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The American Boys Handy Book - D. C. Beard

Price: $12.95

The Handy Book was the perfect survival manual, when it first came out in 1882 -- and remains a classic today in its 37th printing! It contains plans for 16 kinds of kites and hot-air balloons and fishing tackle. It tells you how to make and stock an aquarium, to construct a water telescope and how to camp out without a tent or in a hut made from pine boughs. How to build 10 kinds of boats, including a flatboat with a covered cabin. How to make bird calls and squirt guns with astonishing range! 441 pages, Trade Paper. Please note that orders are filled once a week, generally on Thursday mornings.