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Image for Stenso Lettering Guide No. 93:  3 Inch Gothic Letters and Numbers

Stenso Lettering Guide No. 93: 3 Inch Gothic Letters and Numbers

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Stenso: 1948

Seller ID: 144442

Condition: Very Good


A set of stencils from 1948. Six stencil sheets on heavy brown paper. Includes letters, numbers, and a few decorations. In cool yellow paper envelope with small tears and previous owner's name stamp on front. View more info

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Blank Journal ( Camellias Illustrated and How to Grow Them)

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Seller ID: 145291


Recycled old gardening book from the forties titled, "Camellias Illustrated and How to Grow Them." The pages inside measure 5 1/2"w x 8 1/2"h. Approx. 150 pages. The paper is 28 lb. bright white and smooth. Several pages from original book interspersed amongst the pages. Red ribbon bookmark. View more info

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Childcraft: Animal Friends and Adventures (Volume Four)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Field Enterprises, Inc.: 1949

Seller ID: 139909

Condition: Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 240 pages. 7"w x 10"h. Edge wear to cover. Volume Four only from the Childcraft set. Contents: Animal Friends and Wheels, Wings, and Real Things. Black-and-white and color illustrations throughout. Anthology of writing including Marjorie Flack, W.H. Hudson, Carol Ryrie Brink, Marguerite Henry, Rudyard Kipling, and many more. View more info

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Two Copies of New Physical Culture Magazine, May 1945 and March 1946

By: N/A

Price: $18.95

Seller ID: 142680

Condition: Fair


Magazines are worn with tears on cover and yellowing paper. Each magazine is 5 1/8"w x 7 1/2"h and staple-bound. View more info

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Romney Gay's Picture Book of Poems

By: N/A

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Seller ID: 146107

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Green cloth spine is a little frayed. Previous owner's inscription inside. Tear on front endpaper. 36 pages. Black and white and color illustrations. View more info

The Human Race: The Travelers 1949 Book of Street and Highway Accident Data

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Hartford, CT, Travelers Insurance Company: 1949

Seller ID: 146760

Condition: Good


Tears on cover. 30 pages. Illustrated with comics. View more info

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Handbooks of European National Dances (Eight Dance Books on International Folk Dance from the Forties)

By: Alford, Violet (editor), et al

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish & Co. Ltd.: 1948

Seller ID: 146709

Condition: Good


This is a set of eight small hardbacks, each 5"w x 7 1/2": Dances of Switzerland by Louise Witzig (1949, no dust jacket). Dances of Austria by Katharina Breuer (1948); Dances of Portugal by Lucile Armstrong (1948); Dances of Greece by Domini Crosfield (1948); Dances of Sweden by Erik Salven (1949); Dances of Finland by Yngvar Heikel and Anni Collan (1948); Dances of the Netherlands by E. Van Der Ven-Ten Bensel (1949); and Dances of Czechoslovakia by Mila Lubinova (1949). All books show discolored endpapers, yellowing paper, and worn dust jackets with small tears (except the S... View more info

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Streamline: Art and Design of the Forties (Design Resource Series)

By: Arceneaux, Marc

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Troubador Press: 1975

Seller ID: 140916

ISBN: 0912300639

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a glued binding that is beginning to crack. Previous owner's name inside. 48 pages. Black and white illustrations and graphics on the themes of culture, architecture, transportation, and the future. "The illustrations in this book may be reproduced on any non-commercial project for home or classroom free and without special permission." [publisher] View more info

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Peter Churchmouse

By: Austin, Margot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: N Y, E.P. Dutton: 1943

Seller ID: 146006

Condition: Good


Paper-covered boards show edge wear. 8 7/8"w x 10"h. Previous owner's name written on cover and endpapers. Charming black and white illustrations. View more info

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The Consolation of Philosophy / The Imitation of Christ / Religio Medici

By: Boethius; Thomas a Kempis; Sir Thomas Browne

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, Modern Library: 1943

Seller ID: 145640

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full red cloth boards. Previous owner's name inside. 552 pages, plus advertisements. View more info

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The House That Jack Built

By: Brice, Tony

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally & Co.: 1942

Seller ID: 143598

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 5 3/8"w x 6 5/8"h. Color and b&w illustrations by Tony Brice. View more info

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Phantom Backfield

By: Brier, Howard M.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, Random House: 1948

Seller ID: 144310

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked book with a tight binding. Small spots on top page ends and cover. 246 pages. 5 1/2"w x 8 1/4"h. Illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum in black and white. High school football adventures. View more info

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Growing Up: The Story of How We Become Alive, Are Born and Grow Up

By: De Schweinitz, Karl

Price: $8.41

Publisher: N Y, Macmillan: 1945

Seller ID: 136687

Condition: Very Good


Library pocket and bookplate at rear. Previous owner's name. Full gray cloth boards. 5 1/8"w x 7 1/2"h. A charming "how babies are made" book from the forties. Cute black and white photos of naked babies and animals. View more info

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And So to Murder

By: Dickson, Carter (Dell Book No. 175)

Price: $6.38

Publisher: N Y, Dell: 1940

Seller ID: 122492

Condition: Good


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Map back. Small tears on spine and creases on cover. View more info

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Phantom Freighter (Hardy Boys Mystery Stories), The

By: Dixon, Franklin W.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: N Y, Grosset & Dunlap: 1940

Seller ID: 139471

Condition: Fair


184 pages. 5"w x 7 5/8"h. Tan cover with brown silhouette illustration. Tan pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's name inside. Spine slant, and some spots on cover. View more info

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The Portable Dorothy Parker

By: Dorothy Parker

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, Viking: 1973

Seller ID: 143643

ISBN: 067001074X

Condition: Good


Worn cover with small tears, stains, and creases. Interior pages clean and unmarked. 610 pages. View more info

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Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics

By: Gibson, Ann Eden

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 144598

ISBN: 0300080727

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 248 pages. 8"w x 10"h. Illustrated throughout. "In this book Ann Eden Gibson reconsiders the history of the movement by investigating other artists--people of color, women, and gays and lesbians--whose versions of abstraction have been largely ignored until now." View more info

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Tuning Up (The World of Music)

By: Glenn, Mabelle, et al

Price: $8.41

Publisher: Boston, Ginn & Company: 1943

Seller ID: 135586

Condition: Good


Elementary school music book from the forties. Full orange cloth boards show wear and fraying at top and bottom of spine. Previous owner's name on endpapers. 176 pages with very cute colored and black and white illustrations. Includes 104 folk songs and 50 composed songs. In 9 keys, major and minor, with 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time included. Melodies only, no accompaniment or chord symbols. For a cappella singing. 6 3/8"w x 8"h. View more info

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At Play [Easy Growth in Reading Primer Level One]

By: Hildreth, Gertrude; Allie Lou Felton; Mabel J. Henderson; Alice Meighen

Price: $14.95

Publisher: John C. Winston Company: 1947

Seller ID: 142994

Condition: Fair


A well-read and well-worn book with cloth cover fraying at edges. Some wear and smudges to interior pages, but no marking. 156 pages. 6"w x 8"h. Many brightly colored illustrations by Crinne Pauli Waterall. View more info

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Your Wings

By: Jordanoff, Assen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N Y, Funk & Wagnalls Co.: 1941

Seller ID: 143008

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Previous owner's note on front endpaper. Full blue cloth boards with wear to edges. Very cool black and white illustrations throughout. 7 3/8"w x 9 3/4"h. 282 pages. View more info