MORE Golden Guides

See my previous Golden Guide post to see a few other cover and title variations.  

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Golden Guides

The Golden Guides, originally Golden Nature Guides, were a series of 160-page, pocket-sized books created by Western Publishing and published under their “Golden Press” line (primarily a children’s book imprint) starting in 1949.  These books were written by experts in their field and illustrated in a simple straightforward style. Intended for primary and secondary school level […]

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winter mood

(all images sourced from pinterest)

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about the shop

  Blackwell Habitat was born from my love of old things. Hunting for unique vintage treasures and old books for my home is a passion.   Frequently, I find items that don’t fit my personal collection but are too beautiful, unique or collectible to be left behind.

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Bartender’s Guide, 1948

Vintage Craft Cocktail Guide written by the inventor of the Mai Tai! Perfect gift for the amateur mixologist. This book is available for purchase.

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The Birds, 1967

Enjoy the vintage illustrations, diagrams and photos of birds in this vintage bird book – published by LIFE in 1967.

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Vintage Cannabis Grow Book

Check out this cool vintage find I brought home from a recent visit to Vancouver BC. One of Bill Drake’s seminal works on growing marijuana The Cultivator’s Handbook of Marijuana  was self published in paperback / zine format in 1970 (this is a first edition).  Definitely has an aura of authenticity and “can do” spirit that marked […]

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Black & White #1

Pencil Illustrations from Vintage book, ‘The Medicine Hat Stallion’ published in 1972.

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