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1 Decoupage Nimocks, Patricia - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1968 Apparent First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
176 pages. Apparent 1st edition. Some color illustrations; many b/w illustrations, including some "how to" illustrations. Book addresses the history and origins of decoupage; understanding the materials you work with; preparing furniture for decoupage, painting, etc. decoupage procedures; and projects to try (which include metal tray with modern prints as a beginner project; basket purse; shadowbox picture; ribbon decoupage; lamp; lamp shade; covering a box with paper; lining boxes; ideas for accessories; your first decoupage; project suggestions for a beginner; further projects; panels, screens, picture and plaques. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Good condition - tears, chips, creases along the edges, taped on inside; covered in plastic. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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2 Every-Day Don'ts Or the Art of Good Manners Teasley, D. O.
Anderson, IN, U.S.A. Gospel Trumpet Company 1918 Hard Copy Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gospel Trumpet Company, Anderson, IN, 1918. 267 pages. Book is in Good condition: discoloration on boards; damp-stained in margin of about 1/3 of the book; print on spine is faded; some pages have foxing; binding is tight and pages are clean. No dust jacket. From the preface: "This is an every-day book for every-day people. The intention of its author is not to be overnice, but to point out those little acts and habits in every-day life that hinder our highest happiness and mar the comfort and peace of our friends and associates." 
Price: 65.00 USD
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3 How to Get It Together When Your World is Coming Apart Morgan, Donald W. - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Old Tappan, NJ Fleming H. Revell Company 1988 0-8007-1599-3 / 9780800715991 Hard Copy As New Near Fine+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
190 pages. Inscribed by author on title page. From the dust jacket: "How can you hang on when life's storms threaten to tear you from your spiritual moorings? Donald Morgan challenges you to cling to the anchor of Jesus Christ. . . . Morgan supports the validity and necessity of having an active, growing faith in God. Writing in an open, hard-hitting manner, the author evaluates such natural responses as anger, fear, doubt, and worry, and presents strategies for eradicating each one from your life. Furthermore, Donald Morgan offers hope and logical answers to those who are disillusioned by the cyncial, psychological, and pseudo-scientific beliefs of today. His enthusiastic message will bring hpe and wholeness to those suffering from doubt or despair." Book is in As New condition. Dust jacket is in Near Fine+ condition - minor edge wear. An excellent copy. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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4 Life Is a Contact Sport: Ten Great Career Strategies That Work Kragen, Ken; Graham, Jefferson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York William Morrow & Co 1994 0688132820 / 9780688132828 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
202 pages. Inscribed by author Ken Kragen in gold sharpie on front deep red flyleaf as follows: "Claudia - Be a "star" in your career! Ken Kragen 1994". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition - slightly cocked spine. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition - light wear; no tears or chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...fifteen powerful chapters that use vivid examples from Ken's own star-studded life to illustrate his key concepts: *how to utilize personal assets and eliminate personal liabilities *how to think backward from your goals; how to use your career to gain a better life; how to stay optimistic and enthusiastic *how to utilize the power of your personal network *how to find and exploit opportunities *how honesty is the best gimmick *how to time your critical moves for the best result; and (as Ken's own career heartily attests) * how the power of giving is the most important career enhancer of all. Most important, 'Life is a Contact Sport' will show you how no career move can be successfully launched without a strategy based on events. When he wanted to draw attention to world hunger, Ken staged one of the biggest events of the decade - We Are The World - to both raise money and attract public attention. Whether you are a housepainter from Des Moines, an aspiring country star, or an established CEO, Ken Kragen's book provides take-home, put-to-work value on every page - advice that can be applied to any career, at any stage, and create results that you never dreamed possible." Book is in gift condition. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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5 Love Me with Tough Love: Disciplines for Living Together in the Body of Christ Ortlund, Anne - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Waco, Texas, U.S.A. Word Books 1979 0849901456 / 9780849901454 Hard Copy Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
185 pages. Word Books, Waco, Tex., 1979. Inscribed on front fly leaf as follows: "To Lynn - God bless you! Love, Anne Ortlund". Book is in Very Good condition - edge wear and corner wear; prior owner's name on stick on front end page. Dust jacket is in Good condition - tears, chips, and creasing on edges; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "Here is a 'how-to'disciple' book that recognizes the immense hunger for meaningful Christian togetherness in today's world. Generously lacing the book with her own experiences, Anne Ortlund offers the reader practical advice on how to form disciple groups and what to do in them, plus suggested curricula for discipling men and women." 
Price: 17.50 USD
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6 Mamiya Sekor Guide: How to Use the Mamiya Sekor 2000DTL, 1000DTL, 500 DTL, 1000TL, 500TL, 528TL and Auto XTL, and the Mamiya MSX500 and DSX1000 Cameras Emanuel, Walter Daniel
London The Focal Press 1975 0817406123 / 9780817406127 Third Edition Soft Cover Near Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
The Focal Press, London, 1975. 70 pages. Book is in Near Very Good condition: light wear on cover; binding is tight and pages are bright and clean. From the inside front cover: "This is a Camera Guide. It deals with one make of camera, but it is not boosting it. The Camera Guide is a Focal Press publciation. It is not sponsored or censored by manufacturers, or dependent on them in any way. The Camera Guide is as scrupulous in fully describing the camera and advising on its use as the very best type of manufacturer's book of instructions. It is, however, more critical than they could be. No Camera Guide will attempt to camouflage the limitations of a camera or make efforts to sell an endless chain of accessories. It is straightforward, practical and devoted to the questions of how to take the best photographs with a particular camera, rather than to praise of it." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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7 Professional Photographer's Guide Polaroid Corporation
Cambridge, MA Polaroid Corporation Soft Cover Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2 pages, Heavy cardboard stock with velcro tab, which opens up to "How to make sure you're getting the best instants ever; Professional tips for processing your Polaroid Instant Photographs". Includes a thermometer for different types of film by ISO, Development Time, and Exposure Correction. In Fine condition. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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8 Roberts Rules Of Writing: 101 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs to Know Masello, Robert - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Writer's Digest Books 2005 1582973261 / 9781582973265 Soft Cover As New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Writer's Diget Books, Cincinnati, 2005. Signed by author on half-title page (Flat signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person.) Book is in As New condition. By the publisher: "With 15 books and writing credits including New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and more, author Robert Masello knows how to get published. In Robert's Rules of Writing, he shares: *101 pithy writing lessons that help you improve your work, save time, and increase productivity. *Fresh, irreverent advice on the writing life, from "Be a Tease" to "Skip the Starbucks" to "Strip Down to Your Briefs". *Entertaining, useful instruction for all fiction writers, journalists, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, business people, and students. No matter how many writing books you already own, you will welcome this novel approach to the writing life." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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9 Rx for "Nerves" Spray, Pauline E.
Kansas City, Missouri, USA Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City 1975 Soft Cover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By Author
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 1975. Soft Cover. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "Dear Ruth Ann, God Bless You Richly. Isa 26:3 [signed] Pauline E. Spray". Book is in Good condition: underlining on many pages; prior owner's name written at top of half-title page; edge wear; binding is tight. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Secrets of Successful Study McManus, Marianne
Guilford, Connecticut, U.S.A. Audio-Forum 1987 0884321819 / 9780884321811 Clamshell Case (Audio Book) 
Audio-Forum. Cassette tapes are in excellent working order. Clamshell case is in Very Good condition: somewhat cocked; spine faded; not ex-library. Consists of 3 cassette tapes as follows: Time Management; How to Study a Chapter; Taking Tests. From the publisher: "'Secrets of Successful Study' is guaranteed to make a dramatic improvement in any student's grades. It offers a step-by-step guide to proven techniques for successful studying. Best of all, it teaches the student how to 'study smarter, not harder.' This three-cassette program also teaches how the student can lessen the stress and anxiety associated with test-taking. It will help any student gain confidence in facing the competitive aspects of school and the constant pressure to excel." 
Price: 10.50 USD
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11 The A.B.C. Of Gardening Shewell-Cooper, W. E.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1946 1st Edition/Stated 1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
264 pages. Stated 1st printing. Book is in Very Good condition - spine faded; edge wear; discoloration on boards; small stain in top margin of 6 pages. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Illustrations include: 4 plates in color; 8 gravure; and 29 line illustrations. Contents are: Soils; Manures and Manuring; Annuals and Biennials; Perennials, Herbaceous Borders and Bulbs; Shrubs; Roses; The Rock Garden; Lawns; vegetables, Rotations - Potatoes - Roots; Vegetables, Brassicas - Peas and Beans; Vegetables, Celery - Onions - Asparagus - Leeks - Marrows; Vegetables, Salads - Herbs - Unusual Vegetables - frames and Cloches; Fruit; Soft Fruit; The Commoner Pests and Diseases; Glossary; Index. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 4.25 USD
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