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  1. Things to Make by Archibald Williams - projects in carpentry, machinery, kites and more

    • Harold R 22:31, 8 October 2007 (GMT)
  2. The Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-1906)
  3. The Nuttall Encyclopedia
  4. Games for Everybody
  5. My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman
  6. Homespun Crafts by E. Kenneth Baillie

    • Elocina 19:55, 31 August 2007 (GMT)
  7. My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman

    • Elocina 00:13, 3 September 2007 (GMT)
  8. Games for Everybody
  9. Homes and How to Make Them by E. C. Gardner
  10. How to Camp Out by John Mead Gould
  11. How to Cook Fish by Myrtle Reed

    • Maniac 03:40, 18 January 2008 (GMT)
  12. How to Observe in Archaeology by Various
  13. The Handbook of Soap Manufacture by H. A. Appleton and W. H. Simmons
  14. On the Trail: An Outdoor Book for Girls by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard - still being published and the print version can be found on Amazon

    • Elocina 00:54, 3 September 2007 (GMT)
  15. How to Amuse Yourself and Others: The American Girl's Handy Book by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard - guide from 1887, still being published in print form and still selling well on Amazon even 120 years later

    • Elocina 11:49, 5 September 2007 (GMT)
    • Pwhdavey 16:02, 6 September 2007 (GMT)
    • Mdotley 02:34, 9 October 2007 (GMT)
  16. How to Write Special Feature Articles by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  17. The Boy's Book of Mechanical Models by William Bushnell Stout
  18. Handicraft for Boys by A. Frederick Collins

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