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First Edition in near fine condition. Slight bow to the boards. No dust jacket. International orders will have to pay additional shipping costs.

A superb book that explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices for fun—perfect for toy makers, woodworkers, crafters, and tinkerers Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms, and magic. Illustrated with color photos throughout, this wonderful book explains the six golden rules for making automata alongside detailed step-by-step projects. Many... more...

Six Shots of Blackpowder Fun! Those old blackpowder handguns look great hung over your mantle - but they're much more fun to shoot! Now, thanks to Handbook of Modern Percussion Revolvers, author Michael Morgan shows you just how entertaining these history-making firearms can be. Inside, you'll find: Detailed loading advice for today's modern blackpowder percussion cap revolvers Tips and... more...

Blade Building Made Easy The world's finest knifemakers learned to ply their trade through trial and error. They honed their skills with blood, sweat and tears. Never before has there been a fully illustrated, all-color, step-by-step book on how to make knives - until now! And, as a bonus, two chapters are dedicated to sword and tomahawk making. Novice knifemakers, knife enthusiasts and shop junkies of the... more...

The samurai sword: a symbol of the spirit of old Japan, it embodies the samurai's steel discipline, unswerving devotion and peerless skill. With its creation, a feat of craftsmanship passed down by generations of artisans, the samurai sword is generally considered to be superior even to the famed blades of Western Damascus and Toledo. The Samurai Sword Handbook is a precise exploration of the samurai sword designed for sword collectors as well as... more...


"What do I do with all this stuff?" Whether it's due to the loss of a loved one, downsizing, or moving by choice or necessity, an increasing number of people are dealing with this burning question. Striking a balance between respect and humor, Liquidating an Estate is loaded with how-to information readers need in order to sell or liquidate the personal property of a loved one, including: common mistakes that... more...

Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture—from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of... more...

Almost every shoreline offers up worlds of adventure, archaeology, science, and the arts in the form of sea glass and ceramic shards. These discarded remains pull beachcombers into a world of startling revelation; a world of history founded on documented research and broadened by the imagination. Recognized expert on sea glass, C.S. Lambert guides readers through her personal collection, revealing the fascinating true stories of each piece’s origin.... more...

When it was issued in 1856, it cost a penny. In 2014, this tiny square of faded red paper sold at Sotheby's for nearly $10 million, the largest amount ever paid for a postage stamp at auction. Through the stories of the eccentric characters who have bought, owned, and sold the One-Cent Magenta in the years in between, James Barron delivers a fascinating tale of global history and immense wealth, and of the human desire to collect. One-cent magentas... more...

No semi-auto shooter should be without the essential tips, techniques and advice featured in this book. One of the newest members of the Gun Digest family of authoritative reference books, The "Gun Digest" Book of Semi-Auto Pistols contains informative and entertaining articles by some of American premiere semi-auto experts, including Dave Workman, Chris Christian, and Kevin Michalowski. From target models to personal protection guns, from rimfires to... more...