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1 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SAIL AWAY!  A GUIDE TO OUTFITTING AND PROVISIONING FOR CRUISING., Shard, Paul and Shard, Sheryl.
2 Shard, Paul and Shard, Sheryl. SAIL AWAY! A GUIDE TO OUTFITTING AND PROVISIONING FOR CRUISING.
Pelagic Press, Mississauga, Ontario, 1995. 
249 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1896575005 B&w photographs, drawings, tables. "Veteran cruisers Paul and Sheryl Shard have written this in-depth guide on preparing for long-distance cruising. Entertaining personal anedotes on their adve ntures around the Atlantic combined with practical tips for enjoyable and affordable voyaging make this book a 'must-have' for your cruising library. Contains recommendations on selecting a boat and equipment plus suggested maintenance rou t i n e s , s a mple provision lists, templates for setting up an inventory manual and sections on researching destinations and determining expenses." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, very min or e dg e we ar . Ve ry Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOCKSHOP.  (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".), Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles.
3 Simpson, William R; Simpson, Florence K.; Samuels, Charles. HOCKSHOP. (THE FABULOUS STORY OF THE "EMPERORS OF PAWNBROKING".)
Random House, New York, 1954, first edition. 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "This anecdotal profile tells the story of the fabulous 'Emperors of Pawnbroking' - the William (Hockshop) Simpsons who for five generations maintained the oldest, best-known and most respected pawnshop in the United States. This bizarre family business began in 1822 when the first William Simpson came from England and set up New York's first hockshop. From the era of O. Henry to that of Damon Runyon, the Simpsons did business with gypsies, morticians, gamblers, actors, sportsmen and thousands of others who came to their store to solve unique personal problems. Among the items handled by the Simpsons were the fabulous Hope Diamond, a Stradivarius, a ten-volume History of the Jews, fifteenth-century manuscripts, paintings, a set of Chinese screens, rugs, linens, coins, antiques, watches and a Crusader's giant thumb ring. The people who hocked these varied treasures were famous and infamous, rich and poor, e t h i c a l a nd not so ethical. There are stories here about 'sleepers' - those unexpected bargains that turn up so rarely, and there is an expose of clever frauds and shady tricks used in the past. In addition, the appendix covers techniques an d cu st om s of pa wnbroking and gives five basic rules for hockers, plus a brief history of borrowing and lending through the ages. Here you will learn how to protect yourself, how to tell genuine from fake merchandise, some dependable trade n ame s, an d h ow to de t erm ine value." Very light browning to pages, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock, light soiling on bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slight cocked, a few small faint waterm arks on top of tex tbl ock. Dust jacket has light browning, moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, very small chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, one small tear archivally taped, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
4 Stoddart, Jack, introduction. T. Eaton Co. Limited. THE 1901 EDITIONS OF THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED CATALOGUES FOR SPRING & SUMMER / FALL & WINTER. CATALOGUE 46 / CATALOGUE 47.
Don Mills, Ontario Musson 1970 0773710043 / 9780773710047 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp & 248 pp (approximate - see publisher's note below) small 4to (10 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. This facsimile of two turn-of-the-century department store catalogues gives fascinating insight into life over one hundred years ago. Fashions for men, women and children, patent medicines, furniture, curtains, carpets, oil lamps, cameras, china, horse goods, jewellery, sewing notions, and much more are included. Publisher's Note: "In this combined edition of the two catalogues for the year 1901 we have, in order to avoid inevitable repetitions, omitted certain pages. However, both indexes have been retained in their entirety and, as a consequence of the aforementioned deletions, if an occasional item is not traceable from one index it will be from the other." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, tiny dent on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897.  THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED., T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).
5 T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's). CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.
T. Eaton Co., Toronto / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing, Canada, n.d. 
72 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). An additional 10 pp, stapled at top corner and folded in half are laid in. Lots of b&w drawings. A facsimile reprint of Eaton's Christmas for 1897 with Christmas crackers, books, toys, perfumes, furs, jewelry, linens, hats, furniture and men's, ladies' and children's fashions, etc.. The additional sheets, which are full-sized and printed on one side only, show watches, rings, silverware, clocks, china and lighting. Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and edges. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BLUE & WHITE CROSS STITCH.  INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC DESIGNS OF WILLOW PATTERN, DELFTWARE AND TOILES DE JOUY., Turvey, Helena.
6 Turvey, Helena. BLUE & WHITE CROSS STITCH. INSPIRED BY THE CLASSIC DESIGNS OF WILLOW PATTERN, DELFTWARE AND TOILES DE JOUY.
Hamlyn, London, 2001, first edition. 
112 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0600601943 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, patterns, drawings. "Crisp blue and white has always been a popular colour combination, especially in soft furnishings. The classic designs of Willow Pattern ceramics, Delftware pottery and Toiles de Jouy textiles have inspired this beautiful collection of cross stitch projects for the home. The 28 projects are grouped by room and range from cushions to napkins. E ach project is accompanied by a colour chart and detailed instructions on how to make the project and work the embroidery. There is also practical information on stitches and relevant materials and techniques." Projects include: Cushions, c u r t a i n s and curtain ties, lampshades, tablecloth, napkins, coasters, hand towels, bathmat, pillowcase, bags, picture, sampler, etc. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket h as s om e mi no r ed ge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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