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Hints on Household Taste
by Charles Eastlake
authority on what was proper, beautiful, efficient in all aspects of
mid-19th-century interior design. Originally published in 1868. Over
by Wallace Nutting
Nutting tells you where and what to collect, analyzes the special
problems of the small collector, and lists twenty-one precautions
for the beginner.
by Robert W. Swedberg
more than 700 photos coupled with current values, this
encyclopedia contains timeless information that helps both the
beginning and advanced clock collector. Showcasing decades of
research by clock experts, it features information on classic
clocks, shelf clocks, novelty clocks, wall clocks and
grandfather clocks from more than 15 companies.
American Boxed Games and Their Makers
interesting history of board game makers that offers profiles
and prices games manufactured from 1822-1992, and gives
histories of hundreds of manufacturers, including, Milton
Bradley, Selchow & Righter, and Parker Brothers.
Railroadiana: The Official Price Guide For the Year 2000 and
by Bill Knous
comprehensive price and identification guide to railroadiana.
For generations, railroads were America?s premier form of
transportation. They left behind a tremendous volume of
memorabilia that found its way into the marketplace. The book
contains thousands of listings in over 30 categories, including
railroad china and glassware, silver, lanterns, ephemera, and
Art Nouveau—The World's Greatest Art
by Camilla de
book offers an overview of the Art Nouveau style in a compact,
commercial approach with the breadth and clarity of larger
books, covering art which both creates the foundation of modern
culture and modern art itself.
by E.L. Doctorow
novel tells the story of Edgar Altshuler, a 9-year-old boy from
the Bronx, and his adventures at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
On his first visit to the fair, Edgar is enthralled by
industry's vision of the futuresafe, secure and prosperous
cities, speedy and cheap transportation and modern invention to
make life easier. On his second visit, he sees that the exhibits
are constructed of gypsum whose paint is peeling and that the
displays are really toys.
by Bradley Quinn
1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory
and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the
masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with
antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern
explores their interior decor—walls, flooring, surfaces,
lighting, and, of course, furniture. The book suggests ideas for
taking the 1950’s look and mixing and matching it with elements
from other eras.
The History of Christmas—
2,000 Years of Faith, Fable, and
book will take you on a journey from Christ’s birth in
Bethlehem, through Roman times and the Middle Ages, into the
Reformation and then the Victorian era. You will finally touch
down in our modern–day Christmas with all the things that make
us think of this wonderful season – decorations, presents,
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