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The Tools that Built America

By: Alex W. Bealer

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 437531

ISBN: 0486437531

Condition: 224 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


Great appeal for woodworkers at all levels of expertiseOver 200 drawings and photographs of early hand toolsMust reading for lovers of antique tools and enthusiasts of AmericanaThis is the fascinating story of early American woodworking, as told by a master craftsman. Author Alex Bealer enthusiastically describes and clearly illustrates a wide array of implements used by frontiersmen, among them various kinds of axes, saws, planes, hammers, and the adze. Such... View more info

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COAL MINERS' WIVES: Portraits of Endurance

By: Carol A.B. Giesen

Price: $17.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1995

Seller ID: 108454

ISBN: 0813108454

Condition: 188 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 1995, cloth, 5½x8½, 188pgs, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews"Reveals the extreme danger coal miners face in the workplace and the stress that mining families face because of it."—Kirkus Reviews View more info

Scottish Goldsmiths, 1600 - 1800

By: David Dobson

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1998

Seller ID: D0056

ISBN: 1888265566

Condition: 49 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1998, 5.5x8.5, paper, alpha., 49 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


49 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1998, 5.5x8.5, paper, alpha., 49 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Scottish Schoolmasters of the Seventeenth Century

By: David Dobson

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1998

Seller ID: D0049

ISBN: 1888265493

Condition: 40 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1998, 5.5x8.5, paper, alpha., 40 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


40 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1998, 5.5x8.5, paper, alpha., 40 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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A Museum of Early American Tools

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425606

ISBN: 0486425606

Condition: 128 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Informally and expressively written, the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, coachmakers, loggers, tanners, and many other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Scores of pen-and-ink sketches by the author accurately depict "spec... View more info

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Versatile Physicians II

By: Fillmore Buckner

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B4911

ISBN: 0788449117

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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Annie Ricketson’s Journal: The Remarkable Voyage of the Only Woman Aboard a Whaling Ship with Her Sea Captain Husband and Crew, 1871-1874

By: Laura Ricketson Doherty

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2010

Seller ID: D5048

ISBN: 0788450484

Condition: 96 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, 96 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


96 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, 96 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

By: Linda Carlson

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2003

Seller ID: 983329

ISBN: 0-295-98332-9

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9, 61 illus., notes, bibliog., index, paperback, University of Washington Press


2004 Washington State Book Award Finalist"Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores, of paternalistic employers. But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. In Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest, Linda Carlson provides a more balanced a... View more info

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Voyages of the Great Britain: Life at Sea in the World's First Liner

By: Nicholas Fogg

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Chatham Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 762356

ISBN: 1861762356

Condition: 200 pages, 6 x 9, 16 illustrations, paperback, Chatham Publishing


Vivid eyewitness testimonies Unusual illustrations of shipboard life Well-known ship, now preserved in Bristol, UK Sea travel in the nineteenth century as reported in the letters, journals, and memoirs of passengers on the world's first liner, Brunel's Great Britain, a ship with a lengthy career as transatlantic mail steamer, troopship, and Australian emigrant carrier. For the majority of passengers, whether emigrant or soldier, sea travel was a nove... View more info

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Biddle's Young Carpenter's Assistant

By: Owen Biddle

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 447367

ISBN: 0486447367

Condition: 144 pages, 6x9.25, Softcover, Dover Publications


144 pages, 6x9.25, Softcover, Dover Publications View more info

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Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country

By: Robert E. Pike , foreword by Helen-Chantal Pike

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc:

Seller ID: 50436X

ISBN: 0-88150-436-X

Condition: 288 pages, paperback, b & w photographs, Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc


In the days of log drives on the rivers of New England, whenever a riverman was killed on the drive, his comrades hung his spiked boots on a tree to mark the spot. As a youth, Robert Pike spotted such a pair of boots, and from that moment was born his lifelong fascination with the colorful history of the New England logging industry.The dozens of tales Pike collected are narrated here by "Old Vern," a cantankerous backwoods character. Here are legends and wil... View more info