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Vickie Rumble
09-07-2006, 05:38 PM
[I]Outdoor Recreation & Leisure in 19th Century America[I] is my newest title and has been placed on my web site. Anyone interested in a copy or who may want to place a copy on their holiday wish list will find a paypal option on the web site or you can send a check or MO if you prefer.
http://www.geocities.com/thistledewbooks

The book covers every aspect of outdoor life with special emphasis on women who participated and soldiers who credited their survival skills as soldiers to having first been trained in woodcraft and hunting, fishing, etc.

Clothing routinely taken on outdoor excursions, woodcraft skills, foods and methods of preparing them, equipment and supplies taken for meals, finding shellfish, turtles, etc., camping and shelters and how to set them up, fire building, reading weather signs, how to find one's way in unknown terrain, boating and canoeing (including period directions for making a wooden boat), archery, sports (curling, town ball, tennis, etc.), riding, religious encampments, caving, seashore excursions, etc. are some of the topics covered.

336 pages plus index. $30. & $2.50 shipping. Wholesale available to museum shops, book stores, sutlers, etc. Inquiries welcome.

[I]Victoria's Home Companion; Or, The Whole Art of Cooking[I] covers the origins and descriptions of fruit, vegetables and herbs, stocking the period kitchen and caring for the utensils, food preservation, storage, etc. with original recipes from the Colonial era through 1900. $25. + $3.00 Shipping. Paypal option is on the web site for this one also.

Thank you,
Vickie Rumble, booklady1776@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/thistledewbooks