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Explore our collection of antique books on CD & DVD. Each offers a vast array of hard to impossible to find books on a variety of subjects.

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The Art of Drawing Illuminated Manuscripts - 6 Historic Books on CD
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Illuminated manuscripts were a high art form in the Medieval era when books were drawn and copied by hand. Each artisan put his personal touoches on the volume via a technique known as illumination of the manuscript. That art form has been preserved theough the centuries and is explained in great detail in the 16 volumes that make up this collection. From drawing techniuqes to examples of alphabets, this collection and its hundreds of illustrations will teach you all you need to know to learn the art of illumination and illuminated manuscript creation.

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The Artizan: A Monthly Journal of the Operative Arts on DVD
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The Artizan: A Monthly Journal of the Operative Arts is a monthly record of the progress of civil and mechanical engineering in the mid 1800's. The 21 volumes included in this collection contains over 3,500 pages of fascinating materials related to the engineering methods and projects of that era.



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The Automobile Magazine 1899-1902
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The Automobile Magazine is a fascinating glimpse of the very earliest days of the automobile industry. Containing over 4000 pages and copious illustrations, you will be able to see the new designs and rapid evolution of the automobile industry during its infancy. The magazine was published monthly and is a must have collection for people who are interested in the early evolution of the car.



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The Book of History - all 18 Volumes
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The Book of History: A history of all nations from the earliest times to the present, with over 8,000 illustrations was published between 1915 and 1921 and comprises 18 volumes covering all of the history of the earth from the earliest times to the early 20th century.

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The Boy Mechanic Book Collection on CD
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The Boy Mechanic is a series of three books published by Popular Mechanics in the early 1900s. The three volumes show how to construct wireless outfits, boats, camp equipment, aerial. gliders, kites, self-propelled vehicles engines, motors, electrical apparatus, cameras and hundreds of other things which delight every boy. The collection of three books has more than 2000 fascinating projects to do. Each volume is richly illustrated and goes into great detail into how to accomplish each project.

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The British Chess Magazine 1881-1908 on DVD
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The British Chess Magazine was the premiere magazine of all things chess related from its inception in 1881 to present times. This DVD represents a collection of annual issues from 1881 to 1908 (with the exception of the 1894 annual issue.) Within the thousands of pages in this collection, you will find fascinating tidbits of chess history, recounts of challenging tournaments, fascinating chess problems to solve and lots and lots of completed games for you to analyze and learn from. Both from a historical perspective and from a tremendous learning perspective, this DVD collection of 27 years worth of the British Chess Magazine is sure to please.



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The Complete American Ballroom Companion - 5 CDs of Manuals and Videos
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Purchase the entire set of 5CDs of Dance Manuals and Demonstration Videos for just $47.97 and save 35% off the individual purchase price of the five individual CDs.



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The Electrical Experimenter - 24 Issues on CD
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The Electrical Experimenter is a science oriented magazine that was published every month between May 1913 and July 1920. This collection represents 24 issues of Electrical Experimenter from May 1917 to June 1919. It is not a contiguous 24 months. It is missing the May and July 1918 issues. Of note to Tesla fans is that Nikola Tesla wrote five articles in the magazine and published parts of his autobiography through this magazine. So in addition to fascinating reading of early electrical projects, you also get insights from one of the great minds of the early 20th century.

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The Garden Magazine Collection on DVD
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THE GARDEN MAGAZINE 'Devoted to 'Planting and Managing the Grounds About the Home and to the Cultivation of Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers was published in the early 1900s. Each volume contains six months worth of issues and run more than 300 pages. In addition to being a wealth if information about gardening activities during this time period, these magazines serve as a great resource for the types of flowers, fruit and vegetable varietes that were popular at the time - both through the articles and the colorful ads describing the many interesting products available a hundred or more years ago.



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The Gardener's Monthly Magazine Collection on DVD
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The Gardener's Monthly & Horticulturist "Devoted to Horticulture, Arboriculture and Rural Affairs" was a mid 1800's (1850s to 1880s) gardening magazine Unlike many magazines, this one was devoted to the serious horticulturist. Its focus is on transmitting detailed knowledge about plants and gardening. It has no advertising. Volumes vary in size from 200+ pages to 800+ pages.



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The Illustrated War News Book Collection on CD
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The Illustrated War News was a weekly magazine during World War I. Upon the outbreak of the first World War the magazine Illustrated London News began to publish illustrated reports related entirely to the war and entitled it The Illustrated War News.Each issue of the magazine contains pages of articles, photographs, diagrams and maps of important happenings during WWI. It is a treasure trove of news relating to this war as well as a fascinating picture archive capturing key images, technologies and moments of the war.

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The Modern Gunsmith and Handloader Historic Book Collection on CD
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The Modern Gunsmith/Handloading book collection is a series of four books that were considered the authority on these topics and are still very relevant today. The first two volumes are The Modern Gunsmith, once considered the bible of gun design by gun makers the world over and the other two volumes will teach you everything you need to know about handloading your own ammunition. Even though they are older books, the information on calculations and examples of equipment are often still very relevant to today's handloaders. This collection of searchable gun support books makes an excellent addition to any gunsmith's/gun enthusiasts library.

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The National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans CD
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The National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, including orators, statesmen, naval and military heroes, jurists, authors, etc., etc., from original full length paintings by Alonzo Chappel, with biographical and historical narratives was published in 1862. It includes fascinating biographies about many of the important players that shaped early America. This collection makes a great reference work for the works and relationships of these great, early visionary Americans

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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Series 1847-1923 on DVD
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Series 1847-1923 is a fascinating collection of 77 volumes of facts concerning the New England states. This collection comprises fascinating genealogical reference material of people who trace their history back to the earliest Americans. It makes an excellent resource for people doing genealogical research.



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The New York Times Current History: The European War (WWI) - all 20 Volumes
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The New York Times Current History: The European War is a collection put together by the New York Times as a comprehensive look at World War I. Each of its 20 volumes - over 12,000 pages in total - follow critical events of this great war in words, photos, diagrams and maps.



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The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Royal Numismatic Society Collection on DVD
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The Numismatic Chronicle began publication in 1838 and includes issues up to the year 1914. You will find many fascinating historical articles in this collection - mostly pertaining to early coins: Greek, Roman and Medieval representing a large percentage of the materials. For collectors of ancient coins, these articles and illustrations make for fascinating reading and research - and is one more resource for you to learn about the coins you love from a well respected, scholarly publication.

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The Oriental Motor Magazine 1920-1921 on CD
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The Oriental Motor was a monthly magazine devoted to motor interests in the Orient. Spanning more than 2000 pages, this collection is sure to delight. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the early days of cars in the Orient and the companies helping to build its automobile industry. In addition to a rich array of articles, each issues contains a variety of fascinating period automotive related ads.



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The Practical Mechanics Journal DVD
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The Practical Mechanics Journal was a mid 1800s journal of mechanical ideas and inventions. This collection includes 19 volumes - each containing about 350 illustrated pages of fascinating technology from this time period.



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The Railway Library 7 Series Set on CD
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The Railway Library is a collection of annual books representing a collection of noteworthy chapters, addresses and papers relating to railways, mostly published during each year represented.This collection is from 1909 to 1915.

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The Science of Railways 12 Volume Set on CD
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The Science of Railways is a 12 volume set published in the late 1800s that covers every aspect of running railways.

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