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1 Creative ideas for your home kitchens. From the publishers of Home Magazine.
Los Angeles, Knapp Press Hard Cover 
187 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial boards, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. 
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2 How to Build Cabins, Lodges & Bungalows. Complete manual of constructing, decorating, and furnishing homes for recreating or profit.
New York Grosset & Dunlap, 1946 Hard Cover Very Good 
250 pages, 4 plates, many text illustrations and diagrams, cloth, very good. From the introduction: "A cabin can be a real health investment. If you doubt this, try erecting one with your own hands, and note how quickly indigestion or nervousness disappears. You will find that you never had so much fin in your life." 
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3 Abbott, John S. C. [John Stevens Cabot] History of Louis Philippe, King of the French
New York Harper & Brothers 1871 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
405, 10 advertising pages, illustrations, illustrated half-title in color, decorated red cloth, spine sun-faded otherwise very good, clean and tight. From the Wikipedia website: John Stevens Cabot Abbott (18051877) , an American historian, pastor, and pedagogical writer, was born in Brunswick, Maine. He was a brother of Jacob Abbott, and was associated with him in the management of Abbott's Institute, New York City, and in the preparation of his series of brief historical biographies. ~ He was a voluminous writer of books on Christian ethics, and of popular histories, which were credited with cultivating a popular interest in history. He is best known as the author of the widely popular History of Napoleon Bonaparte (1855) , in which the various elements and episodes in Napoleon's career are described. Abbott takes a very favourable view towards his subject throughout. Also among his principal works are: History of the Civil War in America (1863-1866) , and The History of Frederick II, Called Frederick the Great (New York, 1871). ; 405 pages 
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4 BROWNE, DAN The renovation book. A manual for self-reliance in the home.
New York Mcgraw- Hill Book Co. , 1976 0070084882 / 9780070084889 Hard Cover 
260 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 CARRELL, AL Super handyman's fix and finish furniture guide.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall, 1975 0138759979 / 9780138759971 Hard Cover 
180 pages, illustrations, cloth, very good. 
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6 CARTER, JOE editor Solarizing Your Present Home : Practical Solar Heating Systems You Can Build
Emmaus, Pa., Rodale Press, 1981 0878573674 / 9780878573677 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
671 pages, well illustrated, diagrams, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 8 by 9-1/2 inches. From the publisher: The cost of the energy we use for space and water heating and air conditioning has been climbing by leaps and bounds, and this has made 'the comforts of home' more and more expensive to maintain. But steps can be taken. With conservation and solar improvements it's possible to transform even the most voracious energy guzzler into a paragon of energy efficiency. Solarizing Your Present Home begins by showing how conservation is the key to successfully tapping into the sun, and from there it travels through a world of solar heating and natural cooling options. 
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7 CLIFFE, ROGER W. Radial arm saw techniques.
New York Sterling Publishing Co. 1986 0806962801 / 9780806962801 Hard Cover Very Good 
352 pages, well illustrated, pictorial boards, very good. From the rear cover: "Almost 1,100 photos, drawings, and draftsman-quality diagrams and patterns show how you can expend the usefulness of your radial arm saw for every type of woodworking need - from large construction and carpentry projects to fine cabinetry, furniture making, and small wood projects. You'll get a new appreciation of the way this saw can do the work of so many other tools - as a rip saw, crosscut saw, router, boring machine, shaper, even a sander." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Colonial Williamsburg Foundations. Williamsburg Reproductions. Interior Designs for Today's Living. Craft House, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Williamsburg, VA Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1973 Soft Cover 
232 pages, well illustrated (many in color), 2 color plans (color chips), wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 CONGDON, HERBERT WHEATON Early American homes for today. A treasury of decorative details and restoration procedures.
Rutland, VT, Charles E. Tuttle Co. , 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Xii, 236 pages, very well illustrated, cloth, rebound ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. "This book is intended to be a help to the do-it-yourself man who has had the good fortune to come into the possession of one of New England's old homes. It describes and illustrates a considerable variety of old-time designs of several periods, which might be used on its exterior or indoors. It should help the man who is 'handy with tools,' or any intelligent carpenter of the neighborhood, to make the most of a neglected but worthy old building. It could also be a safe guide in building a new house in the old style, which might be more vital than the usual distinguished 'Colonial' too often seen in Suburbia." 
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10 CONRAN, TERENCE Terence Conran's New House Book.
London Conran Octopus 1985 185029013X / 9781850290131 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
367 pages, well illustrated (many in color), cloth, dj, very good. 9-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches. From the dj: Sir Terence Conran has changed the way we live. One of the world's leading retailers, he has taken the principles of good design, high quality and easy shopping into high streets around the globe. His original HOUSE BOOK set the standard for home design manuals. Now he takes this concept one step further. Using his enormous experience in the field, his unique grasp of style and design, and his desire to give people the know-how to achieve their own goals, he and his team offer a new approach to home design. For the first time everyone can use the professional approach. The complexities of home selection and interior design have been broken down into logical stages and the book effectively combines creative stimulation with easy-to-use information, providing hundreds of decorating ideas, all the latest developments, and thoroughly practical guidance. Every topic, from restructuring an entire house to creating charming children's rooms, is dealt with in terms of visual style, comfort, function and budget. You are shown how to avoid pitfalls and problems and, above all, how to achieve a home which is precisely as you want it. 
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11 CURRIE, PAUL editor Home Project Manager. Kitchen Planner: A Step-by-Step Planning Workbook for Kitchen Remodeling
Minnetonka, MN Cowles Creative Publishing 1977 0865736413 / 9780865736412 Hard Cover Very Good 
160 pages, well illustrated in color, diagrams, pictorial boards, 9-1/2 by 12 inches, very good. From the back cover: Remodeling Contractor in a Kit! Kitchen Planner is much more than the usual do-it-yourself book; it provides worksheets, schedules and information that will guide you through all the choices and decisions necessary for your kitchen remodeling project. The helpful organizing tools it contains will keep you on track. Whether you plan to do all the labor yourself or hire a general contractor and simply supervise from the sidelines, this book will help you save money and avoid headaches. It shows you the seven steps actually used by professional kitchen remodelers to plan and create a kitchen and keep the project running smoothly. 
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12 DALZELL, J[AMES] RALPH Simplified Masonry Planning and Building
New York Mcgraw- Hill Book Co. , 1955 0070152233 / 9780070152236 Hard Cover Very Good 
362 pages, illustrations, diagrams, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the preface: This book was planned especially for use by young mechanics. The language is easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to remember. All subject matter and explanations are set forth in such a manner that they match the requirements of young mechanics and easily create the necessary visualization. Specific applications of materials and manipulative procedures can be selected to suit the specifications of any and all projects young mechanics are likely to be called on to do. 
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13 DECRISTOFORO, R.J. Handy Man's concrete and masonry handbook.
New York Arco Publishing Co. , 1960 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Larry Eisinger, Editor-in-Chief. 144 pates, well illustrated, diagrams, cloth, dj, very good. The author's other works included The complete book of portable power tool techniques and Woodworking techniques: joints and their applications. 
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14 GAY, PETER The complete book of heating with wood
Charlotte, VT, Garden Way Publishing, 1974 0882660365 / 9780882660363 Soft Cover Very Good 
128 pages, diagrams, pictorial wrappers, very good. Reprint. From the publisher: "Here false myths are swept away - that there aren't enough trees for fuel wood - that wood is dirty fuel - that wood is too costly to heat with." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 HAMBROOK, ROBERT W[ILLIAM] Light Frame House Construction: Technical Information for the Use of Apprentice and Journeyman Carpenters. Reprinted 1956.
Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1956 Soft Cover Very Good 
Vocational Division Bulletin No. 145, Trade and Industrial Series No. 41. Viii, 214 pages, well illustrated, diagrams, wrappers, very good. Reprint. From the foreword: This bulletin was issued in 1931 as a publication of the Federal Board for Vocational Education in cooperation with the National Committee on Wood Utilization, United States Department of Commerce. It grew out of a series of preliminary conferences arranged by these two governmental agencies for the purpose of formulating an outline to be followed in preparing the bulletin." 
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16 HEDGECOE, JOHN John Hedgecoe's complete course in photographing children.
New York Simon & Schuster 1980 0671412205 / 9780671412203 Hard Cover 
160 pages, well illustrated (some in color), cloth, dj, very good. 9 by 11-1/2 inches, very good. From the dj: The internationally acclaimed photographer and author of The Art of Color Photography and John Hedgecoe's Complete Photography Course here demonstrates his remarkable talents as a teacher of photography in a brilliant book devoted to the most popular of all photographic subjects. Whether you are a parent who wants to record the development of your own children or a practicing photographer fascinated by the mercurial moods and dashing energy of children, John Hedgecoe's thoroughly practical approach and imaginative vision will prove indispensably instructive and inspirational. Hedgecoe, himself the father of three children, brings to this subject not only all his experience as a professional photographer and teacher, but also an intimate understanding of the special requirements of photographing children. 
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17 HUTCHINS, NIGEL Restoring old houses.
New York Gramercy Publishing Co. , 1980 0317476703 Hard Cover 
240 pages, well illustrated, diagrams, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. 
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18 KAYE, MYRNA There's a Bed in the Piano: The Inside Story of the American Home
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1998 0821223747 / 9780821223741 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
260 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dj, very good. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. From the publisher: step over the threshold of the American home. Survey the rooms, note the furniture, and discover a trove of clues to our social history. Most of us routinely use homes as documents, and on a brief visit, with a glance here and there, we learn of a family's interest and values. A home can be read like a book, and There's a Bed in the Piano can make us better home-readers. 
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19 Klaber, Eugene Henry Housing Design.
Hardcover 
247 pages, many plans and diagrams, cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 8-1/2 by 11 inches. From the foreword: "This book is for those who are concerned with the physical design of housing: architects, developers, lenders, and students. It has been written because in my nine years of Government service in housing, I had occasion to examine approximately two thousand proposals for housing projects and frequently found that the plans presented ignored elementary principles of housing design which should be common knowledge, which, in fact, are the indispensable tools of the craft. On the other hand there were many projects which were designed with great competence by architects with fresh and brilliant ideas. From these I have learned much; indeed, this book owes much to what they taught me. The attempt here is to express and illustrate these principles so that those who design housing may have them as a background and can go forward with their work without too much stumbling over details and the consequent waste of time." SR896OS; Ex-Library 
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20 LOTT, JANE The Conran Home Decorator Floors and Flooring.
New York Villard Books, 1986 0394743997 / 9780394743998 Soft Cover 
86 pages, well illustrated in color, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: A floor can dramatically affect eh way a room looks, and in practical qualities dictate the way a room can be used. Floors and Flooring will help you to assess your needs, both by considering comfort, convenience, price, and durability and by explaining the effects of color and texture. Floors and Flooring covers: essential skills, from laying a tiled floor to measuring a stair carpet; how to determine which kind of floor best suits your needs; unusual flooring materials, such as sisal, rush, seagrass, and maize; improving existing wood floors, plus problem areas such as narrow hallways, cellars and bathrooms. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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