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1857 Gunn’s New Domestic Physician or Home Book of Heath by John C. Gunn MD $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1857 Gunn’s New Domestic Physician or Home Book of Heath by John C. Gunn MD. Huge hardcover book of 1046 pages including some gorgeous illustrations. This was the mid 1800s version of the emergency clinic filled with ailments and remedies for same including sketches of many plants used as well as the recipes. Loaded with homeopathic cures.
1919 The Ontario Public School Hygiene Revised Edition by A. P. Knight, M.A., M.D.,F.R.S.C. $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1919 The Ontario Public School Hygiene Revised Edition by A. P. Knight, M.A., M.D.,F.R.S.C.. hard cover book in fair condition with faded and stained covers, some minor tears, profuse annotations and scribbling throughout. Illustrated Public School Health Education book. Very informative and sometimes amusing.
1918 The People’s Common Sense Medical Advisor by R.V. Pierce MD - 86th edition $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1918 The People’s Common Sense Medical Advisor by R.V. Pierce MD - 86th edition. Black cloth bound hard cover fully illustrated contains a massive amount of practical (and some very scary) remedies and treatments for common ailments and human disorders. There is a large section of natural remedies for various ailments with recipes, usage and drawings of plants from which they are derived.
1917 Practical Points in Nursing by Emily A. M. Stoney $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1917 Practical Points in Nursing by Emily A. M. Stoney. Revised by Lucy Cornelia Catlin R.N. Hard cover book in good used condition. This 473 page book was probably used by many nurses and non-medical personnel during World War I. Comprehensive guide to health care and nursing with images and medical dictionary.

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Do It Yourself Books 

There is an old saying which states that if you want something done right you have to do it yourself.

This may be true in many cases but most of  us do not have training in many trades or skills needed to make, repair, create, write, paint and many more.

For that reason DIY books are written.

These books give anyone the abiltity to do things which ordinarily were done by highly paid professionals.

In many cases they are better than hiring an expert since many go into details with which a local expert may not be familiar with.

Car Repair Manuals are not included here since they are on a separate page.

1952 Strange Loves; A Study of Sexual Abnormalities by LA Forrest Potter MD $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 Strange Loves; A Study of Sexual Abnormalities by LA Forrest Potter MD. Grey cloth hard cover in good used condition,
1889 Plain Facts for Old and Young Embracing the Natural History and Hygiene of Organic Life by J. H. Kellog MD $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1889 Plain Facts for Old and Young Embracing the Natural History and Hygiene of Organic Life by J. H. Kellog MD. Intended to discuss the prevalent sexual excesses of all kinds and the heinous crimes resulting from some froms of sexual transgressions. 9" by 6" spine separated from pages and front cover missing.
1963 Care of the Adult Patient Reference and School Book $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1963 Care of the Adult Patient Reference and School Book. By Dorothy W.Smith R.N M.A. Rd.D and Claudia D. Gips R.n. M.A.,Ed. D. this massive book was published by the Lippincott Company. Intended for nursing students but great for anyone this book is a comprehensive coverage of the medical conditions, problems, treatment and care common with adults. Fully illustrated.
1966 Vademecum International or drug compendium used by Physicians $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1966 Vademecum International or drug compendium used by Physicians. This book contains everythinganyone needs to know about pharmaceuticals and drugs used for patient treatment. Originally issued to physicians it lists drugs and any information about them such as usage and side effects etc.
1941 Bailierre’s Nurses Complete Medical Dictionary Revised by Margaret E. Hitch S.R.N. $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1941 Bailierre’s Nurses Complete Medical Dictionary Revised by Margaret E. Hitch S.R.N. Almost a First Aid manual for women thrust into the medical corps without much experience during WW II and even for those in Britain during the German bombings. Illustrated with advertisements. Small hardcover in good condition with owner’s name throughout.
1980 Artistic Woodturning by Dale L. Nish $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1980 Artistic Woodturning by Dale L. Nish. Soft cover book in good condition this is the sequel to Creative Woodturning by Dale N. Nish. Comprehensive manual for using a wood lathe for artistic uses. Fully illustrated with photos and diagrams. 254 pages

 

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1975 Flowering Houseplants by James Underwood Crocket $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1975 Flowering Houseplants by James Underwood Crocket. Part of the Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening (I have a few others from there) this one is suitable as a stand alone study of growing, maintaining and propagating indoor plants which provide colourful flowers as well as foliage. Fully illustrated with colour photos and watercolour illustrations by Allianorra Rosse.
1993 Ornamental Herbs For Your Garden by Deni Brown $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1993 Ornamental Herbs For Your Garden by Deni Brown. Soft cover book 160 pages 10 1/4" by 7 1/2" in very good condition. A great book for decorating your garden with herbs which are decorative as well as useful in cooking and medicinal use. Covers 40 species with instructions for growth, maintenance, usage and benefits of each one.
1987 Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs $35.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1987 Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs. Large illustrated hard cover book covers all herbs with uses, history and other information. 545 pages.

 

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1993 Herb Drying Handbook by Nora Blose and Dawn Cusick $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1993 Herb Drying Handbook by Nora Blose and Dawn Cusick. Hard cover book fully illustrated with colour photos, this book is an essential guide to preserving the colors, shapes, flavors and fragrances of your favourite herbs using easy techniques and materials in your home. Includes a list of many herbs with their uses and benefits. 96 pages in near mint condition. 10 1/4" by 7 1/4"
.....SOLD.....1977 The Illustrated Flower by Seymour Chwast and Emily Blair Chewning $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 The Illustrated Flower by Seymour Chwast and Emily Blair Chewning. Marvellous soft cover book featuring about 27 flowers and plants depicted by artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and other masters. Each one is presented in full colour with many full page in size. Each is accompanied with all the information pertaining to that plant and the history of it and the artwork.

 

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1973 The Love Of Indoor Plants by Lovell Benjamin $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1973 The Love Of Indoor Plants by Lovell Benjamin. This book covers every aspect of indoor plant growing from bansai to terrariums and everything in between. A great book for growing and maintaining any indoor plant. Fully illustrated white hard cover with dust jacket in very good condition with very minor bent edges on dust jacket.
1989 Herbs by Simon and Judith Hopkinson $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1989 Herbs by Simon and Judith Hopkinson. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition (small tear on back of dust cover). A great book, fully illustrated with colour photographs by Deni Bown, covers everything you need to know to plant, cultivate, grow, use and decorate with herbs. 144 pages 11" by 8 3/4"

 

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.....SOLD.....1950 Hohner Harmonica Catalogue or Manual $7.50
Click Here for Product Details! 1950 Hohner Harmonica Catalogue or Manual. Interesting manual or catalogue about the Hohner Harmonica. Fully illustrated and has instructions of use.
1965 Flying Training Manual by Department of Transport Civil Aviation Branch $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1965 Flying Training Manual by Department of Transport Civil Aviation Branch. Softcover 133 page manual published by the Ministry of Transport. Learn how to fly an airplane.
1925 Ontario Teachers Manual for Teaching Sewing $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1925 Ontario Teachers Manual for Teaching Sewing. Comprehensive manual for teachers preparing to teach sewing skills to students. Good condition
1941 Modern Flight by Noble and Noble Publishing $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1941 Modern Flight by Noble and Noble Publishing. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Comprehensive guide to flying airplanes before the jet age. Illustrated with diagrams and illustrations. Covers elementary, solo and advanced training as recommended in the latest C.A.A. flight manual. Sections on U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
1955 Audels Radiomans Guide by Edwin P. Anderson $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1955 Audels Radiomans Guide by Edwin P. Anderson. Hard cover book in very good condition. Covers everything one needs to understand, repair, and construct TV, radio and other electronics systems using vacuum tubes. Includes tube charts and specs.

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1983 Canaries by Otto von Frisch with 25 color photos and 35 drawings by Fritz W. Kohler $10
Click Here for Product Details! Canaries by Otto von Frisch with 25 color photos and 35 drawings by Fritz W. Kohler. At first look this appears to be a kid’s book but it is actually a very thorough book about canaries by a well respected breeder of same. Covers the everything from purchase, care, breeding, diseases, nutrition and song. 75 pages 7 3/4’ by 6 1/2"
1943 Singer Sewing Machines Home Decor booklet or manual with instructions on making slip covers,drapes and more. $7
Click Here for Product Details! 1943 Singer Sewing Machines Home Decor booklet or manual with instructions on making slip covers,drapes and more.
1932 How To Build It Book published by Modern Mechanics and Inventions $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1932 How To Build It Book published by Modern Mechanics and Inventions. Fantastic soft cover booklet full of amazing projects and plans for the 1930s handy man. Tells you how to build a boat, soap box racer, ice racer and even a small submarine! and much more! The covers have separated but it is in good used condition.
1998 A Passion For Ribbonry by Camela Nitchsky $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1998 A Passion For Ribbonry by Camela Nitchsky. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Everything you need to create amazing floral projects from ribbons. Written by the owner of the ’The Ribbonry’ a specialty shop of ribbon creations.

 

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1976 First Edition 1001 Questions and Answers About Wine $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1976 First Edition 1001 Questions and Answers About Wine. Everything you would want to know about wine and more. Very extensive coverage of all aspects of the mysteries of wine. Hard cover book with dust jacket. Some tearing to dust jacket
1949 Esquire Magazine Cookbook $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1949 Esquire Magazine Cookbook. Aimed at a male audience Esquire magazine started as a racy men’s magazine but catered to a more sophisticated readership later. Hence this cookbook. Written mainly for men it contains practical cooking tips and recipes for anyone and some classic Esquire cartoons thrown in.
1942 Aircraft Mathematics by S. A. Walling and J. C. Hill $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1942 Aircraft Mathematics by S. A. Walling and J. C. Hill. Small hardcover book in good conditionpertaining to aircraft from the WW II period. Intended for Air Cadet Training. 189 pages
1974 All Color Book of Dolls by Kay Desmonde $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1974 All Color Book of Dolls by Kay Desmonde. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Over 100 color photos of dolls of various ages. This book concentrates on Dolls since 1800 with 100 Color Photographs. Written by Kay Desmonde with Photography by Angelo Hornak.
1963 Manual Of Steel Construction by the AISC $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1963 Manual Of Steel Construction by the AISC. Hard cover book in good condition. Owner’s name and stamp inside front cover. Loaded with tables and images concerning construction and design of steel buildings and projects.
1976 The Beautiful Crafts Book $5
Click Here for Product Details! Everything you need to create beautiful items for gifts or for sale. Complete instructions and colour illustrations.
1929 Direct Current Motor and Generator Troubles Operation and Repair by Theodore S. Gandy and Elmer C. Schacht $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1929 Direct Current Motor and Generator Troubles Operation and Repair by Theodore S. Gandy and Elmer C. Schacht First Edition. Hard cover book in good condition with some staining to cover. Although the equipment shown in the photos and illustrations are out of date the principles applied are still pertinent to DC motors, generators and DC principles.
1940 Remodelling Military Rifles booklet by the National Rifle Association $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1940 Remodelling Military Rifles booklet by the National Rifle Association. Small booklet with instructions on "How to transform a military rifle into a modern sporter".
1931 Westinghouse Regrigerator Recipe Book and Manual $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1931 Westinghouse Refrigerator Recipe Book and Manual. Great booklet from Westinghouse with recipes and instructions for using a very early Westinghouse Electric refrigerator. Soft cover in good condition.
1920 Tin, Sheet-iron and Copper-plate Worker by Leroy J. Blinn $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1920 Tin, Sheet-iron and Copper-plate Worker by Leroy J. Blinn. Hard cover book in very good condition. Everything you need to work and create sheet metal and copper projects, Fully illustrated with diagrams, charts, tables and images by Master Mechanic Leroy J. Blinn. 334 pages
1932 Modern Kookbook (Dutch Cookbook) by A. Ter Bruggen-Simonsz $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1932 Modern Kookbook (Dutch Cookbook) by A. Ter Bruggen-Simonsz. Written in Dutch this hard cover book contains classic Dutch recipes. Being Dutch myself I can testify that there are some very tasty and hearty recipes here.
1969 Domestic and Commercial Oil Burners by Charles H. Burkhardt $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1969 Domestic and Commercial Oil Burners by Charles H. Burkhardt. Hard cover in good condition this 538 page book covers everything you need to know to install, repair and maintain furnace oil burners both domestic and commercial.
1989 The Fishing Tackle Catalog by Herbert A. Schaffner $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1989 The Fishing Tackle Catalog by Herbert A. Schaffner. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. 190 pages, lavishly illustrated with color photographs. Outlines the difference between fly-fishing, spinning, bait casting, and spin casting. Discusses rod function and function of various lines. Analyzes saltwater, freshwater, and fly fishing.
.....SOLD.....1928 A Social Hygiene Booklet For Parents by the Canadian Social Hygene Council $7.50
Click Here for Product Details! 1928 A Social Hygiene Booklet For Parents by the Canadian Social Hygiene Council. A small booklet with delightfully prudish wording explaining to Canadian parents how to explain the birds and the bees to their children. Very early sex education information.
.....SOLD.....1919 The People’s Home Library by R.C. Barnum $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1919 The People’s Home Library by R.C. Barnum. Marvellous old book containg 3 reference guides. "The People’s Home Medical Book; The People’s Home Recipe Book; and The People’s Home Stock Book" . The book measures 7" by 10" and is 3" thick.