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Fairyland

by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Grenbry Outhwaite & Annie R. Rentoul Dover Publications (April 20, 2016)

A highly sought-after collectible, Fairyland features the exquisite illustrations of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, a noted artist of the early 20th century. Outhwaite excelled at the depiction of dainty sprites, and...


Creating Celtic Knotwork

by Cari Buziak Dover Publications (November 28, 2017)

Whether you're a complete beginner or have already attempted to learn the art of Celtic knotwork, this is the book for you! Artists at all levels will treasure this guide, which not only demonstrates how to...


Drawing Birds

by Raymond Sheppard Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

Throughout history, people have been obsessed with bird imagery, from carvings on the temple walls of ancient Egypt to modern-day murals, posters, and even tattoos. This helpful instructional volume by a renowned...


New Era Card Tricks

by August Roterberg Dover Publications (November 01, 2017)

Change the Queen of Hearts into the Queen of Clubs, shoot a hole through the Ace of Spades, and toss a deck into the air and make it vanish! This classic guide is loaded with sleights and tricks, from the card...


Fantastic Beasts of the Nineteenth Century

by Anton Seder Dover Publications (August 07, 2017)

Fanciful creatures slither, swim, and soar through this full-color adaptation of a rare 19th-century German portfolio. The colorful images include exotic birds and fishes, dramatic reptiles and amphibians, and...


Endgame Magic

by John Beasley & Timothy Whitworth Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Most strong players appreciate the depth of ideas that come from chess endgame studies, and this updated and revised introduction offers players a series of fascinating scenarios. The endgame study affords both...


The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...


The Mountains of California

by John Muir Dover Publications (November 15, 2017)

A great hero of America's conservation movement, John Muir (1838–1914) was active in establishing the Yosemite Valley as a protected national park and in awakening interest in the importance of safeguarding...


Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals

by Raymond Sheppard & Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

For the first time in a single-volume edition, this guide combines the works of two of Britain's leading  20th-century illustrators of animals, Raymond Sheppard's Drawing at the Zoo and Charles Tunnicliffe's...


Tips and Tricks of Trapping

by William Hamilton Gibson Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

A classic of wood lore, this guide to making and setting traps offers timeless instruction for reconnecting with traditional hunting techniques. Author W. Hamilton Gibson, a noted naturalist and skilled artist,...


The Gardener's Year

by Karel Capek & Josef Capek Dover Publications (July 24, 2017)

"This very entertaining volume with its delightfully humorous pictures should be read by all gardeners." — Nature

"Mr. Čapek writes with sympathy, understanding, and humor." — The New York Times

"Has a mellowness...


Travels in Alaska

by John Muir Dover Publications (October 24, 2017)

John Muir (1838–1914) ranks among America's most important and influential naturalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the...


Do It Yourself Bushcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Boy Scouts co-founder and avid outdoorsman "Uncle Dan" Beard provides a clear, enthusiastic introduction to the joys of camping, trapping, and outdoor survival. Originally published nearly a century ago, this...


About Sketching

by Jasper Salwey & Leonard Squirrell Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

Written as a sketching artist's companion, this guide by a noted author of art instruction manuals attests to the value of sketching as a distinct art form rather than merely a vehicle to achieve more polished...


Gardening à la Mode: Fruits

by Harriet Anne De Salis Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

This handy little guide will show you how to cook apricots and other fruits, how to keep birds and caterpillars away from your bushes, how to plant trees, and much more. Perfect for those new to cooking and...


Gardening à la Mode: Vegetables

by Harriet Anne De Salis Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

What's the best way to protect vegetables from frost? How do you dry herbs and banish slugs? There's much to learn about making the most of your backyard vegetable garden, and this handy little guide is brimming...


Harry Houdini's Paper Magic

by Harry Houdini Dover Publications (May 09, 2017)

Aspiring illusionists can learn from one of the world's greatest magicians with this facsimile of a 1922 book by Harry Houdini. The master sleight-of-hand artist explains how to use the simplest of props ―...


Fly Fishing: The Way of a Trout With a Fly

by G.E.M. Skues Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

Attorney G. E. M. Skues drew upon his vast experience as a recreational fisherman to write this masterpiece of the fly fishing genre, in which he established sunken flies as essential tools for the well-equipped...


Fancy Dresses Described

by Ardern Holt Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

The Victorians adored fancy-dress parties: what better way to escape the rigidity of social conventions than to spend a festive evening disguised as Cleopatra, a Swiss milkmaid, or Alice in Wonderland? Well-to-do...


The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette

by Cecil B. Hartley Dover Publications (March 07, 2017)

What should you do if you find a bug on your plate? How do you ask someone to dance? What's the least offensive way to enjoy your cigar? These and other questions of social decorum are answered in this classic...


The Ladies' Book of Etiquette

by Florence Hartley Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

"Politeness is goodness of heart put into daily practice," declares the author of this 1860 guide to good manners, adding, "there can be no true politeness without kindness." Florence Hartley's world of calling...


The Plant-Lore and Garden-Craft of Shakespeare

by Henry N. Ellacombe Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

"A very readable and graceful volume." — Saturday Review

"Entitled from its worth to a place in every Shakespearian library." — Spectator.

"As accurate as it is delightful." — Gardener's Chronicle.

"Deserves...


Gilbert's Table Magic

by Alfred C. Gilbert Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

Make coins vanish and reappear, make handkerchiefs change color, and make friends, family, and other audiences gasp with delight at your dazzling sleight-of-hand tricks. You can learn the secrets behind dozens...


The Log Cabin Book

by Oliver Kemp Dover Publications (October 07, 2016)

This vintage guide from over a century ago offers timeless, practical advice on building log cabins. Plans and directions for simple structures are easy enough for amateurs to follow; time and inclination are...


Pen Drawing

by Charles D. Maginnis Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

Style, materials, techniques, and values are the focus of this richly illustrated guide to pen drawing. In addition to proposing solutions for practical problems, the book offers advice on architectural and...


Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs

by Rene Beauclair Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Art Nouveau movement swept the world of decorative arts toward an excitingly modern direction. Inspired by both organic and geometric forms, the new trend abandoned...


The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work

by Florence Hartley Dover Publications (October 05, 2016)

Discover the techniques behind museum-quality pieces and treasured heirlooms with this guide to antique needlework and handcrafts. Originally published in 1859, The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental...


The Book of Luck

by Whitman Publishing Co. Dover Publications (October 07, 2016)

Never walk under a ladder or cut your nails on a Sunday — but be on the lookout for four-leaved shamrocks and piebald horses! This quaint book from the turn of the twentieth century holds a wealth of folkloric...


Practical Letter Book

by J. H. Kaemmerer Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

Created during an exciting period in the evolution of graphic design, this volume was initially published in 1911 as Kaemmerer's Practical Letter Book: Containing Several Hundred Alphabets in 140 Plates; Together...


Margeau Blanc

by Margeau Soboti Dover Publications (October 21, 2016)

Elegant in their simplicity, these 13 gorgeous knitwear items for autumn and winter combine plain silhouettes with a chic and sophisticated appeal. Margeau Soboti, a former Vogue Knitting editor, presents clear...


The Mad Weave Book

by Shereen LaPlantz Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

Most basket weaves are created on two axes but the triaxial method — also known as mad weaving — is formed on three axes for a strong and distinctive fabric that lends itself well to color patterns. Mad...


Margeau Chapeau

by Margeau Soboti Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

Let Margeau show you how to knit the hat of your dreams, from a stylish tweed cap to a playful beanie or a classic beret. Fifteen patterns, all well within the capacity of novice knitters, include earflap caps,...


The Art of Knitting

by Butterick Publishing Co. & Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

Comprehensive in scope and elegant in presentation, this classic Victorian-era volume was the first complete how-to guide to knitting. Originally published by Butterick, the company that later produced Vogue...


The Big Brain Puzzle Book

by Terry Stickels Dover Publications (February 29, 2016)

Give your brain a series of workouts that'll make it bigger and better! This colossal collection of more than 200 puzzles simultaneously provides a relaxing atmosphere for mental play and stimulates brain activity....


Knitted Toys

by Jody Long Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

"The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the illustrations are inspiring and helpful. The book comes with all the basic know-how you need to create and put the toys together. This gem of a book will...


Power-Up

by Chris Kohler & Shuhei Yoshida Dover Publications (October 10, 2016)

"Chris Kohler brings the passionate intensity of a hardcore fan to his writing, but he also has the background knowledge and the critical facilities to explore video games as an industry, as a medium, and as...


The Fantasy Artroom

by Aaron Pocock Dover Publications (May 17, 2016)

"A wonderful addition to any beginning or intermediate artist's library, not only those interested in fantasy. It's thoughtful, detailed, and filled with explanations of vocabulary terms and drawing materials,...


The Art and Craft of Handmade Books

by Shereen LaPlantz Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

"A beautiful and worthwhile book." — Next Book Please

This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow,...


24-Hour Sewing Projects

by Linda Causee Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

You can't tell by looking at them but each of these 32 projects takes 24 hours or less to sew! Ideal for people who love to sew but don't have as much free time as they'd like, the quick and easy patterns are...


24-Hour Knitting Projects

by Rita Weiss Dover Publications (March 29, 2016)

Even if you have only one hour a day to devote to knitting, you can make any one of these chic patterns in less than a month! Twenty-four quick and easy projects for knitters at all skill levels include shawls,...


24-Hour Crochet Projects

by Rita Weiss Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

Quick and easy doesn't mean boring, as this vibrant crochet guide attests. Twenty-four simple patterns, each of which can be finished in 24 hours or less, include garments, bags, and home accessories. They're...


24-Hour Quilting Projects

by Rita Weiss Dover Publications (April 06, 2016)

It doesn't have to take months or years to make a quilt ― believe it or not, these patterns require only 24 hours or less! Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced quilter, these simple instructions...


War Posters

by Martin Hardie & Arthur K. Sabin Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

"Take up the sword of justice," commands a vengeful, blade-wielding sea goddess, while a ship resembling the Lusitania hovers on the horizon

"Keep all Canadians busy. Buy 1918 victory bonds," advises a poster...


Botanical Illustration: The Essential Reference

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (May 30, 2016)

Comprising more than 500 years of printed botanical illustrations, this stunning compendium of black-and-white and color images begins with medieval illuminated manuscripts and woodcuts from the early days of...


English Wood-Engraving 1900-1950

by Thomas Balston Dover Publications (September 14, 2015)

This volume showcases five decades' worth of magnificent black-and-white illustrations and includes an informative history of the art. Images include scenes of animals and rural life, portraits, episodes from...


The Book on Games of Chance: The 16th-Century Treatise on Probability

by Gerolamo Cardano, Sydney Henry Gould & Samuel S. Wilks Dover Publications (November 04, 2015)

Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ― the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the...


A Decade of French Fashion, 1929-1938: From the Depression to the Brink of War

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (July 20, 2015)

In addition to a world-wide depression and the rise of Fascism throughout Europe, the years between 1929 and 1938 witnessed dramatic changes in women's fashion. With the turning of the decade, the free and easy...


Art Nouveau: Objects and Artifacts

by Anton Seder Dover Publications (April 27, 2015)

A revolutionary reaction to the eclectic historical styles of nineteenth-century art, the turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement drew much of its inspiration from nature. Applying its sinuous, curvilinear...


Brushwork Technique and Applications: With 52 Color Plates

by Stanley Thorogood Dover Publications (June 16, 2015)

This handbook and teacher's guide by a noted instructor presents a wealth of annotated illustrations that introduce practice brushstrokes and designs. In addition to instructions on color mixing, paper selection,...


Modular Crochet: The Revolutionary Method for Creating Custom-Designed Pullovers

by Judith Copeland Dover Publications (May 26, 2015)

Crocheting has never been faster and easier ― and the design possibilities have never been more exciting. This simple but innovative technique makes creating sophisticated-looking pullovers as easy as crocheting...