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(last updated: December, 2021)

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PDF OF BASIC CHECKLIST FOR ALL THE TIME-LIFE BOOK SETS

This page is dedicated to the bibliographies of Time-Life book series because I couldn't find a bibliography of any of the Time-Life book series I owned - not even on the Time-Life website. By the time I was able to go looking, they had stopped publishing any books(that was in 2001) and apparently didn't like to acknowledge that they ever had. I discovered this while checking to see if one of my sets was complete. I found this lack of basic information annoying. More annoying is the fact that Time-Life didn't even publish a list of the volumes in a set in the set itself - which is why I went on-line to look in the first place! I believe they didn't publish the list of all the volumes in the set because they didn't know how many they were going to publish. If the set was popular, they'd create more titles, and if the set tanked, then they could cut it short.

All of their series were direct marketed until the late '90's - you couldn't buy them in a book store. We would get ad flyers in the mail announcing new series. After you bought one set, you were guaranteed to be sent news of new sets. We loved getting those mailers. I'm curious if they ever advertised their book sets in TIME or LIFE magazines during that time period - all my mother's and grandmother's magazine subscription money went to the needlecraft magazines I grew up with. Other magazines were considered frivolous spending! If there's anyone who kept these magazines and can send me sample scans of any ads for the sets, I'd be grateful.

My mom and my grandmother loved the Time-Life books, and I did too. They were lovely, both inside and out, affordable, and they arrived in the mail every other month, which felt like a present. They looked very impressive on a bookshelf near the TV - like rich people's collections. If you had Time-Life series displayed in your living room, you felt just a little bit smarter than the average family. I was greatly upset that mom wouldn't let me have the sets we had(along with the encyclopedias) when I finally left the nest. She and I were the only ones in the household who ever read them, and I devoured each one when it came. You didn't have to be a professor to understand them. I started to buy sets of my own(and my own encyclopedias) my first year away from home. I didn't always have money to get groceries, but I paid my Time-Life and encyclopedia bills. This is not even a little bit exaggerated. I have had a life time's fierce love for these books.

Time-Life Inc. took its name from the parent company's two most successful magazine titles, and opened its doors in 1961. If you've ever flipped through one of their attractively bound books and seen all the amazing photos and art, you've probably wondered how they could offer all that for such an affordable price. It is because most of those photos and artwork came from the vast archive they had access to of "TIME" and "LIFE" magazines. Can you imagine being able to pick and choose what you needed from these troves for your assigned title? You'd be spoiled for choices and need more than one shopping cart...

I had been putting together lists of Time-Life Books' big series since my late teens, but completely missed all the literature sets, children's sets and small sets, along with a whooole lot of cookbooks. Oh, boy are there a metric ton of cookbooks. Thank you to Michael Legg, who caught what I had missed. Because his site is no longer available except in the Wayback Machine(www.archive.org), I have since gone through and included his information on this page. We owe a big debt to Mr. Legg for preserving this information. All of the links he so carefully gathered are long since broken and no longer lead to anything but an error page. I hope I've fixed that by including the bib details as part of the listing. You can then use those details to search for copies of your own. I recommend www.Bookfinder.com if you're looking to buy the books, and www.WorldCat.org if you're wanting to know what library closest to you has them. Some series had several different releases, and ended up with different ISBNs, and of course they were popular with libraries, who were offered special editions of various sets. The earliest sets had no ISBN at all. If you are piecing together Frankenstein sets(full sets built buying various individual editions), pay attention to the ISBNs - they're a big clue to whether any particular book is part of your set. The first six numbers will be the same for a set, with a few rare exceptions. If you need help with that, then contact me. Any mistakes on this page are mine entirely, even if cribbed from Mr. Legg - I should have been more careful verifying the information. If you find a mistake, please, Please, PLEASE contact me and let me know. A lot of bib details are still missing, but at least the sets are listed with the titles for that set, and I've got at least one picture up so you'll know what the set looks like. I will continue to fill in details as I find them.

Many series ended up being published in several other languages that I was largely ignorant of. Dr. Kenneth Dodd from Florida kindly brought this to my attention(Thank you!) with a list he sent of his colleague Archie Carr's books for the Time-Life Nature Library. Time-Life did not always translate the entire series into another language, so as I am able to dig up the information, I'll add more specific notes as to what languages each book got translated into. If you happen to have any of these sets in another language, please, please drop me a note of the language and the books in the set(and copyright dates are also good to know). Help like this saves me many many hours of hunting in languages I am not conversant with.

Lastly, in trying to help Dr. Dodd find more of his colleague's books, I was shocked to discover this page has been cited as a source by Wikipedia on their Time-Life Books page. I'm still trying to decide if this is a compliment to me, or an indictment of Wikipedia. What I did decide, if I was going to be a cited source and not just a Librarian Without Portfolio, I needed to up my game. So for those sets I have on my own shelves(only about 20), or can get access to(I'll be talking to my favorite used book store, READER'S CORNER in Raleigh, to ask for help), I'll be setting up a reviews page as I do for all the craft books and magazines. You'll get a deeper explanation of what the set is about, and a cover scan and Table of Contents for each of the volumes from that set. You'll know there is a page for that set if you see a REVIEW button below the sample picture.



MORE PEOPLE TO THANK: A lovely gentleman by the name of Roland Delaune provided a lot of new information in 2006, making the original page more than double what I originally had.

LINKS THAT ARE INTERESTING OR HELPFUL RELATED TO TIME-LIFE BOOKS:
The Rise and Fall of Time-Life Books by Denny Hatch
WIKIPEDIA's page on Time-Life Books, Inc.
LEGGMAN'S TIME-LIFE LIBRARY, A Compendium of Time-Life Books Information
TIME-LIFE BOOKS' parent company's current page

ps- In alphabetizing, I ignore articles like "the" and "a," just like I was taught before computers took over alphabetizing for us. If you don't believe me, ask a librarian! So if you are looking for a specific title (or series) that begins with "The," don't look under "The." Look under the next word in the title. If it isn't there, then scroll down to the section of titles that start with "Time-Life" or "The Time-Life" - it is probably there.

Anyone with more information to share, corrections to make, or has books and magazines to donate or sell, can contact me(Leigh) through My Contact Page.

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AFRICAN AMERICANS: VOICES OF TRIUMPH

This set was designed for African American studies, and had a teaching set available to supplement the reading material in the three books. These books are crammed full of stories of black men and women who broke racial barriers, ran successful businesses, and became leaders, scientists, ship captains, doctors, lawyers, and so many other things. The stories are inspirational and interesting to read. Anyone who needs to write an essay for Black History month should absolutely start here. I think this is one of the best sets they ever produced, and it is one of the most overlooked.

These are hardcovers with laminated covers, the first book with a red background and the other two nearly identical with a black background. there is a textile scarf tying the three covers together as a set...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1993-94
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Creative Fire(1993),
    ISBN: 0783522584; Author: Robert H. Smith; 256pp;
  • Leadership(1994),
    ISBN: 0783522541; Author: John L. Papanek; 256pp;
  • Perseverence(1994),
    ISBN: 0783522509; Author: Janet P. Cave; 254pp;
  • Teacher Resource Set- A Tribute to African Americans 20th-Century United States History
    Boxed Set Includes: 4 Student Newspapers: "A Time of Promise," "Trouble at Home and Abroad," "The Struggle for Equality," and "Into the Future"; Teacher's Guide; 4 Overhead Transparencies; 12 Project Cards; 1 Companion Video --37 minutes...

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AMERICAN COUNTRY

I think you can infer from the titles that this series relies heavily on a country theme for all its topics. Books have a cloth spine and board covers with no dust jackets...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1988-1992
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Country Baking(1990),
    ISBN: 0809467879; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • A Country Christmas(1990),
    ISBN: 0809467798; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Collections(1989),
    ISBN: 0809467836; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Cooking(1989),
    ISBN: 0809467755; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Crafts(1989),
    ISBN: 0809467704; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Decorating(1989),
    ISBN: 0809467593; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Entertaining(1991),
    ISBN: 0809468042; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Folk Art: Imaginative Works from American Hands(1990),
    ISBN: 080946800X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Furniture(1989),
    ISBN: 0809467666; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • The Country Garden: Ideas for Gardening in a Natural Style(1990),
    ISBN: 0809467917; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • The Country Home(1988),
    ISBN: 080946750X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • A Country House Tour(1990),
    ISBN: 0809468379; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • The Country Kitchen(1988),
    ISBN: 0809467550; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Quilts(1989),
    ISBN: 0809467631; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Style(1990),
    ISBN: 0809468336; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Country Traditions(1992),
    ISBN: 0809470586; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • The Country Traveler(1990),
    ISBN: 080946795X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Historic Houses(1992),
    ISBN: 0809470667; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • The Needle Arts: A Social History of American Needlework(1990),
    ISBN: 0809468417; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;
  • Toys and Games: Imaginative Playthings from America's Past(1992),
    ISBN: 0809470624; Author: Time-Life Editors; 175pp;

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ISBN: 0809494450; (There was an alternate cover scheme)

THE AMERICAN INDIANS

I loved this set growing up. Grandma Sissy had this one, as well as the Old West set. They were similarly bound, this one in red leatherette with embossed frames around the cover art. They brought the past and native cultures alive that were largely destroyed and have disappeared. We cannot fix what was broken, but we can remember, and try not to repeat history.

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1992-96
Series Editor: Henry Woodhead
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Algonquians of the East Coast(1995),
    ISBN: 0809497387; 176pp;
  • The Buffalo Hunters(1993),
    ISBN: 0809494256; 192pp;
  • Chroniclers of Indian Life(1996),
    Author: Stephen Hyslop; ISBN: 0809497336; 192pp;
  • Cycles of Life(1994),
    ISBN: 080949583X; 176pp;
  • European Challenge(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494086; 192pp;
  • The First Americans(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494000; 184pp;
  • Hunters of the Northern Forest(1995),
    ISBN: 0809495708; 184pp;
  • The Indians of California(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495872; 192pp;
  • Indians of the Western Range(1995),
    ISBN: 0809497255; 192pp;
  • Keepers of the Totem(1993),
    ISBN: 0809495589; 192pp;
  • The Mighty Chieftains(1994),
    ISBN: 0809494299; 184pp;
  • Native Americans of the Old West(199*),
    Author: Benjamin Capps; ISBN: Unknown; 176pp;
    this is a reprint of 1973 "The Indians" from the Old West series
  • People of the Desert(1993),
    ISBN: 0809494124; 192pp;
  • People of the Ice and Snow(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495627; 192pp;
  • People of the Lakes(1994),
    ISBN: 080949566X; 192pp;
  • Realm of the Iroquois(1993),
    ISBN: 080949437X; 176pp;
  • The Reservations(1995),
    ISBN: 0809497379; 176pp;
  • The Spirit World(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494043; 176pp;
  • Tribes of the Southern Plains(1995),
    Author: Henry Woodhead; ISBN: 0809495953; 184pp;
  • Tribes of the Southern Woodlands(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495503; 176pp;
  • War for the Plains(1993),
    ISBN: 0809494450; 192pp;
  • The Way of the Warrior(1993),
    Author: Thomas Flaherty; ISBN: 0809494167; 184pp;
  • Winds of Renewal(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495791; 176pp;
  • The Woman's Way(1995),
    ISBN: 0809497298; 176pp;

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THE AMERICAN STORY

These are a short series of history books aimed at teaching children about the U.S. up to WWII. The covers are laminated hardboard with no jacket. They were largely sold to libraries...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1996-97
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Defiant Chiefs(1997),
    ISBN: 0783562543; Author: Sarah Brash; 192pp;
  • The First Settlers(1997),
    ISBN: 0783562551; Author: Sarah Brash; 192pp;
  • The Revolutionaries(1996),
    ISBN: 078356256X; Author: Russell B. Adam; 192pp;
  • Settling the West(1996),
    ISBN: 0783562527; Author: Sarah Brash; 192pp;
  • War Between Brothers(1996),
    ISBN: 0783562519; Author: Sarah Brash; 192pp;
  • World War II(1997),
    ISBN: 0783562535; Author: Sarah Brash; 192pp;

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THE AMERICAN WILDERNESS

"In Europe, this series was published with The World's Wild Places all as one set with a few title changes; Wild Alaska became simply Alaska, The Bayous became The Bayous of Louisianna, Baja California became Mexico's Baja California, The Sierra Madre became Mexico's Sierra Madre and The Great Divide became The Rockies." - Michael Legg

I've found two different sets of ISBNs - and not all of them yet. The covers are coated hardboard with gorgeous landscape photography from the regions dominating the entire front cover. The titles changed on some, but the landscape photo chosen for each cover remained consistant. Only about half of this set got republished/rebranded with the The World's Wild Places. I've marked those that were reprinted in Europe with an "*".


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1972-76
Volumes in Set: 27
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Ancient Adirondacks(197*),
    Author: Lincoln Kinnear Barnett; ISBN: 070540****/0809412365; 184pp;
  • Atlantic Beaches(1972),
    Author: Jonathan N. Leonard; ISBN: 070540****/0809411563; 184pp;
  • The Badlands(1974),
    Author: Champ Clark; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • *Baja California(also titled "Mexico's Baja California")(197*),
    Author: William Weber Johnson; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • *The Bayous(also titled "The Bayous of Louisiana")(197*),
    Author: Peter S. Feibleman; ISBN: 070540384X/080941189X; 184pp;
  • *Cactus Country(1978),
    Author: Edward Abbey; ISBN: 0705403823/080941****; 184pp;
  • *Canyons and Mesas(also titled "Canyon Lands")(197*),
    Author: Jerome Doolittle; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • *Caribbean Isles(1976),
    Author: Peter Wood; ISBN: 0705401669/080941****; 184pp;
  • The Cascades(1974),
    Author: Richard L. Williams; ISBN: 070540****/0809412454; 184pp;
  • *Central American Jungles(1975),
    Author: Don Moser; ISBN: 0705401685/080941****; 184pp;
  • *Florida's Everglades(also titled "The Everglade")(1973),
    Author: Archie Carr; ISBN: 0705401634/0809411725; 184pp;
  • *The Grand Canyon(1974),
    Author: Robert Wallace; ISBN: 0705400913/080941****; 184pp;
  • *The Great Divide(also titled "The Rocky Mountains")(197*),
    Author: Bryce S. Walker; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • *Hawaii(1975),
    Author: Robert Wallace; ISBN: 070540160X/080941****; 184pp;
  • The High Sierra(1976),
    Author: Ezra Bowen; ISBN: 070540****/0809411393; 184pp;
  • New England Wilds(1974),
    Author: Odgen Tanner; ISBN: 0705403688/080941****; 184pp;
  • The Northeast Coast(197*),
    Author: Maitland A. Edey; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • The Northwest Coast(1972),
    Author: Richard L. Williams; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • The North Woods(1975),
    Author: Percy Knauth; ISBN: 0705401642/0809411636; 184pp;
  • The Okefenokee Swamp(1973),
    Author: Franklin Russell; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • The Ozarks(197*),
    Author: Richard Rhodes*; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • *The Rocky Mountains(also titled "The Great Divide")(197*),
    Author: Bryce Walker; ISBN: 0705400565/080941****; 184pp;
  • Sagebrush Country(1975),
    Author: Donald Dale Jackson; ISBN: 070540****/0809412179; 184pp;
  • *The Sierra Madre(also titled "Mexico's Sierra Madre")(197*),
    Author: Donald Dale Jackson; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • The Snake River Country(197*),
    Author: Don Moser; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • The Southern Appalachians(197*),
    Author: Jerome Doolittle; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • Urban Wilds(197*),
    Author: Odgen Tanner; ISBN: 070540****/080941****; 184pp;
  • *Wild Alaska(also titled "Alaska")(1972),
    Author: Dale M. Brown; ISBN: 0705400956/0809411520; 184pp;

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AMERICA'S ARTS AND SKILLS

"The richness of America's native artistic tradition has never before been displayed with such breadth and scope as in this outstandingly handsome book developed from the LIFE series of articles on America's Arts and Skills. In the more than 250 full color illustrations showing more than 500 objects, plus numerous black and whites and over 30,000 words of illuminating text, the great history of the beautiful and useful things America has fashioned through three and a half centuries is dramatically portrayed..."

This had several different editions. The most recent I've found was published in 1971.

It is a compilation of articles that appeared in LIFE magazine from Apr. 18, 1955 to May 21, 1956.

This wasn't in Michael Legg's catalog - I found a listing for it in "The Book of Christmas". He certainly didn't miss much, but very early books like this one, and very late ones in the last years of Time-Life Books did occasionally slip by. I'm doing my best to fill in.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1957
Volumes in Set: 1
Editor: Margit Varga
Pages: 172

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THE ART OF SEWING

I have no idea how I missed this one. An on-line friend, Hope Wright, Librarian Without Portfolio Extraordinaire, who has made some important contributions in the antique magazine catalogs, brought it to my attention(thank you!). She isn't willing to give her own set up for some reason, so I'll have to go find my own...

The covers are all different print frabrics, and one is bound in denim! They were one of the early sets, so weren't issued with ISBNs. They're a little harder to track than your average bear skin rug and because the index was printed as a softcover supplement, it often wanders away from the set.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1973-1976
Volumes in Set: 16, plus an index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Basic Tailoring(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 208pp;
  • Boutique Attire(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • The Classic Techniques(1973),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 200pp;
  • Creative Design(1975),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 182pp;
  • The Custom Look(197*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 208pp;
  • Decorative Techniques(1976),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Delicate Wear(1975),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Exotic Styling(197*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 200pp;
  • Making Home Furnishings(1973),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 184pp;
  • Novel Materials(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • The Personal Touch(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 200pp;
  • Restyling Your Wardrobe(1976),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Separates That Travel(1975),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Shortcuts to Elegance(1973),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 188pp;
  • The Sporting Scene(197*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 184pp;
  • Traditional Favorites(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 200pp;
  • MASTER INDEX(1976),
    ISBN: None; Author: Elizabeth C. Graham; 32pp;

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THE ART OF WOODWORKING

Here's another set I wish I had. Lavish photography and great ideas throughout.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date:
Volumes in Set: 25
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Advanced Routing(1995),
    ISBN: 0809495414; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Building Chairs(1995),
    ISBN: 0809495252; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Cabinetmaking(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499045; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Cabinets and Bookcases(1994),
    ISBN: 0809499452; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Classic American Furniture(1995),
    ISBN: 0809495422; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Encyclopedia of Wood(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499169; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Finish Carpentry(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495201; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Handbook of Joinery(1994),
    ISBN: 080949941X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Hand Tools(1995),
    ISBN: 0809499258; Author: Thomas H. Flaherty; 114pp;
  • Home Workshop(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499207; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Kitchen Cabinets(1996),
    ISBN: 0809495457; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Master Woodworker(1994),
    ISBN: 080949504X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Outdoor Furniture(1996),
    ISBN: 0809495430; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Portable Power Tools(1992),
    ISBN: 0809499088; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Restoring Antiques(1995),
    ISBN: 0809499290; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Routing and Shaping(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499371; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Shaker Furniture(1995),
    ISBN: 0809495333; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Sharpening and Tool Care(1994),
    ISBN: 0809499339; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Shop-Made Jigs and Fixtures(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495082; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Tables and Desks(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495120; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Wood Carving(1996),
    ISBN: 0809495449; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Wooden Toys and Crafts(1995),
    ISBN: 0809495295; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Wood Finishing(1992),
    ISBN: 0809499126; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Wood Turning(1994),
    ISBN: 0809495163; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Woodworking Machines(1992),
    ISBN: 0809499002; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;

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AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

"Australians at War is a moderately long series published for Australia's 1988 bicentennial. Some of the volumes chronicle the role of Australians fighting in World War II, Korea, Vietnam or other wars and the rest describe the Australian military in general. I haven't had the opportunity to read one of these yet, but I'm told they're pretty good." -Michael Legg

The covers look very much like "The Vietnam Experience" set. According to Library of Congress, this set was never released in the USA - they have no record of it. I went looking on ebay.com.au and did find exactly one complete set for sale at $230(Aust)/$166(US) plus shipping, which for a set of this size and weight, could well be more than the cost of the books themselves when shipping from overseas.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1987-1989
Volumes in Set: 16
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Australians at War: Air Battle Europe 1930-1945(19**),
    ISBN: *094911****; Author: Peter Stanley; *pp;
  • Australians at War: Special and Secret(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Peter Badman; *pp;
  • Australians at War: War Against Japan 1941-1942(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Peter Charlton; *pp;
  • Australians at War: War Against Japan 1942-1945(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Peter Charlton; *pp;
  • For Queen and Commonwealth(1988),
    ISBN: 9780949118080; Author: Kit Denton; 168pp;
  • Gallipoli, One Long Grave(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Kit Denton; *pp;
  • Greece, Crete and Syria(1989),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: John Laffin; *pp;
  • Korea, the Forgotten War(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: John Hooker; *pp;
  • Modern Military Towards 2000(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Peter Badman; *pp;
  • North Africa 1940-1942: The Desert War(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Peter Badman; *pp;
  • Prisoners of War(198),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Hugh V. Clark; *pp;
  • Royal Australian Navy(1988),
    ISBN: 0949118249; Author: Alun Evans; *pp;
  • The Australian Light Horse(19**),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: Ian Jones; *pp;
  • Vietnam, the Australian Experience(19**),
    ISBN: 0949118079; Author: John Rowe; 168pp;
  • Western Front 1916-1917: The Price of Honour(1987),
    ISBN: 094911*****; Author: John Laffin; *pp;
  • Western Front 1917-1918: The Cost of Victory(1987),
    ISBN: 094911****; Author: John Laffin; *pp;

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BABY BALL BOOKS

Designed for very young children. They're board books and made to withstand toddlers. I can't find a single copy of any of these anywhere...

Published by: Nature Company Discoveries Library/Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animal Babies(1995),
    ISBN: 9780809478446/0809478447; Author: Time-Life Editors;
  • Animal Colors(1995),
    ISBN: 0809478455; Author: Time-Life Editors;
  • Funny Faces(1995),
    ISBN: 0809478420; Author: Time-Life Editors;
  • Wonderful World(1995),
    ISBN: 0809478439; Author: Time-Life Editors;

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BACKYARD LIVING

The "Backyard Living" series is a short series from 2000-2001. There are only 4 volumes and there is another, larger volume out there that has exerpts from all 4 others. It looks like these were all treated as individual volumes and marketed as such; instead of playing up the series aspect, and as such I have rarely seen entire sets of these for sale on e-Bay. Still, you can probably find a set there if you keep trying." -Michael Legg

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 4, plus a compilation
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Backyard Living: from gardening & grilling to stone walls & stargazing(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006129; Author: Not Given; 288pp;
  • Cooking & Dining Outdoors(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020385; Author: Cindy Burda; 128pp;
  • Designing & Planting Backyards(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006137; Author: Kathy Sheldon; 128pp;
  • Outdoor Projects(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006331; Author: Cindy Burda; 128pp;
  • Outdoor Style(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006234; Author: Amy Elizabeth Cook; 128pp;

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THE BIG BOOK OF

These are fairly substantial books focusing on gardening and upkeep of your home...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-99
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Decks: A Complete Guide to Decks, Porches, and Patios(1999),
    ISBN: 0737003049; Author: Time-Life Editors; 222pp;
  • Easy Home Fix-Ups(1997),
    ISBN: 0783549148; Author: Time-Life Editors; 384pp;
  • Flower Gardening: A Guide to Growing Beautiful Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Roses(1999),
    ISBN: 0737006390; Author: Steven Michael Sack; 384pp;
  • Garden Design(1998),
    ISBN: 0783552807; Author: Time-Life Editors; 368pp;
  • Garden Solutions(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000414; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Kitchen Gardens(1999),
    ISBN: 0737006005; Author: Time-Life Editors; 335pp;

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THE BIG BOOK OF MOBILES

These appear to be books with a mobile you can assemble for your child's room. I did a search for a couple of them on the Library of Congress website via their ISBN to see how they were listed so I could search for others and got the message "Your search found no results." Shouldn't anything with an ISBN be in their catalog?..

The take-away here is that Mr. Legg only had three listed, and I had only found four, so there may well be others and these four were the popular ones I was able to find details for. If you happen to know of any others, please let me know.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Big Book of Mobiles: Bugs(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548869; Author: Claire Aston, David Wright; 24pp;
  • The Big Book of Mobiles: Dinosaurs(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548885; Author: Nicholas Harris; 24pp;
  • The Big Book of Mobiles: Ocean Life(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548893; Author: Claire Aston, Betti Ferrero; 24pp;
  • The Big Book of Mobiles: Space(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548877; Author: Nicholas Harris, Sebastian Quigley; 24pp;

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THE BIG COMFY COUCH

Michael Legg noticed it too - not all of this series was published by Time-Life Education division, but they all clearly have the same branding - because it was based on a very popular PBS show for kids...

Published by: /Grosset & Dunlap/Price Stern Sloan Publishing/Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1996-97
Volumes in Set: 19
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Big Comfy Couch Potato: The Book About Get-Up-And-Go(1998),
    ISBN: 0783552947; Author: Cheryl Wagner; 32pp;
  • But You Promised! A Book About Keeping Your Word(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Cheryl Wagner; *pp;
  • Clowns Do, Clowns Don't: Loonette and Molly's Book of Manners(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548842; Author: Gavin Jackson; 32pp;
  • Dress Up Day(1997),
    published by Grosset & Dunlap
    ISBN: 0448416409; Author: *; 24pp;
  • Hello Molly! A Book About Friendship(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545045; Author: Cheryl Wagner; 32pp;
  • I Can Do That: A Book About Confidence(1997),
    ISBN: 078354894X; Author: Andrew Gutelle, Sally Schaedler; 32pp;
  • It's Mine!(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545061; Author: Cheryl Wagner; 26pp;
  • It's Taking Too Long: A Book About Patience(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548931; Author: Cheryl Wagner; 32pp;
  • Let's Play a Game(1997),
    published by Grosset & Dunlap
    ISBN: 0448416395; Author: *; 24pp;
  • Molly's Bad Hair Day(1997),
    ISBN: 0783552955; Author: Cheryl V. Wagner; 32pp;
  • Night Owl Loonette: A Book About Staying Up Late(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548850; Author: Gavin Jackson; 32pp;
  • Scaredy Cat: A Book About Being Brave(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Cheryl Wagner; *pp;
  • Welcome to the Big Comfy Couch(1997),
    published by Grosset & Dunlap
    ISBN: 0448416417; Author: Richard Kolding; 12pp;
  • What Did Loonette Forget: A Book About Thoughtfulness(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548834; Author: Gavin Jackson; 32pp;
  • What Time Is It?(1999),
    published by Price, Stern Sloan Publishing
    ISBN: 0843174676; Author: Laura Driscoll; *pp;
  • What's That Sound?(1999),
    published by Price, Stern Sloan Publishing
    ISBN: 0843174684; Author: Laura Driscoll; 24pp;
  • Where Are You, Fuzzy? A Book About Knowing Where You Can Play(1997),
    ISBN: 0783553056; Author: Cheryl Wagner; 32pp;
  • Where's Molly? A Book About Taking Care of Your Things(1996),
    ISBN: 078354507X; Author: Ellen Weiss; *pp;
  • Who Made This Big Mess?(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545053; Author: Andrew Gutelle; *pp;

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CELEBRATE THE CENTURY

This is a slip-cased set of 10 relatively slim hardcovers, jacketed, with a pocket on the inside cover to slip your stamps into. The 10 sheets of stamps, each one commemorating a different decade of the 20th century, were sold separately through the USPS(United States Postal Service). You can still find the stamps on ebay, if you luck into a set of the books without the stamps.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • 1. Celebrate the Century: 1900-1909(1998),
    ISBN: 0783553188; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 2. Celebrate the Century: 1910-1919(1998),
    ISBN: 078355317X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 3. Celebrate the Century: 1920-1929(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 4. Celebrate the Century: 1930-1939(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 5. Celebrate the Century: 1940-1949(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 6. Celebrate the Century: 1950-1959(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 7. Celebrate the Century: 1960-1969(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 8. Celebrate the Century: 1970-1979(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 9. Celebrate the Century: 1980-1989(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;
  • 10. Celebrate the Century: 1990-1999(1998),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 96pp;

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A CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS COLLECTORS EDITION

This collection came slip-cased as a set, bound in red cloth with embossed borders and gold leaf titling, and as Mr. Legg stated, "they were reproduced photographically from an 1845 edition of the same works including original type sets, errors, illustrations, etc."

Except for "A Christmas Carol", you probably haven't read any of the other stories in this set unless you can afford something like the Eastman Press 21-volume set. This was a thrift store buy for me - a lucky find.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1992
Volumes in Set: 5
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Battle of Life, A Love Story
  • The Chimes, A Goblin Story
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Cricket on the Hearth
  • Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

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THE CHILDREN'S TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE

So, I tried to spot check this set on the LoC catalog first using a title, then an ISBN, and got the "no results" message again. Mr. Legg had listed 8 titles, and I'd found 10, so I'm wondering if there's more I simply didn't find...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1991
Volumes in Set: 10?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animals and Birds(1990),
    ISBN: 0809482622; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Body and Health(1991),
    ISBN: 0809483114; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Insects(1990),
    ISBN: 0809482541; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Life, Leisure and Hobbies(1991),
    ISBN: 0809482746; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Mathematics and Computers(1991),
    ISBN: 0809483033; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Plants(1991),
    ISBN: 0809482584; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Prehistoric Life(1991),
    ISBN: 0809482665; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Transport and Communications(1991),
    ISBN: 0809483076; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Underwater Life(1991),
    ISBN: 0809482509; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • Universe and Earth Sciences(1991),
    ISBN: 0809482703; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;
  • *(1991),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 110pp;

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A CHILD'S FIRST LIBRARY OF LEARNING

This set was originally published in Japan by a very prominent toy manufacturer there, Gakken(think Mattel). They all have a little anime figure somewhere on the cover. It was designed to help parents teach young children ages 4-8. One title has either "Our Body" or "Our Bodies" depending on the printing, but have the same ISBN. The last book, the index titled "Quick Search!" I've only seen for sale in Australia...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date(s): 1992-2000
Volumes in Set: 30, plus an Index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Amazing Facts(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494582; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Animal Friends(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448491; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Animals in Action(1990),
    ISBN: 0809448696; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Dangerous Animals(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494809; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Dinosaurs(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448890; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Ecology(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494663; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Everyday Life(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448653; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Explorers & Adventurers(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494825; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Famous Places(1990),
    ISBN: 0809448939; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Feelings & Manners(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494833; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Flowers and Trees(1992),
    ISBN: 0809448572; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Geography(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494639; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Health & Safety(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494795; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • How Things Work(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448734; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Insect World(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448416; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Inventions & Discoveries(1992),
    ISBN: 080949454X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Life in the Water(1989),
    ISBN: 080944853X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Music and Art(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494744; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Our Bodies/Body(1990),
    ISBN: 0809448335; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Pets(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494787; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Science Starter(1990),
    ISBN: 0809448815; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Simple Experiments(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494701; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Sky and Earth(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448378; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Things Around Us(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448459; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Things To Do(1990),
    ISBN: 0809448971; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Wheels and Wings(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448610; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Where Things Come From(1992),
    ISBN: 0809494841; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Wild Animals(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448777; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Wind and Weather(1989),
    ISBN: 0809448297; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • The World We Live In(1992),
    ISBN: 080944****; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;
  • Quick Search!(index)(2000),
    ISBN: 080944****; Author: Time-Life Editors; 87pp;

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A CHILD'S FIRST LIBRARY OF VALUES

This set came boxed, and the lessons appear to be in the form of a series of stories - both in book and video/audio? form. The only sets I've seen are in Australia, so I'm guessing that is where it was primarily sold. I'll include what values Time-Life thought important to teach through stories when I can find the information and put it in parentheses after each title...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date(s): 1998
Volumes in Set: 15, plus an Index to Behaviour Points, an Introduction, and a set of CDs(?) of the same titles.
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Alligator's Secret(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Dragon Lanterns(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Dragon Who Couldn't Breath Fire(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513046; Author: Nicoletta Costa;
  • The Grumpy Dragon(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Heart of Winter(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • In Search of the Missing Light(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Land of Toys(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Little Blue Elephant(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • Mimi the Selfish Kitten(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Naughty Mole(obedience)(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513003; Author: Veronique Bastin; 30pp;
  • A New Coat of Leaves(accepting the way we look)(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513143; Author: Sophie Kniffke; 30pp;
  • Pippo Learns a Lesson(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • Saving the Old Apple Tree(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • The Tale of the Giant Turnip(1998),
    ISBN: *; Author: *;
  • Who Took My Strawberries?(learning to share)(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513097; Author: *;

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CHRONICLES OF CRIME

This is a small set of reprinted books about famous crimes - I don't know if this is all of them. Mr. Legg had four listed, and I only found one more than that, but it seems to me there should be a great many more...

Time-Life Books also put out a set called "True Crime" with dramatic matching bindings.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1990
Volumes in Set: 5?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Crime of the Century: The Leopold and Loeb Case(1990),
    ISBN: 0809493500; Author: Hal Higdon; 380pp;
  • A Private Disgrace: Lizzie Borden by Daylight(1990),
    ISBN: 0809493586; Author: Victoria Lincoln; 317pp;
  • How Charles Bravo Died: The Chronicle of a Cause Celebre(1990),
    ISBN: 0809493543; Author: Yseult Bridges; *pp;
  • The Killing of Julia Wallace(1990),
    ISBN: 0809493624; Author: Jonathan Goodman; *pp;
  • The Ladykiller: The Life of Landru, the French Bluebeard(1990),
    ISBN: 0809493667; Author: Dennis Bardens; 221pp;

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THE CIVIL WAR

This is one of their serious history series, with tons of amazing photos from their extensive archives and well written accounts of the U.S. civil war.

Covers are embossed frame and padded silver leatherette with a picture in each frame on the covers.


Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1983-87
Volumes in Set: 27 plus a Master Index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Assassination: Death Of A President
    ISBN: 0809448203; Author: Champ Clark; 176pp;
  • Battles For Atlanta: Sherman Moves East
    ISBN: 080944772X; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 176pp;
  • The Blockade: Runners And Raiders
    ISBN: 0809447088; Author: Editors; 176pp;
  • The Bloodiest Day: The Battle Of Antietam
    ISBN: 0809447401; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 176pp;
  • Brother Against Brother: The War Begins
    ISBN: 0809447002; Author: William C. Davis; 176pp;
  • Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front
    ISBN: 0809447282; Author: Steven A. Channing; 176pp;
  • The Coastal War: Chesapeake Bay To Rio Grande
    ISBN: 0809447320; Author: Peter M. Chaitin; 176pp;
  • Death In The Trenches: Grant At Petersburg
    ISBN: 0809447762; Author: William C. Davis; 176pp;
  • Decoying The Yanks: Jackson's Valley Campaign
    ISBN: 080944724X; Author: Champ Clark; 176pp;
  • The Fight For Chattanooga: Chickamauga To Missionary Ridge
    ISBN: 0809448165; Author: Jerry Korn; 176pp;
  • First Blood: Fort Sumter To Bull Run
    ISBN: 0809447045; Author: William C. Davis; 176pp;
  • Forward To Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign
    ISBN: 0809447207; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 176pp;
  • Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide
    ISBN: 0809447568; Author: Champ Clark; 176pp;
  • The Killing Ground: Wilderness To Cold Harbor
    ISBN: 0809447681; Author: Gregory Jaynes; 176pp;
  • Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days To Second Bull Run
    ISBN: 0809448041; Author: Editors; 176pp;
  • The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath
    ISBN: 0809447932; Author: Richard W. Murphy; 176pp;
  • Pursuit To Appomattox: The Last Battles
    ISBN: 0809447894; Author: Jerry Korn; 176pp;
  • Rebels Resurgent: Fredericksburg To Chancellorsville
    ISBN: 0809447487; Author: William K. Goolrick; 176pp;
  • The Road To Shiloh: Early Battles In The West
    ISBN: 0809447126; Author: David Nevin; 176pp;
  • The Shenandoah In Flames: Valley Campaign Of 1864
    ISBN: 0809447843; Author: Thomas A. Lewis; 176pp;
  • Sherman's March: Atlanta To The Sea
    ISBN: 0809448122; Author: David Nevin; 176pp;
  • Spies, Scouts, And Raiders: Irregular Operations
    ISBN: 0809447169; Author: William C. Davis; 176pp;
  • The Struggle For Tennessee: Tupelo To Stones River
    ISBN: 0809447606; Author: James Street; 176pp;
  • Tenting Tonight: The Soldier's Life
    ISBN: 0809447363; Author: James I. Robertson, Jr.; 176pp;
  • Twenty Million Yankees: The Northern Home Front
    ISBN: 0809447525; Author: Donald Dale Jackson; 176pp;
  • War On The Frontier: The Trans-Mississippi West
    ISBN: 0809447800; Author: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.; 176pp;
  • War On The Mississippi: Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
    ISBN: 0809447444; Author: Jerry Korn; 176pp;
  • Master Index: An Illustrated Guide
    ISBN: 0809447967;

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CLASSICS OF EXPLORATION

This is a set of reprints of famous exploration accounts in matched brown leather covers trimmed with red on the spines and borders. The only set of them I've seen were in Great Britain. They look wonderful and I wish I could find them. Mr. Legg had listed 19 and I found 20 - so there may be more that I have not accounted for. I could not find a listing anywhere that claimed to be a complete set.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1984-1987
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: George Barrington; *pp;
  • Cabool(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Lt-Col. Sir Alexander Burnes; *pp;
  • Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Austen H. Layard; *pp;
  • Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Paul Belloni Du Chaillu; *pp;
  • First Footsteps in East Africa, Vol. 1(1984),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton; *pp;
  • First Footsteps in East Africa, Vol. 2(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Capt. Sir Richard F. Burton; 276pp;
  • The Head-Hunters of Borneo(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Carl Bock; *pp;
  • How I Found Livingstone(1984),
    ISBN: 0705415139; Author: Henry Morton Stanley; *pp;
  • In the Forbidden Land(1985),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: A. Henry Savage Landor; *pp;
  • Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: John Hanning Speke; *pp;
  • A Journey to Katmandu(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Laurence Oliphant; *pp;
  • Missionary Travels & Researches in South Africa(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: David Livingstone; *pp;
  • Negro(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Alfred R. Wallace; *pp;
  • The North Pole(1985),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Robert Edwin Peary; *pp;
  • A Ride to Khiva(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Fred Bernaby; *pp;
  • Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Edward Whymper; *pp;
  • South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition(198*),
    ISBN: 0705415015; Author: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton; 368pp;
  • Travels in South East Africa(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Fredrick Courtenay Selous; *pp;
  • Wanderings in China(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Robert Fortune; *pp;
  • A Year Amongst the Persians(198*),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: Edward G. Browne; *pp;

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CLASSICS OF THE OLD WEST

This is another set of reprinted accounts bound in brown leather with an embossed set of long horn steer horns on the front and gold leaf stamped lettering for the titling - very posh. Mr. Legg had noticed that the account of Billy the Kid was written by the man who killed him, and seemed a bit scandalized by this. Now that I think about it, so am I - but I'm not at all surprised. There were so many crimes committed in the Old West, this seems trivial in comparison. Here's a set that could have been accurately named "True Crimes of the Old West". This is another set I'd dearly love to have.

Mr. Legg's and my count differ on this set, but he may have been counting both volumes of "Eldorado" as one book.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1980-1983
Volumes in Set: 32
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Ab-Sa-Ra-Ka, Home of the Crows(198*),
    ISBN: 0809440415; Author: Margaret Irvin Carring; 284pp;
  • The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace(1983),
    ISBN: 0809443708; Author: John C. Duval; 291pp;
  • Adventures with Indians and Game, or, Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains(1983),
    ISBN: 0809440393; Author: William Alonzo Allen; 302pp;
  • The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid(198*),
    ISBN: 0809435799; Author: Pat F. Garrett; 137pp;
  • The California and Oregon Trail(198*),
    ISBN: 0809443546; Author: Francis Parkman; 448pp;
  • Captivity of the Oatman Girls(198*),
    ISBN: 0809439921; Author: Royal B. Stratton; *pp;
  • Death Valley in '49(1983),
    ISBN: 080944027X; Author: William Lewis Manly; 498pp;
  • Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire Vol. 1(1983),
    ISBN: 0809443589; Author: Bayard Taylor; *pp;
  • Eldorado, Vol. 2(198*),
    ISBN: 080944****; Author: Bayard Taylor; *pp;
  • A Journey Through Texas(198*),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Frederick Olmsted; *pp;
  • The Life and Adventures of Frank Grouard(1980),
    ISBN: 0809440067; Author: Joe De Barthe; 545pp;
  • Life Among the Apaches(198*),
    ISBN: 0809439565; Author: John Carey Cermony; 322pp;
  • Life in the Far West(198*),
    ISBN: 0809440466; Author: George Frederick Augus Ruxton; 312pp;
  • The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill(1982),
    ISBN: 0809440148; Author: Buffalo Bill; 365pp;
  • Life on the Plains and Among the Diggings(1982),
    ISBN: 0809439867; Author: Alonzo Delano; 384pp;
  • The Log of a Cowboy(198*),
    ISBN: 0809436981; Author: Andy Adams; 387pp;
  • Mountains and Molehills(1982),
    originally published in 1855
    ISBN: 0809440008; Author: Frank Marryat; 443pp;
  • My Sixty Years on the Plains Trapping, Trading and Indian Fighting(198*),
    ISBN: 0809440318; Author: William Thomas Hamilton; 244pp;
  • The Old Santa Fe Trail(198*),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Henry Inman; *pp;
  • Olmsted's Texas Journey: A Journey Through Texas(198*),
    ISBN: 0809439727; Author: Frederick Law Olmsted; 516pp;
  • On the Border with Crook(198*),
    ISBN: 0809435837; Author: John Gregory Bourke; 491pp;
  • The Prairie Traveler: A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions(198*),
    ISBN: 0809439751; Author: Randolph Barnes Marcy; 340pp;
  • Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail(198*),
    ISBN: 0809437104; Author: Theodore Roosevelt; 186pp;
  • The Romance of the Colorado River(1982),
    ISBN: 0809440040; Author: Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh; 399pp;
  • Roughing It(1982),
    ISBN: 0809439964; Author: Mark Twain; *pp;
  • A Texas Cow Boy, or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony(1980),
    ISBN: 0809435683; Author: Charles A. Siringo; 316pp;
  • A Tour on the Prairies(198*),
    ISBN: 0809440334; Author: Washington Irving; 335pp;
  • "Uncle Dick" Wootton, the Pioneer Frontiersman of the Rocky Mountain Region(198*),
    ISBN: 0809439522; Author: Dick Wooten; 472pp;
  • Vanished Arizona(198*),
    ISBN: 0809439689; Author: Martha Summerhayes; 269pp;
  • The Vigilantes of Montana(198*),
    ISBN: 0809440237; Author: Thomas Josiah Dimsdale; 228pp;
  • Wah-to-yah, and the Taos Trail, or, Prairie Travel and Scalp Dances(1982),
    ISBN: 0809440113; Author: Lewis Hector Gerrard; 349pp;
  • Wild Life in the Far West(1983),
    ISBN: 0809443627; Author: James Hobbs; 488pp;

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CLASSICS OF TRANSPORTATION

This was a small, slip-cased 4-volume set with jacketed hardcover bindings. Each book is only 5.5"x5.75"(htxwd), but each provides a pictorial history of transport with a paragraph on each example giving its uses and historical background. I thought they were cool when I ran across them and picked them up on a whim - didn't occur to me they were a Time-Life product until I was startled by finding them in Michael Legg's Time-Life catalog. My set is missing the jacket for airplanes, but is otherwise intact.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1968
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Book of Aircraft(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: John W.R. Taylor; 128pp;
  • The Book of Automobiles(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: George A. Oliver; 128pp;
  • The Book of Ships(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Laurence Dunn; 128pp;
  • The Book of Trains(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: J.B. Snell; 128pp;

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CLASSICS OF WORLD WAR II

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Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: *
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • An Army of Amateurs(1991),
    ISBN: 0809485753; Author: Philippe De Vomecourt; 307pp;
  • Behind Japanese Lines: With the OSS in Burma(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485818; Author: Richard Dunlop; 448pp;
  • The Colditz Story(19**),
    ISBN: 0809487330; Author: P.P. Reid; 278pp;
  • Codename Dora(1990),
    ISBN: 080947****; Author: Sandor Rado; *pp;
  • The Dark City: Being an Account of the Adventures of a Secret Agent in Berlin(19**),
    ISBN: 080948742X; Author: Hartvig Anderson; 254pp;
  • Deadly Magic(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485958; Author: Edward Van Der Rhoer; 225pp;
  • Fighting Auschwitz: The Resistance Movement in the Concentration Camp(19**),
    ISBN: 0809489252; Author: Jozef Garlinski; 327pp;
  • Horned Pigeon(19**),
    ISBN: 0809472678; Author: George Reid Millar; 443pp;
  • Ill Met by Moonlight(1990),
    ISBN: 0809472708; Author: William Stanley Moss; 192pp;
  • Inside North Pole: A Secret Agent's Story(19**),
    ISBN: 0809472627; Author: Pieter Dourlein; 206pp;
  • The Jungle is Neutral(1988),
    ISBN: 0809472554; Author: F. Spencer Chapman; 435pp;
  • The Kersten Memoirs, 1940-1945(19**),
    ISBN: 0809487373; Author: Felix Kersten; 314pp;
  • London Calling North Pole(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485583; Author: Hermann J. Giskes; 208pp;
  • The Man Who Never Was(1990),
    ISBN: 0809485621; Author: Ewen Montagu; 160pp;
  • Maquis: The Secret War(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485508; Author: George Reid Millar; 363pp;
  • Master of Spies(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485729; Author: Frantisek Moravec; *pp;
  • Most Secret War(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485915; Author: R.V. Jones; 556pp;
  • Noah's Ark(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485885; Author: Marie-Madeleine Fourcade; 377pp;
  • Paris Underground(1988),
    ISBN: 0809472589; Author: Etta Shiber; 392pp;
  • The Past is Myself(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485834; Author: Christabel Bielenberg; 284pp;
  • Secret Service Rendered(19**),
    ISBN: 0809487306; Author: Lily Sergueiew; 223pp;
  • The Shetland Bus(19**),
    ISBN: 080948725X; Author: David Armine Howarth; 220pp;
  • They Fought Alone(19**),
    ISBN: 0809485559; Author: John Keats; *pp;
  • Undercover Girl(19**),
    ISBN: 0809487454; Author: Elizabeth P. MacDonald; 305pp;

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COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY OF THE CIVIL WAR

"The Collector's Library of the Civil War is a series of books that were originally written by people who directly experienced the Civil War. Most of these volumes were originally published in the late 1800's - early 1900's but they were brought together and re-printed as a set by Time-Life in the early 1980's. These volumes are bound in black leather and look pretty nice." -Michael Legg

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1982-
Volumes in Set: 30
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Army Life in a Black Regiment(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442388; Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 296pp;
  • Army Memoirs of Lucius Barber: Company "D", 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, May 24, 1961 to Sept. 30, 1865(19**),
    ISBN: 0809444585; Author: Lucius W. Barber; 233pp;
  • Battle-fields of the South: From Bull Run to Fredericksburgh, with sketches of Confederate Commanders, and Gossip of the Camps(1984),
    ISBN: 0809443910; Author: English Combatant; 517pp;
  • Campaigning With Grant(1985),
    ISBN: 0809442000; Author: Horace Porter; 546pp;
  • Campaigns of a Non-Combatant and his Romaunt Abroad During the War(1982),
    ISBN: 0809442523; Author: George Alfred Townsend; 368pp;
  • The Citizen Soldier, or, Memoirs of a Volunteer(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442590; Author: John Beatty; 401pp;
  • Confederate Operations in Canada and New York(1984),
    ISBN: 0809442833; Author: John W. Headley; 480pp;
  • Daring and Suffering(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442205; Author: William Pittenger; 288pp;
  • Destruction and Reconstruction(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442817; Author: Richard Taylor; 274pp;
  • Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865(1982),
    ISBN: 0809442469; Author: Carlton McCarthy; 224pp;
  • Four Years in Rebel Capitals: An inside view of life in the Southern Confederacy from birth to death, original notes collated in the years 1861 to 1865(1983),
    ISBN: 0809444631; Author: Thomas Cooper De Leon; 376pp;
  • Hardtack and Coffee(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442094; Author: John Davis Billings; 408pp;
  • In and Out of Rebel Prisons(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442760; Author: Alonzo Cooper; 335pp;
  • Life in the Confederate Army: Being the Observations and Experiences of an Alien in the South During the American Civil War(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442965; Author: William Watson; 456pp;
  • Memories(19**),
    ISBN: 0809444704; Author: Fannie A. Beers; 336pp;
  • Mosby's Rangers(1983),
    ISBN: 0809442256; Author: James Joseph Williamson; 511pp;
  • Narrative of a Blockade Runner(1984),
    ISBN: 080944254X; Author: John Wilkinson; 252pp;
  • One of Jackson's Foot Cavalry: His Experience and What He Saw During the War, 1861-1865(1982),
    ISBN: 0809442167; Author: John H. Worsham; *pp;
  • Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman With Custer's Michigan Calvary(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442922; Author: James Harvey Kidd; 476pp;
  • A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Vol. 1(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442426; Author: John B. Jones; *pp;
  • A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, Vol. 2(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442418; Author: John B. Jones; *pp;
  • Recollections of a Private: A Study of the Army of the Potomac(19**),
    ISBN: 0809444666; Author: Warren Lee Goss; 354pp;
  • Reminiscences of the Civil War(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442051; Author: John Brown Gordon; 474pp;
  • Richmond During the War(1984),
    ISBN: 0809442620; Author: Sallie A. Putnam; 389pp;
  • A Soldier's Recollections Leaves from the Diary of a Young Confederate, with an Oration on the Motives and Aims of the Soldiers of the South(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442701; Author: Randolph H. McKim; 362pp;
  • The Story of a Cannoneer under Stonewall Jackson(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442892; Author: Edward A. Moore; 315pp;
  • The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War(1983),
    ISBN: 0809442876; Author: Leander Stillwell; 315pp;
  • Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863(19**),
    ISBN: 0809444542; Author: Arthur James Lyon Fremantle; *pp;
  • Three Years in the Sixth Corps: A Concise Narrative of Events in the Army of the Potomac, from 1861 to the Close of the Rebellion, April, 1865(19**),
    ISBN: 0809442663; Author: George T. Stevens; 436pp;
  • War from the Inside: The Story of the 132nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion, 1862-1863(1985),
    ISBN: 0809444755; Author: Frederick L. Hitchcock; 308pp;

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COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY OF THE UNKNOWN

"The Collector's Library of the Unknown is a set of reprints by various authors. The unifying theme is 'the unknown'; from holistic healing to palmistry, all of these books deal with unsolved mysteries or other unusual circumstances. I haven't read these yet, but they seem pretty interesting. Physically, these books look a lot like the Mysteries of the Unknown series, and sometimes they can be confused. Be careful! Some of the authors in this series are noteworthy; Harry Houdini, Upton Sinclair, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World) are probably the best known." -Michael Legg

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: *
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • At the Hour of Death(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481251; Author: Karlis Osis, Erlendur Haraldsson; 250pp;
  • Atlantis: The Antediluvian World(19**),
    ISBN: 0809480832; Author: Ignatius Donnelly; 490pp;
  • Cheiro's Language of the Hand: A Complete Practical Work on the Sciences of Cheirognomy and Cheiromancy, Containing the System, Rules, and Experience(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481006; Author: Cheiro; *pp;
  • Confessions of a Ghost Hunter(1993),
    ISBN: 0809481332; Author: Harry Price; 396pp;
  • Crystal-Gazing: A Study in the History, Distribution, Theory and Practice of Scrying(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481413; Author: Theodore Besterman; 183pp;
  • The Edge of the Unknown(19**),
    ISBN: 0809480751; Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; 332pp;
  • The Gate of Remembrance: The Story of the Psychological Experiment Which Resulted in the Discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury(19**),
    ISBN: 0809480662; Author: Frederick Bligh Bond; 176pp;
  • Ghosts and Poltergeists(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481049; Author: Herbert Thurston, J.H. Crehan; 210pp;
  • The Great Amherst Mystery: A True Narrative of the Supernatural(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481081; Author: Walter Hubbell; 221pp;
  • Hidden Channels of the Mind(1989),
    ISBN: 0809480506; Author: Louisa E. Rhine; 253pp;
  • Incidents in My Life(19**),
    ISBN: 0809480875; Author: Daniel D. Home; 323pp;
  • The Interrupted Journey: Two Lost Hours Aboard a Flying Saucer"(1993),
    ISBN: 0809481294; Author: John Grant Fuller; 303pp;
  • A Magician Among the Spirits(1991),
    ISBN: 0809480700; Author: Harry Houdini; 294pp;
  • Magic and Mystery in Tibet(1995),
    ISBN: 0809484064; Author: Alexandra David-Neel; 320pp;
  • Many Voices: The Autobiography of a Medium(1989),
    ISBN: 0809480794; Author: Eileen J. Garrett; 254pp;
  • Mental Radio(1991),
    ISBN: 0809480913; Author: Upton Sinclair; 239pp;
  • The Most Haunted House in England: Ten Years' Investigation of Borley Rectory(1989),
    ISBN: 0809480581; Author: Harry Price; 255pp;
  • My Life in Two Worlds(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481170; Author: Gladys Osborne Leonard; 300pp;
  • Our Inheritance in the Great Pyramid(19**),
    ISBN: 0809480956; Author: C. Piazzi Smyth; 452pp;
  • The Projection of the Astral Body(1989),
    ISBN: 080948062X; Author: Sylvan Joseph Muldoon; 242pp;
  • Raymond, or, Life and Death(19**),
    ISBN: 0809481456; Author: Oliver Lodge; *pp;
  • The Search for Bridey Murphy(1993),
    ISBN: 0809481375; Author: Morey Bernstein; 256pp;
  • There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce(1992),
    ISBN: 080948112X; Author: Thomas Sugrue; 453pp;
  • The UFO Experience: A Scientific Inquiry(1989),
    ISBN: 0809480549; Author: Joseph Allen Hynek; 276pp;

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COOKERY AROUND THE WORLD

This is another of the cookbook sets

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1994-1997
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • America - The USA(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435105; Author: Angela Gee Grant; 144pp;
  • Austria(1994),
    ISBN: 0705412032; Author: *; 144pp;
  • China(1995),
    ISBN: 0705411966; Author: Huiwang Xiao; 144pp;
  • China - Canton, Fujian, Taiwan(1996),
    ISBN: 0705435806; Author: *; 144pp;
  • China - Peking, Shandong(19**),
    ISBN: 070541****; Author: *; 144pp;
  • China - Sichaun(1997),
    ISBN: 0705436004; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Eurogourmet(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435504; Author: Cornelia Adam; 144pp;
  • France(1995),
    ISBN: 0705411974; Author: Susi Pirove; 144pp;
  • France - the East(19**),
    ISBN: 0705435202; Author: *; 144pp;
  • France - the South(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435709; Author: Amandine Ditta Biegi; 144pp;
  • France - the West(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435903; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Germany(1997),
    ISBN: 070543530X; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Greece(1994),
    ISBN: 0705412016; Author: Kristina Likidis-Konigsfeld; 144pp;
  • India(1995),
    ISBN: 0705412040; Author: Marcela Kumar, Bikash Kumar; 144pp;
  • Indonesia(19**),
    ISBN: 0705412024; Author: Kusuma Widjaya, Roland Marske; 144pp;
  • Italy(19**),
    ISBN: 0705411958; Author: Miranda Alberti; 145pp;
  • Italy - the North(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435008; Author: Marielouise Christi-Licosa; 144pp;
  • Italy - the South(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435601; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Japan(19**),
    ISBN: 0705412067; Author: Kiyoshi Hayamizu, Yuhei Hoshino; 144pp;
  • Mexico(19**),
    ISBN: 0705412059; Author: Julia Fernandez; 144pp;
  • Spain(1995),
    ISBN: 0705411982; Author: Cornelia Rosales De Molino; 144pp;
  • Thailand(1994),
    ISBN: 0705411990; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Turkey(1996),
    ISBN: 0705412075; Author: Funda Engin; 144pp;
  • Wine(1997),
    ISBN: 0705436101; Author: R. Hess; 144pp;

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CULINARY CLASSICS

I don't think these books were sold as a set, and they were published in the twilight of Time-Life Books, who closed their doors in 2001. Michael Legg missed a few(he only listed 4) - and I'm not sure I've got them all either...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000-2001
Volumes in Set: 7?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • CHICKEN: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(vol. 7)(2001),
    ISBN: 0737020644; Author: *; 96pp;
  • COOKING TO IMPRESS: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(vol. 7)(2001),
    ISBN: 0737020539; Author: *; 96pp;
  • HOT AND SPICY: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020547; Author: *; 96pp;
  • INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020555; Author: *; 96pp;
  • MEATLESS CUISINE: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020563; Author: *; 96pp;
  • PASTA: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(2001),
    ISBN: 0737020652; Author: *; 96pp;
  • SOUPS: Over 60 Simple Recipes for Elegant Home Cooking(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020571; Author: *; *pp;

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DONE IN A DAY

Stewart Walton put out a lot of other How-To books. The ISBNs are all over the place with this set. Michael Legg said there were 4, but I found 5 - so there's a possibility I'm missing some as well.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-1999
Volumes in Set: 5?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Decorative Touches(1998),
    ISBN: 1840281987; Author: Stewart Walton; 112pp;
  • Fantastic Fix-Ups(1998),
    ISBN: 0783553099; Author: Stewart Walton; 112pp;
  • Garden Projects(1998),
    ISBN: 0783553102; Author: Stewart Walton; 112pp;
  • Simple Remodeling(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000295; Author: Stewart Walton; 112pp;
  • Storage Solutions(1998),
    ISBN: 0737000155; Author: Stewart Walton; 112pp;

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ECHOES OF GLORY

This is another Civil War set- 1 illustrated atlas and a book each on the equipment each army had. The atlas is a larger square book than the other two.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1992
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy(1992),
    ISBN: 0809488507; Author: Editors of Time-Life Books; 312pp;
  • Arms and Equipment of the Union(1992),
    ISBN: 080948854X; Author: Editors of Time-Life Books; 319pp;
  • The Illustrated Atlas of the Civil War(1992),
    ISBN: 0809488582; Author: Editors of Time-Life Books; 320pp;

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THE EMERGENCE OF MAN

This is a cool series that takes you through the speculative history of early man and the birth of civilization as we know it. This was one of the first sets I ever bought - from a used bookstore. Unfortunately, I don't have the Master Index that was supposed to come with it, and didn't know it was missing when I decided to buy them. These early mistakes of mine are what convinced me this page needed to be put together, despite it being outside my normal wheelhouse of craft books and magazines...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1972-74
Volumes in Set: 20, plus Master Index(paper booklet)
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Birth of Writing(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Robert Claiborne; 160pp;
  • The Celts(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Duncan Norton-Taylor; 160pp;
  • Cro-Magnon Man(1973),
    ISBN: 0809412721; Author: Tom Prideaux; 160pp;
  • The Empire Builders(1974),
    ISBN: 0705400611(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • The Etruscans(1975),
    ISBN: *; Author: Dora Jane Hamblin; 160pp;
  • The First Americans(1973),
    ISBN: 0316848433; Author: Robert Claiborne; 160pp;
  • The First Cities(1973),
    ISBN: *; Author: Dora Jane Hamblin; 160pp;
  • The First Farmers(1973),
    ISBN: *; Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard; 160pp;
  • The First Horsemen(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Frank Trippett; 160pp;
  • The First Men(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Edmund White; 160pp;
  • The Israelites(1975),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Life Before Man(1972),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Lost World of the Aegean(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Maitland A. Edey; 160pp;
  • The Metalsmiths(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Percy Knauth; 160pp;
  • The Missing Link(1972),
    ISBN: *; Author: Maitland A. Edey; 160pp;
  • The Monument Builders(1973),
    ISBN: *; Author: Robert Wernick; 160pp;
  • The Neanderthals(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: George Constable; 160pp;
  • The Northmen(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Thomas Froncek; 160pp;
  • The Persians(1975),
    ISBN: 070540126X(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • The Sea Traders(1974),
    ISBN: *; Author: Maitland A. Edey; 160pp;
  • Master Index

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THE ENCHANTED WORLD

This was one of the first sets I bought - they are a joy to read if you are fascinated by fantasy tropes, and are beautifully illustrated. Mr. Legg says they were sold with a pack of gypsy fortune telling cards, but that wasn't my experience. That may have been for the first wave of subscribers? So that's something I've ended up adding to the wishlist I carry around with me.

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1984-87
Volumes in Set: 21
Chief Series Consultant: Tristram Potter Coffin
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Book of Beginnings(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452650; 143pp;
  • The Book of Christmas(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452618; Author: Brendan Lehane; 143pp;
  • Dragons(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452081; 143pp;
  • Dwarfs(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452243; 143pp;
  • Fabled Lands(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452537; 143pp;
  • Fairies and Elves(198*),
    ISBN: 080945212X; Author: Colin Thubron; 143pp;
  • The Fall of Camelot(198*),
    ISBN: 080945257X; 143pp;
  • Ghosts(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452162; 143pp;
  • Giants and Ogres(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452375; 143pp;
  • Gods and Godesses(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452731; 143pp;
  • Legends of Valor(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452200; Author: Brendan Lehane; 143pp;
  • The Lore of Love(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452812; 143pp;
  • Magical Beasts(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452294; 143pp;
  • Magical Justice(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452693; 143pp;
  • Night Creatures(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452332; 143pp;
  • The Secret Arts(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452855; 143pp;
  • Seekers and Saviors(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452499; 143pp;
  • Spells and Bindings(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452413; 143pp;
  • Tales of Terror(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452774; 143pp;
  • Water Spirits(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452456; 143pp;
  • Wizards and Witches(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452049; Author: Brendan Lehane; 143pp;

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLLECTIBLES

I have this set - fun to go through just to see the surprising things that people have chosen to collect...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1978
Volumes in Set: 16
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Advertising Giveaways to Baskets(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Beads to Boxes(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Buttons to Chess Sets(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Children's Books to Comics(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Cookbooks to Detective Fiction(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Dogs to Fishing Tackle(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Folk Art to Horse Drawn Carriages(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Inkwells to Lace(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Lalique to Marbles(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Matchsafes to Nursing Bottles(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Oak Furniture to Pharmacist's Equipment(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Phonographs to Quilts(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Radios to Signs(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Silhouettes to Swords(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Telephones to Trivets(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Typewriters to World War Memorabilia(1978),
    ISBN: *; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;

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THE EPIC OF FLIGHT

I was only recently able to scratch this one off my wishlist. It is yet another beautifully bound set in that embossed leatherette they loved to use - this one in dark blue....

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1979-83
Volumes in Set: 23
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Aeronauts(1981),
    ISBN: 0809432684; Author: Donald Dale Jackson; 176pp;
  • The Airline Builders(1981),
    ISBN: 0809432838; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 176pp;
  • America in the Air War(1982),
    ISBN: 0808433419; Author: Edward Jablonski: 176pp;
  • Architects of Air Power(1981),
    ISBN: 080943279X; Author: David Nevin; 176pp;
  • Barnstormers & Speed Kings(1981),
    ISBN: 0809432757; Author: Paul O'Neil; 176pp;
  • The Bush Pilots(1983),
    ISBN: 0809433125; Author: Sterling Seagrave; 176pp;
  • The Carrier War(1982),
    ISBN: 0809433044; Author: Clark G. Reynolds; 176pp;
  • Designers and Test Pilots(198*),
    ISBN: 0809433176; Author: Richard P. Hallion; 176pp;
  • The Explorers(1983),
    ISBN: 0809433672; Author: Donald Dale Jackson; 176pp;
  • Fighting Jets(1983),
    ISBN: 0809433621; Author: Bryce Walker; 176pp;
  • The First Aviators(1979),
    ISBN: 0809432641; Author: C. Prendergast; 176pp;
  • Flying the Mail(1981),
    ISBN: 080943329X; Author: Sterling Seagrave; 176pp;
  • The Giant Airships(1980),
    ISBN: 0809432706; Author: Douglas Botting; 176pp;
  • The Helicopters(1982),
    ISBN: 0809433508; Author: Warren R. Young; 176pp;
  • The Jet Age(198*),
    ISBN: 0809433001; Author: Robert J. Serling; 176pp;
  • Knights of the Air(1980),
    ISBN: 080943251X; Author: Ezra Bowen; 176pp;
  • The Luftwaffe(1982),
    ISBN: 0809433370; Author: *; 176pp;
  • The Pathfinders(1980),
    ISBN: 0809432560; Author: David Nevin; 176pp;
  • The RAF at War(1981),
    ISBN: 0809432935; Author: Ralph Barker; 176pp;
  • The Road to Kitty Hawk(1980),
    ISBN: 0809432609; Author: Valerie Moolman; 176pp;
  • Soldiers of Fortune(1981),
    ISBN: 0809433273; Author: Sterling Seagrave; 176pp;
  • The Soviet Air Force at War(1982),
    ISBN: 0809433729; Author: Russell Miller; 176pp;
  • Women Aloft(1980),
    ISBN: 0809432870; Author: Valerie Moolman; 176pp;

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THE EPIC OF MAN

""It doth not yet appear," said St. John in the New Testament, "what we shall be." The Epic of Man is the account of a still uncompleted but tremendous journey - the journey of man out of darkness into the light of civilization, out of mindless ignorance into a shuddering knowledge of himself and the inescapable fact that the power he has learned..."

There was a list of other books by the editors of LIFE in the front of "The LIFE Book of Christmas" and to my surprise, some of them weren't in Michael Legg's impressive catalog. This one was a one-off, and it looks like there were several different editions, including one slipcased. There several of these early books with very similar bindings and slipcasing, so while they weren't all a set, they look like one when sitting on the shelf.


Published by: Life
Publishing Date: 1961
Volumes in Set: 1
Pages: 308

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AN EQUINOX BOOK

The explanation for the the title of the series escapes me. This series appears to be a collection of cultural and geographic maps of some of the best defined societies/countries on Earth. Michael Legg noted that half of these ended up published by other publishers, that there are different versions floating around, and some were released under another series name "FACTS ON FILE"...

I know this set was also published in the UK.


Published by: Time-Life Books; Checkmark Books;
Publishing Date: 1980's
Volumes in Set: 19
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Atlas of Ancient America(1986),
    ISBN: 0816011990; Author: Michael D. Coe, Dean Snow, Elizabeth Benson; 240pp;
  • Atlas of Medieval Europe(1983),
    ISBN: 0871961334; Author: Donald Matthew; 240pp;
  • Atlas of the Bible(1985),
    ISBN: 0816012075; Author: John Rogerson; 240pp;
  • Atlas of the Christian Church(1987),
    ISBN: 0816016437; Author: Henry Chadwick; 240pp;
  • Atlas of the Greek World(1981),
    ISBN: 0871964481; Author: Peter Levi; 240pp;
  • Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500(1983),
    ISBN: 0871966298; Author: Francis Robinson; 240pp;
  • Atlas of the Jewish World(1981),
    ISBN: 0871960435; Author: Nicholas De Lange; 240pp;
  • Atlas of the Roman World(1982),
    ISBN: 0871966522; Author: Tim Cornell, John Matthews; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Africa(1982),
    ISBN: 0871965585; Author: Dr. Jocelyn Murray; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt(1981),
    ISBN: 0871963345; Author: John Baines, Jaromir Malek; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Australia, New Zealand and the Southern Pacific(1996),
    ISBN: 0816030839; Author: Richard Nile, Christian Clerk; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of China(1981),
    ISBN: 0871961326; Author: Caroline Blunden, Mark Elvin; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of France(198*),
    ISBN: 081602619X; Author: John Ardagh; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of India: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka(198*),
    ISBN: 0816030138; Author: Gordon Johnson; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Japan(1988),
    ISBN: 0816019274; Author: Martin Collcutt, Isao Kumakura, Marius B. Jansen; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East(1990),
    ISBN: 0816022186; Author: Michael Roaf; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Former Soviet Union(1989),
    ISBN: 0816022070; Author: Robin Milner-Gulland, Nikolai Dejevsky; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of Spain and Portugal(1995),
    ISBN: 0816030146; Author: Mary Vincent, R.A. Stradling; 240pp;
  • Cultural Atlas of the Viking World(1994),
    ISBN: 0816030049; Author: Colleen E. Batey, Helen Clarke, E.I. Page, Neil S. Price; 240pp;

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AN EQUINOX BOOK: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF

I got reference to this from Michael Legg's site - no idea what the title of this series means. Mr. Legg thought it was an aborted series with 4 books issued before being discontinued. I only found copies of this in the UK, so I'm guessing it was a UK set...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: *
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Garden Earth: An Encyclopedia of Plant Life(19**),
    ISBN: 0705411133; Author: D.M. Moore; *pp;
  • The Lie of the Land: An Encyclopedia of Physical Geography(19**),
    ISBN: 0705411109; Author: K.J. Gregory;
  • Nature's Last Strongholds: An Encyclopedia of Habitats and Conservation(19**),
    ISBN: 0705411125; Author: Robert Burton; *pp;
  • The Power of Politics: An Encyclopedia of World Government(19**),
    ISBN: 0705411117; Author: Peter Taylor; *pp;

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ESSENTIAL STYLE GUIDES

This was a very short run - have no idea why.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Color(1998),
    ISBN: 0737000171; Author: Joanna Copestick, Tom Leighton, Meryl Lloyd, Kristin Perers; 128pp;
  • Seasonal Home(1998),
    ISBN: 0737000198; Author: Kristin Perers; 128pp;
  • Storage(1998),
    ISBN: 073700018X; Author: Meryl Lloyd, Joanna Copestick; 128pp;

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THE EVERYDAY COOKBOOKS

They published these hardcover and softcover...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995-96
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Christmas Is Cookies: and Gingerbread and Spice Cake and Fudge and More(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548273(soft); Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Friday is Fish and Shrimp and Scallops and Crab and More(1995),
    ISBN: 0809491907(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Monday is Meat Loaf and Burgers and Pork Chops and Steaks and More(1995),
    ISBN: 0783547765; Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Saturday is Cookouts: From Kebabs and Ribs to Potato Salad and More(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548257(soft); Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Sunday is Family Dinners: From Roast Chicken and Mashed Potatoes to Apple Pie and More(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547897; Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Thursday is Pot Luck: From Hearty Casseroles to Stir-Fries to Main-Course Salads(1995),
    ISBN: 0783547803; Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Tuesday is Chicken and Turkey and Chicken Salad and More(1995),
    ISBN: 0809491877(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Wednesday is Spaghetti and Macaroni and Fettucine and Pasta Salads and More(1995),
    ISBN: 0809491885(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Weekdays Are Quick Meals: From Speedy Stir-Fries to Soups to Skillet Dishes and Thirty-Minute Stews(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548346; Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Weekends Are Entertaining: From Cocktail Parties and Brunches to Dinner for Two or Twenty(199*),
    ISBN: 0783548338; Author: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;

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FAMILY LIBRARY

I couldn't find much on these.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1969-1975
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • How Things Work In Your Home(1975),
    ISBN: 9780809416394; Author: Jerry Korn; 368pp;
  • The Time-Life Book of Family Finance(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Carlton Smith; *pp;
  • The Time-Life Book of the Family Car(1973),
    ISBN: None; Author: John Paul Porter; *pp;
  • The Time-Life Family Legal Guide(1971),
    ISBN: None; Author: Jerry Korn; *pp;

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FAMILY TIME BIBLE STORIES

These were aimed at 4-8 year olds, with lavish illustrations. There was another series put out by Standard Publishing with the same series title with more than 29 in the set, and they appear to be aimed at a bit older crowd than this set.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995-97
Volumes in Set: 14
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Adam and Eve(1996),
    ISBN: 0783546335; Author: Mary Martin; 28pp;
  • Daniel and the Lions' Den(1996),
    ISBN: 0783546386; Author: Nancy Taylor; 28pp;
  • David and Goliath(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546300; Author: Bill Farnsworth; 28pp;
  • The Good Samaritan(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546343; Author: Jane Q. Saxton; 28pp;
  • In the Beginning(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546270; Author: Mary Quattlebaum; 28pp;
  • Jesus and the Children(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546351; Author: Bill Farnsworth; 28pp;
  • Jonah and the Whale(1996),
    ISBN: 0783546378; Author: Melissa Nichols; 28pp;
  • Joseph & the Coat of Many Colors(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Andrew Gutelle; 28pp;
  • Miracle of Easter(1996),
    ISBN: 0783546327; Author: Terrell D. Smith; 28pp;
  • The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes(1996),
    ISBN: 0783546327; Author: Patricia T. Smith; 28pp;
  • Noah's Ark(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546262; Author: Patricia Daniels; 28pp;
  • The Prodigal Son(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546394; Author: David Michaels; 28pp;
  • The Story of Baby Jesus(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546254; Author: Patricia Daniels; 28pp;
  • The Ten Commandments(1996),
    ISBN: 0783546319; Author: Troy Howell; 28pp;

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FANFARE

Yet more recipe books - this time in a funky skinny format

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Chicken Fanfare!: Fifty All-Time Favorites(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548699; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 60pp;
  • Desserts Fanfare!(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548729; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 60pp;
  • Grilling Fanfare!(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548737; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 60pp;
  • Pasta Fanfare!(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548702; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 60pp;
  • Salads Fanfare!(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548710; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 50pp;
  • Vegetarian Fanfare!(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548745; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 60pp;

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FITNESS, HEALTH and NUTRITION

This was also published in the UK, and I got some confusion on a couple of titles, so I'm unsure at the moment exactly how many there are and which were published here vs abroad. Getting the ISBNs completed should help sort this one, though...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1987-89
Volumes in Set: 20?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Body in Motion: Agility and Coordination(1988),
    ISBN: 0809461226; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Building Endurance: Aerobic Workout(same as "The Fit Body"?)(1987),
    ISBN: 0809461544; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Cross Training: Ultimate Fitness(1987),
    ISBN: 0809461269; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Eating Right: Recipes for Health(1988),
    ISBN: 0809461633; Author: *; 144pp;
  • The Fit Back: Prevention and Repair(1988),
    ISBN: 0809461145; Author: *; 144pp;
  • The Fit Body: Building Endurance(same as "Building Endurance"?)(198*),
    ISBN: 080946****; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fitness for Life: Childhood to Maturity(1989),
    ISBN: 0809461390; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Getting Firm: Shaping and Toning(198*),
    ISBN: 080946****; Author: *; 144pp;
  • The Gym Workout: Body Sculpting(1988),
    ISBN: 0809461064; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Looking Fit: *(1987),
    ISBN: 0809461838; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Managing Stress: from Morning to Night(1988),
    ISBN: 0809461714; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Massage: Total Relaxation(1987),
    ISBN: 0809461757; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Quick Workouts: Fitness Anytime, Anywhere(1988),
    ISBN: 080946179X; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Restoring the Body: Treating Aches and Injuries(1988),
    ISBN: 0809461870; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Setting Your Weight: A Complete Program(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451919; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Sexual Fitness: Complete Vitality(1988),
    ISBN: 0809451102; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Soft Workouts: Low Impact Exercise(198*),
    ISBN: 080945196X; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Staying Flexible: The Full Range of Motion(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451684; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Super Firm: Tough Workouts(1989),
    ISBN: 080945134X; Author: *; 144pp;
  • The Trained Mind: Total Concentration(1988),
    ISBN: 0809451188; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Walking and Running: The Complete Guide(1988),
    ISBN: 0809451307; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Wellness: Optimal Health and Longevity(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451420; Author: *; 144pp;

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FIX-IT YOURSELF

This was an early DIY(Do-It-Yourself, for our future generations who've moved on to their own migrating language shortcuts) well before DIY was coined as a common acronym everyone knows. Some of the books will be more dated than others.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1987-1991
Volumes in Set: 26
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Basement & Foundation(19**),
    ISBN: 080946232X; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Basic Car Care(1988),
    ISBN: 0809462249; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Brick, Stone & Concrete(19**),
    ISBN: 0809462648; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Cleaning & Stain Removal(19**),
    ISBN: 080947400X; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Family Medical Guide(19**),
    ISBN: 0809474131; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Fixing Your House to Sell(1990),
    ISBN: 0809462842; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Floors, Stairs & Carpets(1990),
    ISBN: 0809462362; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Furniture(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462206; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Home Electronics(1988),
    ISBN: 0809462524; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Home Emergencies(19**),
    ISBN: 0809462761; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Home Heating & Cooling(19**),
    ISBN: 0809462443; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Home Workshop Techniques(1989),
    ISBN: 080946280X; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • House Safety & Security(19**),
    ISBN: 0809474166; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Plumbing(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462087; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Lawn and Garden(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462281; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Lighting & Electricity(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462486; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Major Appliances(1988),
    ISBN: 0809462044; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • The Older House(1991),
    ISBN: 0809462885; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Pest Control(1987),
    ISBN: 0809474042; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Porches, Decks & Fences(1988),
    ISBN: 0809462605; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Power Tools & Equipment(1988),
    ISBN: 0809462680; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Roofing & Siding(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462400; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Small Appliances(1988),
    ISBN: 0809462575; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;
  • Walls, Ceilings and Woodwork(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462125; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 144pp;
  • Windows and Doors(1987),
    ISBN: 0809462168; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 127pp;
  • Master Index & Shop Manual(1987),
    ISBN: 0809474301; Author: Editors of Time-Life; 128pp;

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FLAVORS OF ITALY

This short series concentrates on the regional cuisines of Italy

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999-2000
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Emilia Romagna(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000139; Author: Rosalba Gioffre; 120pp;
  • Piedmont: Traditional Cuisine from the Piedmontese Provinces(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000147; Author: Not Given; 120pp;
  • Sicily(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000120; Author: Mariapaola Dettore; 120pp;
  • Tuscany(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000112; Author: Gabriella Ganugi, Sara Vignozzi; 120pp;

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FOODS OF THE WORLD

Michael Legg said it best, "The Foods of the World series seeks to expose the reader to the indigenous cuisine from various areas of the world. Each volume represents the cooking techniques and styles used in one specific region, and in all they are pretty thorough. There is also a series of recipe binders that go along with this series; the titles are the same as the hardcover books but they are spiral bound.

Four more items exist; a short set of volumes (Kitchen Guide, Menu Guide and Recipe Index, Supplement 1 and Supplement 2) that are harder to get info on. I have heard these are softcover and similar to pamphlets."

The hardcovers did not have the titles on the covers, only on the spine. But the Spiral bound recipe books did have the titles on the covers.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1968 - late '70's
Volumes in Set: 27, plus 4 supplements
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • African Cooking(1970),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • American Cooking(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Dale Brown; 208pp;
  • American Cooking : Creole and Acadian(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: 144; *pp;
  • American Cooking : The Eastern Heartland(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; *pp;
  • American Cooking : The Great West(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; *pp;
  • American Cooking : The Melting Pot(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; *pp;
  • American Cooking : New England(1970),
    ISBN: None; Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard; 208pp;
  • American Cooking : The Northwest(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Dale Brown; 144pp;
  • American Cooking : Southern Style(1971),
    ISBN: None; Author: Eugene Walter; 208pp;
  • Classic French Cooking(1971),
    ISBN: None; Author: Waverley Root; 208pp;
  • Cooking of the British Isles(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Adrian Bailey; 208pp;
  • Cooking of the Caribbean Islands(1970),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Cooking of China(1976),
    ISBN: None; Author: Emily Hahn; *pp;
  • Cooking of Germany(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 120pp;
  • Cooking of India(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Santha Rama Rau; 128pp;
  • Cooking of Italy(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: Waverly Root; 208pp;
  • Cooking of Japan(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Rafael Steinberg; 208pp;
  • Cooking of Provincial France(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: M.F.K. Fisher; 112pp;
  • Cooking of Scandinavia(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Dale Brown; 206pp;
  • Cooking of Spain and Portugal(1977),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter S. Feibleman; *pp;
  • Cooking of Vienna's Empire(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Joseph Wechsbert; 206pp;
  • Latin American Cooking(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard; 200pp;
  • Middle Eastern Cooking(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 120pp;
  • Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking(1970),
    ISBN: None; Author: Rafael Steinberg; 208pp;
  • Quintet of Cuisines(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; *pp;
  • Russian Cooking(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Helen and George Papashvily; *pp;
  • Wines and Spirits(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Alex Waugh; 208pp;

PLUS these supplements:

Menu Guide & Recipe Index (1971), 63pp;
Supplement Number One (1968) – Rice, French bread, shopper's guide (sources), et al., 24pp;
Supplement Number Two (1969) – Deep frying
Kitchen Guide (1968) - Equipment, protein items, glossary of terms, carving, meal planning

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GENERAL INTEREST

Mr. Legg wasn't sure this was an actual set of books, and I'm not either. I had a very difficult time finding any information at all on these titles, which I found pretty amusing considering the titles. I am particularly interested in tracking down a copy of "Secret Science".

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: ****
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Inside the CIA: Secrets of the Century(2000),
    ISBN: 0783519516; Author: *; 192pp;
  • Plots and Assassinations(19**),
    ISBN: 0783519532; Author: *; *pp;
  • Secret Science(19**),
    ISBN: 0783519524; Author: *; *pp;
  • Spymasters and Master Spies(19**),
    ISBN: 0783519540; Author: *; *pp;

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GET A GRIP ON

They are soft-cover, and much smaller than what we know Time-Life Books best for. Mr. Legg says he saw them in a Barnes & Noble. I didn't think any of Time-Life Books were sold in book stores - they supposedly direct marketed all their books, so this one's a puzzle.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-2000
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Astronomy(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000473; Author: Robin Kerrod; 192pp;
  • Dreams(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000554; Author: Maeve Ennis, Jennifer Parker; 192pp;
  • Ecology(1999),
    ISBN: 0760737444; Author: David Burnie; 192pp;
  • Evolution(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000368; Author: David Burnie; 192pp;
  • Genetics(1998),
    ISBN: 073700035X; Author: Martin Brookes; 192pp;
  • Philosophy(1998),
    ISBN: 0737000341; Author: Neil Turnbull; 192pp;

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THE GOOD COOK

You'll see that I've got more listed here than what is considered a complete set. There are a few books of this series that were only published in the UK, and there was this different sized hardcover titled "The Well-Equipped Kitchen" that isn't considered part of the set, even though it is labeled on the cover as such...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1979-82
Volumes in Set: 28, plus 28 Spiral-bound recipe & Technique supplements - one for each hardcover of the series
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Beef and Veal(1984),
    ISBN: 0809428547(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Beverages(1983),
    ISBN: 0809429454(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Breads(1981),
    ISBN: 0809429004(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Cakes(1981),
    ISBN: 0809429160(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Candy(1981),
    ISBN: 0809429128(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Classic Desserts(1980),
    ISBN: 0809428709(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Cookies and Crackers(1982),
    ISBN: 0809429373(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Dried Beans and Grains(1982),
    ISBN: 0809429209(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Eggs and Cheese(1980),
    ISBN: 0809428873(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Fish(198*),
    ISBN: 0809428628(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Fruits(1983),
    ISBN: 0809429845(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Game(198*)(this was in the UK set),
    ISBN: 0705406083(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Hors d'oeuvre(1982),
    ISBN: 0809429411(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Lamb(198*),
    ISBN: 080942908X(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Outdoor Cooking(1983),
    ISBN: 0809429551(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Pasta(1981),
    ISBN: 0809428911(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Pies and Pastries(1981),
    ISBN: 0809428954(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Pork(1980),
    ISBN: 080942875X(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Poultry(1979),
    ISBN: 0809428504(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Preserving(1981),
    ISBN: 0809429047(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Salads(1980),
    ISBN: 0809428792(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Sauces(1983),
    ISBN: 0809429713(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Shellfish(1982),
    ISBN: 0809429330(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Snacks and Sandwiches(1980),
    ISBN: 0809428830(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Soups(1980),
    ISBN: 0809428660(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Terrines, Pates, and Galantines(198*),
    ISBN: 080942925X(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Variety Meats(1982),
    ISBN: 0809429527(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Vegetables(1979),
    ISBN: 080942858X(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Well-equipped Kitchen*(198*),
    ISBN: 0809429543(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 48pp;
  • Wine(1983),
    ISBN: 0809429675(hard); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;

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GREAT AGES OF MAN

This is one of the first Time-Life Book sets I ever got. There were so many of them at used book stores they would practically give them away. It did take a bit to find all of them - some are a lot more common and others.

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1965-68
Volumes in Set: 21
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • African Kingdoms(1966),
    ISBN: None; Author: Basil Davidson; 192pp;
  • Age of Enlightenment(1966),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter Gray; 192pp;
  • Age of Exploration(1966),
    ISBN: None; Author: John Rigby Hale; 192pp;
  • Age of Faith(1965),
    ISBN: None; Author: Anne Fremantle; 192pp;
  • Age of Kings(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Charles Blitzer; 192pp;
  • Age of Progress(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: S.C. Burchell; 192pp;
  • Ancient America(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard; 192pp;
  • Ancient China(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Edward H. Schafer; 192pp;
  • Ancient Egypt(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Lionel Casson; 192pp;
  • Barbarian Europe(may also have been released as The Birth of Europe)(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Gerald Simons; 192pp;
  • Byzantium(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Philip Sherrard; 192pp;
  • Classical Greece(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: C. M. Bowra; 192pp;
  • Cradle of Civilization(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Samuel Noah Kramer; 192pp;
  • Early Islam(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Desmond Stewart; 192pp;
  • Early Japan(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard; 192pp;
  • Historic India(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Lucille Schulberg;
  • Imperial Rome(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Moses Hadas;
  • The Reformation(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Edith Simon;
  • Renaissance(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: John R. Hale;
  • Rise of Russia(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Robert Wallace;
  • Twentieth Century(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Joel G. Colton;

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THE GREAT CITIES

I have found sets of these in the US, but I believe it was sold mostly in the UK...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1970's
Volumes in Set: 25
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Amsterdam(1977),
    ISBN: 0705404870; Author: Hans Koning; 200pp;
  • Athens(1978),
    ISBN: 0705404943; Author: William Wyatt Davenport; 200pp;
  • Bangkok(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: John Blofeld; 200pp;
  • Berlin(197*),
    ISBN: 0705404927; Author: Frederic V. Grunfeld; 200pp;
  • Bombay(197*),
    ISBN: 0705404978; Author: Dom Moraes; 200pp;
  • Cairo(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Malise Ruthven; 200pp;
  • Dublin(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Brendan LeHane; 200pp;
  • Hong Kong(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Robert S. Elegant; 200pp;
  • Istanbul(1978),
    ISBN: 070540496X; Author: Colin Thubron; 200pp;
  • Jerusalem(*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Colin Thubron; 200pp;
  • London(*),
    ISBN: 1567110231; Author: Aubrey Menen; 200pp;
  • Mexico City(1977),
    ISBN: 0705405001; Author: John Cottrell; 200pp;
  • Moscow(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Leo Gruliow; 200pp;
  • Munich(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: George Bailey; 200pp;
  • New York(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Anthony Burgess; 200pp;
  • Paris(197*),
    ISBN: 070540482X; Author: Rudolph Chelminski; 200pp;
  • Peking(197*),
    ISBN: 0705404919; Author: David Bonavia; 200pp;
  • Prague(197*),
    ISBN: 0705405044; Author: Geoffrey Moorhouse; 200pp;
  • Rio de Jeneiro(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Douglas Botting; 200pp;
  • Rome(197*),
    ISBN: 0705404803; Author: E.R. Chamberlain; 200pp;
  • San Francisco(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Geoffrey Moorhouse; 200pp;
  • Sydney(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Peter Porter; 200pp;
  • Tokyo(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Fosco Maraini; 200pp;
  • Venice(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: Aubrey Menen; 200pp;
  • Vienna(197*),
    ISBN: 070540****; Author: David Pryce-Jones; 200pp;

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GREAT LOVE STORIES

Five of these were all I could find, and Mr. Legg only found five as well - does not mean we didn't both miss some. These are works of literature that became classics.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1990
Volumes in Set: 5?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Emma(1990),
    ISBN: 0809492059; Author: Jane Austen; *pp;
  • Far From the Madding Crowd(1990),
    ISBN: 0809492016; Author: Thomas Hardy; *pp;
  • Madame Bovary(1990),
    ISBN: 0809492091; Author: Gustave Flaubert; *pp;
  • A Room With a View(1990),
    ISBN: 080949213X; Author: E.M. Forster; *pp;
  • Wuthering Heights(1990),
    ISBN: 0809492172; Author: Emily Bronte; 303pp;

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GREAT MEALS IN MINUTES

I found two more editions than Mr. Legg for this set, which demonstrates neither of us are invulnerable to error. That's why when you find a mistake, you should report it so it can be corrected. All of these were about 104 pages long.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1982-85
Volumes in Set: 22
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • American Regional Menus(1983)
    ISBN: 0867061626; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Beef & Veal Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 086706174X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Brunch Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 0867061707; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Chicken & Game Hen Menus(1983)
    ISBN: 0867061502; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Chinese Menus(1983)
    ISBN: 0867061588; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Egg & Cheese Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867061944; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Family Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062894; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Fish & Shellfish Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 0867061782; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • French Regional Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 0867061901; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Italian Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062525; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Late-Night Supper Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062851; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Make-Ahead Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062975; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Meatless Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867063017; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Mediterranean Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062932; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Mexican Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 0867061863; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Pasta Menus(1983)
    ISBN: 0867061545; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Picnic & Outdoor Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 0867061820; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Pork & Ham Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867061987; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Salad Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062606; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Soup & Stew Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 086706272X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Turkey and Duck Menus(1985)
    ISBN: 0867062568; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;
  • Vegetable Menus(1984)
    ISBN: 0867061669; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 105pp;

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GREAT TASTE, LOW FAT

Mr. Legg thought there were 17 of these, but only listed 16 - and I can only find 16 of them myself. There was, however, a 448pp "Pasta Light: Over 200 Great Taste - Low Fat Pasta Recipes"(ISBN:0737000007) that Time-Life put out in 1998.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995-97
Volumes in Set: 16
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Chicken(1995),
    ISBN: 0783545509; Author: Sandra R. Gluck; 160pp;
  • Chicken Breasts(1996),
    ISBN: 078354555X; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Desserts(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545606; Author: Sandra Rose Gluck; 160pp;
  • Grilling(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545568; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Hearty Soups & Stews(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545592; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Holiday Cooking(1995),
    ISBN: 0783545533; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Italian Cooking(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545576; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Light Beef and Pork(1997),
    ISBN: 0783545657; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Main-Dish Salads(1997),
    ISBN: 0783545665; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Meatless Main Dishes(1997),
    ISBN: 0783545622; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • One-Pot Meals(1995),
    ISBN: 0783545525; Author: Janet Charatan; 160pp;
  • Pasta(1995),
    ISBN: 0783545517; Author: Sandra R. Gluck; 160pp;
  • Pasta Sauces(1997),
    ISBN: 0783545630; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Quick Recipes(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545584; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Stir Fry's & Sautes(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545614; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;
  • Vegetables(1996),
    ISBN: 0783545541; Author: Catherine Hackett; 160pp;

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HANDBAG HONEY

Mr. Legg said this set of books was a reference set women were expected to carry around in their purses. He further pointed out he didn't know any women who did this or would do this if given the opportunity. I'm thinking he was correct. However, from the titles, the do sound like they could still be useful. These came out as Time-Life was closing down, so some of them moved to other publishers. Michael Legg had listed 6 of them, and I had found 8, so we still might have missed a few...

Published by: Time-Life Books; MQ Publications Ltd.(UK)
Publishing Date: 2000-2002
Volumes in Set: 8
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Body: 100 Tips for a Better Body(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000856; Author: Carol Morley, Liz Wilde; 111pp;
  • De-stress: 100 Natural Ways to Relax(2001),
    ISBN: 1840720344; Author: Carol Morley, Liz Wilde; 111pp;
  • Detox: 100 Natural Ways to Cleanse and Purify(2001),
    ISBN: 1840720344; Author: Carol Morley, Liz Wilde; 111pp;
  • Energize: 100 Natural Ways to Recharge(2002),
    ISBN: 1931722056; Author: Carol Morley; 111pp;
  • Face: 100 Make-up Moves(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000864; Author: Carol Morley; 111pp;
  • Hair: 100 Styling Secrets(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000872; Author: Carol Morley, Liz Wilde; 111pp;
  • Hands & Feet: 100 Pampering Tricks(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000880; Author: Carol Morley, Liz Wilde; 111pp;
  • Nourish: 100 Natural Ways to Feed Your Body(2001),
    ISBN: 1840720360; Author: Carol Morley, Liz Wilde; 111pp;

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THE HEALING COOKBOOK

...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2001
Volumes in Set: 2
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Healthy Heart(2001),
    ISBN: 0737016191; Author: Health Magazine; 167pp;
  • Managing Diabetes: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Managing Diabetes(2001),
    ISBN: 0737016272; Author: Health Magazine; 168pp;

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HEALTH CARE TODAY

These sound like the sort of books you'd have on hand to avoid going to the doctor when you really should.

Published by: Time-Life Books, UK
Publishing Date: 1996-97
Editor: George Constable
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Acupressure: Healing Techniques Using Gentle Pressure and Self-massage(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435210; Author: Franz Wagner; *pp;
  • Allergies: Natural Remedies(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435415; Author: Sigrid Flade; 112pp;
  • Ayurveda: The Secret of Lifelong Youth(1996),
    ISBN: 0705435318; Author: Karin Schutt; 112pp;
  • Homeopathy: Natural Remedies(1996),
    ISBN: 0705435512; Author: Mannfried Pahlow; 112pp;
  • Inner Harmony Through Bach Flowers(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435016; Author: Sigrid Schmidt; 103pp;
  • Vitamins: For Fitness, Health and Beauty(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435113; Author: Friedhelm Muhleib; 112pp;

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HEALTHY HOME COOKING

"One caveat for the collectors, though; this series was published 4 times; there are regular and library versions published both here and by Time-Life UK so there are 4 ISBN numbers for each volume. I don't know yet whether the series are exactly the same, but I do know that the library bound books don't usually look the same as the regular ones." - Michael Legg

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1986-1990
Volumes in Set: 25
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Fresh Ways Shopper's Food Guide(1988),
    ISBN: 0809460173; Author: *; *pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Appetizers(1988),
    ISBN: 0809460297; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Beef & Lamb(1988),
    ISBN: 0809458322; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Beef & Veal(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460874; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Breads(19**),
    ISBN: 0809458365; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Breakfasts & Brunches(1990),
    ISBN: 0809458527; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Cakes(1988),
    ISBN: 0809460254; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Desserts(1988),
    ISBN: 0809458284; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Fish & Shellfish(1986),
    ISBN: 0809458160; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Hors-d'Oeuvre(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Lamb(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460459; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Meatless Main Courses(1987),
    ISBN: 0809458411; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Pasta(1986),
    ISBN: 0809458128; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Pastries & Sweets(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460416; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Patisserie(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Picnics & Barbeque(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460831; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Pork(19**),
    ISBN: 0809460335; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Poultry(1986),
    ISBN: 0809458047; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Salads(1987),
    ISBN: 0809458241; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Snacks & Canapes(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Snacks & Party Fare(19**),
    ISBN: 0809460386; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Soups & Stews(1990),
    ISBN: 0809458209; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Terrines & Patés(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460793; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Vegetables(1986),
    ISBN: 080945808X; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Fresh Ways With Vegetarian Dishes(1990),
    ISBN: 0809460750; Author: *; 144pp;

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HISTORY MAKERS

I love the covers for this small series, and wish they'd done a lot more of them. I felt their choices were interesting and a good start. The stories are told from the viewpoint of the historical figures, and they are meant for high school level readers. I bought them when I was devouring biographies, and ran across one in the library.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Freedom's Champion(2000),
    ISBN: 0783554419; Author: Deborah A. Parks; 128pp;
  • Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Force(1998),
    ISBN: 0783554370; Author: Melva Lawson Ware; 128pp;
  • Jane Addams: Freedom's Innovator(2000),
    ISBN: 0783554451; Author: Deborah A. Parks; 128pp;
  • Thurgood Marshall: Freedom's Defender(1999),
    ISBN: 0783554494; Author: Leland Ware; 128pp;

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HOME REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT

They repackaged and republished this set at least three times with varying editions, including one for the UK.

*I found two books titled "Doors & Windows"(1978) and "Windows & Doors"(1987) and appears to be just a change in title for a later reprint, but both are listed here for reference purposes - the original set is still just 37...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1977-89
Volumes in Set: 37 plus 1 paperback "The Home Took Kit"
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Adding On(1979)
    ISBN: 0809424142; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Advanced Masonry(1982)
    ISBN: 0809434660; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Advanced Wiring(1979)
    ISBN: 0809423995; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Advanced Woodworking(1989)
    ISBN: 0809434784; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Basic Wiring(1989)
    ISBN: 0809473623; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Built-Ins(1979)
    ISBN: 0809424304; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Cabins and Cottages(1978)
    ISBN: 0809424126; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Cleaning(1989)
    ISBN: 080943492X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Doors and Windows*(1978)
    ISBN: 0809424088; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Energy Alternatives(1982)
    ISBN: 0809434946; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Fireplaces and Wood Stoves(1981)
    ISBN: 0809424429; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Floors and Stairways(198*)
    ISBN: 0809423960; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Heating and Cooling(1989)
    ISBN: 0809423782; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Home Security(1979)
    ISBN: 0809424207; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Home Workshop(198*)
    ISBN: 0809434563; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Kitchens and Bathrooms(1989)
    ISBN: 080947350X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Landscaping(1991)
    ISBN: 0809435144; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Masonry(1976)
    ISBN: 0809423626; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • New Living Spaces(1981)
    ISBN: 0809423766; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Old House(1985)
    ISBN: 0809424223; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Outdoor Recreation Areas(1980)
    ISBN: 0809424363; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Outdoor Structures(1978)
    ISBN: 0809424045; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Paint and Wallpaper(1976)
    ISBN: 0809423545; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Plumbing(1989)
    ISBN: 0809473704; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Porches and Patios(1981)
    ISBN: 0809434768; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Recreational Areas(1980)
    ISBN: 0809424347; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Repairing Appliances(1982)
    ISBN: 0809434822; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Repairing Furniture(1980)
    ISBN: 0809424401; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Roofs and Siding(1978)
    ISBN: 0809423901; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Small Engines(1983)
    ISBN: 0809435101; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Space and Storage(1976)
    ISBN: 0809423502; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Special Purpose Rooms(1989)
    ISBN: 0809473585; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Walls and Ceilings(1980)
    ISBN: 0809434504; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Weatherproofing(1985)
    ISBN: 0809423707; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • Windows & Doors*(1987)
    ISBN: 0809462168; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Working With Metal(1982)
    ISBN: 0809434717; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Working With Plastics(1982)
    ISBN: 0809435063; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Working With Wood(1979)
    ISBN: 0809424266; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;
  • The Home Tool Kit(This was a paperback supplement(1976))
    ISBN: None; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 65pp;

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HOME REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT(Updated Series)

They repackaged and republished this set at least three times with varying editions from 1977 through the 1980's. I believe this was the last, and there were many revisions to it, including a big cover facelift. I'm listing this set separately from the parent set because there were so many changes. The easiest way to tell the sets apart at first glance is the larger font used for the title on the covers.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1994-1999
Volumes in Set: 35
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Adding On(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538707; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Advanced Masonry(1998)
    ISBN: 0783539150; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Advanced Wiring(1998)
    ISBN: 0783539185; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Advanced Woodworking(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539126; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Basic Wiring(1994)
    ISBN: 0783538626; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Bathrooms(1994)
    ISBN: 0783538587; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Bathroom Makeovers(1998)
    ISBN: 078353924X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Cabins and Cottages(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539134; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Cleaning(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539088; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Closets, Space, and Storage(1998)
    ISBN: 0783539223; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Decks, Porches, and Patios(1994)
    ISBN: 0783538502; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Finish Carpentry(1998)
    ISBN: 0783539207; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Fireplaces and Wood Stoves(1997)
    ISBN: 078353907X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Floors and Stairways(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538871; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Heating and Cooling(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538979; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Home Office(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539142; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Home Safety and Security(1996)
    ISBN: 0783538995; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Home Workshop(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539096; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Insulating and Weatherproofing(1996)
    ISBN: 0783539053; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Kitchen Renovations(1998)
    ISBN: 0783539215; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Kitchens(1994)
    ISBN: 0783538545; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Landscaping(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538790; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Masonry(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539061; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • New Living Spaces(1996)
    ISBN: 0783539010; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Old House(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538987; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Outdoor Structures(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539037; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Paint and Wallpaper(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538960; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Plumbing(1995)
    ISBN: 0783538669; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Repairing Furniture(1997)
    ISBN: 078353910X; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Roofs and Siding(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539045; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Shelves and Cabinets(1999)
    ISBN: 0783538839; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Ultimate Decks(1998)
    ISBN: 0783539231; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Walls and Ceilings(1996)
    ISBN: 0783539002; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Windows and Doors(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539029; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Working With Wood(1997)
    ISBN: 0783539118; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 136pp;

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HOW THINGS WORK

I would love to find this set - I love the premise. Some of the information will be very dated now, but I still find them interesting. I don't have a sample of this set, so I'm only guessing that they are aimed at young adults and not children based on the cover art.

I have hunted every site I know trying to find the ISBN of "Light" or even just a complete set to confirm this was actually printed and not just planned but never executed. If you can confirm the existence of this one, I'd be grateful for an email from you.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1990-93
Volumes in Set: 14
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Brain(1992),
    ISBN: 0809478544; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Communication(1991),
    ISBN: 0809478757; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Computers(1991),
    ISBN: 0809478587; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Flight(1990),
    ISBN: 0809478501; Author: Walter J. Boyne; 144pp;
  • Growth(1992),
    ISBN: 0809479141; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • In Space(1991),
    ISBN: 0809478624; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Light(199*),
    ISBN: 0809478***; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Medicine(1991),
    ISBN: 0809478714; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • The Ocean(1992),
    ISBN: 0809479060; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Robots(1993),
    ISBN: 0809478668; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • The Senses(1992),
    ISBN: 0809478838; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Structures(1991),
    ISBN: 0809478986; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Time(1991),
    ISBN: 0809478781; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • The Weather(1993),
    ISBN: 0809478900; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;

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HOW-TO FIX IT

...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-2001
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

This was a spiral bound set that came out on the edge of Time-Life Books closing down and disappearing.

  • Kitchen & Bathroom Plumbing(1998),
    ISBN: 0783556500; Author: Ron Hazelton; *pp;
  • Lighting & Electricity(2001),
    ISBN: 0737011432; Author: Ron Hazelton; 144pp;
  • Major Appliances(1998),
    ISBN: 0783556519; Author: Ron Hazelton; *pp;
  • Windows & Doors(1998),
    ISBN: 0783556527; Author: Ron Hazelton; *pp;

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HOW-TO GARDENING

The title of the series is self-explanatory. I love the covers of this set, but do not have any of them(yet). They were a rare softcover set and came out right at the end of Time-Life Books.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 9
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Container Gardens: Simple Steps to Beautiful Potted Plants(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006242; Author: Rosemary McCreary; 144pp;
  • Garden Accents: Simple-to-Build Projects to Enhance Your Yard or Garden(2001),
    ISBN: 0737006269; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Garden Designs: Simple Steps to Beautiful Flower Gardens(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548664; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Gardening Basics: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548648; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Landscaping Basics: Everthing You Need to Know to Get Started(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548656; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Landscaping Projects: Simple Steps to Enhance Your Home and Yard(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548672; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • More Landscape Projects: Simple Steps to Beautify Your Yard and Garden(1997),
    ISBN: 0737006250; Author: Erin Hynes; 144pp;
  • Water Gardens: Simple Steps for Adding the Beauty of Water to Your Garden(1997),
    ISBN: 0737006277; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Yard & Garden Projects: Easy, Step-by-Step Plans and Designs for Beautiful Outdoor Spaces(1997),
    ISBN: 0737006048; Author: Time Life Editors; 144pp;

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HUMAN BEHAVIOR

This is a very dated set from the mid-70's on pop psychology for young adults/juveniles. I haven't found a complete set that included the index, and it is harder to find these because only the library edition was issued with ISBNs.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1974-76
Volumes in Set: 14, plus Master Index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Adult Years(1976),
    ISBN: 0809419424; Author: Wilbur Bradbury; 176pp;
  • The Community(1976),
    ISBN: 0809419599; Author: Not Given; 176pp;
  • Crime(1975),
    ISBN: 0809419629; Author: Virginia Adams; 176pp;
  • The Enigma of the Mind(1976),
    ISBN: 0809419459; Author: Robert Campbell; 176pp;
  • The Family(1975),
    ISBN: 0809419084; Author: Robert Wernick; 176pp;
  • How We Learn(1975),
    ISBN: N0809419165; Author: Lee Edson; 176pp;
  • The Individual(1974),
    ISBN: 080941905X; Author: Paul Good; 176pp;
  • Language(1975),
    ISBN: 0809419661; Author: David S. Thompson; 176pp;
  • Man and the Organization(1975),
    ISBN: 0809419122; Author: Rafael Steinberg; 176pp;
  • Men and Women(1975),
    ISBN: 0809419246; Author: Peter Swerdloff; 176pp;
  • The Role of the Brain(1975),
    ISBN: 0809419203; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 176pp;
  • Status and Conformity(1976),
    ISBN: 0809419548; Author: Richard W. Murphy; 176pp;
  • Stress(1976),
    ISBN: 0809419289; Author: Ogden Tanner; 176pp;
  • Violence and Aggression(197*),
    ISBN: 0809419505; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 176pp;
  • Master Index(197*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Gale L. Partoyan; *pp;

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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE WORLD

This is a revised and updated, beautifully illustrated edition of John M. Roberts's History of the World, broken down into 10 volumes. Most of the sets I've seen are in the UK, but you can occasionally find it here in the US. It's a handsome set, and you don't need to be a professor to understand and enjoy it...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Prehistory and the First Civilizations, Vol. 1(1998),
    ISBN: 0783563000; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • Eastern Asia and Classical Greece, Vol. 2(1998),
    ISBN: 078356****; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • Rome and the Classical West, Vol. 3(1998),
    ISBN: 0783563027; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • The Age of Diverging Traditions, Vol. 4(1998),
    ISBN: 0783563035; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • The Far East and a New Europe, Vol. 5(1998),
    ISBN: 0783563043; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • The Making of the European Age, Vol. 6(1998),
    ISBN: 0783563051; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • The Age of Revolution, Vol. 7(1998),
    ISBN: 078356****; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • The European Empires, Vol. 8(1998),
    ISBN: 0783563078; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • Emerging Powers, Vol. 9(1998),
    ISBN: 078356****; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;
  • The New Global Era, Vol. 10(1998),
    ISBN: 078356****; Author: John M. Roberts; 192pp;

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ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY OF NATURE

This is a really lovely set of books that would look really handsome in any kid's personal library. They're dated, but you get a gorgeous view of the world from the perspective of the 1980s with stunning photography throughout. This was previously published as Life Nature Library by Time-Life Books circa 1965, then revised and reissued by H.S. Stuttman Inc...

The series is numbered, but the titles are not in alphabetical order as I have them listed, so they are not set up like a set of encyclopedias, despite how they look.

Published by: Time-Life Books/H.S. Stuttman Inc.
Publishing Date: 1984
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Africa(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Animal Behavior(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Australia(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Birds(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • The Desert(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Early Man(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The Earth(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Ecology(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Eurasia(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Evolution(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Fishes(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • The Forest(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Insects(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Mammals(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • The Mountains(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • North America(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Plants(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • The Poles(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Primates(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Reptiles(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • The Sea(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • South America(1984),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • Tropical Asia(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;
  • The Universe(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 194pp;

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I LOVE MATH

This is a spectacular set of children's education books that I really wish I'd had when I was young...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1993-94
Volumes in Set: 12
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Alice in Numberland: Fantasy Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499789; Author: Sara Mark; 64pp;
  • The Case of the Missing Zebra Stripes: Zoo Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499541; Author: Patricia Daniels; 64pp;
  • From Head to Toe, Body Math(1994),
    ISBN: 0809499665; Author: Patricia Daniels; 64pp;
  • The House That Math Built: House Math(1994),
    ISBN: 080949986X; Author: Sara Mark; 64pp;
  • How Do Octopi Eat Pizza Pie?: Pizza Math(1994),
    ISBN: 0809499509; Author: Patricia Daniels; 64pp;
  • Look Both Ways: City Math(1994),
    ISBN: 0809499584; Author: Patricia Daniels; 64pp;
  • The Mystery of the Sunken Treasure: Sea Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499940; Author: Sara Mark; 64pp;
  • Play Ball: Sport Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499703; Author: Sara Mark; 64pp;
  • Pterodactyl Tunnel: Amusement Park Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499908; Author: Jean B. Crawford; 64pp;
  • Right in Your Own Backyard: Nature Math(1992),
    ISBN: 0809499622; Author: Elizabeth Ward; 64pp;
  • The Search for the Mystery Planet: Space Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499827; Author: Jean B. Crawford; 64pp;
  • See You Later, Escalator!: Mall Math(1993),
    ISBN: 0809499746; Author: Patricia Daniels; 64pp;

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JOHNS HOPKINS HEALTH

Slightly out of date medical information from a very trusted source..

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Allergies: What You Need to Know(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016094; Author: Mark Giuliucci; 181pp;
  • Arthritis: What You Need to Know(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016000; Author: Sara J. Henry; 192pp;
  • Back Pain: What You Need to Know(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016019; Author: Shelagh Masline; 192pp;
  • High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016108; Author: Mark Giuliucci; 185pp;

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JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIND AND BODY

This set attempts to make us understand how strange and how wonderful the mechanics of our minds and bodies are...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1993-94
Volumes in Set: 8
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Blueprint for Life(1993),
    ISBN: 0783510047; Author: Roberta Conian; 144pp;
  • The Defending Army(1994),
    ISBN: 0783510128; Author: Robert Somerville; 144pp;
  • Emotions(1994),
    ISBN: 0783510608; Author: Robert Somerville; 144pp;
  • The Enigma of Personality(1994),
    ISBN: 078351008X; Author: Robert Somerville; 144pp;
  • Mind and Brain(1993),
    ISBN: 0783510004; Author: Roberta Conian; 144pp;
  • Repair and Renewal(1994),
    ISBN: 0783510489; Author: Robert Somerville; 144pp;
  • Secrets of the Inner Mind(1994),
    ISBN: 0783510365; Author: Robert Somerville; 144pp;
  • Tapping Hidden Power(1994),
    ISBN: 0783510527; Author: Robert Somerville; 144pp;

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THE KODAK LIBRARY OF CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

I do not know how this compares to their other major photography series. The distinctive yellow covers make them easy to spot...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1983-85
Volumes in Set: 18
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Art of Portraits and the Nude(1984),
    ISBN: 0867062142; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Capture the Beauty in Nature(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062231; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Creating Special Effects(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062339; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Dealing with Difficult Situations(1985),
    ISBN: 0867062452; Author: Michael Freeman; 104pp;
  • Extend Your Range(1985),
    ISBN: 0867062353X; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • How to Catch the Action(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062177; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Learning From the Experts(1985),
    ISBN: 0867062398; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • The Magic of Black and White(1985),
    ISBN: 0867063505; Author: Richard Platt; 104pp;
  • Make Color Work for You(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062053; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Mastering Color(1985),
    ISBN: 0867062427; Author: John Farndon; 104pp;
  • Mastering Composition and Light(1984),
    ISBN: 0867062096; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Photographing Buildings and Cityscapes(1984),
    ISBN: 0867062274; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Photographing the Drama of Daily Life(1984),
    ISBN: 0867062266; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Photographing Friends and Family(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062088; Author: Tony Scott; 104pp;
  • Print Your Own Pictures(1985),
    ISBN: 0867062304; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Setup Your Home Studio(1985),
    ISBN: 0867062363; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Take Better Pictures(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062029; Author: KODAK; 104pp;
  • Taking Better Travel Photos(1983),
    ISBN: 0867062207; Author: Jack Tresidder; 104pp;

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LAMB CHOP'S FABLES

Books are by Shari Lewis(Jan. 17, 1933 - Aug. 2, 1998), who had a children's program on TV. Lamb Chop was the sock puppet she used in her ventriloquist's act for Lamb Chop's Play-Along, which aired on PBS from 1992 to 1997...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1993
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Boat Contest: Featuring Aesop's the Lion and the Mouse(1993),
    ISBN: 0809478468; Author: Shari Lewis; *pp;
  • The Lamb Who Could: Featuring Aesop's the Tortoise and the Hare(19**),
    ISBN: 0809478048; Author: Shari Lewis; *pp;
  • You Can Do It, Lamb Chop!(19**),
    ISBN: 0809478331; Author: Shari Lewis; 102pp;

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LIBRARY OF AMERICA

This set is aimed at young adults, and covers the economies, geographic features, and people of the United States...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1967-69
Volumes in Set: 13
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Border States: Kentucky, N. Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, W. Virginia(1968),
    ISBN: 0809401851; Author: Wilma Dykeman, James Stokely; 192pp;
  • The District of Columbia: The Seat of Government(1968),
    ISBN: *; Author: Bernard A Weisberger; 192pp;
  • The Frontier States: Alaska, Hawaii(1968),
    ISBN: *; Author: Richard Austin Smith; 192pp;
  • The Gateway States: New Jersey, New York(1968),
    ISBN: 0809401770; Author: Seymour Freedgood; *pp;
  • The Heartland: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin(1969),
    ISBN: *; Author: Robert McLaughlin; 192pp;
  • The Middle Atlantic States: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania(1968),
    ISBN: 0809401827; Author: Ezra Bowen; 192pp;
  • The Mountain States: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming(1969),
    ISBN: *; Author: Marshall Sprague; 192pp;
  • New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont(1967),
    ISBN: *; Author: Joe McCarthy; 192pp;
  • The Old South: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, S. Carolina(1968),
    ISBN: 0809401835; Author: John Osborne; 192pp;
  • The Pacific States: California, Oregon, Washington(1967),
    ISBN: *; Author: Neil Morgan; 192pp;
  • The Plains States: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota(1968),
    ISBN: *; Author: Evan Jones; 192pp;
  • The South Central States: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas(1967),
    ISBN: 0809401789; Author: Lawrence Goodwyn; 192pp;
  • The U.S. Overseas: Puerto Rico, Territorias, Cumulative Index(1968),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; 192pp;

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LIBRARY OF AMERICA(Literature)

This one has stumped me. There is a nonprofit publisher called Library of America(founded in 1979, distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher, NY) and they put out titles like these, but I couldn't find any affiliation with Time-Life Books and there are a whole lot more of them than the thirty that Mr. Legg had listed(more than 10 times that many, in fact). This is one of those instances where I really wish all the links Michael painstakingly created were still viable so I could find at least ONE of these...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: ****
Volumes in Set: 30
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Edgar Allen Poe, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Falkner, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Francis Parkman, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Francis Parkman, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Franklin(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Henry Adams(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Henry James, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Henry James, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Henry James, Vol. III(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Henry James, Vol. IV(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Henry James, Vol. V(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Herman Melville, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Herman Melville, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Herman Melville, Vol. III(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Jack London, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Jack London, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • James F. Cooper, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • James F. Cooper, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Mark Twain, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Mark Twain, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. I(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. II(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Thoreau, Vol. 1(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Walt Whitman(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Washington Irving(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Wharton(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • William Dean Howells(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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LIBRARY OF CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL FACTS

I wish I had this set, just to satisfy my curiosity!

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1990-93
Series Editor: George Constable
Volumes in Set: 18
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

...

  • Above and Beyond(1992)
    ISBN: 0809477351; 144pp;
  • All the Rage(1993)
    ISBN: 0809477394; 144pp;
  • Amazing Animals(1991)
    ISBN: 0809476967; 144pp;
  • Crimes and Punishments(1992)
    ISBN: 0809477270; 144pp;
  • Feats and Wisdom of the Ancients(1990)
    ISBN: 0809476754; 144pp;
  • Forces of Nature(1990)
    ISBN: 0809476835; 144pp;
  • Hoaxes and Deceptions(1992)
    ISBN: 0809477157; 144pp;
  • Inventive Genius(1991)
    ISBN: 0809476991; 144pp;
  • Lost Treasures(1992)
    ISBN: 0809477033; 144pp;
  • Manias and Delusions(1993)
    ISBN: 0809477319; 144pp;
  • Mysteries of the Human Body(1990)
    ISBN: 0809476797; 144pp;
  • The Mystifying Mind(1991)
    ISBN: 0809477076; 144pp;
  • Odd and Eccentric People(1992)
    ISBN: 0809477246; 144pp;
  • Odd Jobs(1993),
    ISBN: 080947767X; 144pp;
  • Science Astray(1993)
    ISBN: 0809476916; 144pp;
  • Shadows of Death(1993)
    ISBN: 080947719X; 144pp;
  • Vanishings(1991)
    ISBN: 0809476878; 144pp;
  • A World of Luck(1991)
    ISBN: 0809477114; 144pp;

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LIBRARY OF NATIONS

This is an interesting National Geographic type series of books describing different countries with lavish pictures and engaging text - you get a cool snapshot of those countries from the mid-80's. For one thing, the Soviet Union no longer exists...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1985-90;
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Arabian Peninsula(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451166; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Australia(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451646; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Brazil(1986),
    ISBN: 0809451689; Author: *; 176pp;
  • Britain(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451441; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Canada(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451484; Author: *; 160pp;
  • China(198*),
    ISBN: 0809452901; Author: *; 160pp;
  • East Africa(1987),
    ISBN: 080945193X; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Eastern Europe(1987),
    ISBN: 0809451522; Author: *; 160pp;
  • France(1990),
    ISBN: 0809451247; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Germany(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451328; Author: *; 160pp;
  • India(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451727; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Israel(198*),
    ISBN: 0809453134; Author: Hans Wiesenhofer; 160pp;
  • Italy(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451565; Author: Romano Cagnoni; 160pp;
  • Japan(1985),
    ISBN: 0809451212; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Mexico(198*),
    ISBN: 080945307X; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Scandinavia(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451778; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Southeast Asia(198*),
    ISBN: 0809453185; Author: Michael Freeman; *pp;
  • The Soviet Union(1985),
    ISBN: 0809453274; Author: *; *pp;
  • Spain and Portugal(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451816; Author: *; *pp;
  • The United States(198*),
    ISBN: 0809451123; Author: *; *pp;

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THE LIFE BOOK OF CHRISTMAS

This set of books delves into the history, meanings, trappings, and customs of a lot of people's favorite holiday. The Glory of Christmas quotes scripture and paints the scene of the first Christmas. The Merriment of Christmas gives recipes and crafts, and The Pageantry of Christmas provides music scores - religious overtones to the whole set; The set came slipcased, but I don't believe these three slim hardcovers were jacketed. The covers are rather plain, with gold leaf titling on cover and spine. I was able to pick up all three of these on www.paperbackswap.com after running across a reference to them on Michael Legg's catalog. This set was released simultaneously in Canada. Lovely illustrations throughout.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1963
Editor: Stanley Filmore
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Glory of Christmas(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 112pp;
  • The Merriment of Christmas(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 112pp;
  • The Pageantry of Christmas(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors; 112pp;

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THE LIFE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

The red leather editions have the American flag for that time period displayed on the front cover and were originally released in the early 1960's, so they have no ISBNs. Mr. Legg mentions that the original red leather bound edition came with LPs of music from the era that book covered!

When they reissued them, they had jacketed cardboard covers instead(see second picture to left for visual reference), and no music, so if hunting for this set, I'd hold out for the red ones. As always, when a book or magazine has this something extra with it, ALWAYS contact the seller and confirm that the extra whatever is still with the issue/book - the seller is usually completely unaware of these things and isn't trying to cheat you. They simply didn't know something got separated and lost, so if they don't explicitly mention it being intact in the listing, ask - chances are good it is not complete.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1963; 1975
Volumes in Set: 12
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Age of Steel and Steam, 1877-1890(19**),
    ISBN: 080942049X; Author: Bernard A. Weisberger; 160pp;
  • The Great Age of Change, 1945-present(19**/1970),
    ISBN: 080942****/0705402940; Author: William Leuchtenberg; *pp;
  • The Growing Years, 1789-1829(19**),
    ISBN: 0809420333; Author: Margaret L. Coit; 176pp;
  • The Making of a Nation, 1775-1789(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Richard Morris; *pp;
  • New Deal and Global War, 1933-1945(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: William Leuchtenberg; *pp;
  • The New World, Before 1775(1975),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Richard Morris; *pp;
  • The Progressive Era, 1901-1917(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Ernest May; *pp;
  • Reaching for Empire, 1890-1901(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Bernard A. Weisberger; *pp;
  • The Sweep Wesward, 1829-1849(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Margaret Coit; *pp;
  • The Union Restored, 1861-1876(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: T. Harry Williams; *pp;
  • The Union Sundered, 1849-1861(19**),
    ISBN: 0809420376; Author: T. Harry Williams; 158pp;
  • War, Boom and Bust, 1917-1932(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Earnest May; *pp;

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LIFE LIBRARY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael Legg rightfully points out this series came out before digital photography was a thing - it was first released in 1970, and again in the early 1980's. It is still well worth pursuing if you work in the medium or are a serious hobbyist. I don't own this set(yet), but it is definitely on my wishlist. It isn't just useful, it's inspiring!

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1970; 1981-83;
Volumes in Set: 17, plus Index and a softcover handbook
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Art of Photography(198*),
    ISBN: 0809410427; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 230pp;
  • The Camera(198*),
    ISBN: 0809410079; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 238pp;
  • Caring For Photographs(1982),
    ISBN: 0809444208; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Color(1981),
    ISBN: 0809441527; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 240pp;
  • Documentary Photography(198*),
    ISBN: 0809444348; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • Frontiers of Photography(198*),
    ISBN: 080944****; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 202pp;
  • Great Photographers(1983),
    ISBN: 0809444402; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 248pp;
  • The Great Themes(198*),
    ISBN: 080944****; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • Light and Film(198*),
    ISBN: 080944****; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • Photographer's Handbook*(1973),
    ISBN: None; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 64pp;
  • Photographing Children(1984),
    ISBN: 0809444240; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 224pp;
  • Photographing Nature(1981),
    ISBN: 0809441608; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 240pp;
  • Photography as a Tool(1982),
    ISBN: 0809444089; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 224pp;
  • Photojournalism(1983),
    ISBN: 0809444283; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; 232pp;
  • The Print(198*),
    ISBN: 0809441624; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • Special Problems(198*),
    ISBN: 0809410400; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • The Studio(198*),
    ISBN: 080944****; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • Travel Photography(198*),
    ISBN: 0809444046; AUTHOR: Time-Life Editors; *pp;
  • INDEX

There were also yearbooks that came out in conjunction with this set titled "Photography Year" from 1973 to 1982(?) - nine(9) total that I'm aware of.
They also provided a Camera Buyer's Guide and a Buyer's Guide to Darkroom Equipment
* This is a tall, skinny, either spiral-bound(1971, silver/black covers)) or a brown softcover(1981,revised).

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LIFE NATURE LIBRARY

This set was translated into several different languages: Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. It may also have been translated into Asian languages but I haven't been able to track down any yet. Dr. Kenneth Dodd, a retired professor from Florida, brought this to my attention and sent me his list.(Thank you!). This set was revised and reprinted in the 1970's.

The index for this set was hardbound to match the rest and is considered the 25th volume in the Life Nature Library. This is one of those sets where they originally envisioned only seven books and had a starting staff of only 3 editors(they were a staff of more than 25 by the time the project was completed). This set runs to well over a million words and nearly 4,000 pictures. It has been translated into eight different languages and was sold in more than 90 countries around the world....


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1965; 1975
Volumes in Set: 24, plus Index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animal Behavior(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: Niko Tinbergen; 192pp;
  • The Birds(1973),
    ISBN: None; Author: Roger Tory Peterson; 192pp;
  • The Desert(1967; 1976),
    ISBN: None; Author: Aldo Starker Leopold; 192pp;
  • Early Man(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: Francis Clark Howell; 192pp;
  • The Earth(1975),
    ISBN: None; Author: Arthur Beiser; 192pp;
  • Ecology(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter Farb; 192pp;
  • Evolution(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: Ruth E. Moore; 192pp;
  • The Fishes(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: F.D. Ommanney; 192pp;
  • The Forest(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter Farb; 192pp;
  • The Insects(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter Farb; 192pp;
  • The Land and Wildlife of Africa(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Archie Carr; 200pp;
  • The Land and Wildlife of Australia(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: David Bergamini; 200pp;
  • The Land and Wildlife of Eurasia(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: Francois Bourlire; 200pp;
  • The Land and Wildlife of North America(1967; 1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter Farb; 200pp;
  • The Land and Wildlife of South America(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Marston Bates; 200pp;
  • The Land and Wildlife of Tropical Asia(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Sidney Dillon Ripley; 200pp;
  • The Mammals(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Richard Carrington; 192pp;
  • The Mountains(1962; 1971),
    ISBN: None; Author: Lorus J. Milne, Margery Milne; 192pp;
  • The Plants(1965; 1975revised),
    ISBN: None; Author: Frits W. Went; 190pp;
  • The Poles(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: Willy Ley; 192pp;
  • The Primates(1974),
    ISBN: None; Author: Sarel Eimerl, Irven DeVore; 192pp;
  • The Reptiles(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: Archie Fairly Carr; 192pp;
  • The Sea(1961; 1972),
    ISBN: None; Author: Leonard Engel; 192pp;
  • The Universe(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: David Bergamini; 192pp;
  • A Guide to the Natural World, Index and Guide(1965)
    ISBN: None; 210pp;

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LIFE PICTORIAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD

"The 16th Century Flemish geographer, Gerardus Mercator, was the first to use the word "atlas" for a volume of maps, and many early collections were embellished with an engraving of the Titan Atlas supporting a globe. In this ancient tradition, the LIFE Pictorial Atlas offers a set of reference maps of the world plus an index of some 75,000 place..."

This was another book in my magpie collection of books. It wasn't on Michael Legg's list, but he may not have listed it because it wasn't specifically done by the Time-Life Book division, just the Life editors in cooperation with Rand McNally. He did include other sets done by the Life editors, though. I'm including it here because it falls into that time frame, is cool, and because it is a kissing cousin of Time-Life - they were all dipping into the same well for their materials. This is 600 pages of gorgeous photos of the world and detailed maps. It's in a huge format - 14"x10.5" and over 8 pounds, so whatever you do don't drop it or you can kiss a toe or two goodbye. It has a handsome blue slipcase with a gold leaf globe embossed on its sides.


Published by: Life, Rand McNally
Publishing Date: 1961
Volumes in Set: 1
Pages: 600

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LIFE SCIENCE LIBRARY

This set is geared towards young adults and presents a layperson's view of the subjects in language the average person can understand. They are quite dated now, but still fun to read...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1963-66;
Volumes in Set: 25, plus INDEX
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Body(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Alan Edward Nourse; 200pp;
  • The Cell(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: John E. Pfeiffer; 200pp;
  • Drugs(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Walter Modell; 200pp;
  • Energy(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Mitchell Wilson; 200pp;
  • The Engineer(196*),
    ISBN: 0809441063; Author: C.C. Furnas; 200pp;
  • Flight(1965),
    ISBN: None; Author: H. Guyford Stever; 200pp;
  • Food and Nutrition(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: William Henry Sebrell; 200pp;
  • Giant Molecules(1966),
    ISBN: None; Author: Herman Francis Mark; 200pp;
  • Growth(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: James Mourilyan Tanner; 200pp;
  • Health and Disease(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Rene Jules Dubos; 200pp;
  • Light and Vision(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 200pp;
  • Machines(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Robert O'Brien; 200pp;
  • Man and Space(1966),
    ISBN: None; Author: Arthur C. Clarke; 200pp;
  • Mathematics(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: David Bergamini; 200pp;
  • Matter(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Ralph Eugene Lapp; 200pp;
  • The Mind(1968),
    ISBN: None; Author: John Rowan Wilson; 200pp;
  • The Physician(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Russel V. Lee; 200pp;
  • Planets(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Carl Sagan; 200pp;
  • The Scientist(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Henry Margenau; 200pp;
  • Ships(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Edward V. Lewis; 200pp;
  • Sound and Hearing(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Stanley Smith Stevens; 200pp;
  • Time(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Samuel Abraham Goudsmit; 200pp;
  • Water(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Luna Bergere Leopold; 200pp;
  • Weather(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Phillip D. Thompson; 200pp;
  • Wheels(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Wilfred Owen; 200pp;
  • A Guide to Science an Index(196*),
    ISBN: 0809409348; *pp;

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LIFE'S PICTURE HISTORY OF WESTERN MAN

This had several different editions, including a slipcased one that is hard to find. It focuses on the history of Europe.



Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1951
Volumes in Set: 1
Editor: Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr., Joseph Kastner
Pages: *

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LIFE'S PICTURE HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II

"It is very silly to say, as some do, that wars never settle anything. They have settled a great many things, such as the independence of the United States of America. It is a deep and true instinct of mankind to honor those who have fought, and especially those who suffered wounds and death in battle. Thi..."

This wasn't in Michael Legg's catalog - I found a listing for it in "The Book of Christmas". He certainly didn't miss much, but very early books like this one, and very late ones in the last years of Time-Life Books did occasionally slip by. I'm doing my best to fill in.


Published by: Time Inc.
Publishing Date: 1950
Volumes in Set: 1
Editor: Arthur B. Tourtellot, Francis Brennan
Author: Robert Sherrod
Pages: 368

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THE LIFE TREASURY OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE

This had several different editions, the UK edition having the most colorful cover.

It is a compilation of articles that appeared in LIFE magazine from Aug. 31, 1959 to Aug. 22, 1960 and not to be confused with B.A. Botkin's 1944 book of the same title.

This wasn't in Michael Legg's catalog - I found a listing for it in "The Book of Christmas". He certainly didn't miss much, but very early books like this one, and very late ones in the last years of Time-Life Books did occasionally slip by. I'm doing my best to fill in. I was surprised to realize that I already had this one in my collection. I am a student of folklore and have a special interest in the folklore of my continent. That usually means the stories told by native Americans, but it also means the treasure of folklore that sprung from the invading Europeans and developed as we grew into a nation.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1961
Volumes in Set: 1
ISBN: None
Editor/Author: Jack Newcombe
Paintings by: James Lewicki
Pages: 348

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LIFE WORLD LIBRARY

This set is geared towards young adults, and provides an interesting snapshot of the world in the early 1960s, covering the principle countries and geopolitical areas. It's a great reminder how important copyright dates are to be mindful of context...

Published by: Time-Life International
Publishing Date: 1962-1966
Volumes in Set: 34
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Andean Republics(1967),
    ISBN: 0705401448; Author: William Weber Johnson; 160pp;
  • The Arab World(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: Desmond Stewart; 160pp;
  • Atlas of the World(1966),
    ISBN: None; Author: Jane Polley; 160pp;
  • Australia and New Zealand(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Colin MacInnis; 160pp;
  • Balkans(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Edmund Stillman; 160pp;
  • Brazil(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: Elizabeth Bishop; 160pp;
  • Britain(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: John Osborne; 176pp;
  • Canada(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Brian Moore; 160pp;
  • Central America(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Harold Lavine; 160pp;
  • China(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Loren Fessler; 176pp;
  • Colombia and Venezuela and the Guianas(1965),
    ISBN: None; Author: Gary MacEoin; 160pp;
  • Eastern Europe(1965),
    ISBN: None; Author: Godfrey Blunden; 160pp;
  • France(1960),
    ISBN: None; Author: D.W. Brogan; 176pp;
  • Germany(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: Terence Prittie; 160pp;
  • Greece(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Alexander Eliot; 160pp;
  • India(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: Joe David Brown; 160pp;
  • Ireland(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: Joe McCarthy; 160pp;
  • Israel(1965),
    ISBN: None; Author: Robert St. John; 160pp;
  • Italy(1961),
    ISBN: None; Author: Herbert Kubly; 160pp;
  • Japan(1961),
    ISBN: None; Author: Edward Seidensticker; 160pp;
  • The Low Countries(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Eugene Rachlis; 160pp;
  • Mexico(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: William Johnson; 160pp;
  • The River Plate Republics(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: John Ferguson; 160pp;
  • Russia(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Charles Thayer; 160pp;
  • Scandinavia(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Hammond Innes; 160pp;
  • South Africa(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Tom Hopkinson; 160pp;
  • Southeast Asia(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Stanley Karnow; 160pp;
  • Spain(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Hugh Thomas; 160pp;
  • Switzerland(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Herbert Kubly; 160pp;
  • Tropical Africa(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Robert Coughlin; 160pp;
  • Turkey(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Desmond Stewart; 160pp;
  • The United States(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Patrick O'Donovan; 160pp;
  • The West Indies(196*),
    ISBN: None; Author: Carter Harman; 160pp;
  • Handbook of the Nations(196*),
    ISBN: None; *pp;

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LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG BOOK

These were children's books marketed as a series by Fischer-Price in the UK - I thought. But there appears to be two printings and there was a slight title change ("All" was added to the titles).

The "070540" of Time-Life ISBNs is a clue that it was published by the UK branch of Time-Life. I have ignored the UK ISBNs for the most part for now on the assumption that most people using this page will want the US ISBNs primarily and not wish to pay shipping costs for overseas purchases. As many of these sets that were published there, though, I may have to rethink it. In any case, I will be making another pass through the page to add that set of numbers to the sets that were published there - I'm just trying to get this first pass done first to make sure I've got the complete sets listed so everyone will know what they are looking for. If you have a strong feeling otherwise, please get in touch and let me know.


Published by: Time-Life Books, UK
Publishing Date: ****
Volumes in Set: 18/*19
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • About the Animal Kingdom(1990),
    ISBN: 0809474875/0705408221; Author: Fischer Price; 64pp;
  • About Bedtime(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408329; Author: Neil Kagan/Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Dinosaurs(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408361; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Families(19**),
    ISBN: */070540823X; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Faraway Places(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408248; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Holidays(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408272; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Imagination(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408388; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Magical Worlds(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408256; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Nature(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408280; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Ourselves(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408337; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Playtime(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408299; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About The Sea(19**),
    ISBN: */070540837X; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Seasons(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408353; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Silly Things(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408094; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Space(19**),
    ISBN: */0705408264; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Things We Ride(19**),
    ISBN: */070540****; Author: Fischer Price; *pp;
  • About Where We Live(19**),
    ISBN: */070540****; Author: Yvette Santiago Banek/Fischer Price; *pp;
  • All About Animals*(199*),
    ISBN: 0705408310; Author: Fischer Price; 64pp;

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LOST CIVILIZATIONS

This is a wonderful series with lavish art and accessible prose about the rise and fall of civilizations all over the world - it's one of my favorites! There is one book that Michael Legg lists, "China's Celestial Empire", that I have never found. It may have been a retitling of a later printing? If anyone knows the answer to this mystery, please, get in touch and let the rest of us know. For now, my count for this set sits at 24...

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1992-1995
Series Editor: Dale M. Brown
Volumes in Set: 24?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Africa's Glorious Legacy(1994),
    ISBN: 0809490250; 168pp;
  • Anatolia: Cauldron of Cultures(199*),
    ISBN: 0809491087; 168pp;
  • Ancient India: Land of Mystery(1994),
    ISBN: 0809490374; 168pp;
  • Aztecs: Reign of Blood & Splendor(1992),
    ISBN: 0809498545; 168pp;
  • The Celts: Europe’s People of Iron(1994),
    ISBN: 0809490293; 168pp;
  • China’s Buried Kingdoms(199*),
    ISBN: 080949891X; 168pp;
  • China’s Celestial Empire*(199*),
    ISBN: Unknown- this title may not actually exist; Author: Xhevat Lloshi
  • Early Europe: Mysteries in Stone(1995),
    ISBN: 0809491001; 168pp;
  • Egypt: Land of the Pharoahs(199*),
    ISBN: 0809498502; 168pp;
  • Etruscans: Italy’s Lovers of Life(1995),
    ISBN: 0809490455; 168pp;
  • Greece: Temples, Tombs & Treasures(1994),
    ISBN: 080949020X; 168pp;
  • The Holy Land(1992),
    ISBN: 0809498669; 168pp;
  • Incas: Lords of Gold and Glory(1992),
    ISBN: 0809498707; 168pp;
  • The Magnificent Maya(199*),
    ISBN: 0809498790; 168pp;
  • Mesopotamia: The Mighty Kings(1995),
    ISBN: 0809490412; 168pp;
  • Mound Builders & Cliff Dwellers(1992),
    ISBN: 0809498588; 168pp;
  • Persians: Masters of Empire(199*),
    ISBN: 0809491044; 168pp;
  • Pompeii: The Vanished City(1992),
    ISBN: 0809498626; 168pp;
  • Ramses II: Magnificence on the Nile(199*),
    ISBN: 0809490129; 168pp;
  • Rome: Echoes of Imperial Glory(199*),
    ISBN: 0809490161; 168pp;
  • The Search for El Dorado(1994),
    ISBN: 0809490331; 168pp;
  • Southeast Asia: A Past Regained(199*),
    ISBN: 0809491125; 168pp;
  • Sumer: Cities of Eden(1993),
    ISBN: 0809498871; 168pp;
  • Vikings: Raiders From the North(1993),
    ISBN: 0809498952; 168pp;
  • Wondrous Realms of the Aegean(1993),
    ISBN: 0809498758; 168pp;

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A MAN ON THE MOON

This was a commemorative set dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Apollo space program...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998
Author: Andrew Chaikin
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Vol. 1: One Giant Leap, ISBN: 0783556799;
  • Vol. 2: Lunar Explorers, ISBN: 0783556799;
  • Vol. 3: The Odyssey Continues, ISBN: 0783556799;

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MARIE CLAIRE STYLE

I'm a bit nonplussed by this series - way out of my unfashionable wheelhouse. Did women really need a book's worth of tips on bathing? Apparently. Some of the others look interesting, though. Here's one of the sets that came late in the Time-Life line-up, so Mr. Legg missed a few titles. I've filled in a few more, but I may have missed some, as this fashion brand continued to publish into the 2010s. I included only the ones I thought fit into the set that Time-Life started...

Published by: Time-Life Books; Murdoch Books;
Publishing Date: 1999-2000
Volumes in Set: 18?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Bathing(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030224; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Brunches(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030232; Author: Jody Vassalo; 80pp;
  • De-Stress(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030240; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Drinks(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030259; Author: Jody Vassalo; 80pp;
  • Energy(2001),
    ISBN: 1740450868; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Face(1999),
    ISBN: 1853918164; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Flavours(2000),
    ISBN: 1853919187; Author: Donna Hay; 192pp;
  • Flowers(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030275; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Fragrance(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030283; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Hair(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030291; Author: Jane Campsie; 80pp;
  • Noodles(2000),
    ISBN: 0737030305; Author: Jody Vassalo; 80pp;
  • Pasta(2000),
    ISBN: 0737030313; Author: Jody Vassalo; 80pp;
  • Seafood(2001),
    ISBN: 0737030321; Author: Jody Vassalo; 80pp;
  • Storage(2001),
    ISBN: 073703033X; Author: Sibella Court; 80pp;
  • Supper(2001),
    ISBN: 1740450876; Author: Jody Vassallo; 80pp;
  • Sweet(2001),
    ISBN: 1740450892; Author: Jody Vassallo, Ben Dearnley; 80pp;
  • Table(2001),
    ISBN: 1740450884; Author: Yael Grinham, Karen Spresser, John Paul Urizar; 80pp;
  • Tea: The Perfect Brew(2000),
    ISBN: 0756766079; Author: Jane Campsie; 96pp;

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MILLER'S 1912 HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR

This appears to be a reprinting of older material. I do not know if it was excerpted from ten volumes to four, or whether it was rebound into four volumes from ten. I cannot find two of the titles, and this set was published right on the cusp of Time-Life Books disappearing for good, so the last two may not have made it into print....

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2001
Author: Francis Trevelyan Miller
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Photographic History of the Civil War: The Opening Battles(2001),
    ISBN: 0783557256; *pp;
  • The Photographic History of the Civil War: Two Years of Grim War(2001),
    ISBN: 0783557264; *pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; *pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; *pp;

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MINDPOWER

This set was released primarily in England and Germany, with the German set being in German, of course. It appears to be mostly a self-improvement/Self-help set, with a bit of mysticism thrown in to spice it up...

Published by: Time-Life Books, UK
Publishing Date: 1995-97
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Achieve Personal Growth(1996),
    ISBN: 0705416372; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Assess Your Tru Potential(199*),
    ISBN: 0783512503; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Communicate With Confidence(1995),
    ISBN: 0705416232; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Dare to Be Yourself(1995),
    ISBN: 0705416275; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Develop Your Creative Skills(199*),
    ISBN: 0783512627; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Develop Your Leadership Qualities(1995),
    ISBN: 0705416305; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Develop Your Positive Energies(1996),
    ISBN: 070541633X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Discover Real Happiness(1997),
    ISBN: 0705416380; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Enhance Your Thinking Skills(1996),
    ISBN: 0705416364; Author: Luci Collings; 144pp;
  • Enjoying Satisfying Relationships(1995),
    ISBN: 0705416267; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Expand Your Memory(199*),
    ISBN: 0783512546; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Explore Your Inner Self(1996),
    ISBN: 0705416259; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Find a Helping Hand(1997),
    ISBN: 0705416399; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Find Strength in Crisis(199*),
    ISBN: 078351****; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Increase Your Learning Power(199*),
    ISBN: 0705416240; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Make the Right Decision(1995),
    ISBN: 0705416291; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Maximize Your Performance(1996),
    ISBN: 0705416283; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Set Your Sights on Success(1996),
    ISBN: 0705416348; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Take Control of Your Life(1996),
    ISBN: 0705416321; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Understand Your Family(1995),
    ISBN: 0705416313; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;

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MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN

You'd think as much as I like reading the eclectic, that I'd have this set, but I don't - yet.

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: began in 1987???
Volumes in Set: a whopping 33
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Alien Encounters(1992),
    ISBN: 0809465450/0705409961(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Ancient Wisdom and Secret Sects(1989),
    ISBN: 0809463490/070540****(UK); 160pp;
  • Cosmic Connections(1988),
    ISBN: 0809463415/070540675X(UK); 160pp;
  • Cosmic Duality(1991),
    ISBN: 0809465167/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Dreams and Dreaming(1990),
    ISBN: 0809463881/0705406881(UK); 160pp;
  • Earth Energies(198*),
    ISBN: 0809465124/0705406954(UK); 160pp;
  • Eastern Mysteries(1991),
    ISBN: 0809465043/0705406946(UK); 160pp;
  • Hauntings(1994),
    ISBN: 0809463520/070540****(UK); 160pp;
  • Magical Arts(1990),
    ISBN: 0809463806/0705406911(UK); 160pp;
  • The Mind and Beyond(1992),
    ISBN: 0809465256/0705406989(UK); 160pp;
  • Mind Over Matter(1988),
    ISBN: 0809463377/070540****(UK); 160pp;
  • Mysterious Creatures(1988),
    ISBN: 0809463326/070540****(UK); 160pp;
  • Mysterious Lands and Peoples(1991),
    ISBN: 0809465205/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • The Mysterious World(1995),
    ISBN: 0809465493/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Mystic Places(1987),
    ISBN: 0809463121/070540****(UK); 160pp;
  • Mystic Quests(1995),
    ISBN: 0809465299/0705406997(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • The Mystical Year(1995),
    ISBN: 080946537X/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Phantom Encounters(198*),
    ISBN: 0809463288/0705406717(UK); 144pp;
  • Powers of Healing(1990),
    ISBN: 0809463687/0705406792(UK); 160pp;
  • Psychic Powers(1987),
    ISBN: 0809463083/075406687(UK); 160pp;
  • The Psychics(1995),
    ISBN: 0809465418/0705409953(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Psychic Voyages(1988),
    ISBN: 0809463164/0705406709(UK); 160pp;
  • Search for Immortality(1992),
    ISBN: 0809465337/0705405842(UK); 160pp;
  • Search for the Soul(1990),
    ISBN: 0809463849/0705406865(UK); 160pp;
  • Secrets of the Alchemists(1991),
    ISBN: 0809465000/0705406938(UK); Author: George Constable; 160pp;
  • Spirit Summonings(198*),
    ISBN: 080946344X/070540****(UK); 160pp;
  • Time and Space(1992),
    ISBN: 0809463962/070540692X(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Transformations(1995),
    ISBN: 0809463644/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • The UFO Phenomenon(1988),
    ISBN: 0809463245/0705406695(UK); 160pp;
  • Utopian Visions(1990),
    ISBN: 0809463768/070540****(UK); Author: George Constable; 160pp;
  • Visions and Prophecies(1988),
    ISBN: 0809463202/0705406725(UK); 160pp;
  • Witches and Witchcraft(1995),
    ISBN: 080946392X/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 160pp;
  • Master Index and Illustrated Symbols(1992),
    ISBN: 0809465086/070540****(UK); Author: Jim Hicks; 144pp;

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MYTHS & MANKIND

This is another of my favorite sets! I've always been fascinated by myths and fables, and this one collects them under cultural themes.

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date:1996-2000
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • African: Voices of the Ancestors(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436438; Author:Tony Allan, Fergus Fleming, Charles Phillips; 144pp;
  • Arctic: Spirits of the Snow(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436535; Author:Tony Allan, Michael Kerrigan; 144pp;
  • Aztec & Maya: Gods of Sun & Sacrifice(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435431; Author:Tony Allan, Tom Lowenstein; 144pp;
  • Celtic: Heroes of the Dawn(199*),
    ISBN: 0705421716; Author:Fergus Fleming, Shahrukh Husaini; 144pp;
  • Chinese: Land of the Dragon(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436039; Author:Tony Allan, Charles Phillips; 144pp;
  • Egyptian: The Way to Eternity(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435032; Author:Fergus Fleming, Alan Lothian; 144pp;
  • Greek & Roman: Titans & Olympians(199*),
    ISBN: 070543513X; Author: Tony Allan, Sara Maitland; 144pp;
  • Greek & Roman: Triumph of the Hero(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435733; Author: Tony Allan, Piers Vitebsky; 144pp;
  • Indian: The Eternal Cycle(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435938; Author: Charles Phillips, Michael Kerrigan, David Gould; 144pp;
  • Japanese: Realm of the Rising Sun(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436632; Author: Tony Allan, Michael Kerrigan, Charles Phillips; 144pp;
  • Medieval: Legends of Chivalry(199*),
    ISBN: 070543673X; Author: Tony Allan, Clifford Bishop, Charles Phillips; 144pp;
  • Middle Eastern: Epics of Early Civilization(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435539; Author: Michael Kerrigan, Alan Lothian, Piers Vitebsky; 144pp;
  • Native American: Mother Earth, Father Sky(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435237; Author: Tom Lowenstein, Piers Vitebsky; 144pp;
  • Oceanian: Journeys Through Dreamtime(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436233; Author:Tony Allan, Fergus Fleming, Michael Kerrigan; 144pp;
  • Persian: Wise Lord of the Sky(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436330; Author: Tony Allan, Charles Phillips, Michael Kerrigan; 144pp;
  • Slavic: Forests of the Vampire(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436136; Author: Charles Phillips, Michael Kerrigan; 144pp;
  • South American: Lost Realms of Gold(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435830; Author: Tony Allan, Clifford Bishop, Charles Phillips; 144pp;
  • Tibetan & Mongolian: The Diamond Path(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435636; Author: Michael Kerrigan, Clifford Bishop, James Chambers; 144pp;
  • Viking & German: Sagas of the Norsemen(199*),
    ISBN: 0705435334; Author: Loren Auerbach, Jacqueline Simpson; 144pp;
  • World: The Great Themes(199*),
    ISBN: 0705436837; Author: Tony Allan, charles Phillips; 144pp;

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NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES

These are reprints of biographies and autobiographies of North American natives of different tribes. Mr. Legg found 3 of them, and I found 3 more - it may not be all of them. I haven't been able to find the Time-Life edition of "Apauk, Caller of Buffalo", which was on Mr. Legg's list, and I only have 4 of the six in the embossed leather binding. If someone has "Apauk" or "Life of Black Hawk", could you please get in touch to confirm their inclusion?..

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1991
Volumes in Set: 6?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Apauk, Caller of Buffalo(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: James Willard Schultz; 140pp;
  • Black Elk Speaks, Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Ogalala Sioux(1991),
    ISBN: 0783517505; Author: Black Elk, John G. Neihardt; 280pp;
  • Geronimo's Story of His Life(1991),
    ISBN: 0783517629; Author: Geronimo, S.M. Barrett; 216pp;
  • Indian Boyhood(1991),
    Chronicles the 1st 15 years of a native Santee Sioux Indian in mid-19th century
    ISBN: 0783517548; Author: Charles Alexander Eastman; 289pp;
  • The Life of Black Hawk(1993),
    originally published in 1833
    ISBN: 078351770X; Author: Black Hawk, Antoine Leclair; *pp;
  • Pretty-Shield(1991),
    originally published in 1932 as Red Mother, she was a medicine woman of the Crows
    ISBN: 0783517580; Author: Frank Bird Linderman; 256pp;

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THE NATURE COMPANY DISCOVERIES LIBRARY

This was geared towards ages 4-8. There appear to be a couple of different series of the same name, along with 4 sticker books, so I need to get this untangled. I'm still missing one title from this set.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995-97
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Amazing Bugs, Sticker Activity Book(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548966; Author: *; 16pp;
  • Ancient China(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Judith Simpson; 64pp;
  • Ancient Egypt(199*),
    ISBN: 0783547633; Author: George Hart; 64pp;
  • Ancient Greece(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Louise Schofield; 64pp;
  • Ancient Rome(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Judith Simpson; 64pp;
  • Dangerous Animals(1995),
    ISBN: 0783547625; Author: John Seidensticker, Susan Lumpkin; 64pp;
  • Dinosaurs(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Carson Creagh; 64pp;
  • Explorers & Traders(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Millard Annee; 64pp;
  • Flight(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Donald S. Lopez; 64pp;
  • Great Buildings(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Anne Lynch; 64pp;
  • Great Inventions(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Richard Wood; 64pp;
  • How Things Work(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Eryl Davies; 64pp;
  • The Human Body(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548028; Author: Marie Rose, Steve Parker; 64pp;
  • Incredible Creatures(2001),
    ISBN: 0737010053; Author: George Else Greer; 224pp;
  • Incredible Plants(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Lesley Dow; 64pp;
  • Insects & Spiders(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: David Burnie; 64pp;
  • Mammals(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: George McKay; 64pp;
  • Mighty Dinosaurs, Sticker Activity Book(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548974; Author: *; 16pp;
  • Native Americans(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Judith Simpson; 64pp;
  • Our Amazing Planet(2001),
    ISBN: 0737010061; Author: David Ellyard; 224pp;
  • Reptiles(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Carson Creagh; 64pp;
  • Scaly Reptiles, Sticker Activity Book(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548982; Author: *; 16pp;
  • Sports & Games(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Neil Jameson; 64pp;
  • Stars and Planets(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: David H. Levy; 64pp;
  • Under the Sea(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Linsay Knight; 64pp;
  • Underwater Animals(1999),
    ISBN: 0783549016; Author: Libby Frederico; 16pp;
  • Volcanoes & Earthquakes(199*),
    ISBN: 078354****; Author: Linsay Knight; 64pp;
  • Weather(1996),
    ISBN: 0809493705; Author: David Edtellyard; 64pp;
  • What Life Was Like(2001),
    ISBN: 073701007X; Author: *; 224pp;
  • Wild Animals, Sticker Activity Book(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548990; Author: *; 16pp;
  • Wonders of Our World(2001),
    ISBN: 0737010088; Author: *; 224pp;

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THE NATURE COMPANY ECO-SYSTEM EXPLORERS

These are children's books. These are clever Mix-and-Match books. Each has all the pages divided into 3 sections that can be flipped so that you match parts from different pages to create different pictures. I remember having one as a kid that had different fashions on each page that you could then mix up to create different outfits....

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Dinosaurs(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548915; Author: Joanna Turner, Nicholas Harris; 16pp;
  • The Human Body(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548907; Author: Joanna Turner, Nicholas Harris; 16pp;
  • Under the Sea(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547862; Author: Nicholas Harris; *pp;

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THE NATURE COMPANY GUIDES

These were issued as both hardcovers and softcovers - you get the ISBN of whichever I came across first. Some of these were put out by Collins instead of Time-Life. "Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises" is just "Whales and Dolphins" under the Collins label.

Published by: Time-Life Books/*Collins
Publishing Date: 1995-2001
Volumes in Set: 13
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Advanced Skywatching: The Backyard Astonomer's Guide to Starhopping and Exploring the Universe(1997),
    ISBN: 0783549415; Author: Robert Burnham, Alan Dyer, Robert A. Garfinkle, Martin George, Jeff Kanipe, David H. Levy; 288pp;
  • Backyard Astronomy: Your Guide to Starhopping and Exploring the Universe(2001),
    ISBN: 0737000961(soft); Author: Alan Dyer, Robert A. Garfinkle, Martin George, Jeff Kanipe, David H. Levy, Robert Burnham; 288pp;
  • Birding(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000775(soft); Author: Joseph Michael Forshaw, Steve Howell, Terence Lindsey, Rich Stallcup; 288pp;
  • Ecotravel(2001),
    ISBN: 073700097X(soft); Author: Dwight Holing, David Rains Wallack; 288pp;
  • Natural Gardening(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547501; Author: Erica Glasener, Glenn Keator, Jim Knopf, Jane Scott, Sally Wasowski, John Kadel Boring; 288pp;
  • Nature Journeys*(1998),
    ISBN: 0002201089; Author: Dwight Holing; 288pp;
  • Rocks & Fossils(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548036; Author: Robert R. Coenraads, Arthur B. Busbey III, Paul Willis, David Roots; 288pp;
  • Sharks & Rays*(1997),
    ISBN: 0002201046; Author: Leighton R. Taylor; 288pp;
  • Skywatching(1995),
    ISBN: 078354751X; Author: David H. Levy, John O'Byrne; 288pp;
  • The Walker's Companion(1995),
    ISBN: 0783547544; Author: Bill Forbes, Elizabeth Ferber; 288pp;
  • Weather(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000805(soft); Author: William J. Burroughs, Bob Crowder, Ted Robertson, Elinor Vallier-Talbot, Richard Whitaker; 288pp;
  • Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises*(1997),
    ISBN: 0002201054; Author: Leighton R. Taylor, Erich Hoyt; 288pp;
  • World Travel: A Guide to International Ecojourneys(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548044; Author: Dwight Holing, Christopher P. Baker, Ben Davidson, Brian Jackman; 288pp;

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THE NATURE COMPANY NATURALIST'S JOURNAL

I couldn't find any of these to confirm or deny Mr. Legg's conjecture that they are blank books to be written in - hence companion books to the Nature Guides, but it does seem like a reasonable guess...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995?
Volumes in Set: 3?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

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THE NATURE COMPANY WATCH IT GROW

These look to be geared towards kids. I haven't found one yet to look at...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Coral Reef(1997),
    ISBN: 078354880X; Author: Kate Scarborough; 24pp;
  • Egyptian Pyramid(1997),
    ISBN: 078354877X; Author: Elizabeth Longley, John James; 24pp;
  • Hornet's Nest(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548796; Author: Kate Scarborough; 24pp;
  • Spider's Nest(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548788; Author: Kate Scarborough; 24pp;

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THE NATURE COMPANY YOUNG DISCOVERIES LIBRARY

Aimed at ages 4-8. ...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1996-98
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animal Babies(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548397; Author: Claire Craig; 32pp;
  • Incredible Creatures(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548400; Author: Claire Craig; 32pp;
  • Mighty Dinosaurs(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548370; Author: Judith Simpson; 32pp;
  • Scaly Things(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548427; Author: Klay Lamprell; 32pp;
  • Things With Wings(1996),
    ISBN: 0783548389; Author: Carson Creagh; 32pp;
  • Underwater Animals(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548419; Author: Helen Cooney; 32pp;

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NEW FACE OF WAR

This series attempts to explain how technology changed how we go to war...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1991
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Air Combat(1991),
    ISBN: 0809486040; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Air Strike(1991),
    ISBN: 0809486296; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • The Armored Fist(1991),
    ISBN: 0809486083; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Carrier Warfare(1993),
    ISBN: 0809486253; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Commando Operations(1992),
    ISBN: 0809486164; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Electronic Spies(1993),
    ISBN: 0809486202; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Hunters of the Deep(1994),
    ISBN: 0809486377; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • KGB(1991),
    ISBN: 0809486004; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Sky Soldiers(1991),
    ISBN: 0809486121; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Special Forces and Missions(1991),
    ISBN: 0809486008; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;

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THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC HOME LIBRARY

These are homey advice and recipe books. Mr. Legg's and my counts didn't agree, so there may be more of these I missed...

Published by: Time-Life Books/*Random House
Publishing Date: 1995-99
Volumes in Set: 9?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Best Home Baking: Irresistible Recipes from America's Blue Ribbon Bakers(1998),
    ISBN: 0737000252; Author: Polly Bannister; 160pp;
  • Blue Ribbon Recipes: Award-Winning Recipes from America's Country Fairs(1997),
    ISBN: 0783549350; Author: Polly Bannister; 160pp;
  • Book of Everyday Advice for Your Home and Life*(1995),
    ISBN: 0679436731; Author: Judson D. Hale; 160pp;
  • Clean Simple: A Back-to-Basics Approach to Cleaning Your Home(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000406; Author: Ken Sheldon, Christine Halvorson; 160pp;
  • Flower Gardening Secrets: Sensible Advice From Seasoned Gardeners(1997),
    ISBN: 9780783549361; Author: Cynthia Van Hazings; 160pp;
  • Home Wisdom: A Commonsense Guide to Solving Everyday Problems(1997),
    ISBN: 9780783549378; Author: Jon Vara; 160pp;
  • A Millennium Primer: A Book of Timeless Truths and Delightful Diversions(1999),
    ISBN: 9780737000610; Author: Robert B. Thomas; 384pp;
  • The Modern Herbal Primer: A Simple Guide to Magic and Medicine of 100 Healing Herbs(2000),
    ISBN: 073700083X; Author: Nancy Burke; 160pp;
  • Traditional Home Remedies: Time-Tested Methods for Staying Well(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548680; Author: Martha White; 160pp;

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THE OLD WEST

This is a set my grandmother bought when we were pretty young, so she must have gotten in on the first wave. I thought they were beautiful, and they were full of so many stories about the land I was growing up in. This is one of the sets that first gave me my love of these series. They were similarly bound, this one in brown leatherette with embossed frames around the cover art, with long-horn steer horns as part of the embossing at the bottom of each cover.

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Dates: 1973-78
Volumes in Set: 26, plus a soft bound Master Index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Alaskans(1977),
    ISBN: 0809415054; Author: Keith Wheeler; 240pp;
  • The Canadians(1977),
    ISBN: 0809415410; Author: Ogden Tanner; 240pp;
  • The Chroniclers(197*),
    ISBN: 0809415089; Author: Keith Wheeler; 240pp;
  • The Cowboys(1978),
    ISBN: 0809414503; Author: William H. Forbis; 240pp;
  • The End & the Myth(197*),
    ISBN: 080942312X; Author: Paul O'Neill; 240pp;
  • The Expressmen(1980),
    ISBN: 0809414848; Author: David Nevin; 240pp;
  • The Forty Niners(1974),
    ISBN: 0809414708; Author: William Weber Johnson; 240pp;
  • The Frontiersmen(1977),
    ISBN: 0809415453; Author: Paul O'Neill; 240pp;
  • The Gamblers(1978),
    ISBN: 0809423103; Author: Robert Wallace; 240pp;
  • The Great Chiefs(1975),
    ISBN: 0809414945; Author: Benjamin Capps; 240pp;
  • The Gunfighters(1974),
    ISBN: 0809414791; Author: Paul Trachtman; 240pp;
  • The Indians(1973),
    ISBN: 0809414546; Author: Benjamin Capps; 240pp;
  • The Loggers(1976),
    ISBN: 0809415259; Author: Richard L. Williams; 240pp;
  • The Mexican War(197*),
    ISBN: 0809423022; Author: David Nevin; 240pp;
  • The Miners(197*),
    ISBN: 0809415372; Author: Robert Wallace; 240pp;
  • The Pioneers(1974),
    ISBN: 0809414775; Author: Huston Horn; 240pp;
  • The Railroaders(1973),
    ISBN: 080941466X; Author: Keith Wheeler; 240pp;
  • The Ranchers(1977),
    ISBN: 0809415089; Author: Ogden Tanner; 240pp;
  • The Rivermen(197*),
    ISBN: 0809414961; Author: Paul O'Neill; 240pp;
  • The Scouts(1978),
    ISBN: 0809423057; Author: Keith Wheeler; 240pp;
  • The Soldiers(1973),
    ISBN: 0809414643; Author: David Nevin; 240pp;
  • The Spanish West(1976),
    ISBN: 080941533X; Author: William H. Johnson; 240pp;
  • The Texans(1975),
    ISBN: 0809415003; Author: David Nevin; 240pp;
  • The Townsmen(197*),
    ISBN: 0809414902; Author: Keith Wheeler; 240pp;
  • The Trailblazers(1973),
    ISBN: 0809414589; Author: Bil Gilbert; 240pp;
  • The Women(197*),
    ISBN: 0809415143; Author: Joan Swallow Reiter; 240pp;
  • Master Index(soft bound),
    ISBN: 0809423189; 64pp;

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OUR AMERICAN CENTURY

Mr. Legg says these relied heavily on "LIFE" magazine's photo morgue to tell the stories of these time periods. I haven't seen any of them myself, but just read through the titles and see if any of them intrigue you too...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-2000
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • 100 Years of Hollywood(1999),
    ISBN: 0783555156; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • The American Dream: The 50's(1998),
    ISBN: 0737002018; Author: Richard B. Stolley; 192pp;
  • Century of Flight(1999),
    ISBN: 0783555148; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • A Century of Sports(2000),
    ISBN: 0783555199; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Dawn of the Century: 1900-1910(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555113; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Decade of Triumph: The 40's(1999),
    ISBN: 0783555067; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • The Digital Decade: 90's(2000),
    ISBN: 0783555210; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • End of Innocence: The 1910's(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555083; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Events That Shaped the Century(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555024; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Hard Times: The 30's(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555059; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Immigrants: The New Americans(1999),
    ISBN: 0783555164; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • The Jazz Age: The 20's(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555091; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • People Who Shaped the Century(1999),
    ISBN: 078355513X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Prelude to the Century: 1870-1900(1999),
    ISBN: 0783555121; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Pride & Prosperity: The 80's(1999),
    ISBN: 0783555105; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Rock 'N' Roll Generation: Teen Life in the 60's(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555016; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Science and Technology(2000),
    ISBN: 0783555172; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Time of Transition: The 70's(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555075; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Turbulent Years: The 60's(1998),
    ISBN: 0783555032; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Women of the Century(2000),
    ISBN: 0783555180; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;

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PANE AND VINO

Cookbooks that focus on Italian cuisine...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Antipasti! Appetizers the Italian Way(1998),
    ISBN: 0783552696; Author: Carla Bardi; 122pp;
  • Pastissima: Pasta the Italian Way(1997),
    ISBN: 0783549423; Author: Leonardo Castellucci; 128pp;
  • Verdure: The Art of Italian Vegetables(1998),
    ISBN: 0783552599; Author: Elisabetta Lotti; 122pp;
  • Zuppe, Risotti, Polenta: Italian Soup, Rice & Polenta Dishes(1998),
    ISBN: 0783549431; Author: Mariapaola Dettore; 122pp;

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PANTRY COLLECTION

This was a short-lived series of cookbooks that focused on one popular brand of food in each. I find it hard to believe they only did three, but I can't find any more than this either...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 3?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Land O'Lakes Best Loved Recipes: Celebrating 75 Years of Great Baking(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548605; Author: Mary Sue Peterson; 96pp;
  • Pace Family Recipe Round-Up: 100 Easy Recipes from Pace Pcante Sauce(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548613; Author: Not Given; 110pp;
  • Quaker Oats Favorite Recipe Collection(1997),
    ISBN: 078354863X; Author: Not Given; 96pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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PEOPLES OF THE WILD

These look like they were ripped directly from the pages of "National Geographic"! I would love to find this set. I don't know if my list is complete - Mr. Legg had even fewer of them cataloged and mentioned he had a hard time tracking any of them down as well. It must not have been a popular series - I'm mystified as to why...

Published by: Silver Burdett Press/Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1982
Volumes in Set: 8?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Aborigines of the Amazon Rain Forest(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Robin Hanbury Tenison; *pp;
  • Cloud-Dwellers of the Himalayas: the Bhotia(1982),
    ISBN: *; Author: Windsor Chorlton; *pp;
  • Guardians of the North-West Frontier(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Andre Singer; *pp;
  • Hunters of the Polar North: The Eskimos(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Jungle Nomads of Ecuador: The Waorani(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: John Man; *pp;
  • Masked Dancers of West Africa: The Dogon(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: Stephen Pern; *pp;
  • Warriors of the White Nile(1982),
    ISBN: 9780705407007; Author: J. Ryle; *pp;
  • Wayfarers of the Thai Forest: The Akha(19**),
    ISBN: 0705407039; Author: Frederic V. Grunfeld; 168pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR

These are the yearbooks for their acclaimed "Life Library of Photography," which ran from 1970 to 1982(?). Most of the covers are silver, not black...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1973 - 1982(?)
Volumes in Set: 10?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

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PICTURE COOK BOOK

"This was a new kind of cook book in 1958, paying a great deal of attention to the way the food looks. It is very much a period piece, but the photographs are timeless. There are some 600 recipes pictured."

This wasn't in Michael Legg's catalog - I found a listing for it in "The Book of Christmas". He certainly didn't miss much, but very early books like this one, and very late ones in the last years of Time-Life Books did occasionally slip by. I'm doing my best to fill in. This was a one-off edited by Mary Hamman.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1958
Volumes in Set: 1
Editor: Mary Hamman
Pages: 292

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PLANET EARTH

This is a great series that focuses on aspects of our planet's terrain. I'd say it was geared for young adults...

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1982-85
Volumes in Set: 18
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Arid Lands(1984),
    ISBN: 0809445123; Author: Jake Page; 176pp;
  • Atmosphere(198*),
    ISBN: 0809443368; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 176pp;
  • Continents in Collision(1983),
    ISBN: 0809443244; Author: Russell Miller; 176pp;
  • Earthquake(1982),
    ISBN: 0809443007; Author: Bryce Walker; 176pp;
  • Edge of the Sea(1983),
    ISBN: 0809443325; Author: Russell Sackett; 176pp;
  • Flood(1983),
    ISBN: 0809443082; Author: champ Clark; 176pp;
  • Forest(1984),
    ISBN: 0809443449; Author: Jake Page; 176pp;
  • Gemstones(1983),
    ISBN: 080944500X; Author: Paul O'Neil; 176pp;
  • Glaciers(198*),
    ISBN: 0809443163; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 176pp;
  • Grasslands and Tundra(1985),
    ISBN: 0809445204; Author: Editors; 176pp;
  • Ice Ages(1984),
    ISBN: 0809443287; Author: Windsor Chorlton; 176pp;
  • Noble Metals(1985),
    ISBN: 0809445042; Author: Jeffrey St. John; 176pp;
  • Restless Oceans(1984),
    ISBN: 0809443406; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; 176pp;
  • Rivers and Lakes(1985),
    ISBN: 0809445085; Author: Lawrence P. Pringle; 176pp;
  • Solar System(1985),
    ISBN: 0809445298; Author: Kendrick Frazier; 176pp;
  • Storm(1982),
    ISBN: 0809443120; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; 176pp;
  • Underground Worlds(1985),
    ISBN: 0809443201; Author: Donald Dale Jackson; 176pp;
  • Volcano(1982),
    ISBN: 080944304X; Author: Editors; 176pp;

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QUICK ACTION GUIDE

Unless you're restoring something about 40-50 years old, I can't think these would be useful to anyone other than to pull details for writing in a certain time period...

Published by: Shell Gas(Tab Books)/Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1977-80
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Car Care(1977),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Electrical Emergencies(1979),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Family First Aid(1979),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Highway Emergencies(1978),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Home Heating & Cooling(1977),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Home Safety & Security(1979),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Lawn and Garden Care(1979),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Major Appliances(1980),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Plumbing Emergencies(1979),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;
  • Spills & Stains(1980),
    ISBN: None; Author: Shell; 44pp;

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REPAIR & RENOVATE

Aborted start of another home fix-it series?...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2001
Volumes in Set: 2?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Repair & Renovate Walls & Ceilings(2001),
    ISBN: 0737003278; Author: Julian Cassell, Peter Parham; 144pp;
  • Repair & Renovate Windows & Doors(2001),
    ISBN: 073700326X; Author: Julian Cassell, Peter Parham; 144pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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RETRO RECIPES

Want to do a theme party and have the excuse to wear a frilly hostess apron?...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Appetizers: Fab Finger Food from the '50s (2000),
    ISBN: 073702058X; Author: Carla Capalbo; 20pp;
  • Cocktails: Divine Drinks from the '50s(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020598; Author: Alison Leach; 20pp;
  • Desserts: Delicious Desserts from the 50's(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020601; Author: Susan Wolk; 20pp;
  • Snacks: Tasty Treats from the '50s(2000),
    ISBN: 073702061X; Author: Susan Wolk; 20pp;

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RICHARD WAGNER

This is a set of three different biographies about Richard Wagner in one slipcased hardcover set...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1972
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Richard Wagner: The Man, His Mind, and His Music(1972),
    ISBN: *; Author: Robert W. Gutman; *pp;
  • Ring Resounding(1972),
    ISBN: *; Author: John Culshaw; *pp;
  • The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring(1972),
    ISBN: *; Author: Bernard Shaw; *pp;

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RYLAND, PETERS, AND SMALL INTERNATIONAL COOKBOOKS

There's a suggestion that at least four books were planned for this set, but I can only find reference to two of them that were put out by Time-Life so far. There are more that were published by Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd. after Time-Life books closed their doors - "Easy Breakfast and Brunch," "Fish & Shellfish," "Quick Breads," "Sweet Treats," in the UK...

Published by: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd./Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999
Volumes in Set: 2?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Noodles and Pasta(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000309; Author: Joy Davies; 144pp;
  • Street Food(1999),
    ISBN: 0737000317; Author: Clare Ferguson; 144pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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RYLAND, PETERS & SMALL LITTLE GIFT BOOKS

Again, Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd. added other books to this series after Time-Life Books left the market...

Published by: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd./Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999-2000
Volumes in Set: 5
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Morning Bakes: 30 Sweet and Savory Treats to Kick-Start Your Day(200),
    ISBN: 0737020334; Author: Linda Collister; 64pp;
  • Smoothies and Other Blended Drinks(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020156; Author: Elsa Petersen-Schepelern; 64pp;
  • Sticks and Skewers(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020342; Author: Elsa Petersen-Schepelern; 64pp;
  • Teatime: 30 Irresistable and Delicious Afternoon Treats(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020369; Author: Clare Gordon-Smith; 64pp;
  • Wok: Dishes from China, Japan, and Southeast Asia(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020164; Author: Eva and Elsa Petersen-Schepelern; 64pp;

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THE SEAFARERS

This is one of those sets that is very much on my wishlist. They remind me most of "The Old West" set, and were published in the same decade. They were sold overseas as well as here in the U.S., and enjoyed several rereleases.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1978-81
Volumes in Set: 22
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Ancient Mariners(1981),
    ISBN: 0809427397/0705406407; Author: Colin Thubron; 176pp;
  • The Armada(1981),
    ISBN: 0809426994/0705406342; Author: Bryce Walker; 176pp;
  • The Atlantic Crossing(1981),
    ISBN: 0809427265/0705406385; Author: Melvin Maddocks; 176pp;
  • The Clipper Ships(1979),
    ISBN: 080942679X/0705406318; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; 176pp;
  • The Dreadnoughts(1979),
    ISBN: 0809427133/0705406288; Author: David J. Howarth; 176pp;
  • The East Indiamen(1980),
    ISBN: 0809426919/0705406350; Author: Russell Miller; 176pp;
  • The Explorers(1979),
    ISBN: 0809426609/0705406229; Author: Richard Humble; 176pp;
  • Fighting Sail(1978),
    ISBN: 0809426560/0705406210; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; 184pp;
  • The Frigates(1980),
    ISBN: 0809427176/0705406369; Author: Henry E. Gruppe; 176pp;
  • The Great Liners(1978),
    ISBN: 0809426641/0705406237; Author: Melvin Maddocks; 176pp;
  • The Luxury Yachts(1981),
    ISBN: 0809427435/0705406423; Author: John Rousmaniere; 176pp;
  • The Men-of-War(1978),
    ISBN: 0809426684/0705406245; Author: David J. Howarth; 176pp;
  • The Northwest Passage(1981),
    ISBN: 080942732X/0705406393; Author: Brendan Lehane; 176pp;
  • The Pacific Navigators(1980),
    ISBN: 0809426870/0705406326; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 176pp;
  • The Pirates(1978),
    ISBN: 0809426528/0705406822; Author: Douglas Botting; 192pp;
  • The Racing Yachts(1980),
    ISBN: 0809426943/0705406377; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; 176pp;
  • The Spanish Main(1979),
    ISBN: 0809427214/0705406296; Author: Peter Wood; 176pp;
  • The U-Boats(1979),
    ISBN: 0809426757/070540630X; Author: Douglas Botting; 176pp;
  • The Venetians(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****/0705406334; Author: Colin Thubron; 176pp;
  • The Vikings(1980),
    ISBN: 0809427095/0705406261; Author: Robert Wernick; 176pp;
  • The Whalers(1979),
    ISBN: 0809426722/070540627X; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; 176pp;
  • The Windjammers(1978),
    ISBN: 0809427052/0705406253; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 176pp;

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THE SECOND WORLD WAR

"The text for this book was specially abridged by Denis Kelly from Sir Winston Churchill's six-volume memoirs entitled The Second World War, excerpts from which were published in LIFE from 1948 to 1953. The picture essays were written by Robert Wernick and the map captions by David Bergamini. The photographs and paintings were selected from the finest work of World War II made by both Allies and enemies. Many of these illustrations appeared in the weekly issues of LIFE during and after the war, while others are here published for the first time..."

This was taken from work originally published in 1948 by the Houghton Mifflin Co.

This wasn't in Michael Legg's catalog - I found a listing for it in "The Book of Christmas". He certainly didn't miss much, but very early books like this one, and very late ones in the last years of Time-Life Books did occasionally slip by. I'm doing my best to fill in.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1959
Volumes in Set: 2
Author: Winston Churchill
Pages: ~300/book

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SECRETS OF THE CENTURY

These came out the year before Time-Life closed its doors for good. I could not find any more than these two, and I don't know if any more were planned...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 2
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Inside the CIA: Secrets of the Century(2000),
    ISBN: 0783519516; Author: Not Given; 192pp;
  • World War II: War in the Shadows(2000),
    ISBN: 0783519508; Author: Not Given; 192pp;

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THE SESAME STREET BOOK OF

The Sesame Street Learning Kit came with these five books, a couple of posters of the Sesame Street gang, an LP record of their learning songs, and a parent's guide, in case the parents got confused(I'm guessing). This kit was available through bookstores and was sold as a complete set. I know all this because I found an ad for it on ebay. So I learned something else I didn't know before - apparently there's a market for ads from magazines independent of the magazines themselves...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1970
Volumes in Set: 5
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Letters(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Numbers(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • People and Things(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Puzzlers(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Shapes(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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SHELBY FOOTE, THE CIVIL WAR: A NARRATIVE

This is a reprinting of an older work...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999-2002
Volumes in Set: 14
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Charleston Harbor to Vicksburg(2002),
    ISBN: 0783501056; Author: Shelby Foote; *pp;
  • Fort Donelson to Memphis(2001),
    ISBN: 0783501013; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Fort Stedman to Reconstruction(19**),
    ISBN: 0783501137; Author: Shelby Foote; *pp;
  • Fredericksburg to Steele Bayou(19**),
    ISBN: 0783501048; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Gettysburg to Draft Riots(1999),
    ISBN: 0783501064; Author: Shelby Foote; *pp;
  • James Crossing to Johnsonville(2000),
    ISBN: 0783501110; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Mine Run to Meridian(2001),
    ISBN: 0783501080; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Petersburg Siege to Bentonville(2001),
    ISBN: 0783501129; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Red River to Spotsylvania(19**),
    ISBN: 0783501099; Author: Shelby Foote; *pp;
  • Secession to Fort Henry(2001),
    ISBN: 0783501005; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Second Manassas to Pocotaligo(1999),
    ISBN: 078350103X; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Tullahoma to Missionary Ridge(19**),
    ISBN: 0783501072; Author: Shelby Foote; 304pp;
  • Yellow Tavern to Cold Harbor(2000),
    ISBN: 0783501102; Author: Shelby Foote; *pp;
  • Yorktown to Cedar Mountain(1999),
    ISBN: 0783501021; Author: Shelby Foote; 288pp;

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SNUGGLEBUG BOOKS

This is a short-lived young children's series with a life lessons/educational vibe...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1994-95
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • But Not Nate! A Book About Opposites(1994),
    ISBN: 0783545010; Author: Susan Swan?; *pp;
  • Cownting: A Book About Counting(199*),
    ISBN: 0783545029; Author: Barbara Gibson?; *pp;
  • What Do You Hear? A Book About Animal Sounds(199*),
    ISBN: 0783545002; Author: Jean Pidgeon?; *pp;
  • Who Is Sleeping? A Book About Bedtime(1995),
    ISBN: 0783545037; Author: Susan Davis?; *pp;

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SPOTLIGHT ON HISTORY

Short series of books aimed at School children - probably sold a lot of sets to libraries...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1969
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Duel of the Ironclads(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Carole Kismaric, Fred Freeman; 52pp;
  • The Warrior Knights(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: George Constable; *pp;
  • The Whale Hunters(19**),
    ISBN: None; Author: George Constable; *pp;
  • When Zeppelins Flew(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Peter Wood, Ken Dallison; *pp;

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SUCCESSFUL PARENTING

Aimed at young parents in an attempt to prepare them and ease them through different milestones of their children's development...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1986-88
Volumes in Set: 15
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Childhood Medical Guide(1986),
    ISBN: 0809459086; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Creative Projects Big and Small(19**),
    ISBN: 080945937X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Developing Your Child's Potential(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459299; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Exploring Nature With Your Child(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459507; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Family Ties(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459418; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • First Steps Toward Reading(1988),
    ISBN: 0809459582; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Food and Your Child(1988),
    ISBN: 0809459450; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Living Spaces for Children(1988),
    ISBN: 080945954X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Playtime(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459256; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Raising a Happy Child(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459124; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Teaching Good Behavior(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459337; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Understanding Your School-Age Child(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459639; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • When Others Care For Your Child(1987),
    ISBN: 0809459205; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Your Baby's First Year(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459043; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;
  • Your Growing Child(19**),
    ISBN: 0809459175; Author: Time-Life Editors; 144pp;

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THE THIRD REICH

Despite my firm belief that one must know history lest we repeat it, this is one of the few sets that holds no interest for me. I feel I know all I need to know about this political movement from Germany. I know there are still sympathizers for them today. What they did was monstrous, and a painful reminder there is a bad dog in all of us that we should never feed.

*Mr. Legg has two more titles in his list than I did, but mentions they may have been planned but never released.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1988-90
Volumes in Set: 21
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Afrikakorps(1990),
    ISBN: 0809469839; 192pp;
  • The Apparatus of Death(1992), ISBN: 0809470047; 192pp;
  • Barbarossa(1990), ISBN: 080946991X; 192pp;
  • The Center of the Web(1990),
    ISBN: 0809469871; 184pp;
  • Conquest of the Balkans(1990),
    ISBN: 0809469790; 192pp;
  • Descent Into Nightmare(1994),
    ISBN: 0809470373; 184pp;
  • Empires In the East*
  • Fists of Steel(1989),
    ISBN: 0809469677; 184pp;
  • Fortress Europe(1992),
    ISBN: 0809470330; 174pp;
  • The Heel of the Conqueror(1991),
    ISBN: 0809470128; 192pp;
  • Homeland Besieged*
  • Lightning War(1990),
    ISBN: 0809469707; 192pp;
  • The New Order(1989),
    ISBN: 0809469626; 192pp;
  • The Reach for Empire(1989),
    ISBN: 080949588; 192pp;
  • The Road to Stalingrad(1991),
    ISBN: 0809481502; 192pp;
  • Scorched Earth(1992),
    ISBN: 0809470292; 184pp;
  • The Shadow War(1991),
    ISBN: 080947008X; 192pp;
  • The Southern Front(1991),
    ISBN: 0809470160; 192pp;
  • The SS(1989),
    ISBN: 0809469502; 192pp;
  • Storming to Power(1989),
    ISBN: 0809469545; 192pp;
  • The Twisted Dream(1991),
    ISBN: 0809470004; 192pp;
  • War on the High Seas(1991),
    ISBN: 0809469952; 192pp;
  • Wolf Packs(1990),
    ISBN: 0809469758; 192pp;

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THIS FABULOUS CENTURY(booklets)

The covers of one release of these are covered in different print fabrics like "The Art of Sewing" series. Another release had this funky collage, and another had all black-and-white photographs, with five of the books using the same photos of the smaller paperback slipcased set.

The set of five slipcased paperbacks that summarized what is in the hardcover set - they only cover 1920 to 1970, have very distinctive red covers framing the photographs(see picture of these below the catalog of titles).

In double-checking the ISBNs I collected on these, a couple aren't being recognized by Bookfinder. The 1970s set did not have ISBNs. There are several complete sets on ebay for very reasonable prices in whichever cover format you prefer. I will get the ISBNs straightened out when I have more than a few minutes to rub together.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1968-72(hardcover cloth); 1985-91(hardcover b&w photos); 1988(slipcased 5-vol. softcover set);
Volumes in Set: 8
Volume Titles(in order of decade):

  • Prelude, 1870-1900(19**),
    ISBN: 0809457547; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • The Golden Interlude, 1900-1910(1986),
    ISBN: 080945758X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • The Clamorous Era, 1910-1920(1991),
    ISBN: 0809482207; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • The Roaring Twenties, 1920-1930(19**),
    ISBN: 0809457660; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • Hard Times, 1930-1940(1985),
    ISBN: 0809457709; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • The Patriotic Tide, 1940-1950(19**),
    ISBN: 080945775X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • Shadow of the Atom, 1950-1960(19**),
    ISBN: 0809452177; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;
  • Winds of Change, 1960-1970(1986),
    ISBN: 0809457830; Author: Time-Life Editors; 288pp;

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TIME 100

I always love running across books like this - quick snapshots of people who influenced the world in their field of endeavor. This was a lovely slipcased 3 volume set - definitely on my wishlist.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Builders & Titans, Scientists & Thinkers(1999),
    ISBN: 1883013739; Author: Kelly Knauer; 342pp;
  • Heroes & Inspirations, Person of the Century(1999),
    ISBN: 1883013739; Author: Kelly Knauer; 342pp;
  • Leaders, Revolutionaries, Artists & Entertainers(1999),
    ISBN: 1883013739; Author: Kelly Knauer; 342pp;

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TIME FRAME

This series breaks human history down into digestible epochs with beautiful artwork throughout. This one sat on my wishlist for a long time before I found a set I could afford - so happy to finally have it!

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1987-92
Series Director: Henry Woodhead
Volumes in Set: 25
Volume Titles(in order by timeline, then alphabetical):

  • The Human Dawn: Prehistory 3000BC(1991),
    ISBN: 0809464799; 176pp;
  • 3000-1500BC: The Age of God-Kings(1987),
    ISBN: 0809464004; 176pp;
  • 1500-600BC: The Barbarian Tides(1988),
    ISBN: 0809464047; 176pp;
  • 600-400BC: A Soaring Spirit(1988),
    ISBN: 080946408X; 176pp;
  • 400BC-AD200: Empires Ascendant(1988),
    ISBN: 0809464128; 176pp;
  • AD200-600: Empires Besieged(1988),
    ISBN: 0809464160; 176pp;
  • AD600-800: The March of Islam(1989),
    ISBN: 0809464209; 176pp;
  • AD800-1000: Fury of the Northmen(19**),
    ISBN: 080946425X; 176pp;
  • AD1000-1100: Light in the East(19**),
    ISBN: 0809464292; 176pp;
  • AD1100-1200: The Divine Campaigns(1989),
    ISBN: 0809464330; 176pp;
  • AD1200-1300: The Mongol Conquests(1989),
    ISBN: 0809464373; 176pp;
  • AD1300-1400: The Age of Calamity(1989),
    ISBN: 0809464411; 176pp;
  • AD1400-1500: Voyages of Discovery(1989),
    ISBN: 0809464454; 176pp;
  • AD1500-1600: The European Emergence(1990),
    ISBN: 0809464500; 176pp;
  • AD1600-1700: Powers of the Crown(1990),
    ISBN: 0809464543; 176pp;
  • AD1700-1800: Winds of Revolution(1992),
    ISBN: 0809464586; 162pp;
  • AD1800-1850: The Pulse of Enterprise(1990),
    ISBN: 0809464624; 176pp;
  • AD1850-1900: The Colonial Overlords(1990),
    ISBN: 0809464667; 176pp;
  • AD1900-1925: The World in Arms(1990),
    ISBN: 0809464705; 176pp;
  • AD1925-1950: Shadow of the Dictators(1989),
    ISBN: 0809464837; 176pp;
  • AD1950-1990: The Nuclear Age(19**),
    ISBN: 0809464764; 176pp;
  • The Domestic World(19**),
    ISBN: 0809466848; 176pp;
  • The Enterprise of War(1991),
    ISBN: 0809464950; 176pp;
  • The Natural World(1991),
    ISBN: 0809464918; 176pp;
  • The Rise of the Cities(19**),
    ISBN: 080946487X; 176pp;

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THE TIME-LIFE COMPLETE GARDENER

This set has some titles in common with the original series "The Encyclopedia of Gardening" but I have not had a chance to see if they are recycled or original.

I only found 16 of these, and Mr. Legg had only 16 titles listed but thought there were 17 - so we're going to put a questionmark there for now...


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995-97
Volumes in Set: 17?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Bulbs(1995),
    ISBN: 0783541120; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Combining Plants(1995),
    ISBN: 0783541279; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Designing Beds & Borders(1997),
    ISBN: 0783541155; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Easy Beauty with Annuals(1996),
    ISBN: 0783541139; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Gardening Handbook(1997),
    ISBN: 0783541066; Author: Time-Life Editors; 32pp;
  • Growing Your Own Herbs(1996),
    ISBN: 0783541147; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Low Maintenance Gardening(1995),
    ISBN: 0783541015; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Organic Vegetable Gardening(1996),
    ISBN: 0783541082; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Perrennials(1995),
    ISBN: 0783541007; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Pests & Diseases(1995),
    ISBN: 0783541031; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Practical Guide to Garden Design(1996),
    ISBN: 0783541112; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Roses(1996),
    ISBN: 0783541090; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Shade Gardening(1995),
    ISBN: 0783541074; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Successful Garden Plans(1997),
    ISBN: 0783541163; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Three Seasons of Bloom(1997),
    ISBN: 0783541171; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • Wildflowers(1995),
    ISBN: 078354104X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 160pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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TIME-LIFE DO-IT-YOURSELF FACTFILES

Their Factfile sets have those handy tabs along the right edge to help you flip to the section you need and find the information quickly. I thought it was clever and useful, but from the shortness of the sets, I'm guessing they didn't catch on.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Easy Bathroom Improvements(2000),
    ISBN: 073700309X; Author: Julian Cassell, Peter Parham; 111pp;
  • Easy Home Improvements(2000),
    ISBN: 0737003111; Author: Julian Cassell, Peter Parham; 111pp;
  • Papering & Painting: The Essential Guide to Home Decoration(2000),
    ISBN: 0737003103; Author: Julian Cassell, Peter Parham; 111pp;
  • Tiling(2000),
    ISBN: 073700312X; Author: Julian Cassell, Peter Parham; 111pp;

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TIME LIFE EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM

This is an eclectic mix of inventive books designed to teach young children a wide variety of things. I think kids blessed with parents who could afford to buy them books like this were pretty blessed.

Mr. Legg had only listed 17 of these, but I had come up with 19 when I went sleuthing, so I've left a question mark as we could both equally be wrong...


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1991-1994
Volumes in Set: 19?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Balderdash the Brilliant: A Hole-In-The-Page Color Book(1991),
    ISBN: 0809492660; Author: Muff Singer; *pp;
  • The Bumbletown Detectives: A Critical-Thinking Book(1991),
    ISBN: 0809492709; Author: Burton Marks; *pp;
  • The Family Tree(1993),
    ISBN: 0809492512; Author: Bob Akers; 54pp;
  • The Great ABC Treasure Hunt: A Hidden Picture Alphabet Book(1991),
    ISBN: 0809492547; Author: Muff Singer, Pat Hoggan; 56pp;
  • Guess Who? A Lift-the-Flap Animal Book(1994),
    ISBN: 0809492504; Author: Not Given; 54pp;
  • Hound Bee!(horizontally split pages lets child mix up his beasts' parts(1991)),
    ISBN: 0809492997; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • How Many Hippos? A Mix-and-Match Counting Book(1990),
    ISBN: 080949258X; Author: Muff Singer; *pp;
  • Mr. Boggle's Peculiar Day: A Visual Perception Book(1994),
    ISBN: 080949311X; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • On Top of Spaghetti: A Lift-the-Flap Poetry Book(1992),
    ISBN: 0809492911; Author: Not Given; 20pp;
  • A Picture-Perfect World: A Hidden-Picture Habitats Book(1994),
    ISBN: 0809493195; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • Purple Parrots Eat Carrots(1991),
    ISBN: 0809492628; Author: Alexander; 64pp;
  • Race to the Treehouse(1990),
    ISBN: 080949325X; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • Roberto's Magical Clocks: A Book About Telling Time(1992),
    ISBN: 0809493039; Author: Not Given; 30pp;
  • The Search for the Seven Sisters(1999),
    ISBN: 0809492873; Author: Not Given; 28pp;
  • The Secret Forest: A Lift-the-Flap Nature Book(1991),
    ISBN: 080949275X; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • Tales for a Stormy Day: A Book About Good Behavior(1992),
    ISBN: 08094923071; Author: *; *pp;
  • Tanya Tinker and the Gizmo Gang: A Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book(1992),
    ISBN: 0809493152; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • The Three Storytellers of Or(1991),
    ISBN: 0809492830; Author: Not Given; *pp;
  • Voyage of the Micronauts: A Book About the Human Body(1992),
    ISBN: 0809492954; Author: Tom Cooke; *pp;

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THE TIME-LIFE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GARDENING

This series is a lot longer than "The Complete Gardener" - nearly twice as long, and was the first and most complete of their gardening series. The authors aren't given for "The Complete Gardener", but matching titles are the same length - I will have to get my hands on both sets to compare to see if the newer set is an excerpt of this original set. Gorgeous covers, but you can only find the titles on the spines! Gorgeous photos and lots of useful information...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1978-81
Volumes in Set: 31
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Annuals(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Bulbs(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Cacti & Succulents(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Philip Perl; 160pp;
  • Decorating With Plants(19**),
    ISBN: 0809425815; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 160pp;
  • Easy Gardens(1978),
    ISBN: 0809426390; Author: Donald Wyman; 160pp;
  • Evergreens(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Ferns(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Philip Perl; 160pp;
  • Flowering House Plants(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Flowering Shrubs(1972),
    ISBN: 0809411148; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Foliage House Plants(1974),
    ISBN: 0809411210; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Garden Construction(1978),
    ISBN: 0809425858; Author: Ogden Tanner; 160pp;
  • Gardening Under Lights(19**),
    ISBN: 0809425726; Author: Wendy B. Murphy; 160pp;
  • Greenhouse Gardening(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Herbs(1977),
    ISBN: 0809425505; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Japanese Gardens(1979),
    ISBN: 0809426315; Author: Wendy B. Murphy; 160pp;
  • Landscape Gardening(1971),
    ISBN: 0809410893; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Lawns and Groundcovers(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Miniatures & Bonsai(1979),
    ISBN: 0809426439; Author: Philip Perl; 160pp;
  • Orchids(1978),
    ISBN: 0809425939; Author: Alice Fulton Skelsy; 160pp;
  • Perennials(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Pests & Diseases(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: Richard H. Cravens; 160pp;
  • Pruning and Grafting(1978),
    ISBN: 0809426358; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 160pp;
  • Rock & Water Gardens(1980),
    ISBN: 0809432005; Author: Ogden Tanner; 160pp;
  • Roses(1971),
    ISBN: 0809410850; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Shade Gardens(1979),
    ISBN: 0809426471; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 160pp;
  • Trees(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Vegetables and Fruits(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Vines(1979),
    ISBN: 0809425971; Author: Richard H. Cravens; 160pp;
  • Wildflower Gardening(19**),
    ISBN: 080942****; Author: James Underwood Crockett; 160pp;
  • Winter Gardens(1980),
    ISBN: 0809432099; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 160pp;
  • Master Index(19**),
    ISBN: 0809432137; *pp;

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TIME LIFE GARDEN FACTFILE

Mr. Legg thought there were seven of these, but only listed six - and I can't find a seventh one either, so maybe a typo?...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 6?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Busy Gardener's Guide(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006056; Author: Andrew Mikolajski; 112pp;
  • Container Gardening(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006064; Author: Jane Courtier; 112pp;
  • Design Solutions for Small Gardens(2000),
    ISBN: 0737006072; Author: Peter McHoy; 112pp;
  • Easy Water Gardens(2000),
    ISBN: 073701153X; Author: Alison R. Francis; 112pp;
  • Lawns & Lawncare(19**),
    ISBN: 0737006358; Author: Jane Courtier; 112pp;
  • Pruning Techniques(19**),
    ISBN: 073700634X; Author: Alison R. Francis; 112pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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TIME-LIFE GARDENER'S GUIDE

Mr. Legg thought there were 18, but I only found 16, and Mr. Legg neglected to provide a titles list, so you're stuck with my count for the time being. If you can correct me here, I'd be ever so grateful...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1988-1990
Volumes in Set: 16?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Annuals(1988),
    ISBN: 0809466120; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Bulbs(1989),
    ISBN: 0809466368; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Deciduous Shrubs(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466600; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Designing Your Garden(1988),
    ISBN: 0809466007; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Evergreen Shrubs(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466244; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Flowering Houseplants(198*),
    ISBN: 080946652X; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Flowers for Cutting and Drying(1990),
    ISBN: 0809466562; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Foliage Houseplants(1988),
    ISBN: 0809466201; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Gardening in Small Spaces(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466449; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Greenhouse Gardening(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466406; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Lawns and Ground Covers(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466325; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Perennials(1988),
    ISBN: 080946604X; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Roses(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466295; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Summer Vegetables(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466090; Author: *; 160pp;
  • Trees(1988),
    ISBN: 0809466163; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Wildflowers(19**),
    ISBN: 0809466481; Author: *; *pp;
  • *(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466***; Author: *; 160pp;
  • *(198*),
    ISBN: 0809466***; Author: *; 160pp;

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THE TIME-LIFE GUIDES

These are really cool! It's a shame there aren't a lot more of them...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Dinosaurs(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000813; Author: John Long, Colin McHenry, John D. Scanlon, Paul M.A. Willis, Michael K. Brett-Surman; 256pp;
  • Science of the 21st Century: How Technology Will Shape Our World(2001),
    ISBN: 0737001046; Author: Barry Anderson; 256pp;
  • The World's Greatest Buildings: Masterpieces of Architecture & Engineering(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000821; Author: Ruth Greenstein, Bronwyn Hann, John Phillips, Thomas A. Ranieri, Mark Stiles, Bronwyn Sweeney, Trevor Howells; 256pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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TIME-LIFE HEALTH FACTFILE

These were tabbed along the right edge for quick reference...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1999-2000
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Better Health Through Natural Supplements(2000),
    ISBN: 0737016124; Author: John Briffa; 112pp;
  • Easy Home Massage(2000),
    ISBN: 0737016132; Author: Mario-Paul Cassar; 112pp;
  • Food For Health(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016035; Author: John Briffa; 112pp;
  • Healthy Food for Babies and Toddlers(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016043; Author: Patsy Wescott; 112pp;
  • Simple Techniques for Pain Relief(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016051; Author: Chris McLaughlin; 112pp;
  • Simple Yoga Techniques(1999),
    ISBN: 073701606X; Author: Rosamund Bell; 112pp;
  • Solving Back Problems(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016078; Author: Dr. Jenny Sutcliffe; 112pp;
  • Solving Skin Problems(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016140; Author: Ricki Ostrov; 112pp;
  • Stretching For Health and Fitness(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016264; Author: Chrissie Galagher-Mundy; 112pp;
  • Your Health After Birth(1999),
    ISBN: 0737016086; Author: Judy Sadgrove; 112pp;

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TIME-LIFE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Mr. Legg said this series is the same as "Time Frame"(issued with different ISBNs) except for the two titles marked with a "*" below. This set was bound in dark blue leather with a photo framed on the front. From what I can tell, this blue leather set was released in the UK at the same time it was being published in the USA with entirely different covers - and the two he said were missing from the "Time Frame" set were published here too, so this is one of those rare instances where Mr. Legg was confused.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1987-1991
Volumes in Set: 25
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Age of Calamity: 1300-1400 AD*(1989),
    ISBN: 0705409805; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Age of God-Kings: 3000-1500BC(1987),
    ISBN: 0705409708; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Barbarian Tides: 1500-600BC(1988),
    ISBN: 0705409716; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Colonial Overlords: AD1850-1900(1991),
    ISBN: 0705409864; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Divine Campaigns: AD1100-1200(1989),
    ISBN: 0705409783; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Domestic World(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409945; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Empires Ascendant: 00BC-AD200(1988),
    ISBN: 0705409732; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Empires Besieged: AD200-600(1988),
    ISBN: 0705409740; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Enterprise of War(1989),
    ISBN: 0705409937; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The European Emergence: AD1500-1600(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409821; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Fury of the Northmen: AD800-1000(1987),
    ISBN: 0705409767; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Human Dawn: Prehistory 3000BC(1991),
    ISBN: 0705409899; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Light in the East: AD1000-1100(1987),
    ISBN: 0705409775; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The March of Islam: AD600-800(1988),
    ISBN: 0705409759; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Mongol Conquests: AD1200-1300(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409791; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Natural World(1991),
    ISBN: 0705409929; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Nuclear Age: AD1950-1990(1991),
    ISBN: 0705409880; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Powers of the Crown: AD1600-1700(1990),
    ISBN: 070540983X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Pulse of Enterprise: AD1800-1850(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409856; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Rise of the Cities(1991),
    ISBN: 0705409910; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Shadow of the Dictators: 1925 AD*(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409902; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • A Soaring Spirit: 600-400BC(1991),
    ISBN: 0705409724; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Voyages of Discovery: AD1400-1500(1989),
    ISBN: 0705409813; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Winds of Revolution: AD1700-1800(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409848; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The World in Arms: AD1900-1925(1990),
    ISBN: 0705409872; Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;

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THE TIME-LIFE ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY OF COOKING

The 1969 set is in gold bindings with a food picture on front cover. This set is 120pages each, while the later edition is in red bindings with beautiful food dishes displayed on each cover, and only 80 pages each. The titles were considerably shortened for the second run as well. They were published in cooperation with the Culinary Arts Institute.

I'm still trying to figure out all of the details on the 1980's reprint. I've marked the two titles I have listed from the 1980's here marked with a "*". I'll do a deeper dive to fill in the complete picture on this when I have more time...


Published by: Time-Life Books/The Culinary Arts Institute
Publishing Date: 1969
Volumes in Set: 10(1969)
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Appetizers, Beef, Breads and Rolls, Breakfast Quick Breads(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Beef and Veal*(1984),
    ISBN: 0832608084; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Cakes and Cookies, Casseroles, Cheese Dishes(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Chicken*(1985),
    ISBN: 0832608068; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 78pp;
  • Chicken, Corn and Cornbreads, Dessert Specialties(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 78pp;
  • Egg Dishes, Fish, Fruit Sweets(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Game and Wildfowl, Ground Meats, Ices and Custards, Lamb(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Meat-filled Pastries, Noodles and Dumplings, Party Beverages(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Pies and Pastries, Pork and Ham, Potatoes, Poultry(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Relishes and Preserves, Rice Dishes, Salads, Seafood(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Soups and Broths, Stews and Fricassees(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 80pp;
  • Variety Meats, Veal Dishes, Vegetables(1969),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time-Life Editors, Culinary Arts Institute; 120pp;

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TIME-LIFE LIBRARY OF AMERICA

"The Library of America is a 13 volume set that describes the geography, climate and people in each region of the United States. These books are somewhat dated now, but in general the information's pretty good." -Michael Legg

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1967
Volumes in Set: 13
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Border States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Wilma Dykeman; 192pp;
  • The District of Columbia(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Bernard A. Weisberger; 192pp;
  • The Frontier States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Richard Austin Smith; 192pp;
  • The Gateway States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Seymour Freedgood; 192pp;
  • The Heartland(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Robert McLaughlin; 192pp;
  • The Middle Atlantic States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Ezra Bowen; 192pp;
  • The Mountain States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Marshall Sprague; 192pp;
  • New England(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Joe McCarthy; 192pp;
  • The Old South(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: John Osborne; 192pp;
  • The Pacific States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Neil Morgan; 192pp;
  • The Plains States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Evan Jones; 192pp;
  • The South Central States(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: Lawrence Goodwyn; 192pp;
  • The U.S. Overseas(1967),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 192pp;

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TIME-LIFE LIBRARY OF ART

This is an extravagant set, with each book on an important male artist, slipcased with a print of an example of his work on the outside.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: ****
Volumes in Set: 28
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Modern American Painting, 1900-1970(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: *; 192pp;
  • Seven Centuries of Art, Survey and Index(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: *; 192pp;
  • The World of Bernini, 1598-1680(19**),
    ISBN: 0809402270; Author: Robert Wallace; 192pp;
  • The World of Bruegel, 1525-1569(1968),
    ISBN: 0809402467; Author: Timothy Foote; 192pp;
  • The World of Cezanne, 1839-1906(19**),
    ISBN: 0809402726; Author: Richard W. Murphy; 192pp;
  • The World of Copley, 1738-1788(19**),
    ISBN: 0809402254; Author: Alfred Victor Frankenstein; 192pp;
  • The World of Delacroix, 1798-1863(19**),
    ISBN: 0809402041; Author: Tom Prideaux; 192pp;
  • The World of Durer, 1471-1528(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Francis Russell; 192pp;
  • The World of Gainsborough, 1727-1788(19**),
    ISBN: 080940253X; Author: Jonathan N. Leonard; 192pp;
  • The World of Giotto, 1267-1337(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Sarel Eimerl; 192pp;
  • The World of Goya, 1746-1828(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Richard Schickel; 192pp;
  • The World of Leonardo, 1452-1519(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Robert Wallace; 192pp;
  • The World of Manet, 1832-1883(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Pierre Schneider; 192pp;
  • The World of Marcel Duchamp, 1887-*(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Calvin Tompkins; 192pp;
  • The World of Matisse, 1869-1954(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: John Russell; 192pp;
  • The World of Michelangelo, 1475-1564(1966),
    ISBN: 0809402610; Author: Robert Coughlan; 192pp;
  • The World of Picasso, 1881-*(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Lael Wertenbaker; 192pp;
  • The World of Rembrandt, 1606-1669(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Robert Wallace; 192pp;
  • The World of Rodin, 1840-1917(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: William Harlan Hale; 192pp;
  • The World of Rubens, 1577-1640(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Cicely V. Wedgwood; 192pp;
  • The World of Titian, 1488-1576(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Jay williams; 192pp;
  • The World of Turner, 1775-1851(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Diana Hirsh; 192pp;
  • The World of Van Gogh, 1853-1890(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Robert Wallace; 192pp;
  • The World of Velasquez, 1599-1660(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Dale M. Brown; 192pp;
  • The World of Vermeer, 1632-1675(1983),
    ISBN: 0809402084; Author: Hans Koning; 192pp;
  • The World of Watteau, 1684-1721(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Pierre Schneider; 192pp;
  • The World of Whistler, 1834-1903(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: Tom Prideaux; 192pp;
  • The World of Winslow Homer, 1836-1910(19**),
    ISBN: 080940****; Author: James Thomas Flexner; 192pp;

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THE TIME-LIFE LIBRARY OF BOATING

This one was released in the UK in blue leather covers with the photo art cleverly cropped into a porthole circle. Here in the US we got the same pics, but with a dark blue cloth instead.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1976
Volumes in Set: 12 plus softcover index
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Boat(197*),
    ISBN: 0809421003/0705403904(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Boat Handling(197*),
    ISBN: 0809421046/070540****(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Classic Boat(1977),
    ISBN: 0809421445/0705404013(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Cruising(197*),
    ISBN: 080942****/0705403963(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Cruising Grounds(1977),
    ISBN: 080942****/070540398X(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • The Handy Boatman(1977),
    ISBN: 0809421402/0705404005(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Maintenance(1976),
    ISBN: 080942116X/0705403955(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Navigation(197*),
    ISBN: 0809421127/0705403939(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Offshore(1976),
    ISBN: 0809421364/0705403971(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Racing(197*),
    ISBN: 080942****/0705403947(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Seamanship(197*),
    ISBN: 080942****/0705403920(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Sports Afloat(197*),
    ISBN: 080942****/0705403998(UK); Author: Time-Life Editors; 176pp;
  • Master Index(197*),
    ISBN: 080942****/070540****(UK); Author: Anita R. Beckerman; *pp;

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TIME-LIFE LIBRARY OF FIRST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

This is an utterly charming and fun set of books that answer some of the questions young kids can ask at unexpected moments. This set would allow them to move on to a whole different set of questions...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1993-96
Volumes in Set: 18
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • ANIMALS: Do Bears Give Bear Hugs?(1993),
    ISBN: 0783508665; Author: Allan Fallow; 48pp;
  • BEACH: How Big is the Ocean?(1994),
    ISBN: 0783508972; Author: Allan Fallow; 48pp;
  • BEDTIME: Where Does the Sun Sleep?(1993),
    ISBN: 0783508662; Author: Andrew Gutelle; 48pp;
  • BUGS: How Far Can a Butterfly Fly?(1994),
    ISBN: 0783508824; Author: Sara M. Lesk; 48pp;
  • BUILDINGS: Do Buildings Have Bones?(1995),
    ISBN: 078350900; Author: Sara Mark; 48pp;
  • CITY: Do Skyscrapers Touch the Sky?(1994),
    ISBN: 0783508867; Author: Allan Fallow; 48pp;
  • DINOSAURS: Did Triceratops Have Polka Dots?(1995),
    ISBN: 0783509030; Author: Allan Fallow; 48pp;
  • EARTH: Are There Diamonds in My Backyard?(1995),
    ISBN: 0783509022; Author: Sara Mark; 48pp;
  • FAMILIES: Do Mommies Have Mommies?(1994),
    ISBN: 0783508743; Author: Jacqueline Ball; 48pp;
  • FARM: Why Do Roosters Crow?(1995),
    ISBN: 0783508999; Author: Allan Fallow; 48pp;
  • FOOD: What Makes Popcorn Pop?(1994),
    ISBN: 078350862X; Author: Jack Myers; 48pp;
  • HOW THINGS WORK: Why Do Balls Bounce?(1995),
    ISBN: 0783509014; Author: *; 48pp;
  • HUMAN BODY: What Is a Bellybutton?(1993),
    ISBN: 0783508573; Author: Neil Kagan; 48pp;
  • NATURE: Why is the Grass Green?(1993),
    ISBN: 0783508581; Author: Jacqueline Ball; 48pp;
  • NEIGHBORHOODS: Who Named My Street Magnolia?(1995),
    ISBN: 0783508980; Author: Sara Mark; 48pp;
  • TRANSPORTATION: Why Are Wagons Red?(1994),
    ISBN: 0783508786; Author: Patricia Daniels; 48pp;
  • WATER: Do Fish Drink?(1993),
    ISBN: 0783508506; Author: Jacqueline A. Ball, Stuart Trotter; 48pp;
  • WEATHER: Why Can't I See the Wind?(1994),
    ISBN: 0783508905; Author: Patricia Daniels; 48pp;

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TIME-LIFE LIBRARY OF HEALTH

The only editions I found were distributed in the UK...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1981-82
Volumes in Set: 11
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Building Sound Bones and Muscles(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437872; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 176pp;
  • A Commonsense Guide to Sex, Birth & Babies(1982),
    ISBN: 0809438267; Author: Not Given; 176pp;
  • Coping with the Common Cold(1981),
    ISBN: 0809437600; Author: Wendy B. Murphy; 176pp;
  • Dealing with Headaches(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437945; Author: Wendy B. Murphy; 176pp;
  • Exercising for Fitness(1981),
    ISBN: 0809437562; Author: Clarence Percy Gilmore; 176pp;
  • Fighting Cancer(1981),
    ISBN: 0809437643; Author: Not Given; 176pp;
  • The Healthy Heart(1981),
    ISBN: 0809437503; Author: Arthur Fisher; 176pp;
  • The Prudent Use of Medicines(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437724; Author: Ogden Tanner; 176pp;
  • Secrets of a Good Digestion(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437929; Author: Oliver E. Allen; 176pp;
  • Touch, Smell, Taste, Sight, and Hearing(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437988; Author: Wendy B. Murphy; 176pp;
  • Wholesome Diet(1981),
    ISBN: 080943766X; Author: Not Given; 176pp;

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TIME-LIFE STUDENT LIBRARY

Aimed at ages 9-12, yet another beautifully illustrated and engagingly written set of books designed to entertain as much as enlighten.

Mr. Legg only had 8 of these listed, and I had found 10, so I'm putting a question mark after the number of volumes in the set until I can convince myself that's really all there were...


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997-2000
Volumes in Set: 10?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The 20th Century World(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513526; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Ancient Civilizations: 3000 BC-AD 500(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513526; Author: *; 128pp;
  • The Human Body(1999),
    ISBN: 0783513534; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Mammals(1997),
    ISBN: 0783513518; Author: Karin Kinney; 128pp;
  • Ocean Life(19**),
    ISBN: 0783513577; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Our Environment(2000),
    ISBN: 0783513585; Author: Karin Kinney; 128pp;
  • Physical Science(2000),
    ISBN: 0783513593; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Planet Earth(1997),
    ISBN: 078351350X; Author: Karin Kinney, Jean B. Crawford; 128pp;
  • The Universe(1998),
    ISBN: 0783513542; Author: Jean B. Crawford; 128pp;
  • World Geography(19**),
    ISBN: 0783513550; Author: *; 128pp;

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TIME READING PROGRAM SPECIAL EDITION SERIES

The original set were published in paperback in the 1960's but then another set (of 50) were printed in 1980 with red leatherette covers. Both series are reprints of classic works and are often also referred to as the Time Reading Program Special Edition. -Michael Legg

Roland Delaune sent me a great photo of the entire 1980 set stacked with the spines out so the titles were easy to read(thank you!). I've marked this set with an asterisk(*) at the end of each title, so you'll know which books were part of this later set. I am still missing two titles, if "Cider With Rosie/The Edge of Day" is counted as one title. "Cider With Rose" was used as the title for the 1980 red leatherette set. There is a great deal of lust in my heart for this set - so many titles I would love to read and wouldn't the set look gorgeous on my shelves! -Leigh


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1962-1966, 1980(50 titles reprinted in special matched set)
Volumes in Set: 110?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Vol. 1(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Samuel Eliot Morison; *pp;
  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Vol. 2(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Samuel Eliot Morison; *pp;
  • All the King's Men(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Robert Penn Warren; 602pp;
  • The American Character(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: D.W. Brogan; *pp;
  • The American Presidency(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Clinton Rossiter; *pp;
  • Animal Farm(1965),
    ISBN: None; Author: George Orwell; 131pp;
  • Apes, Angels, and Victorians: The Story of Darwin, Huxley, and Evolution*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809436752; Author: William Irvine; 494pp;
  • Attending Marvels*(1965),
    ISBN: 0809437260; Author: George Gaylord Simpson; 289pp;
  • The Beast of the Haitian Hills(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Philippe Thoby-Marcelin, Pierre Marcelin; 172pp;
  • Bend Sinister*(19**),
    ISBN: 0809436221; Author: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; 217pp;
  • The Big Sky*(1964),
    ISBN: None; Author: A.B. Guthrie Jr.; 378pp;
  • Brave New World(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Aldous Huxley; *pp;
  • Bread and Wine(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Ignazio Silone; *pp;
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Thornton Wilder; *pp;
  • The Bridge Over the River Kwai(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Pierre Boulle; *pp;
  • Bring Out Your Dead, the Great Plague of Yellow Feber in Philadelphia in 1793(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: J.H. Powell; *pp;
  • Burmese Days(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: George Orwell; *pp;
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Carlo Levi; *pp;
  • Cider With Rosie: A Boyhood in the West of England(aka The Edge of Day)*(19**),
    ISBN: 0809435721; Author: Laurie Lee; *pp; *pp;
  • A Coffin For King Charles*(19**),
    ISBN: 0809436396; Author: C.V. Wedgwood; 251pp;
  • The Crime of Galileo*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436272; Author: Giorgio de Santillana; 371pp;
  • Cross Creek(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: * Rawlings; *pp;
  • Darkness at Noon(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Arthur Kestler; *pp;
  • The Day of the Locust*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809438402; Author: Nathanael West; 167pp;
  • The Decline of Pleasure(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Kerr; *pp;
  • Delilah*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Marcus Goodrich; *pp;
  • The Devil in Massachusetts*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Marion L. Starkey; *pp;
  • Disraeli*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Andre Maurois; *pp;
  • The Doctor and the Devils(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Dylan Thomas; *pp;
  • The Edge of Day(aka Cider With Rosie)(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Laurie Lee; *pp;
  • Eastern Approaches*(1980),
    ISBN: 0809435659; Author: Fitzroy Maclean; *pp;
  • The Education of Henry Adams, Vol. 1(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Henry Adams; *pp;
  • The Education of Henry Adams, Vol. 2(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Henry Adams; *pp;
  • Elizabeth the Great(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Elizabeth Jenkins; *pp;
  • Fancies and Goodnights*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: John Collier; *pp;
  • The Financial Expert(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: R.K. Narayan; *pp;
  • The Forest and the Sea*(1980),
    ISBN: 0809435616; Author: Marston Bates; 273pp;
  • The Great Crash of 1929(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: John Kenneth Galbraith; *pp;
  • The Great Rehearsal: The Story of the Making and Ratifying of the Constitution of the United States*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436191; Author: Carl Van Doren; 401pp;
  • The Greek Way*(198*),
    ISBN: 0809436868; Author: Edith Hamilton; 327pp;
  • A High Wind in Jamaica(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Richard Hughes; *pp; *pp;
  • The Horse's Mouth*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809436833; Author: Joyce Cary; 464pp;
  • I, Claudius(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: * Graves; *pp;
  • The Immense Journey*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Loren Eiseley; *pp;
  • In Defense of Women*(1976),
    ISBN: 0809437236; Author: H.L. Mencken; 172pp;
  • In Flanders Fields, the 1917 Campaign*(1980),
    ISBN: 080943590X; Author: Leon Wolff; 455pp;
  • In Hazard*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437295; Author: Richard Arthur Warren Hughes; 229pp;
  • John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography*(1964),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Samuel Eliot Morison; 455pp;
  • Kabloona*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Gontran de Poncins; *pp;
  • Karl Marx(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Isaiah Berlin; *pp;
  • King Solomon's Ring: New Light on Animal Ways*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Konrad Z. Lorenz; *pp;
  • Lanterns and Lances*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: James Thurber; *pp;
  • The Late George Apley(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: John P. Marquand; *pp;
  • The Leopard(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Giuseppe di Lampedusa; *pp;
  • Lions, Harts, Leaping Does and Other Stories(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: J.L. Powers; *pp;
  • Logbook For Grace*(1982),
    ISBN: 080943833X; Author: Robert Cushman Murphy; 371pp;
  • The Lost Weekend(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Charles Jackson; *pp;
  • Man and the Living World(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Karl Von Frisch; *pp;
  • The Man of the Renaissance(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Ralph Roeder; *pp;
  • The Martian Chronicles(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Ray Bradbury; *pp;
  • The Member of the Wedding(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Carson McCullers; *pp;
  • Memento Mori(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Muriel Spark; *pp;
  • Mister Johnson*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436116; Author: Joyce Cary; 300pp;
  • Mistress To An Age*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436558; Author: J. Christopher Herold; 614pp;
  • Murder For Profit(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: William Bolitho; *pp;
  • Naked to Mine Enemies, Vol. 1(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Charles W. Ferguson; *pp;
  • Naked to Mine Enemies, Vol. 2(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Charles W. Ferguson; *pp;
  • Napoleon's Russian Campaign*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Count Fhilippe-Paul de Segur; *pp;
  • The Natural*(1980),
    ISBN: 0809435942; Author: Bernard Malamud; 241pp;
  • The New Meaning of Treason(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: West; *pp;
  • Notre Dame of Paris(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Allan Temko; *pp;
  • One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich*(1963),
    ISBN: 0809435527; Author: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Max Hayward & Ronald Hingley(translator); 178pp;
  • Out of Africa*(1980),
    ISBN: 0809435985; Author: Isak Dinesen; 380pp;
  • The Ox-Bow Incident(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Walter van Tilburg Clark; *pp;
  • The Plague(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Albert Camus; *pp;
  • Poet's Choice*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Edited by Paul Engle and * Langland; *pp;
  • A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: James Joyce; *pp;
  • The Power and the Glory(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Graham Greene; *pp;
  • A Preface to Morals(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Walter Lippman; *pp;
  • The Reason Why*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith; *pp;
  • Reveille in Washington: 1860-1865*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943556X; Author: Margaret Leech; 592pp;
  • Richer by Asia(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Edmond Taylor; *pp;
  • The River and the Gauntlet*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809438453; Author: S.L.A. Marshall; 373pp;
  • The Roots of Heaven(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Romain Gary; *pp;
  • Saints and Strangers*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: George F. Willison; *pp;
  • The Screwtape Letters*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436590; Author: C.S. Lewis; 134pp;
  • The Sea and the Jungle*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809436620; Author: H.M. Tomlinson; 302pp;
  • The Sea of Grass(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Conrad Richter; *pp;
  • Shakespeare(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Ivor Brown; *pp;
  • Stalingrad(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Theodor Plievier; *pp;
  • The Story of Philosophy(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Will Durant; *pp;
  • The Sword in the Stone(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: T.H. White; *pp;
  • Three Came Home*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436078; Author: Agnes Newton Keith; 304pp;
  • Three Men in a Boat*(1981),
    ISBN: 0809436957; Author: Jerome K. Jerome; 211pp;
  • Three Who Made a Revolution, Vol. 1(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Bertram D. Wolfe; *pp;
  • Three Who Made a Revolution, Vol. 2(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Bertram D. Wolfe; *pp;
  • Till We Have Faces(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: C.S. Lewis; *pp;
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre*(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: B. Traven; *pp;
  • The Trial of Dr. Adams(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Sybille Bedford; *pp;
  • The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements*(1980),
    ISBN: 0809436035; Author: Eric Hoffer; 188pp;
  • The Universe and Dr. Einstein*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437376; Author: Lincoln Barnett; 121pp;
  • The Voice at the Back Door*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809436671; Author: Elizabeth Spencer; 367pp;
  • Walden(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Henry David Thoreau; *pp;
  • The Wapshot Chronicle*(1982),
    ISBN: 0809437333; Author: John Cheever; 385pp;
  • Watchers at the Gate(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Russell; *pp;
  • When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson*(1982),
    ISBN: 080943671X; Author: Gene Smith; *pp;
  • Wickford Point*(1980),
    ISBN: 0809435780; Author: John P. Marquand; 437pp;
  • Wind, Sand, and Stars(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery; *pp;
  • The Worldly Philosophers(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: Robert L. Heilbroner; *pp;
  • *(19**),
    ISBN: 080943****; Author: *; *pp;

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TIME REPORTS

These were aimed at young adults. I had a very hard time finding any of them to show you a cover...

Published by: Time-Life Education
Publishing Date: 1997-99
Volumes in Set: 5
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Art of the Essay(1998),
    ISBN: 0783550774; Author: *; *pp;
  • Famous Faces of the 20th Century(1999),
    ISBN: 0783550790; Author: *; *pp;
  • Presidential Decisions: The Burden of Leadership in the 20th Century(1997),
    ISBN: 0783550758; Author: Walter Isaacson; *pp;
  • Technology and Innovation: The Search for New Frontiers(1997),
    ISBN: 0783550804; Author: *; *pp;
  • The U.S. in World Affairs: The American Century(1998),
    ISBN: 0783550782; Author: *; *pp;

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TREASURES OF THE WORLD

Mike Legg mentions that Stonehenge Press is a subsidiary of Time-Life Books - something I didn't know! You can tell from the titles what trove you're going to get great photos and history of.

I had a much easier time finding complete sets using Stonehenge Press than Time-Life when I went to see how easy these are to find now. I have a set of these, and they appear to be bound in silk fabric. Silk isn't as sturdy as other fabrics, and sadly will not stand up to the test of time, but right now the set I have still looks gorgeous on the shelf...


Published by: Time-Life Books/Stonehenge Press
Publishing Date: 1981-83
Volumes in Set: 7(Time-Life*) or 16-volume(Stonehenge Press)
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

TIME-LIFE 7-volume set:

  • The African Kings(1983),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060905; Author: Mary Cable; 176pp;
  • The Barbarian Kings(1982),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/086706045X; Author: Lionel Casson; 176pp;
  • The Emperors of China*(1981),
    ISBN: 0705410005(UK)/0867060034; Author: Christopher Hibbert; 176pp;
  • The French Kings(1982),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060212; Author: Frederic V. Grunfeld; 176pp;
  • The God-Kings of Mexico*(1982),
    ISBN: 0705410048(UK)/0867060433; Author: Thomas Dickey; 176pp;
  • The Greek Conquerors*(1981),
    ISBN: 0705410013(UK)/0867060018; Author: Lionel Casson; 176pp;
  • The Kings of El Dorado(1983),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060816; Author: Henry Wiencek, Thomas Dickey, John Man; 176pp;
  • The Kings of Spain(1982),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060522; Author: Frederic V. Grunfeld; 176pp;
  • The Lords of Japan*(1982),
    ISBN: 0705410080(UK)/0867060468; Author: Henry Wiencek; 176pp;
  • The Maharajas*(1981),
    ISBN: 0705410145(UK)/0867060220; Author: Geoffrey C. Ward; 176pp;
  • The Pharaohs*(1982),
    ISBN: 0705410021(UK)/0867060417; Author: Lionel Casson; 176pp;
  • The Popes(1981),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060247; Author: Christopher Hibbert; 176pp;
  • The Princes of Germany(1983),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060867; Author: Frederic V. Grunfeld; 176pp;
  • The Renaissance Princes(1983),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060859; Author: Olivier Bernier; 176pp;
  • The Rulers of Britain*(1982),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060190; Author: Robert Cowley; 176pp;
  • The Rulers of Russia(1983),
    ISBN: 070541****(UK)/0867060778; Author: Peter Andrews; 176pp;

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TRUE CRIME

Michael Legg said there was a 10th book titled "Blood Relations" advertised by Amazon, but was never published. I've seen at least three different covers for this particular set...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1992-94
Volumes in Set: 9
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Assassination(1994),
    ISBN: 0783500335; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Compulsion to Kill(1993),
    ISBN: 0783500173; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Crimes of Passion(1994),
    ISBN: 0783500300; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Death and Celebrity(1994),
    ISBN: 0783500254; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Mafia(1993),
    ISBN: 0783500084; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Mass Murderers(1993),
    ISBN: 0783500041; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Most Wanted(1994),
    ISBN: 0783500211; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Serial Killers(1992),
    ISBN: 0783500009; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;
  • Unsolved Crimes(1993),
    ISBN: 0783500122; Author: Time-Life Editors; 192pp;

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UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS

These are very dated now, of course, but they are a fascinating window onto what was cutting edge in the late 1980's and what engineers thought would be the future of the industry...

I have this set on my shelves, so I can answer questions if you have them.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1986-89
Volumes in Set: 24
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Alternative Computers(1989),
    ISBN: 0809457458/0705409295(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Artificial Intelligence(1992),
    ISBN: 0809475707/0705409155(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Chipmakers(1989),
    ISBN: 0809476185/0705409279(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Communications(1990),
    ISBN: 0809475790/0705409171(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Computer Basics(1990),
    ISBN: 0809475510/0705409104(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Computer Images(1986),
    ISBN: 0809456621/0705409120(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Computerized Society(1987),
    ISBN: 0809457202/0705409236(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Computer Languages(1990),
    ISBN: 080947574X/0705409163(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Computer Security(1987),
    ISBN: 0809475669/0705409147(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Computers and the Cosmos(1989),
    ISBN: 0809476142/0705409260(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Human Body(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460629/0705409317(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Input/Output(1986),
    ISBN: 0809456664/0705409139(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Memory and Storage(1990),
    ISBN: 08094575987/070540****(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Military Frontier(1991),
    ISBN: 080947610X/0705409252(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Personal Computer(1986),
    ISBN: 0809460661/0705409325(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Puzzle Master(1988),
    ISBN: 0809457415/0705409287(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Revolution in Science(1990),
    ISBN: 08094575944/070540921X(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Robotics(1991),
    ISBN: 0809475820/070540918X(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Software(1987),
    ISBN: 0809475545/0705409112(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • The Software Challenge(1989),
    ISBN: 0809460580/0705409309(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Space(1990),
    ISBN: 0809475901/0705409201(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Speed and Power(1988),
    ISBN: 0809475863/0705409198(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Transportation(1990),
    ISBN: 0809457261/0705409244(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;
  • Illustrated Chronology and Index(1989),
    ISBN: 080946070X/070540****(UK); Author: Time Life Editors; 128pp;

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UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE AND NATURE

This is a set for young teens. Mr. Legg claimed there were 18, but I only found 17. He thought there might be a "Resource Guide and Teacher's Guide," but I could find no evidence of it, or of "*Master Index and Teacher's Guide". I found instead "Resource Guide and Master Index." The index is bound like the rest of the set...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1992-93
Volumes in Set: 17
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animal Behavior(1992),
    ISBN: 0809496585; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Computer Age(1992),
    ISBN: 0809496704; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Ecology(1992),
    ISBN: 0809497085; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Evolution of Life(1993),
    ISBN: 080949695X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Geography(1993),
    ISBN: 0809496917; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • The Human Body(1992),
    ISBN: 0809496542; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Insects & Spiders(19**),
    ISBN: 0809496879; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Machines & Inventions(1993),
    ISBN: 0809497042; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Physical Forces(1992),
    ISBN: 0809496755; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Planet Earth(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496666; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Plant Life(1993),
    ISBN: 0809497123; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Space & Planets(1992),
    ISBN: 080949650X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Structure of Matter(1992),
    ISBN: 0809496623; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Transportation(1992),
    ISBN: 080949700X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Underwater World(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496798; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Weather & Climate(1993),
    ISBN: 0809496836; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Resource Guide and Master Index(1993),
    ISBN: 0809497166; Author: Time-Life Editors; 152pp;
  • Master Index and Teacher's Guide*(19**),
    ISBN: 080949****; Author: Time-Life Editors; *pp;

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THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

There are two different sets that Boston Publishing put out, one through Time-Life, and the other through bookstores. I'm still trying to sort out a complete set of the Time-Life series, so some of this information could be(and probably is) inaccurate. Mr. Legg had listed quite a few titles I'd not encountered, so I'll need to do a deeper dive on this one and see what I can figure out. For now, I've got the 37 titles listed that Mike had gathered. This is the only Time-Life set I have about one of the wars, and I apparently don't have all of it. Mine is a Frankenstein set - I've been piecing it together from individual finds in used bookstores over the years. It was the war I wanted to understand in better depth because I have so many older friends who were vets of that war. I wanted to understand better what they had gone through.

Published by: The Boston Publishing Co.
Publishing Date: 1983-87
Volumes in Set: 37
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Aftermath: 1975-85,
    ISBN: 0939526174; Author: Edward Doyle, Terrence Maitland, Robert Manning;
  • The Air War Vietnam(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • America Takes Over: 1965-67,
    ISBN: 0939526034; Author: Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman;
  • The Army at War,
    ISBN: 0939526239; Author: Michael Casey, Clark Dougan,
    Denis Kennedy, Shelby Stanton;
  • A Collision of Cultures: The Americans in Vietnam: 1954-1973,
    ISBN: 0939526123; Author: Edward Doyle, Stephen Weiss;
  • Combat Photographer,
    ISBN: 0939526085; Author: Nick Mills;
  • A Contagion of War,
    ISBN: 0939526050; Author: Terrence Maitland, Peter Melnerney;
  • A Countdown to Tet(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • Dien Bien Phu(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Fall of Saigon(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Fall of the South: The Communist Offensive of 1975,
    ISBN: 0939526166; Author: Samuel Lipsman, Stephen Weiss,
    Clark Dougan, David Fulghum;
  • The False Peace,
    ISBN: 0939526158; Author: Samuel Lipsman, Stephen Weiss;
  • Fighting For Time: 1969-70,
    ISBN: 0939526077; Author: Samuel Lipsman, Edward Doyle;
  • Flags into Battle,
    ISBN: 0939526220; Author: Michael Casey, Clark Dougan,
    Samuel Lipsman, Jack Sweetman, Stephen Weiss;
  • Images of War,
    ISBN: 0939526182; Author: Julene Fischer;
  • A Nation Divided,
    ISBN: 0939526115; Author: Clark Dougan, Samuel Lipsman;
  • Nineteen Sixty-eight,
    ISBN: 0939526069; Author: Clark Dougan, Stephen Weiss;
  • The North: The Communist Struggle for Vietnam,
    ISBN: 0939526212; Author: Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, Terrence Maitland;
  • Passing the Torch,
    ISBN: 0939526018; Author: Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman, Stephen Weiss;
  • Pawns of War: Cambodia and Laos,
    ISBN: 0939526247; Author: Arnold R. Isaacs, Gordon Hardy, MacAlister Brown; 192pp;
  • Peace With Honor(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • Rain of Fire: Air War, 1968-1975,
    ISBN: 093952614X; Author: John Morrocco;
  • Raising the Stakes,
    ISBN: 0939526026; Author: Terrence Maitland, Stephen Weiss;
  • Rolling Thunder(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • Search and Destroy(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • Setting the Stage,
    ISBN: 093952600X; Author: Edward Doyle, Samuel Lipsman;
  • Showdown in the Iron Triangle(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • Siege at the Khe Sanh(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • South Vietnam on Trial: Mid-1970 to 1972,
    ISBN: 0939526107; Author: David Fulghum, Terrence Maitland;
  • Tet Offensive(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • Thunder From Above: Air War 1941-1965,
    ISBN: 0939526093; Author: John Morrocco;
  • Tools of War,
    ISBN: 0939526131; Author: Edgar C. Doleman, Jr.;
  • The Undeclared War(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • War in the Shadows,
    ISBN: 0939526387; Author: Editors;
  • War on the DMZ(198*),
    ISBN: 093952****; Author: *; *pp;
  • A War Remembered: Voices From Vietnam,
    ISBN: 0939526204; Author: Clark Dougan, David Fulghum, Denis Kennedy;
  • Words of War: An Anthology of Vietnam War Literature,
    ISBN: 0939526379; Author: Gordon Hardy;

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VOICES OF THE CIVIL WAR

This series tries to help us understand the time period from the perspective of the soldiers that fought this war, with the usual generous hand with imagery and anecdotes...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995-98
Volumes in Set: 18
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Antietam(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547048; Author: Time-Life Editors; 180pp;
  • Atlanta(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547021; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Chancellorsville(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547080; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Charleston(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547099; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Chattanooga(1998),
    ISBN: 0783547161; Author: Time-Life Editors; 180pp;
  • Chickamauga(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547102; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • First Manassas(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547129; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Fredericksburg(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547145; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Gettysburg(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547005; Author: Champ Clark; 180pp;
  • The Peninsula(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547153; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Second Manassas(1995),
    ISBN: 0783547013; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • The Seven Days(1998),
    ISBN: 078354720X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Shenandoah 1862(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547110; Author: Time-Life Editors; 180pp;
  • Shenandoah 1864(199*),
    ISBN: 078354717X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Shiloh(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547072; Author: Time-Life Editors; 180pp;
  • Soldier Life(1996),
    ISBN: 078354703X; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • The Wilderness(1998),
    ISBN: 0783547188; Author: Time-Life Editors; 168pp;
  • Vicksburg(199*),
    ISBN: 0783547137; Author: Time-Life Editors; 180pp;

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VOYAGE THROUGH THE UNIVERSE

This would be an interesting read to see what has changed in our understanding of the universe. It was geared to accomodate a younger juvenile audience, with TL's usual generous and lavish artwork throughout.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1986-90
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Atlas(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Between the Stars(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Comets, Asteroids, and Meteorites(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Cosmic Mysteries(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Cosmos(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Far Planets(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Frontiers of Time(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Galaxies(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: Diane Ullius; *pp;
  • Life Search(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Moons and Rings(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Near Planets(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: Rudolf Steiner; *pp;
  • The New Astronomy(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Outbound(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Spacefarers(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Starbound(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Stars(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Sun(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Third Planet(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Visible Universe(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Workings of the Universe(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE

I'm pretty sure "*In the Land of the Jaguar" was planned but never actually published - a great pity, as that was a culture I would have loved to read a lot more about, having a very different viewpoint from the Aztec culture that followed. I'd pay a great deal for the galleys of this one.

This is one of my favorite sets, and a pleasure to read. If you're a writer yourself and looking for historical perspectives, this is a fantastic find. It is hardbound with dust jackets, so if you have them, I'd invest in mylar sleeves for the jackets to keep them nice. If your jackets are already tattered or torn, the sleeves will help stop the decay and preserve what is left. Any library supply will be able to help you out. Just read through the titles, I dare you, and see if you aren't immediately curious!

Published by: TIME LIFE
Publishing Date: Begun in 1997-2000
Volumes in Set: 18?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Amid Splendor and Intrigue: Byzantine Empire AD330-1603(1998),
    ISBN: 0783554575; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Among Druids and High Kings: Celtic Ireland AD400-1200(1998),
    ISBN: 0783554559; Author: *; 144pp;
  • Among Samurai and Shoguns: Japan AD1000-1700(1999),
    ISBN: 0783554621; Author: *; 144pp;
  • At the Dawn of Democracy: Classical Athens 525-322BC(1997),
    ISBN: 0783554532; Author: *; 144pp;
  • At Empire’s End: Austro-Hungarian Empire AD1848-1918(2000),
    ISBN: 0783554672; Author: *; 168pp;
  • At the Rebirth of Genius: Renaissance Italy AD1400-1550(1999),
    ISBN: 0783554613; Author: *; 168pp;
  • During the Age of Reason: France AD 1660-1800(1999),
    ISBN: 078355463X; Author: *; 168pp;
  • In the Age of Chivalry; AD 800-1500(1997),
    ISBN: 0783554516; Author: *; 168pp;
  • In Europe’s Golden Age: Northern Europe AD1500-1675(1999),
    ISBN: 0783554648; Author: *; 168pp;
  • In Europe’s Romantic Era: Europe AD1789-1848(2000),
    ISBN: 0783554664; Author: *; 168pp;
  • In the Jewel of the Crown: British India AD 1600-1905(1999),
    ISBN: 0783554605; Author: *; 168pp;
  • In the Land of the Dragon: Imperial China AD 960-1368(1998),
    ISBN: 0783554587; Author: *; 144pp;
  • In the Land of the Jaguar*: The Maya 250-900AD(199*),
    ISBN: 078355****; Author: *; *pp;
  • In the Lands of the Prophet: Islamic World AD570-1405(199*),
    ISBN: 0783554656; Author: *; 144pp;
  • In the Realm of Elizabeth: England AD1533-1603(1998),
    ISBN: 0783554567; Author: *;168pp;
  • In the Time of War and Peace: Imperial Russia AD1696-1917(1999),
    ISBN: 0783554591; Author: *; 144pp;
  • On the Banks of the Nile: Egypt 3050-30BC(1997),
    ISBN: 078355****; Author: *; 192pp;
  • When Longships Sailed: Vikings AD800-1100(1998),
    ISBN: 0783554540; Author: *; 144pp;
  • When Rome Ruled the World: The Roman Empire 100BC – AD200(1997),
    ISBN: 0783554524; Author: *; 168pp;

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WILD, WILD WORLD OF ANIMALS

This was based on a wonderful TV program that aired back in the 1970s, inspired by an even earlier NBC program, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. I was a big fan of both growing up. If I'd known there were books based on it, I'd have asked my grandmother for them - she often watched these shows with me and got just as much enjoyment out of them. (I think she may have had a thing for Jim).

Michael Legg pointed out that these were printed by a couple of different publishers...


Published by: Time-Life Television/Silver Burdett/Little Brown & Co.
Publishing Date: 1976
Volumes in Set: 22
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animal Defenses(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948233; Author: Ogden Tanner; 128pp;
  • Aquatic Miniatures(197*),
    ISBN: 0316849618; Author: Don Earnest; 128pp;
  • Bears & Other Carnivores(1977),
    ISBN: 091394808X; Author: Ogden Tanner; 128pp;
  • Beavers & Other Pond Dwellers(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948160; Author: Ogden Tanner; 128pp;
  • Birds of Field & Forest(1977),
    ISBN: 0913948136; Author: Peter Wood; 128pp;
  • Birds of Sea, Shore & Stream(1976),
    ISBN: 0913948071; Author: Wilbur Bradbury; 128pp;
  • The Cats(1976),
    ISBN: 0913948020; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Dangerous Sea Creatures(1976),
    ISBN: 0913948047; Author: Thomas A. Dozier; 128pp;
  • Domestic Descendants(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948241; Author: Henry Moscow; 128pp;
  • Elephants & Other Land Giants(1976),
    ISBN: 0913948055; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Fishes of Lakes, Rivers and Oceans(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948209; Author: Thomas A. Dozier; 128pp;
  • Insects & Spiders(1977),
    ISBN: 0913948128; Author: John Neary; 128pp;
  • Island Life(1978),
    ISBN: 0913948195; Author: Marion Steinmann; 128pp;
  • Kangaroos & Other Creatures from Down Under(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948179; Author: Donald Dale Jackson; 128pp;
  • Life in the Coral Reef(1977),
    ISBN: 0913948152; Author: Thomas A. Dozier; 128pp;
  • Life in Zoos and Preserves(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948217; Author: Don Earnest; 128pp;
  • Monkeys & Apes(1978),
    ISBN: 0913948039; Author: Prue H. Napier; 128pp;
  • Rabbits & Other Small Animals(1979),
    ISBN: 0913948225; Author: Don Earnest; 128pp;
  • Reptiles & Amphibians(1976),
    ISBN: 0913948063; Author: Richard Oulahan; 128pp;
  • Songbirds(1978),
    ISBN: 0913948187; Author: Don Earnest; 128pp;
  • Whales & Other Sea Mammals(1977),
    ISBN: 0913948101; Author: Thomas A. Dozier; 128pp;
  • Wild Herds(1977),
    ISBN: 091394811X; Author: John Neary; 128pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA GUIDES

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Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 2
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Bar Guide(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000627; Author: Ray Foley; 335pp;
  • The Wine Guide(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000635; Author: Larry Walker; 320pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA HEALTHY COLLECTION

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Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1995
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Healthy Desserts(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546025; Author: Cynthia Hizer; 128pp;
  • Healthy First Courses(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546033; Author: Diane Rossen Worthington; 128pp;
  • Healthy Main Dishes(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546009; Author: Cynthia Hizer; 128pp;
  • Healthy Side Dishes(1995),
    ISBN: 0783546017; Author: Diane Rossen Worthington; 128pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA KITCHEN LIBRARY

There is a stand-alone "Cuisine Grand-Mere: Traditional French Home Cooking" by Marie-Pierre Moine(2001;ISBN:0737020679;160pp) that the Library of Congress says is actually part of this set, despite it being an entirely different format and size, so decide for yourself whether this is a 44-volume or 43-volume set.

There is another set that came out 2004ish called "The Best of Williams Sonoma Kitchen Library", and Time-Life Books had closed its doors already...


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1992-2001
Volumes in Set: 43
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Beans & Rice(1994),
    ISBN: 0783502796; Author: Joane Weir; 108pp;
  • Beef(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502451; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Breads(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503164; Author: Jacqueline Mallorca; 108pp;
  • Breakfasts & Brunches(1997),
    ISBN: 0783503210; Author: Norman Kolpas; 108pp;
  • Cakes, Cupcakes & Cheesecakes(1995),
    ISBN: 0783503040; Author: Sarah Tenaglia; 108pp;
  • Casual Entertaining(1998),
    ISBN: 0737020008; Author: Joyce Goldstein, Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Chicken(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502257; Author: Emalee Chapman; 108pp;
  • Chocolate(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502419; Author: Lora Brody; 108pp;
  • Chuck Williams' Thanksgiving & Christmas(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502583; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Complete Grilling Cookbook(2001),
    ISBN: 0737020636; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Cookies & Biscotti(1994),
    ISBN: 0783503180; Author: Kristine Kidd; 108pp;
  • Cooking Basics: Recipes & Techniques(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503180; Author: Jacqueline Mallorca; 108pp;
  • Festive Entertaining(1998),
    ISBN: 0737020024; Author: Joyce Goldstein; 108pp;
  • Fish(1994),
    ISBN: 0783502621; Author: Joyce Esersky Goldstein; 108pp;
  • Fruit Desserts(1995),
    ISBN: 0783502877; Author: Lora Brody; 108pp;
  • Gifts from the Kitchen(1994),
    ISBN: 0783502958; Author: Kristine Kidd; 108pp;
  • Grilling(1992),
    ISBN: 0783502060; Author: John Phillip Carroll; 108pp;
  • Healthy Cooking(1997),
    ISBN: 0783503199; Author: John Phillip Carroll; 108pp;
  • Holiday Baking(1995),
    ISBN: 0783503083; Author: Jeanne Thiel Kelley; 108pp;
  • Holiday Entertaining(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503172; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Hors D;Oeuvres and Appetizers(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502192; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Ice Creams & Sorbets(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503105; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Kids' Cooking: Scrumptious Recipes for Cooks Ages 9 to 13(1998),
    ISBN: 0783503253; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Mediterranean Cooking(1997),
    ISBN: 0783503237; Author: Chuck Williams; 108pp;
  • Mexican Favorites(1994),
    ISBN: 0783502702; Author: Susanna Palazuelos; 108pp;
  • Muffins & Quick Breads(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502346; Author: John Phillip Carroll; 108pp;
  • On the Side(19**),
    ISBN: 078350****; Author: Joyce Esersky Goldstein; 108pp;
  • Outdoor Cooking(1997),
    ISBN: 0783503202; Author: John Phillip Carroll; 108pp;
  • Pasta(1992),
    ISBN: 0783502125; Author: Lorenzo De'Medici; 108pp;
  • Pasta Sauces(1994),
    ISBN: 0783502834; Author: Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti; 108pp;
  • Pies & Tarts(1992),
    ISBN: 0783502001; Author: John Phillip Carroll; 108pp;
  • Pizza(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502303; Author: Lorenza de' Medici Stucchi; 108pp;
  • Pork & Lamb(1995),
    ISBN: 0783503091; Author: Joanne Weir; 108pp;
  • Potatoes(1994),
    ISBN: 0783502753; Author: Diane Rossen; 108pp;
  • Risotto(1998),
    ISBN: 0737020032; Author: Kristine Kidd; 108pp;
  • Salads(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502370; Author: Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti; 108pp;
  • Shellfish(1995),
    ISBN: 0783503059; Author: Joane Weir; 108pp;
  • Soups(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502508; Author: Norman Kolpas; 108pp;
  • Stews(1995),
    ISBN: 0783503075; Author: Lora Brody; 108pp;
  • Stir-Fry(1994),
    ISBN: 0783503008; Author: Diane Rossen Worthington; 108pp;
  • Thanksgiving: Festive Recipes for the Holiday Table(19**),
    ISBN: 0783503245; Author: Chuck Williams, Kristine Kidd; 108pp;
  • Vegetables(1993),
    ISBN: 0783502540; Author: Emalee Chapman; 108pp;
  • Vegetarian(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503113; Author: Joane Weir; 108pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA LIFESTYLES

Another cookbook series...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-2000
Volumes in Set: 18
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • After Dinner(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546149; Author: Kristine Kidd; 112pp;
  • Asian Flavors(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020237; Author: Joyce Jue; 112pp;
  • Backyard Barbecue(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020113; Author: Phillip Stephen Schulz; 112pp;
  • Brunch Entertaining(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020105; Author: Janeen Sarlin; 112pp;
  • Casual Outdoor Dining(1999),
    ISBN: 0783546130; Author: Georgeanne Brennan; 112pp;
  • Chicken for Dinner(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546114; Author: Heidi Haughy Cusick; 112pp;
  • Classic Pasta at Home(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546106; Author: Janet Kessel Fletcher; 112pp;
  • Cooking for Yourself(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020121; Author: Janet Kessel Fletcher; 112pp;
  • Cooking from the Farmer's Market(1999),
    ISBN: 073702013X; Author: Georganne Brennan; 112pp;
  • Everyday Roasting(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546165; Author: Chuck Williams; 112pp;
  • Food & Wine Pairing(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020245; Author: Joyce Esersky Goldstein; 112pp;
  • Fresh & Light(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546173; Author: Lane Crowther; 112pp;
  • Holiday Celebrations(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546181; Author: Marie Simmons; 112pp;
  • Kids Holiday Cooking(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020253; Author: Susan Manlin Katzman; 112pp;
  • Small Plates(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020261; Author: Joanne Weir; 112pp;
  • Soup for Supper(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546157; Author: Joyce Esersky Goldstein; 112pp;
  • Vegetarian for All Seasons(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546122; Author: Pamela Sheldon; 112pp;
  • Weekends With Friends(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020318; Author: Betty Rosbottom; 112pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA NEW AMERICAN COOKING

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Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000-2001
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • California(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020393; Author: Janet Kessel Fletcher; 144pp;
  • The Heartland(2001),
    ISBN: 0737020466; Author: Beth Dooley; 144pp;
  • New England(2000),
    ISBN: 073702044X; Author: Molly Stevens; 144pp;
  • The Pacific Northwest(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020458; Author: Jean Galton; 144pp;
  • The South(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020407; Author: Ray Overton; 144pp;
  • The Southwest(200*),
    ISBN: 0848726138; Author: Kathi Long; 144pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA OUTDOORS

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Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-1999
Volumes in Set: 4
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Beach House Cooking: Good Food for the Great Outdoors(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020091; Author: Charles Pierce; 108pp;
  • Cabin Cooking: Good Food for the Great Outdoors(1998),
    ISBN: 0783546203; Author: Tori Ritchie; 108pp;
  • Picnics & Tailgates: Good Food for the Great Outdoors(1998),
    ISBN: 078354619X; Author: Diane Rossen Worthington; 108pp;
  • Snow Country Cooking: Good Food for the Great Outdoors(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020288; Author: Diane Rossen Worthington; 108pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA PASTA COLLECTION

Another cookbook collection...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1996-99
Volumes in Set: 5
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Complete Pasta Cookbook(1999),
    ISBN: 073702030X; Author: Michele Anna Jordan; 304pp;
  • Pasta, Soups & Salads(1996),
    ISBN: 078350313X; Author: Joanne Weir; 128pp;
  • Pasta With Sauces(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503148; Author: Michele Anna Jordan; 128pp;
  • Ravioli & Lasagna: With Other Baked & Filled Pastas(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503121; Author: Chuck Williams; 128pp;
  • Risotto(1996),
    ISBN: 0783503156; Author: Kristine Kidd; 128pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA THE SAVORING SERIES

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Published by: Time-Life Books; Oxmoor House
Publishing Date: 1999-2003
Volumes in Set: 10
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Savoring America: Recipes and Reflection on American Cooking(2002),
    ISBN: 084872972; Author: Janet Kessel Fletcher; 256pp;
  • Savoring China: Recipes and Reflection on Chinese Cooking(2003),
    ISBN: 0848726448; Author: Jacki Passmorte; 256pp;
  • Savoring France: Recipes and Reflection on French Cooking(19**),
    ISBN: 084872***; Author: Georgeanne Brennan; 256pp;
  • Savoring India: Recipes and Reflection on Indian Cooking(2003),
    ISBN: 084873162X; Author: Julie Sahni; 256pp;
  • Savoring Italy: Recipes and Reflection on Italian Cooking(19**),
    ISBN: 084872***; Author: Michele Scicolone; 256pp;
  • Savoring Mexico: Recipes and Reflection on Mexican Cooking(2003),
    ISBN: 0848731085; Author: Marilyn Tausend; 256pp;
  • Savoring Provence: Recipes and Reflection on Provencal Cooking(2002),
    ISBN: 0848725824; Author: Diane Holuigue; 256pp;
  • Savoring Southeast Asia: Recipes and Reflection on Southeast Asian Cooking(1999),
    ISBN: 0737020431; Author: Joyce Jue; 256pp;
  • Savoring Spain & Portugal: Recipes and Reflection on Iberian Cooking(2003),
    ISBN: 0848731611; Author: Joyce Esersky Goldstein; 256pp;
  • Savoring Tuscany: Recipes and Reflection on Tuscan Cooking(19**),
    ISBN: 084872***; Author: Lori De Mori; 256pp;

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WILLIAMS-SONOMA SEASONAL CELEBRATION

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Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1997-2000
Volumes in Set: 5
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Autumn: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546084; Author: Joanne Weir; 128pp;
  • Complete Seasons Cookbook(2000),
    ISBN: 0737020326; Author: Joanne Weir; 304pp;
  • Spring: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546068; Author: Joanne Weir; 128pp;
  • Summer: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546076; Author: Joanne Weir; 128pp;
  • Winter: Recipes Inspired by Nature's Bounty(1997),
    ISBN: 0783546092; Author: Joanne Weir; 128pp;

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WINGS OF WAR

This is a series of reprinted older works written by aviators about their war experiences. There are two versions of this set - one with matching covers in Blue Embossed Leatherette framing a photo of a clouded sky, and the other more conventional cover art individualized for each book. One book was published with two different titles(*) depending on whether it was the US or the UK edition.

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1989-*
Volumes in Set: 26
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The Big Show: Some experiences of a French Fighter Pilot in the R.A.F.(199*),
    ISBN: 0809479621; Author: Pierre Clostermann; 242pp;
  • *Falling Through Space(aka "The Last Enemy"(UK edition))(1999*),
    ISBN: 0809496089?; Author: Richard Hillary; 269pp;
  • Feet Wet: Reflections of a Carrier Pilot(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496***; Author: Paul Gillcrist; *pp;
  • Fighter Over Finland: The Memoirs of a Fighter Pilot(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496208?; Author: Elna Luukkanen; 254pp;
  • Fighting the Flying Circus(199*),
    ISBN: 0809479540; Author: Edward V. Rickenbacker; 371pp;
  • Flight of Arras(1991),
    ISBN: 0809479702; Author: Antoine Saint-Exupéry; 255pp;
  • Heaven High - Hell Deep(199*),
    ISBN: 0809479***; Author: Norman Archibald; 350pp;
  • Honest John(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496453?; Author: Walker Bud Mahurin; 313pp;
  • I Flew For the Führer(199*),
    ISBN: 08094979664; Author: Heinz Knoke; 213pp;
  • *The Last Enemy(aka "Falling Through Space(US edition)(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496097; Author: Richard Hillard; *pp;
  • Low Level Hell: A Scout Pilot in the Big Red One(1994),
    ISBN: 0809497700; Author: Hugh L. Mills, Jr.; *pp;
  • Low Level Mission(1994),
    ISBN: 0809497700; Author: Leon Wolff; 240pp;
  • My Secret War(199*),
    ISBN: 0809479508; Author: Richard S. Drury; 224pp;
  • Night Fighter(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496372; Author: J.R.D. Braham; 255pp;
  • Nine Lives(1993),
    ISBN: 0809497662; Author: Alan C. Deere; 262pp;
  • No Parachute(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496127; Author: Arthur Gould Lee; 233pp;
  • Phantom Over Vietnam: Fighter Pilot, USMC(1995),
    ISBN: 0809497549; Author: John Trotti; 250pp;
  • Sagittarius Rising(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496011?; Author: Cecil Lewis; 331pp;
  • Samurai!(199*),
    ISBN: 0809479583; Author: Saburo Sakai; 382pp;
  • Some Still Live(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496348; Author: F.G. Tinker, Jr.; 313pp;
  • They Fought With What They Had(1999*),
    ISBN: 0809497581; Author: Walter D. Edmonds; 532pp;
  • A Thousand Shall Fall(1995),
    ISBN: 0809496410; Author: Murray Peden; 490pp;
  • Tiger Squadron: The Story of 74 Squadron, R.A.F. in Two World Wars(1994),
    ISBN: 0809497832; Author: Ira Jones; 295 pp;
  • War In a Stringbag(1999*),
    ISBN: 0809497751; Author: Charles Lamb; *pp;
  • Wind In the Wires(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496305; Author: Duncan Grimell-Milne; 223pp;
  • Winged Warfare: Hunting the Huns in the Air(1994),
    ISBN: 080949762X; Author: William Avery Bishop; 301pp;
  • Wing Leader(199*),
    ISBN: 0809496259?; Author: J.E. Johnson; 320pp;

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THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH

"This book is a companion volume to "The World We Live In", which recounts the physical history of the planet Earth and the relationships between its varied domains and the inhabitants through all the millenniums of time. THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH tells the grand story of life itself: what it is, what has shaped it, and how - through ceaseless..."

The material for this one was drawn from the nature articles that appeared in LIFE between 1957 and 1959, with some new material added.

There was a list of other books by the editors of LIFE in the front of "The LIFE Book of Christmas" and to my surprise, some of them weren't in Michael Legg's impressive catalog. This one was a one-off, and had several different editions, including a slip-cased edition. It was reprinted in 1961 as a 3-volume set.


Published by: Life
Publishing Date: 1960
Volumes in Set: 1
Editor: Norman P. Ross
Pages: 300

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WOODSMITH: CUSTOM WOODWORKING

These are spiral bound hardcovers(so the book will lie flat when open) with advanced woodworking techniques. Oxmoor House finished printing the series after the merger. ..

Published by: Time-Life Books; Oxmoor House
Publishing Date: ****
Volumes in Set: 20
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • American Style: Shaker, Mission & Country Projects(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Bookcases, Shelves & Cabinets(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Classic Cabinetry(2000),
    ISBN: 0783559542; Author: *; 128pp;
  • The Complete Bedroom(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559674; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Fine Hand Tools(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Gift Projects(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Heirloom Projects(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559658; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Home Entertainment(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559623; Author: *; 128pp;
  • The Home Workshop(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Kitchen & Dining Room(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Outdoor Projects: Deck, Lawn & Garden(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559585; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Power Tool Upgrades(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559690; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Shop Cabinets & Tool Stands(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Shop-Built Jigs and Fixtures(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Shop-Built Machines(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • The Small Shop(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Tables, Desk, & Chairs(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Traditional Furniture(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Weekend & Evening Projects(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559615; Author: *; 128pp;
  • Workshop Essentials(200*),
    ISBN: 0783559***; Author: *; 128pp;

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WORKING WITH THE PROFESSIONALS

These are how-to guides for collaborating with contractors. These were published on the cusp of Time-Life closing its doors, so there may have been more planned that never made it into print..

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 2000
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • ...To Create the Home You Want(2000),
    ISBN: 0737003138; Author: Jeffery Howell, Paul Hymers, Michael Lawrence, John Ward; 176pp;
  • ...to Get the Best for Your Child(2000),
    ISBN: 0737000848; Author: Susan Schneider; 176pp;
  • ...To Get the Wedding You Want(2001),
    ISBN: 0737000988; Author: Antonia van der Meer; 176pp;

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THE WORLD'S 100 BEST RECIPES

I only found six books for this series - all done by the same author in a year's time. It was released in the UK. This author was quite prolific and published many many recipe books.

I went hunting for a cover picture - any picture at all - for one of the books from this set so I could at least describe it, and I finally found ONE(1). The seller was offering it for about $100 dollars. For a cookbook. Well, I had a good chuckle and moved on. So this cookbook writer may be highly sought after - I have no idea, and I don't even know if I found them all. So if you are more savvy than I am and can set me straight on this, I'd be grateful.


Published by: Time-Life UK
Publishing Date: 1997
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Fish(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435326; Author: Teubner Christian; 215pp;
  • Gratins, Souffles and Ovenbakes(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435229; Author: Teubner Christian; 215pp;
  • Pasta & Noodles(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435121; Author: Teubner Christian; 215pp;
  • Poultry and Fowl(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435423; Author: Teubner Christian; 215pp;
  • Vegetables(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435024; Author: Teubner Christian; 215pp;
  • Vegetarian Cuisine(1997),
    ISBN: 0705435520; Author: Teubner Christian; 215pp;

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THE WORLDS GREAT RELIGIONS

This was a 3-volume slipcased set....

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1963
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • The World's Great Religions, Vol. 1: Religions of the East(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time Life Editors; 110pp;
  • The World's Great Religions, Vol. 2: Religions of the West(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time Life Editors; 110pp;
  • The World's Great Religions, Vol. 3: The Glories of Christendom(1963),
    ISBN: None; Author: Time Life Editors; 110pp;

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THE WORLD'S WILD PLACES

Information about this set was provided by fellow enthusiast Christian Perreiah, an American history teacher in Spokane, Washington(Thank you, Chris!). He believes this set may also have been sold in Europe.

Mr. Legg believed this set was published by Time-Life International in Amsterdam. Some of the covers match those of "The American Wilderness". At least some of the AW series were released with this one, only their titles were more specific, like "Florida's Everglades" instead of "The Everglades" and "The Bayous of Louisiana" instead of just "The Bayous". I've marked the books that weren't part of the "The American Wilderness" with an "*". If you can find those thirteen, and have the complete AW set, then you'll have the whole run with just the titles changed a bit.


Published by: Time-Life International, Amsterdam
Publishing Date: 1973-76
Volumes in Set: 13*/27
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • *Africa's Rift Valley(1974),
          ISBN: 0705400964; by Colin Willock; 184pp;
  • Alaska(1974),
          ISBN: 0705400956; by Dale Brown; 184pp;
  • *The Amazon(1973),
          ISBN: 0705400905; by Tom Sterling; 184pp;
  • The American Northwoods(1975),
          ISBN: 0705401642; by Percy Knauth; 184pp;
  • *The Andes(1975),
          ISBN: 0705401626; by Tony Morrison; 184pp;
  • *The Australian Outback(1976),
          ISBN: 070540****; by Ian Moffit; 184pp;
  • *The Bayous of Louisiana(also titled "The Bayous")(197*),
    Author: Peter S. Feibleman; ISBN: 070540384X; 184pp;
  • *Borneo(1975),
          ISBN: 0705400999; by John MacKinnon; 184pp;
  • Cactus Country(1978),
          ISBN: 0705403823; by Edward Abbey; 184pp;
  • Canyon Lands(also titled "Canyons and Mesas")(1978),
          ISBN: 0705403831; by Jerome Doolittle; 184pp;
  • Caribbean Isles(1976),
          ISBN: 0705401669; by Peter Wood; 184pp;
  • Central American Jungles(1977),
          ISBN: 0705401685; by Don Moser; 184pp;
  • Florida's Everglades(1975),
          ISBN: 0705401634; by A.F. Carr; 184pp;
  • The Grand Canyon(1974),
          ISBN: 0705400913; by Robert Wallace; 184pp;
  • *The Great Barrier Reef(1974),
          ISBN: 0705400921; by Craig McGregor; 184pp;
  • Hawaii(1975),
          ISBN: 070540160X; by Robert Wallace; 184pp;
  • *The Himalayas(1975),
          ISBN: 0705400948; by Nigel Nicolson; 184pp;
  • *Labrador(1977),
          ISBN: 0705403696; by Robert Stewart; 184pp;
  • *Lapland(1976),
          ISBN: 0705401618; by Walter Marsden; 184pp;
  • Mexico's Baja California(1995),
          ISBN: 0705403807; by William Weber Johnson; 184pp;
  • Mexico's Sierra Madre(1977),
          ISBN: 0705401693; by Donald Dale Jackson; 184pp;
  • New England Wilds(1976),
          ISBN: 0705403688; by Ogden Tanner; 184pp;
  • *New Guinea(1976),
          ISBN: 0705401650; by Roy D McKay; 184pp;
  • The Rocky Mountains(1974),
          ISBN: 0705400565; by Bryce S. Walker; 184pp;
  • *The Sahara(1975),
          ISBN: 070540093X; by Jeremy Swift; 184pp;
  • *Soviet Deserts and Mountains(1974),
          ISBN: 0705400972; by George St. George; 184pp;
  • *Wilderness Europe(1976),
          ISBN: 0705401596; by Douglas Botting; 184pp;

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WORLD WAR II

This is one of the longest series Time-Life ever put out...

Published by: Time Life
Publishing Date: 1978???
Volumes in Set: 40
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Across the Rhine(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Franklin M. Davis; *pp;
  • The Aftermath: Asia(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Editor; *pp;
  • The Aftermath: Europe(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Douglas Botting; *pp;
  • The Air War in Europe(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; *pp;
  • The Battle of the Atlantic(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Barrie Pitt; *pp;
  • The Battle of Britain(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Leonard Mosley; *pp;
  • The Battle of the Bulge(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: William K. Goolrick; *pp;
  • Battles for Scandinavia(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: John Robert Elting; *pp;
  • Blitzkrieg(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Robert Wernick; *pp;
  • Bombers Over Japan(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Keith Wheeler; *pp;
  • China-Burma-India(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Don Moser; *pp;
  • The Commandos(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Russell Miller; *pp;
  • The D-Day Invasion(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Douglas Botting; *pp;
  • The Fall of Japan(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Editor; *pp;
  • The Home Front: Germany(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Charles Whiting; *pp;
  • The Home Front: USA(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; *pp;
  • Island Fighting(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Rafael Steinberg; *pp;
  • The Italian Campaign(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Robert Wallace; *pp;
  • Italy at War(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Henry Hitch Adams; *pp;
  • Japan at War(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Gerald Simons; *pp;
  • Liberation(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Martin Blumenson; *pp;
  • The Mediterranean(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: A.B.C. Whipple; *pp;
  • The Nazis(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Robert Edwin Herzstein; *pp;
  • The Neutrals(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Denis J. Fodor; *pp;
  • Partisans and Guerrillas(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; *pp;
  • Prelude to War(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Robert T. Elson; *pp;
  • Prisoners of War(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; *pp;
  • Red Army Resurgent(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: John Shaw; *pp;
  • The Resistance(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Russell Miller; *pp;
  • Return to the Philippines(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Rafael Steinberg; *pp;
  • The Rising Sun(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Arthur Zich; *pp;
  • The Road to Tokyo(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Keith Wheeler; *pp;
  • Russia Besieged(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Nicholas Bethel; *pp;
  • The Second Front(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Douglas Botting; *pp;
  • The Secret War(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Francis Russell; *pp;
  • The Soviet Juggernaut(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Earl F. Ziemke; *pp;
  • Victory in Europe(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Editor; *pp;
  • The War in the Desert(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Richard Colier; *pp;
  • War in the Outposts(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Simon Rigge; *pp;
  • War Under the Pacific(19**),
    ISBN: ; Author: Keith Wheeler; *pp;

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WORLD WAR II COLLECTOR'S EDITION

19 seems an odd number to stop at, so I'm thinking I still haven't found all of these...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1998-99
Volumes in Set: 19?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Across the Rhine(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557205; Author: Franklin M. Davis, Jr.; 200pp;
  • The Air War in Europe(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557043; Author: Ronald H. Bailey; 200pp;
  • The Battle of Britain(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The Battle of the Bulge(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • Bombers Over Japan(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557051; Author: Keith Wheeler; 200pp;
  • Commandos(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557108; Author: Russell Miller; 200pp;
  • The D-Day Invasion(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • Island Fighting(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557078; Author: Rafael Steinberg; 200pp;
  • The Italian Campaign(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • Partisans and Guerillas(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • Prelude to War(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The Resistance(1999),
    ISBN: 0783557116; Author: Russell Miller; 200pp;
  • Return to the Phillipines(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The Rising Sun(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The Road to Tokyo(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The Secret War(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • Victory in Europe(1999),
    ISBN: 0783557175; Author: *; 200pp;
  • The War in the Desert(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;
  • War Under the Pacific(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557086; Author: Keith Wheeler; 200pp;
  • *(1998),
    ISBN: 0783557***; Author: *; 200pp;

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

This is a 3-volume boxed set. "The World We Live In" series originally appeared in LIFE at intervals of approximately 2 months from December 1952 to December 1954. It consisted of 13 parts. Each one was researched by one who devoted an average of 8 months to the job of gathering, evaluating, organizing data for the piece. The book set is basically a compilation of the parts of the series, edited and organized by Lincoln Barnett.

It was originally compiled in one volume in 1955 and had a lovely slipcased edition.


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1962
Volumes in Set: 3
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Special Family Edition Vol. 1: The First Four Billion Years(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; *pp;
  • Special Family Edition Vol. 2: The Development of Life(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 210pp;
  • Special Family Edition Vol. 3: The Earth and the Universe(1962),
    ISBN: None; Author: *; 319pp;

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YOUNG READERS LIBRARY

I only ever found 12 of these, but Mr. Legg claimed there were 13 - and his list of the titles no longer shows on the Wayback Machine. The books are numbered on the spine for the 4th edition 1-12, so if there is a 13th book, it may be an index, which often go missing for these sets.

These are a set of nature and science books geared for younger readers, with Time-Life's usual genius for engaging photography...


Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1979
Volumes in Set: 12, plus index?
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Animal Behavior(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Birds(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Desert(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Early Man(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Earth(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Evolution(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Fishes(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Mammals(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Primates(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Reptiles(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Sea(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • The Universe(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • *(1979),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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YOUR HOME

Yet another DIY series...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1985
Volumes in Set: 11
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Accessories(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Bathroom(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Cabinets and Shelves(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Curtains and Shades(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Furniture Finishes(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Indoor Plants and Cut Flowers(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Kitchens(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Making Furniture(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Outdoors(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Storage(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;
  • Walls(198*),
    ISBN: *; Author: *; *pp;

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YOUR MONEY MATTERS

...

Published by: Time-Life Books
Publishing Date: 1996-97
Volumes in Set: 6
Volume Titles(in alphabetical order):

  • Basic of Investing(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547951; Author: Marc Robinson; 40pp;
  • Credit Basics(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547943; Author: Marc Robinson; 40pp;
  • Estate Planning(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548117; Author: Marc Robinson; 40pp;
  • Financing a Home(1996),
    ISBN: 0783547900; Author: Marc Robinson; 40pp;
  • Managing Your 401(k)(1997),
    ISBN: 0783548125; Author: Marc Robinson; 40pp;
  • Paying for College(1997),
    ISBN: 0783547935; Author: Marc Robinson; 40pp;

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