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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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Macrame Historic Book Collection on CD
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When most people think about Macrame, the thought that probably comes to mind is hanging baskets for plants. But Macrame is much more. It is a complete art form centered around working with knots to create intricate and beautiful patterns. This collection of seven historic books explore the ancient art of Macrame and teach you the many types of knots and designs you can make at home with very little equipment needed. In fact, with a ball of twine and a few things you probably already have lying around the house, you can master the materials in these volumes and begin creating your own beautiful Macrame creations.


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1524 Illuminated Book of Hours on CD
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The medieval Book of Hours evolved out of the monastic cycle of prayer which divided the day into eight segments, or "hours": Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, Nones, Compline, and Vespers. In Books of Hours are preserved some of the finest works of medieval art.


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1797 Encyclopedia Britannica Complete 3rd Edition on DVD
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The Encyclopedia Britannica Third Edition (1797) is an 18 volume reference work plus two volumes of plates. It was developed during the encyclopedia's earliest period as a two-man operation initiated by Colin Macfarquhar and Andrew Bell, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Most of the editing was done by Macfarquhar, and all the copperplates were created by Bell. The volumes were written over a long period, from volume 1 in 1788 to volume 18 in 1797.


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1810 Encyclopedia Britannica Complete 4th Edition on DVD
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The Encyclopedia Britannica Fourth Edition (1810) is a 20 volume reference work. It was compiled from 1801 to 1809, and when completed it was bound in 20 volumes of 16,033 pages and 581 plates engraved by Andrew Bell. The editor, James Millar (1762- 1827), an Edinburgh physician and natural scientist, worked mightily to correct the deficiencies and omissions caused in the third edition by the untimely death of Macfarquhar.


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1875 Encyclopedia Britannica Complete 9th Edition on DVD
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The Encyclopedia Britannica Ninth Edition (1875) is a 24 volume reference work with a 25th volume devoted to an index. It was compiled from 1875 to 1889 and is often references as "The Scholar's Edition" due to its very high quality compared to prior editions. The editor of the ninth edition was T.S. Baynes, professor of logic, metaphysics and English literature at St. Andrews. He was joined by William Robertson Smith, a Semitic scholar, in 1881 and it was Smith who completed the monumental editing job when Baynes died in 1887.


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1893 Chicago World's Fair Book Collection on DVD
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This DVD contains 32 books relating the the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The collection of late 19th century books is a fascinating glimpse into the grandeur of the event. Many of the books are heavily illustrated. Combined with the various guidebooks, you will be able to imagine that you were walking the grounds of the fair yourself.


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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica Complete 11th Edition on DVD
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The Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1911) is a 33 volume reference work. Volume 29 is a comprehensive index. Volumes 30-32 are the 1922 supplement to the edition (also referred to as the 12th edition) and volume 33 is a reader's guide to help people better use the set. Work on the main body of the set began in 1903 and was completed in 1911. It was edited by Hugh Chisholm in London and by Franklin Henry Hooper in New York and represents the first edition that was primarily published at one with with all volumes being published in 1910-1911. Prior editions were published volume by volume as each one was completed. The 1911 edition was praised for both its scholarship and its writing that was simple enough for non-scholars to enjoy - making it the first true home version of this venerable series.


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Accutron Service Manuals and Technical Bulletins on CD
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The Accutron Service Manuals and Technical Bulletins collection contains several hundred pages of useful details related to servicing a variety of Accutron watches. The collection contains the complete service manuals for the 214 and 218 models as well as a variety of parts lists, fact books and technical letters detailing specific details for a variety of Accutron watches. There is also a general service manual that helps you debug problems on a variety of Accutron watches.


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African Religions - Historic Books On CD
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This CD contains 20 Rare and Fascinating historic books detailing African Religions and Mythologies. The20 books in this collection cover the following regions: South Africa, The Bantu, West Africa, Central Africa and the Caribbean.


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Alphabetical Index of the Births, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in Providence, RI on DVD
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Alphabetical Index of the Births, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in Providence is a fantastic reference set for people studying genealogy as it relates to the city of Providence, Rhode Island. The volumes offer details on marriages, deaths and births recorded from 1636 to 1935.


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American Decorations Book & Supplements Historic Book Collection on CD
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The American Decorations collection consists of the main volume American Decorations- A List of Awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished-Service Cross and the Distinguished-Service Medal 1862-1926 (which is over 800 pages in length) plus five supplements which cover from the end of the main book to the middle of 1941.


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American Horological Journal - 4 Volume Collection on CD
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The American Horological Journal is four volumes published in the late 1860s / early 1870s on the subject of horology (the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.) Each annual volume contains all the issues published in that year and each volume runs approximately 300 pages. This collection is a fascinating look at the thinking of the great American clock and watch makers of this period.


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American Machinist's Handbook/Magazine Book Collection on DVD
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This collection makes a great reference work for all machinists. In includes the bible of the industry - the American Machinists' Handbook as well as as the supplemental volumes on the workshop and gears. It also includes 78 monthly issues of the American Machinist Magazine organized in six month sets. These issues are a wealth of information relating to the machinist's profession and represent a great source of research material for all your projects.


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An American Ballroom Companion - Volume 1 - 50 Manuals on CD
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An American Ballroom Companion presents a collection of over two hundred historical social dance manuals. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. This is Volume 1 containing 50 manuals.


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An American Ballroom Companion - Volume 2 - 45 Manuals on CD
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An American Ballroom Companion presents a collection of over two hundred historical social dance manuals. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. This is Volume 2 containing 45 manuals.


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An American Ballroom Companion - Volume 3 - 56 Manuals on CD
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An American Ballroom Companion presents a collection of over two hundred historical social dance manuals. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. This is Volume 3 containing 56 manuals.


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An American Ballroom Companion - Volume 4 - 58 Manuals on CD
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An American Ballroom Companion presents a collection of over two hundred historical social dance manuals. The list begins with a rare late fifteenth-century source, Les basses danses de Marguerite d'Autriche (c.1490) and ends with Ella Gardner's 1929 Public dance halls, their regulation and place in the recreation of adolescents. This is Volume 4 containing 58 manuals.


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Archery, Bow History & Techniques Book Collection on CD
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Archery has been very important throughout history: for defense, sport and hunting. This collection of 21 vintage volumes explores the rich history and science of Archery and the use of the bow. It is a great set of books for all those who are fascinated by all things related to the bow and arrow.


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Army Ammunition Trains 5 Historic Books on CD
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Army ammunition trains were a key component of the success of World War I. Learn the history and participants of these brave Companies as they did their part to protect the lives of the oppressed during WWI. These men were responsible for transporting the artillery and infantry ammunition of each division from the ammunition refilling point to the area of conflict. Although referred to as a train, they rarely used a literal train - relying instead on mechanized military transport to get the ammunition where it needed to go.


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Arnolds Vital Records of Rhode Island on DVD
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Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island is a 22 volume series covering the vital records - Births, Marriages and Deaths - in the state of Rhode Island from 1636 to 1850. The volumes work through the state on a town by town basis with all names presented in alphabetic order for searching for references. From the images below, you can see the details these volumes provide to you - name and data data as well as specific towns.


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