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Biblio features a wide variety of rare hobby and crafts books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. If your passion is origami, squash, or magic, Biblio has the rare and antique book for you. Many of these niche books are signed or first editions, and they would be sure to add diversity to your rare and antique book collection. Many of the rare hobby and crafts books featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room have bold illustrations and unique bindings.



North Saanich Horticultural Society by Various

Hand written notes of founding meeting March 7, 1928.200+ pages of notes and inserted documents related to horticultural society in Vancouver, British Columbia area.…

From AMS Books

$1,000.00


An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: containing one hundered Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions; including the whole of Philidor's Analysis, with copious selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c. Arranged by Anonymous

[26 ad]+282+[2 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4") bound in original stiff boards with spine label in black lettering. (Hagedorn: 3. 1817) First American edition.This is the third chess book published in the United States and was not noted by Fiske …

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$900.00


Modern magic; a practical treatise on the art of conjuring by LEWIS, Angelo (Pseud. Professor Hoffmann)

1901 Modern Magic Professor Hoffmann Magician Conjuring Tricks Cards Dominoes Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann is a treatise in book form, first published in 1876, detailing the apparatus, methods and tricks used by the magicians and conjurers of that…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


The Shove Ha'penny Board Displayed A Treatise wherein , Together with the History, the Whole Practice of That Diverting Art and Admirable Mystewry are Described by Dayrell-Reed, Trelawney

London: Christophers, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Printing of the First Edition. Very good, with sometoning to covers, and darkening to spine. Prev. owner bookplate. Scarce.. …

From Renaissance Books

CA$500.00


The Birdman Of Alcatraz (1955 Signed 1st Edition W/DJ) by Gaddis, Thomas E

RARE SIGNED STATED FIRST EDITION: Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Ed. w/Dj. Photo of jacket is a stock photo. Ours is in nicer shape. True crime, Ornithology. Stated First Printing Thus in an orig…

From Mary Riversong Books

$1,000.00


ARCHERY. The Badmington Library of sports and pastimes by LONGMAN. C. J. & WALROND. Col. H

Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1894. FIRST EDITION.8vo. Fully illustrated throughout. Fine copy in half dark green morocco binding. Spine letttered and decorated in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. …

From Paul Foster Books

£275.00


Shakhmaty. Albom dlia vipilivaniya. by Albychev Pavel Viktorovich

16 pages Албычев П. Шахматы. Альбом для выпиливания / Павел Викторович Албычев. — [М.]: "Сотрудник", [1936]. — 16 c., ил. — 9,7×13,9 см.An ultra rare chess brochure. Brochure co…

From ParusBook

$350.00


Second World War photo album compiled by American Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley. by Ridley, Elizabeth

1941. Hardcover. Good. Oblong Quarto. Second World War photo album compiled by American Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley, with three wartime Naval yearbooks & souvenir books owned by her sister Christine, a naval air mechanic in the WAVES programme. O…

From Alembic Rare Books

£250.00


Stamps of Denmark, Iceland and Norway, the Earlier Issues by Wise, Ernest Harold

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1975. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. bookstore sticker to ffep. dustjacket with light edgewear, in Brodart. 214pp w/index.. …

From Milliway's Books

$325.00


Coltelli d'autore: I capolavori dei maestri americani (Collana I Grandi libri) (Italian Edition) by Roberto Allara

Priuli & Verlucca, 1998. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Priuli & Verlucca, 1998. Folio, 9 1/2" x 12 1/4", 214pp., lavishly illustrated with full color plates. Text in Italian. Fine in fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. F…

From The Wild Muse

$325.00


Science Model-Making (1963 Macmillan 1st/4th Am. Ed. w/DJ by Hopwood, Robert R

Science Model-Making (1963 Macmillan 1st/4th. Am. Ed. w/Dj) Hopwood, Robert R: Science Model Making. PHYSICS. MODEL-MAKING. Macmillan First American Edition, stated 4th printing thus 1963. EXLIB. Good Condition/ Good- Rare Original Dust Jacket. Front fl…

From Mary Riversong Books

$800.00


The Honolulu Advertiser Collection, The Stamps and Postal History of Hawaii, 3 Volumes by Robert A. Siegel

New York: Robert A. Siegel Galleries, 1995. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. dustjackets with light rubs. no writing or marks noted. 279+127+207pp. Catalogs for auctions held in November 1995. With separate listings …

From Milliway's Books

$248.00


American Pocket Watch Encyclopedia and Price Guide, Volume 2, Illinois Watch Co. by Meggers, Bill and Roy Ehrhardt

Kansas City: Heart of America Press, 1985. Book. Very Good. Wraps. First Printing. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. SIGNED by author Meggers to front endpaper. numbered copy #1616. Light edgewear, light cover rubs. large corner crease to front …

From Milliway's Books

$245.00


Art of Needle-Work, The (1842) by Countess of Wilton

hardback. good/fair. Please see photos for the best description of the condition.…

From Mayflower Needlework Books

$225.00


Art of Needle-Work, The by Countess of Wilton

London: William Clowes & Sons. 1st edition. Hardback. fair. Inscribed "Anne Sharp, With the love & best wishes of her Uncle Edmund. Sept 2, 1842." Book has been rebound with original cloth over new boards and flyleaves. Some foxing her…

From Mayflower Needlework Books

$224.95


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