Category Archives: Books – Reference

Soil Survey – Aroostook County, Maine – Northeastern Part, Issued 1964

We’ve had this for a bit, although it was put into storage when there were no takers the first time around.  Let’s see how it does in 2020… now that it’s nearly 60 years old! This large manual gives the … Continue reading

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Social Mentor Publications – 6 Titles Including “Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English” and “Physical Beauty: How to Develop and Preserve It”, 1922

These six little booklets from 1922 are interesting reads.  What a difference 100 years makes! Titles: 1) Sex: Avoided Subjects in Plain English 2) Physical Beauty: How to Develop & Preserve It 3) How to Prepare and Serve a Meal, … Continue reading

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We Now Have at Least 14,000 Books in Our Inventory…

… and the shop is kind of a wreck.  (These photos don’t show the seriously high stacks of boxes and boxes and boxes of books to be unpacked.) In the past week, I’ve added a good 4,000-5,000 books to the … Continue reading

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Book: Indian Silversmithing

Here’s a great book on silversmithing, complete with illustrations! Condition:  Good Pages: 160 Price:   $24.00 (plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax, of course). *************** NOTE:  With the exception of nearly 14,000 books, plus maps & music (sheet music & vinyl), … Continue reading

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7000 Words Often Mispronounced – With Supplement of 1400 Words, 1899

7000 Words Often Mispronounced – With Supplement of 1400 Words, Phyfe.  1899 Wow… this is a fun book, and it surprisingly has proper names such as Katahdin and Kennebec in it.  (Although back in 1899, Kennebec was apparently correctly pronounced … Continue reading

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Updated: Around 1,200 American & World History, and Military Books!

We have loads and loads of history and military books – at least 1,200 of them, and possibly more because I’m still unpacking boxes from a huge load we just got in!  My Johnny was a major history and military … Continue reading

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SOLD! Modern Shop Practice, 1941 (revised) – Volumes 2-8

The titles can be seen in the picture above.  They are Volume 2 – Pattern Making, Physics & Slide Rule Volume 3 – Foundry Work & Forging Volume 4 – Tool Making, Tool Design & Stamping Volume 5 – Metallurgy … Continue reading

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Soil Survey – Penobscot County Maine, Issued 1963 – With Loads of Maps!

This large manual also gives the following information on the cover: Series 1959, No. 28.   United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service.  In cooperation with the University of Maine Agricultural Experiment Station. I considered taking the book apart … Continue reading

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Book: The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

  The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, by E D Hirsch, Jr, et al Subject/Topic: “Even people who consider themselves well-informed will benefit from skimming this book.” Format:   Trade paperback. # Pages:  619 pages Published:  1993 Condition:  Good. Our Price: $3.95 plus … Continue reading

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Book: Roman Art, by George M A Hanfmann

  Roman Art, by George M A Hanfmann Subject/Topic:  In addition to its coverage of the major works of architecture and statuary, the book deals with such aspects of Roman art as urbanism, sepulchral arts, and portraiture. Format:   Trade paperback. # … Continue reading

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