one is a box patterns and instructions, DJ's where called for, published 1975-2000 or so. ; 16 21637 
Price: 25.33 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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