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Bergen, Edward. How to Become a Ventriloquist. Illustrated by Samuel Nisenson. Mattituck, New York: Amereon House, 1968? Facsimile reprint. 125 pages. Illustrations. Frontispiece. First published in 1938. Good hardcover, lower part of spine crushed. Internally sound. #24916. $15
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Cleveland Hardware and Forging Company. Catalog No. 17-A: Automotive Forgings. Manufacturers of Drop Forgings for Automobiles and Trucks. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Hardware and Forging Company, 1909. 72 pages. Illustrations. This undated trade catalog was probably published around 1909. The page with Automobile Spring Clips states 'Standard List in Effect September 16th, 1908'. Good stiff wrappers (soft cover). #29501. $25
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Denier, Tony. The Great Secret of Shadow Pantomimes; or, Harlequin in the Shades. How to Get Them Up and How to Act Them. With Full and Concise Instructions, and Numerous Illustrations. New York: Happy Hours Company, 1870. 12mo. vi, 79 pages. Illustrations. Original copyright date is 1868. This is a later printing. Publication date has been estimated. Good original wrappers (soft cover); front and rear cover corners chipped. #29626. $80
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Gibson, Walter B., and Morris N. Young, compilers & editors. Houdini on Magic. New York: Dover Publications, 1953. 280 pages. Bibliography. Photographs. Illustrations. Inscribed and signed by author Morris N. Young to the publisher. Very good hardcover in chipped and worn dust jacket. #29964. $40
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Irene Emery Roundtable on Museum Textiles, 1974 Proceedings. Archaeological Textiles. Edited by Patricia L. Fiske. Washington, D.C.: Textile Museum, 1975. Small 4to. 211 pages. Bibliographical references. Illustrations. Talks presented at meetings at the Textile Museum, April 18-20, 1974. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover). #29868. $45
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Irene Emery Roundtable on Museum Textiles, 1976 Proceedings. Ethnographic Textiles of the Western Hemisphere. Edited by Irene Emery and Patricia L. Fiske. Washington, D.C.: Textile Museum, 1977. Small 4to. iv, 535 pages. Bibliographical references. Illustrations. Talks presented at meetings at the Textile Museum, April 26-28, 1976. Very good stiff wrappers (soft cover). #29870. $80
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Kelly, A. Ashmun. The Painting Trade Hand-Book, Being a Full Synopsis of All the Various Parts of the Trade Covered by the General Terms of House Painting, with Definitions of Technical Terms in Use in the Trade, Statistics of Particular Interest to Those Engaged in the Business as Master Employers, as well as To the Journeyman, Classified Information Pertaining to the Nature and Uses of Various Paint and Other Materials Employed, Methods of Estimating on Work, Instructions in Shop and Office Management, Etc., Etc., Etc. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1925. Narrow 16mo (small book). 165 pages. Illustrations. Good hardcover, edges slightly worn and rubbed. #21687. $25
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Marshall, Frank J. (Frank James). My Fifty Years of Chess. Preface by Thomas Emery. New York: Horowitz and Harkness, 1942. 242 pages. Photographs. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author. Chess Classics Series, 2. Part I, pages 1-26, contains a brief autobiographical sketch illustrated with photographs. Part II, pages 27-242, describes 'My Best Games,' from 1893-1941. The inscription on the blank front flyleaf reads: 'To Roy, Phyllis and Margaret Juber (?). With kind remembrances from Frank and Carie [i.e., Carrie] Marshall. New York. N.Y. August 4th, 1944.' Very good hardcover. #26636. $1800
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Reinfeld, Fred, Selected and Annotated by. Keres' Best Games of Chess, 1931-1948. Preface by Paul Keres. New York: David McKay, 1949. 2nd edition. xii, 252 pages. Index. Illustrations. Good hardcover in fair dust jacket; foxing on fore-edge; dust jacket torn and stained. #29668. $70
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Simonds Manufacturing Co., Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Methods of Cutting Metal. Fitchburg, Massachusetts.: Simonds Manufacturing Co., 1917. 16mo (small book). 62, [2] pages. Illustrations. 'During several years of manufacturing an extensive line of Metal Cutting Saws we have collected a large amount of original information on this subject.' - Preface. Poor hardcover. Paper-covered boards with paper worn and frayed at spine, edges rubbed, front hinge loose, pages soiled. #26405. $25
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Steinbach, Christian. Sachsische Rauchermenl aus dem Ober-Erzgebirge. Hohenhameln/Niedersachsen: Steinbach GMBH Vereinigte Volkskunstwerkstatten, 1996. 256 pages. Color and black-and-white illustrations. Photographs. Maps. An illustrated and descriptive catalog of traditional handcrafted folk art 'Rauchermanner,' which used to be called 'Smoking Men' or 'Smokers'. Text in German and English. Very good pictorial hardcover. A few of the English-language descriptions and a few index entries have yellow highlighting. #24055. $45
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