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    The Clock Repairer's Handbook
    Laurie Penman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Laurie Penman has written an indispensable guide for both the absolute beginner and the experienced clock enthusiast. The Clock Repairer’s Handbook provides information on how to repair and maintain a clock’s delicate mechanics and teaches the basics of clock repairing through detailed, easy-to-follow... [READ MORE]
    Percussion Revolvers
    A Guide to Their History, Performance, and Use
    Mike Cumpston, Johnny Bates
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A fascinating look at the history and development of the revolver.Highly detailed and informative, Percussion Revolvers explores the advent, development, and use of precartridge revolvers during the middle years of the nineteenth century. The percussion revolver emerged in the 1830s and remained state-of-the-art... [READ MORE]
    The Care of Fine Books
    Jane Greenfield, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Nick Lyons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Care of Fine Books is a thorough, readable guide to caring for books of value. From a discussion of the various techniques and materials used in bookbinding to advice on handling and storage, Jane Greenfield has created a succinct yet complete resource for anyone who wants to preserve and protect... [READ MORE]
    Modern Book Collecting
    A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting: What to Collect, Who to Buy from, Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes, Investments, Donations, Definitions, and More
    Robert A. Wilson, Robert A. Wilson, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Nicholas A. Basbanes
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Abbott's American Watchmaker
    An Encyclopedia for the Horologist, Jeweler, Gold and Silversmith
    Henry G. Abbott
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Back in all its original prestige Abbott’s American Watchmaker and Jeweler remains the ultimate resource for watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. No aspect of the trade goes uncovered in this distinctly American approach to these ancient processes, organized to be the perfect introduction to learning... [READ MORE]
    The Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide
    F. J. Britten
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Widely regarded as one of the most famous and useful encyclopedias on watch- and clock-making, this eleventh edition of the regularly updated guide was first published in 1907. This is the final edition Britten completed before his death in 1913, and it is full of classic information on tools, repairs,... [READ MORE]
    The Ultimate Cigar Book
    4th Edition
    Richard Carleton Hacker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First published in 1993, The Ultimate Cigar Book has become a classic in its field, and is generally credited with having helped launch the current cigar smoking craze. It has been reprinted numerous times in the United States, and is now sold worldwide. No other book contains as much detailed and factual... [READ MORE]
    The Cigarette Book
    The History and Culture of Smoking
    Chris Harrald, Fletcher Watkins
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From A is for Aardvark—“We’re not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here’s a stuffed aardvark”—to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking. Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is... [READ MORE]
    Practical Watch Repairing
    Donald de Carle
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The absorbing and everlasting subject of watch repairing has been dealt with in books in many languages throughout the years. But when de Carle first set out to write Practical Watch Repairing in 1946, it was with the intention of creating a textbook "that a watchmaker can understand, even if he can't... [READ MORE]
    Modern Book Collecting
    A Basic Guide to All Aspects of Book Collecting: What to Collect, Who to Buy from, Auctions, Bibliographies, Care, Fakes and Forgeries, Investments, Donations, Definitions, and More
    Robert A. Wilson, Nicholas A. Basbanes
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Modern Book Collecting offers advice that answers all the basic questions a book lover and collector might have—what to collect and where to find it, how to tell a first edition from a reprint, how to build an author collection, how to get the best price from dealers, how to understand the prices and... [READ MORE]
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