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Biblio features a wide variety of rare hobby and crafts books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. If your passion is origami, squash, or magic, Biblio has the rare and antique book for you. Many of these niche books are signed or first editions, and they would be sure to add diversity to your rare and antique book collection. Many of the rare hobby and crafts books featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room have bold illustrations and unique bindings.


Leipzig: Verlag Von Karl W. Heirsmann. Very Good+. 1923. Second Edition. Hardcover. Deuxieme Edition in four volumes. Over 16,000 facsimile of water marks. Historical Dictionary of brands of paper as they emerge into 1202 until 1600. Volume #1, 1 - 234p...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: containing one hundered Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the whole of Philidor's Analysis, with copious selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. Arranged by Anonymous

[26 ad]+282+[2 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original stiff boards with spine label in black lettering. (Hagedorn: 3. 1817) First American edition.This is the third chess book published in the United States and was not noted by Fiske ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Modern magic; a practical treatise on the art of conjuring by LEWIS, Angelo (Pseud. Professor Hoffmann)

1901 Modern Magic Professor Hoffmann Magician Conjuring Tricks Cards Dominoes Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann is a treatise in book form, first published in 1876, detailing the apparatus, methods and tricks used by the magicians and conjurers of that...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


A Seattle Flapper's Jazz Age Scrapbook.

Seattle, WA, 1920. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Oblong quarto (175 x 270 mm), 100 thick black pages. Contemporary purpose-made cloth scrapbook bound with a silk tie, title "photographs" in gilt to upper cover. Containing approximate...

From Alembic Rare Books


The Shove Ha'penny Board Displayed A Treatise wherein , Together with the History, the Whole Practice of That Diverting Art and Admirable Mystery are Described by Dayrell-Reed, Trelawney

London: Christophers, 1934. Very good, with sometoning to covers, and darkening to spine. Prev. owner bookplate. Scarce.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good....

From Renaissance Books


ARCHERY. The Badmington Library of sports and pastimes by LONGMAN. C. J. & WALROND. Col. H

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1894. FIRST EDITION.8vo. Fully illustrated throughout. Fine copy in half dark green morocco binding. Spine letttered and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. ...

From Paul Foster Books


American Pocket Watch Encyclopedia and Price Guide, Volume 2, Illinois Watch Co. by Meggers, Bill and Roy Ehrhardt

Kansas City: Heart of America Press, 1985. Book. Very Good. Wraps. First Printing. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. SIGNED by author Meggers to front endpaper. numbered copy #1616. Light edgewear, light cover rubs. large corner crease to front ...

From Milliway's Books


Flapper Sewing Sample Books, Set of Three. by Schroetlin, June

Portland, OR, 1929. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 sewing sample books created by a school girl in 1929. 33, 44, and 34 leaves. Original paper wrappers, 1 volume bound with metal rings. Fabric samples, original sewing samples, and ...

From Alembic Rare Books


Second World War photo album compiled by American Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley. by Ridley, Elizabeth

1941. Hardcover. Good. Oblong Quarto. Second World War photo album compiled by American Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley, with three wartime Naval yearbooks & souvenir books owned by her sister Christine, a naval air mechanic in the WAVES programme. O...

From Alembic Rare Books


Coltelli d'autore: I capolavori dei maestri americani (Collana I Grandi libri) (Italian Edition) by Roberto Allara

Priuli & Verlucca, 1998. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Priuli & Verlucca, 1998. Folio, 9 1/2" x 12 1/4", 214pp., lavishly illustrated with full color plates. Text in Italian. Fine in fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. F...

From The Wild Muse


Stamps of Denmark, Iceland and Norway, the Earlier Issues by Wise, Ernest Harold

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1975. bookstore sticker to ffep. dustjacket with light edgewear, in Brodart. 214pp w/index. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ...

From Milliway's Books


Shakhmaty. Albom dlia vipilivaniya. by Albychev Pavel Viktorovich

16 pages Албычев П. Шахматы. Альбом для выпиливания / Павел Викторович Албычев. — [М.]: "Сотрудник", [1936]. — 16 c., ил. — 9,7×13,9 см.An ultra rare chess brochure. Brochure co...

From ParusBook


Principles and Practice of Interior Decorating, The by Pescheret, Leon R.; Pescheret, M. E

Self Published, Chicago, 1925. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 233pp; Leon Pescheret was born in England in 1892. He later came to America in 1910 and studied interior design at the Art Institute of Chicago. He supervised many inter...

From Lotzabooks


The Honolulu Advertiser Collection, The Stamps and Postal History of Hawaii, 3 Volumes by Robert A. Siegel

New York: Robert A. Siegel Galleries, 1995. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. dustjackets with light rubs. no writing or marks noted. 279+127+207pp. Catalogs for auctions held in November 1995. With separate listings ...

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