Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs of Norman Harris
Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer: The Memoirs
In Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer, Norman Harris tells how he became the world's leading seller of vintage guitars. As founder and owner of the legendary store Norman's Rare Guitars, he has sold some of the finest fretted string instruments to the biggest stars in the world, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and many others.In 1970 Harris moved to Los Angeles in hopes of hitting the big time in music. His first plan was performing, but plan B was buying and selling guitars, and he had no idea how much opportunity for this there would be. Many groups came to LA also hoping to hit it big, but those who didn't might have to sell their instruments. This helped make early-1970s Los Angeles a haven for beautiful vintage guitars. At the same time, Hollywood was beginning to realize the value of time-correct instruments in film, and the recording industry recognized the high-quality sound vintage instruments produced. The value of these instruments has grown dramatically since the '70s, and the vintage guitar market has become an international phenomenon – with Norman Harris at the center of it all.Filled with fascinating stories and insights into the entertainment business, Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer is an intriguing memoir from a man who has spent a...
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 1495035115
- UPC: 888680081133
Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works
Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic
A beautiful and enthralling guide to more than 80 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and important written works, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Anne Frank’s diary to the first Penguin paperbacks. Remarkable Books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural contexts. Spotlighting ancient and modern masterpieces, Remarkable Books is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the correlations between the growth in human knowledge and advancements in the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts discussed, each exquisite chapter charts the evolution and legacy of these landmark books and the people who produced them.
- Brand: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE LLC
- ASIN: 1465463623
PYREX®: The Unauthorized Collector's Guide
PYREX®: The Unauthorized Collector's
Corning's PYREX® glassware was created in the early 1900s to meet the needs of the expanding American railroad system, but American housewives' love of this recognizable, useful, and popular glass grew from the vast assortment of kitchen glass that followed. PYREX® brand kitchen glass was the first product that allowed one to prepare, cook, and store in the same piece, and as the twentieth century progressed, PYREX® options increased and color was added. You can usually tell what year a person got married by the color of the PYREX® in the kitchen cabinet! This expanded edition explores those colors along with the clear ovenware, Flameware, laboratory glass and now for the first time, restaurantware. There are more than 150 additional color photographs, advertisements, and catalog pages proving once again that this is the most inclusive and necessary book in print on this subject of PYREX®.
- ASIN: 0764346644
A Rare Book Saga: The Autobiography of H. P. Kraus
Vintage Trailer Style: Buying, Restoring, Decorating & Styling the Small Place of Your Dreams
Vintage Trailer Style: Buying, Restoring, Decorating & Styling
Vintage Trailer Style is a visual voyage through the world of retro trailers, exploring both the exterior and interior design of these classic icons.Celebrating the huge resurgence of interest in modern-vintage trailering, this quirky book is overflowing with inspirational images of the world's most desirable trailers from iconic Airstreams to tiny teardrops, funky pop-tops, beautiful Beverleys and stylish Shastas.Over 350 beautiful and inspirational photos sit alongside practical tips on restoring, upcycling, decorating and styling a little capsule of retro heaven – whether you own a trailer, beach hut or even a shed!Lisa Mora is the editor of Vintage Caravan Magazine, the world's first magazine solely dedicated to vintage, classic, retro-styled and custom trailers and those who love them. She lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. http://www.facebook.com/vintagecaravanmagazine
- Brand: David & Charles
- ASIN: 1446304523
- UPC: 806488423801
Vintage Bar Ware: Identification & Value Guide
Vintage Bar Ware: Identification & Value
Vintage Bar Ware gives identification and values of cocktail shakers, stemware, ice buckets, serving trays, recipe books, paper collectibles, cocktail picks, swizzle sticks, and more. There's also a section of classic cocktail recipes, special chapters on the bar ware manufacturers and the guest star designers, as well as tips in caring for and finding bar ware at bargain prices. Over 300 color pictures. 2000 values. 8.5 X 11.
- Brand: Brand: Collector Books
- ASIN: 0891457895
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of
"It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars."—Geddy LeeFrom Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject.Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe.Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed in breathtaking detail by Richard Sibbald, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"—pristine instruments never lifted from their cases—as well as "road warriors"—well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use. Complete with personal commentary f...
- ASIN: B07GDMJH3K
The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Vintage
- ASIN: 0679734775
Giovanni's Room (Vintage International)
Giovanni's Room (Vintage
Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
- ASIN: B00BABTC20
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two
Stonewall Book Award Winner―Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature AwardYALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.
- ASIN: 0374303231
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book
The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.
- Color: White
- Brand: Vintage
- ASIN: 0679744398
Warman's Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide
Warman's Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price
From disposable bauble to collectible art form!Stylish and beautiful, vintage costume jewelry ignites the passions of collectors and fashionistas alike. Originally created as an inexpensive accessory to be worn and then discarded, costume jewelry is now considered an art form worth many times its original purchase price!Warman's Costume Jewelry sparkles with wearable art creating during the past 100 years, spanning the Victorian era through the early part of the 21st century. Dazzling jewelry images, histories, profiles, and current market values are presented by one of the most highly regarded jewelry experts in the country, Pamela Y. Wiggins.Detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing information for more than 750 pieces of jewelryValuable background information about jewelry designers and manufacturersTips on dating and identifying costume jewelryWarman's Costume Jewelry offers a brilliant showcase for all the glitters!
- Brand: Warman's
- ASIN: 1440239444
- UPC: 884673682110
A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying/The Sound and the Fury/Light in August (Oprah's Book Club)
A Summer of Faulkner: As I Lay Dying/The
The 2005 Summer Selection is available in an exclusive three volume boxed edition that includes a special reader’s guide with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey.Titles include: As I Lay DyingThis novel is the harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family members–including Addie herself–the novel ranges in mood from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Originally published in 1930.The Sound and the FuryFirst published in 1929, Faulkner created his “heart’s darling,” the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers–the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason. Light in AugustLight in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, mysterious drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry. Originally published in 1932.Take a seat in Oprah’s Classroom and sign up for Faulkner 101 on www.oprah.com/bookclub.
- Brand: Vintage Books
- ASIN: 0307275329
Clue Linen Book Vintage Edition Board Game
Clue Linen Book Vintage Edition Board
This luxurious bookshelf edition was inspired by the vintage graphics of the 1949 game. Elegant storage combined with premium game components create a classic to be enjoyed by crime solvers for you years to come. Fabric-wrapped book with integrated storage, vintage game board, wood Movers with die cast bases, die cast weapons, 6 pencils, vintage cards, envelope and pad of detective notes ivory-colored die, and instructions.
- Brand: Winning Solutions
- ASIN: B01CPTT716
- UPC: 793631150953
Washington: A Life
A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods.Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography“Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography”—Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal“Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.”—Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books“A truly gripping biography of George Was...
- Brand: Penguin Books
- ASIN: 0143119966
- UPC: 000143119966
Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World
Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare,
In this spectacular full-color deluxe volume, Guitar Aficionado magazine--today's preeminent luxury guitar publication--presents the world's most epic guitars, the stories behind them, and the people who own them. Inside is an exclusive look into the incredible collections of the world's most illustrious players, including Eric Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, Elliot Easton of the Cars, Robbie Robertson of the Band, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Randy Bachman, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, and many more. All instruments are photographed in meticulous detail and are accompanied by descriptions and recollections in the artists' own words.Guitar Aficionado: The Collections also features special chapters devoted to the iconic, historic, and often priceless instruments employed by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Ace Frehley of Kiss, Peter Frampton, John Lennon--artists who changed not only the face of music, but of popular culture itself. With gorgeous color photography and rare and exclusive images throughout, this book is a must-have for any fan.
- Brand: Time Home Entertainment
- ASIN: 1618930958
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them
Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum
In this expanded and updated edition of Forgotten Cocktails and Vintage Spirits, historian, expert, and drink aficionado Dr. Cocktail adds another 20 fine recipes to his hand-picked collection of 80 rare-and-worth-rediscovered drink recipes, shares revelations about the latest cocktail trends, provides new resources for uncommon ingredients, and profiles of many of the cocktail world's movers and shakers. Historic facts, expanded anecdotes, and full-color vintage images from extremely uncommon sources round out this must-have volume. For anyone who enjoys an icy drink and an unforgettable tale.
- Brand: Quarry Books
- ASIN: 1592535615
- UPC: 080665005343
How to Build a Rare Book Collection
Barron's Penta visits Rebecca Romney of Bauman Rare Books for insights on assembling and caring for your collection. Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/vi...
An Introduction to Antique Books
"Phil Pirages, proprietor of Phillip J. Pirages Fine Book and Manuscripts, examines book collecting, how and why people collect, why they should collect books, and the role of the bookseller in collaborating with collectors, using examples from the current Pirages inventory to illustrate the spec...
Conserving Rare Books at King's College, Cambridge
An introduction to common rare book conservation issues faced by conservators and librarians. Conservation work undertaken at the Cambridge Colleges' Conservation Consortium Production & Editing: King's College librarians & volunteers Photo and video copyright owners: Cambridge Colleges' Cons...