Hardcover. New York, Ridge Press/Macmillan, 1st, 1965, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 251 pages. Illustrated with full color photographs. price clipped dust jacket shows standard wear. Clean, tight copy. Bil Baird, a master puppeteer of our time, recounts the history of his art, from its remotest yesterday to its bright and promising tomorrow. Along the way, he examines the famous and outrageous Mr. Punch, the raucous Karaghioz, the noble knights of the Orlando legend, the lovely shadow plays of Asia, the unique Bunraku puppets of Japan, and the exciting developments in today's puppetry around the world. To which we would like to add: There has never been any book to compare with this one. It remains the classic text on the history of puppetry around the world. It has dozens of amazing photographs, and a very lucid text written by one of the great master puppeteers of our time.
Hardcover. Portland , Western Fisherman's Press , 1st edition, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 180 pages. Hardcover. Color and black and white illustrations. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Two tears on front dust jacket. Some foxing Otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 18 pages. Hardcover. Color illustrations throughout. All pop-ups are in full working order. In excellent shape, binding tight, no rips or tears. Fun, interactive pop-up book about how to create pop-up books.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, PA, Running Press, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 159 pages, color photographs throughout. Light edge wear to dust jacket. Previous price sticker on rear cover. Else a very clean, tight copy. Provides instructions and techniques for working with interior and exterior dollhouse designs, discusses tools and equipment, and offers advice on finding decorating ideas.
Hardcover. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 2nd pr., 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 125 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Light brown fabric covered boards in good shape, clean inside. Dust cover age worn, in protective plastic. Pages and edges lightly yellowed with age. From the front flap: "The now extinct world of the blacksmith is recreated here in more than a hundred superbly detailed drawings and colorful text. Unlike many nostalgic accounts based on myth and romance, this book presents a historically accurate picture of the late-nineteenth-century New England smith, who daily performed the miracle of transforming lumps of re-hot iron into objects of utilitarian function."