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Small Notebooks
Some Thoughts on the Manufacture of Lead Tokens
Extracts From Peter Kalm's Travels 1748-51

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Needle Book (above, three shown)
Handmade in the USA by De Lea Sayers of The Colonial Printer and Bookbindery. Historic reproduction.
"These novelty books are made from an extant example. This is a small book in which Ladies could place either sewing needles or straight pins in. This book has 8 pages of a pure wool and has hard covers quarter bound in leather and marbled covers. This book even has a ribbon to tie it closed. There is a silver ring on the spine for it to be attached to the Lady's chatelaine."
These lovely reproduction needle books date from ca. 1740-90. They measure 2 3/8" x 3 1/2", and are composed of eight 'pages' of red wool, a black ribbon tie, a red leather spine, and assorted marbleized paper covers - we'll choose. 
Needle Book - $32.00

Add a single original (ca. 16th-17th century) ball head pin to your Needle Book:
Original 16th-17th c. Ball Head Pin - +$5.00

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Small Notebook (above)
Handmade in the USA by De Lea Sayers of The Colonial Printer and Bookbindery. Historic reproduction.
Beautifully 100% handmade, these blank notebooks have 28 heavy, laid pages, ready for your imagination. The marbled covers are nicely detailed in accurate colors. They measure 4" x 5", perfect for stuffing into a kit, a pocket, or a traveling desk. 
Our Small Notebooks come in assorted colors and marbled patterns - we'll pick one for you.
Small Notebook: $10.00 each

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Some Thoughts on the Manufacture of Lead Tokens: From an Interview with Peter Goebel (above)
By Peter Goebel.
While almost nonexistant in America, lead tokens were used worldwide for over 3,000 years. This book, first published as an article in the Lead Tokens Telegraph (#54, 9/2009) explains a possible process in making these fascinating coin substitutes.
(c) 2015 Goose Bay Workshops LLC. 8 pages.
Some Thoughts - $7.00

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Extracts From Peter Kalm's Travels 1748-51 (above)
Peter Kalm. Edited by Peter Goebel.
Peter Goebel loves his copy of Peter Kalm's journal. He'll tell you it has more post-its than pages. Unfortunately, complete tranlations are very hard to come by today. So we decided to offer what we found interesting - edited and  annotated - to reenactors and history buffs.
Kalm was a Swedish botanist who was sent to British Colonial America by the Swedish Academy of Science to explore and write about the environment. He spent over two years exploring the Colonies and Canada, talking with people and writing down anything that struck his fancy in his journal. While most of his writings concern botany, he wrote pages of information on the everyday lives of people. These extracts, compiled and annotated by Peter Goebel, focus on these people, their ways and customs. It's a fascinating look into Coloinal America.
Printed on laid paper, black and white, no illustrations. Published by The Colonial Printer and Bookbindery, copyright 2015. 69 pages. Softcover.
Extracts From Peter Kalm's Travels 1748-51 - $25.00

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New period reprint cookbooks
left to right The Seaman's Guide 1797-,bread and cakes- 4 1/2 by8, 48 pages $8.00
Mrs.Mary Eales's Receipts 1757-pies and confections 4 by 6 1/2-106 pages-$15.00
The Servants Directory- 1762-duties of staff,cookery and pickling-5 1/2 by 8-63 pages $12.00
American cookery-1796-cakes, custards and preserves-5 by 8 48 pages $9.00
Primitive Cookery-1767-vegetarian dishes-7 1/2 by 4 3/4-80 pages $15.00
Bradshaws Family Jewel-1748-cooking and brewing 4 1/2 by7-38 pages-$8.00

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