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Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition

by Robert Baden-Powell Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Written by Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army and founder of the international Scouting movement, Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published. First...


Ship Models: How to Build Them

by Charles Davis Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Over 150 photographs.


Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 02, 2014)

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

by Helen F. Gaines Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta,...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

by Thomas King Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.


Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

Richly illustrated treasury of patterns for doilies, tablecloths, placemats, bedspreads, and edgings. Includes designs for a spectacular Florentine banquet cloth and a charming Land of Nod spread for a child's...


The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art

by Charles Bouleau Dover Publications (July 01, 2014)

This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau...


Speaking for Nature: The Literary Naturalists, from Transcendentalism to the Birth of the American Environmental Movement

by Paul Brooks Dover Publications (June 01, 2014)

Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers not only have influenced our appreciation of the natural world but also have helped to preserve the American wilderness, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra....


Knitting in the Nordic Tradition

by Vibeke Lind & Annette Allen Jensen Dover Publications (April 07, 2014)

Richly illustrated with photos, charts, and drawings, this guide to Scandinavian knitting features patterns for a wealth of handmade treasures. More than 100 graphed patterns in the authentic Nordic tradition...


The Herb Book: The Most Complete Catalog of Herbs Ever Published

by John Lust Dover Publications (May 10, 2014)

More than 2,000 complete and concise descriptions of herbs, illustrated by more than 275 line drawings, offer natural aids to health and happiness. Includes tips on growing, botanical medicine, seasoning, and...


Miniature Needlepoint Rugs for Dollhouses: Charted for Easy Use

by Susan McBaine Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

These 37 rug designs are charted for easy use on #18 canvas: Oriental, Persian, Early American, and more.


Colonial and Early American Lighting

by Arthur H. Hayward Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

This fascinating text presents what is probably the largest selection of antique lamps illustrated anywhere — 647 in all. Included are "Betty" lamps; petticoat and tumbler lamps; pierced tin lanterns; candle...


Engraving Glass: A Beginner's Guide

by Boyd Graham Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Step-by-step instructions for diamond burr engraving. Four complete projects plus expert advice on choosing glass, lighting and arranging finished pieces, much more. 117 illustrations. List of Supply Sources....


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


Crochet Workshop

by James Walters Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Outstanding guide for crocheters of all levels covers all aspects of crochet stitches and technique, from yarn selection to edgings, borders, and braid. Profusely illustrated with drawings, diagrams, and photographs....


Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace: Techniques, Patterns, Instructions

by Thérèse de Dillmont Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Crocheters at every level of expertise will appreciate these versatile patterns and their complete instructions for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and a variety of traditional footings and borders. 100 photos....


How to Play Chess Endings

by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Famous chess teacher clearly explains the principles of chess endings, with special attention to positional play, the conception and execution of a plan, and the recognition of tactical opportunities.


The Dyer's Companion

by Elijah Bemiss Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Reprinted from the expanded 1815 edition, this treatise offers more than 100 recipes for shades of reds, blues, yellows, browns, and blacks, divided into dyes for woolens, linens, and cottons.


The Energetic Line in Figure Drawing

by Alon Bement Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Well-crafted and class-tested, this guide by a noted instructor features more text than typical art instruction books. Ample illustrations accompany 30 detailed lessons that particularly stress the depiction...


How to Draw Dogs, Cats and Horses

by Arthur Zaidenberg Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

A noted creator of art instruction books presents clear, step-by-step illustrations that demonstrate how to draw dogs, cats, and horses by placing basic shapes in proper relation to each other.


The Crochet Workbook

by James Walters & Sylvia Cosh Dover Publications (February 20, 2014)

More than a manual on techniques or a pattern book, this guide suggests innovative approaches to traditional hooks, stitches, and yarns. More than 80 color photographs and 49 line drawings.


Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the...


Two Little Savages

by Ernest Thompson Seton Dover Publications (May 09, 2012)

Two boys learn how to build a fire without matches, navigate by the stars, blaze trails, read animal tracks, and perform other practical skills in this instructive and entertaining classic. 293 illustrations....


Sears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog: The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition

by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Reprint of rare original catalog includes huge illustrated selection of building materials, fixtures and trimmings, complete with descriptions, specifications, and prices. Hundreds of black-and-white illustrations....


Traditional Edgings to Crochet

by Rita Weiss Dover Publications (April 09, 2012)

Create heirloom-quality edgings in filigree, filet crochet, and floral patterns. Over 130 designs for enhancing collars, cuffs, lingerie, napkins, and other items. Step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations....


Illustrated Handbook of Western European Costume: Thirteenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century

by Iris Brooke Dover Publications (February 04, 2014)

This valuable survey uses theatrical costumes as contemporary clues to the clothing that was in vogue throughout much of western Europe from 1260 to 1840. 176 black-and-white illustrations.


Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13

by Come-Packt Furniture Co. Dover Publications (February 03, 2014)

Reprint of actual home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, illustrating and describing 400 items, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home.


A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style...


500 Master Games of Chess

by Dr. S. Tartakower & J. du Mont Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Vast collection of great chess games from 1798 through 1938, with much hard-to-find material. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study. 150 years of master play!


Pen Drawing and Pen Draughtsmen: A Classic Survey of the Medium and Its Masters

by Joseph Pennell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

In this comprehensive study of the art of drawing with a pen, artist and author Joseph Pennell underscores his highly opinionated "technical suggestions" with more than 400 exhilarating illustrations by masters...


Capablanca's Best Chess Endings

by Irving Chernev Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

60 complete games, annotated throughout but emphasizing endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.


Mighty Mini Mind Bogglers

by Karen C. Richards Dover Publications (September 05, 2013)

Great for classrooms and free-time fun, these small but substantial challenges offer lighthearted, nonacademic approaches to a variety of math, logic, and verbal conundrums. Most can be completed in only a few...


Everyday Fashions of the Forties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

by JoAnne Olian Dover Publications (August 16, 2013)

What American men, women, and children wore in the 1940s, shown in 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected from rare copies of Sears catalogs. Reproduced in large format on high-quality glossy stock....


The Crocheter's Treasure Chest: 80 Classic Patterns for Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Doilies and Edgings

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (January 17, 2013)

Detailed instructions and illustrations for 80 lovely items: elegant edgings, "Diamonds and Arrowheads" bedspread, "Enchantress" tablecloth, more. For crocheters at all levels.


The Art of Chess Combination

by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky Dover Publications (August 23, 2012)

This essential work provides modern explanations of principles, varieties, and techniques of combination maneuvers, plus the ideas behind them. Examples from the games of many great players provide illustrations....


Expert Card Technique

by Jean Hugard & Frederick Braué Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Definitive work on card technique: everything from basic manipulations to advanced flourishes; also a wide variety of tricks. 318 illustrations.


Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

by Jean Hugard Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

This giant-sized collection explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks, devised by the world's greatest magicians. The finest single compendium available, the book features a clear style that...


Rose Recipes from Olden Times

by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

83 original recipes for potpourris and pomanders, perfumes and sweet waters, conserves, sauce eglantine, rossoly, rose jelly, rose hip marmalade, rose hip tarts, pickled rosebuds, rose and fruit salad, and more....


101 Patchwork Patterns

by Ruby S. McKim Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Patchwork patterns with complete instructions for cutting and sewing quilts. Various designs diagrammed and described include flower designs; rainbow designs; Irish chains; fish, bird, and leaf designs; and...


Lace and Lace Making

by Marian Powys Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book, written with charm and enthusiasm, discusses techniques of making, mending, cleaning, and caring for lace. Over 100 large photos identify scores of important laces....


150 Favorite Crochet Designs

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

A wonderful collection of classic heirloom-quality patterns for tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, edgings, and more. Complete list of materials and detailed instructions are included. 140 illustrations.


The Tatter's Treasure Chest

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Over 100 outstanding tatting designs from long out-of-print thread company leaflets, ranging from tiny coasters to a handsome checkerboard luncheon set. Instructions and photographs of each completed design....


Floral Crochet

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (January 27, 2012)

Rare floral patterns include delicate 3-piece filet crochet vanity set, exquisite pillow case edgings, more. Easy-to-follow instructions. Over 40 illustrations.


Needle-Made Laces and Net Embroideries: Reticella Work, Carrickmacross Lace, Princess Lace and Other Traditional Techniques

by Doris Campbell Preston Dover Publications (October 24, 2012)

Classic guide gives complete instructions, stitch diagrams for beautiful designs of single-thread and needlestyle of lace-making. 77 illustrations.


Tatting Doilies and Edgings

by Rita Weiss Dover Publications (May 15, 2012)

Make over 30 tatted doilies and more than 50 edgings with these patterns, photographs, and easy-to-follow instructions.


Filet Crochet: Projects and Charted Designs

by Mrs. F. W. Kettelle Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Over 50 elegant, simple crochet designs: doilies, tablecloths, panels, borders, centerpieces, baby items, many more.


Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint

by Federico Vinciolo Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book. Nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella, and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery. 83 full-page...


Victorian Alphabets, Monograms and Names for Needleworkers: from Godey's Lady's Book

by Godey’s Lady’s Book & Rita Weiss Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

173 popular names, 143 monograms. 49 alphabets, borders, ribbons, more. All designed for sewing.


Selecting and Renovating an Old House: A Complete Guide

by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Dover Publications (August 17, 2012)

Clearly written manual tells how to appraise an older home, develop plans for remodeling the kitchen, add a bath, replace floors, roof, windows, doors, interior walls, kitchen cabinets, more.