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    ABCs of Early Americana Sloane, Eric
    $12.95

    A Sketchbook of Inventions, Curiosities, and Lore

    Beautifully arranged in an A-Z format, the noted artist Eric Sloane presents this rich and varied collections of American firsts – from the salt box house to basketball, hex signs to ear trumpets, popcorn to rocking chairs. Taking his cue from early Americans' interest in the lore and beauty of the English alphabet, Sloane arranged this beautifully illustrated book in an A-Z format, decorating each page with his own fine hand lettering and including a brief caption to elucidate the origin and use of every subject he pictured.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"    Pages: 30    Illustrations: 52

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    Blacksmith's Cookbook, The: Recipes in Iron Whitaker, Francis
    $40.00

    NEW reprint with index!

    This book is the result of ten years of workshops, demonstrations and master classes. The idea of the title for 'The Blacksmith's Cookbook' was to give credit to blacksmith's wives, especially my own. There is a similarity between forges and kitchens, basic equiptment, basic tools and the often exquisite results. A large part of my success is due to the devoted help of my wife, and I am sure this applies to many other smiths. F.W.

    Format: Softcover - spiral bound.   Dimentions: 6" x 9 1/2"   Pages: 153   Illustrations: 144

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    Blacksmithing Basics for the Homestead DeLaRonde, Joe
    $14.99

    Basics for the Homestead

    Joe DeLaRonde is a master blacksmith. He started his blacksmithing career 35 years ago as an apprentice under a master German blacksmith. His works are in use around the globe by military personnel and living history enthusiasts, as well as in private collections and museums in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.Through detailed but easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs, he teaches the basic skills of forging. Here is all the information you need to create artistic yet functional iron hardware and accoutrements for home or ranch, including: pokers, shovels, tongs, hooks, camp sets, forks, spoons/spatulas, skewers, nails, hinges, latches, drawer pulls, coat hooks, towel bars, candle holders, brooms, hoes, crowbars, awls, screwdrivers, chain links, chisels, hammers, adzes, axes and knives. DeLaRonde continues to work in his shop in Mancos, Colorado.and Europe.Through detailed but easy-to-understand instructions, illustrations, and photographs, he teaches the basic skills of forging. Here is all the information you need to create artistic yet functional iron hardware and accoutrements for home or ranch, including: pokers, shovels, tongs, hooks, camp sets, forks, spoons/spatulas, skewers, nails, hinges, latches, drawer pulls, coat hooks, towel bars, candle holders, brooms, hoes, crowbars, awls, screwdrivers, chain links, chisels, hammers, adzes, axes and knives. DeLaRonde continues to work in his shop in Mancos, Colorado, producing some of the finest tomahawks, axes, and knives available on the market today.

    Format: Softcover.   Dimensions: 8" x 9"   Pages: 135   Illustrations: 305

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    Catching the Fire Lyons, Mary E
    $18.00

    Philip Simmons, Blacksmith

    A stimulating book for young readers about this amazing African-American craftsman. Simmons is truly a hero and role model. His gates, fences, and railings decorate the city of Charleston, SC where he forged for most of his long life.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 8.5" x 9.25"   Pages: 48   Illustrations: 29

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    Coal Edwards Ron & Adrianna
    $9.95

    WHAT IS COAL? HOW COAL WAS FORMED? TYPES OF COAL - COAL IN HISTORY - COAL MINING - A MINER'S LIFE - USES OF COAL - POLLUTION FROM COAL are all questions dealt with in this easy to inderstand booklet. Coal is a natural resource and fossil fuel used to generate electricity for heating, lighting, and manufacturing.

    Format: Soft Cover  Dimentions: 8 1/4" x 11 1/4"  Pages: 32  Illustrations: 38

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    General Blacksmith, The Paine, Malcolm
    $28.00

    In The General Blacksmith: Tales and Techniques of an Ancient Craft, Malcolm Paine puts the methods that he learned and used repeatedly, in his 60 blacksmithing years, into a simple form, that aspiring blacksmiths can follow step by step, and one that can still be of interest to the more experienced ironworker. Paine presents a clear text and drawings for any blacksmith to follow. A prefect book for beginners to get started and improving blacksmith to reach new levels in their craft.

    Format: Hard cover   Dimentions: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"   Pages: 217   Illustrations: 410

     

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    Knights
    $19.95

    Clad in armour and mounted on horseback, knights were noble warriors who lived hundreds of years ago in a world where mighty castles dominated the landscape and rival forces clashed in blood-soaked battles. Enter a world filled with heroism, romance and warfare and find out about the rise and fall of the most feared warriors in medieval Europe. A young readers guide to the Medieval World.

    Format: Hardcover.  Dimentions: 12" x 10 1/2"   Pages: 29   Illustrations: 100 with lots of pull-out pictures

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    Knights In Shining Armor Sinkević, Ida
    $28.00

    Myth and Reality 1450-1650

    This scholarly significant, popularly written, and beautifully illustrated work explores the multiple rolls of arms and armor in the Renaissance and Baroque societies. During the period between 1450-1650, gunpowder weapons and new military technologies gradually extinguished the need for knights in shining armor on the battlefield. In this period, unsurpassed production of elaborate, richly decorated, and superbly crafted suits of armor became a symbol of status and was worn increasingly for ceremonial purposes and adopted into everyday life and dress.

    Format: Hardcover.   Dimensions: 11.5" x 10.75"   Pages: 84   Illustrations: 111

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