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What We Keep: 150 People Share the One Object that Brings Them Joy, Magic, and Meaning
By Running Press Adult
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mpn: 31543377, ean: 9780762462544, isbn: 076246254X,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
Everyone has that one object that holds deep meaning -- some relic that speaks to their past, that carries a remarkable story. What We Keep is a collection of interviews with people about the single object in their life that has the most emotional significance, those objects we often don't talk about but that make us who we are.Why, for instance, does author Cheryl Strayed keep a particular pincushion in her bedroom? And how did a notebook sketch change the life of comedian Hasan Minhaj?The

Journey: Through the Middle Passage
By Outskirts Press
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ean: 9781478775515, isbn: 1478775513,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
To this day, any one of us can travel to the Gulf of Mexico, and to the Mexican Peninsula, and view the history of African Explorers. The mystery is not that the Colossal Stone Heads exist, but how have most of us not heard of their existence? Why are many of us hearing about their existence in 2017, when they were discovered in 1837?.

The Log Cabin: An Illustrated History
By Countryman Press
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ean: 9781682680803, isbn: 1682680800,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
“A stunning, image-driven examination of the ''uniquely American symbol of home and hearth” ―BuzzFeed (Books Gift Guide)''Lavishly illustrated, this book by a Cincinnati native tells the story of America through its iconic structure ― the log cabin. In lively prose,'' ―Columbus Dispatch''The perfect holiday gift for grown-ups who graduated past Lincoln Logs,'' ―Mother News NetworkLike a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured

Cocktails Across America: A Postcard View of Cocktail Culture in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s
By Countryman Press
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ean: 9781682681442, isbn: 1682681440,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
50 20th century cocktail recipes, illustrated with vintage postcardsCocktail culture boomed in the United States after Prohibition, starting with the jazz-filled cocktail lounges and elegant supper clubs in New York City and, as rail and automotive travel advanced, flowing all the way to the postwar-era resorts and cabaret night spots of California and beyond. Barkeepers and mixologists across the country were developing new-fangled concoctions like the Red Snapper, the Santa Fe Cooler, and

The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present
By Brand: Harry N. Abrams
SKU: #165409
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sku: 165409, ean: 9780810907362, isbn: 0810907364,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
Looks at a variety of beads produced around the world, discusses their religious and social aspects, and describes beaded clothing in primitive societiesUsed Book in Good Condition.

Ancient Carpenters' Tools: Illustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumberman, Joiner and Cabinet-Maker in Use in the Eighteenth Century
By Dover Publications
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ean: 9780486409580, isbn: 0486409589,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical in construction to ancient devices once used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, among them axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. An invaluable sourcebook..

Coca-Cola Wall Calendar (2019)
By Day Dream
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mpn: 9781635712841, ean: 9781635712841, isbn: 163571284X,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Featuring classic ad imagery from the Coca-Cola brand.Features a full-sized planning grid. Printed on a glossy paper stock suitable for pen and pencil note taking. This calendar is 12'' wide x 12'' tall when closed and 12'' wide x 24'' tall when open, and features 13 full-color images. Includes 4 extra planning grids for September through December of 2018, plus full pages for January through December of 2019..

Our Vanishing Landscape (Dover Books on Americana)
By Dover Publications
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486436784, isbn: 0486436780,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Written with humor and affection, and enhanced with 81 of the author’s charming, historically accurate drawings, Our Vanishing Landscape takes readers on a leisurely sojourn through a bygone era. Leading us along rustic winding roads bordering fields and farmhouses, Eric Sloane captures our imaginations as he offers us a guided tour that evokes the America of pioneer times.This fascinating narrative describes networks of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes; tollgates, waterwheels, and

Pioneer Doctor: The Story Of A Woman's Work
By TwoDot
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780762736546, isbn: 0762736542,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
When Mollie Babcock stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and their medical practice in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride, she set out to find a new position as a physician. She was offered a job as doctor to the miners at Bannack, Montana, and thus began her epic adventures in the Rocky Mountain West.The true story of a medicine woman who found opportunity in the

At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
By Brand: Vintage
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ean: 9781400078523, isbn: 1400078520,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Haven to Nazis, smugglers’ paradise, home to some of the earth’s oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurer’s sang-froid, a historian’s erudition, and a sense of irony so keen you could cut a finger on it, Gimlette celebrates the beauty, horror and–yes–charm of South America’s obscure and remote “island surrounded by land.”He takes readers from genteel

Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 (Dover Books on Americana)
By Sloane, Eric/ Blake, Noah
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780486436661, isbn: 0486436667,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews
For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, young Noah Blake's parents gave him a little leatherbound diary in which he recorded the various activities on his father's farm. This reprint of an actual early nineteenth-century book provides today's readers with a delightful rarity — a view of bygone days through the eyes of a young boy. Eric Sloane has taken the notebook with its brief comments and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and 72 of his own remarkable drawings.Verbal and

The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel
By Walker Books
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ean: 9780802717719, isbn: 0802717713,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
English is the world's lingua franca-the most widely spoken language in human history. And yet, as historian and linguist Nicholas Ostler persuasively argues, English will not only be displaced as the world's language in the not-distant future, it will be the last lingua franca, not replaced by another.Empire, commerce, and religion have been the primary raisons d'etre for lingua francas--Greek, Latin, Arabic have all held the position--and Ostler explores each through the lens of civilizations

Aprons: Icons Of The American Home
By Running Press
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ean: 9780762406944, isbn: 0762406941,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
Published to coincide with the national touring art exhibit ''Apron Strings: Ties to the Past,'' Aprons is a nostalgic celebration of those heartwarming symbols of hearth and home and American family life. With 90 full-color photographs of exquisite vintage aprons, plus cultural anecdotes, history, and quotes from writers, designers, and generations of American women, this unique art book celebrates the utilitarian garment that evolved into a fashion statement.Used Book in Good Condition.

Mémoires de marguerite de Valois
By Mercure De France
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ean: 9782715224711, isbn: 2715224710,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews

Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2018
By Black Dog & Leventhal
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ean: 9780316471947, isbn: 0316471941,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
The 50th edition of Kovels', the leading antiques price guide, includes 20,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs. Kovels' is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available, from the most trusted name in the industry. It features exceptionally well-organized, wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute information, and includes more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other competitive title. Kovels' is the only guide with prices based on actual sales from the

And Their Children After Them: The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: James Agee, Walker Evans, and the Rise and Fall of Cotton in the South
By Seven Stories Press
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mpn: 43171-342169, ean: 9781583226575, isbn: 1583226575,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
In And Their Children After Them, the writer/photographer team Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson return to the land and families captured in James Agee and Walker Evans’s inimitable Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, extending the project of conscience and chronicling the traumatic decline of King Cotton. With this continuation of Agee and Evans’s project, Maharidge and Williamson not only uncover some surprising historical secrets relating to the families and to Agee himself, but also

This Was Logging
By imusti
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ean: 9780887400353, isbn: 0887400353,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
''Someday'' Big Fred Hewett used to say in his Humboldt Saloon in Aberdeen, Washington, ''these pictures will show how the boys used to do it.'' He knew the day would come when the Pacific Northwest's ''Big Woods'' would be only a fog-blurred memory and the cry ''Logs! More Logs!'' would no longer be heard ringing up and down the skidroads. With the superb views of timber photographer Darius Kinsey, comprising more than 200 pictures made from wet plate celluloid negatives, 11'' x 14,'' and

The Gay 90's: A portfolio: 24 plates (Microportfolio)
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ean: 9782374950006, isbn: 237495000X,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
From the godfather of Pop Surrealism, 24 mini-prints ready to frame.  Previously published by Taschen and Rizzoli, Mark Ryden is currently one of today’s most celebrated names in the contemporary art scene. Crowned the “godfather of pop surrealism”, he is adored and followed by millions of fans. During his last event, over 2 000 people showed up on the first day in the hopes of getting their hands on a signed edition. “The Gay 90’s” is Mark Ryden’s greatest work. Showcased in

American Quilts: The Democratic Art
By Sterling
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ean: 9781454913979, isbn: 1454913975,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
Sumptuous, informative, and engaging, this is the ultimate book on American quilts as art—and this edition contains several new quilts, created since the book's original publication. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it's a fascinating chronicle of the growth and evolution of an art form with a rich heritage. Not only does author Robert Shaw provide an insightful look at quilting aesthetics, he places the craft in its historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context,

Eric Sloane's An Age of Barns: An Illustrated Review of Classic Barn Styles and Construction
By Voyageur Press
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mpn: 139887, ean: 9780896585652, isbn: 0896585654,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
This is a re-issue of Sloane's classic folksy history of barn folklore, architecture, and history, which has been out of print for twenty years. ''Eric Sloane's An Age of Barns'' is filled with fabulous black-and-white illustrations from this great American artist. Covering all types of American and Canadian barns and everything associated with them-implements and tools, hex signs, silos, out buildings, hinges, barn raising, and more-''Eric Sloane's An Age of Barns'' is a spectacular album

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