ABC Book of Early Americana: A Sketchbook of Antiquities and American Firsts

By: Sloane, Eric

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, orange cloth over black cloth spine with gilt spine titles and gilt cover decoration, 22 by 28.3 cm, [58] pp., illus. The hardcover is very good with minor shelf wear and light foxing on the top edge of the textblock only; the jacket has edge wear, small chips at the head and tail of the spine panel, and a few small tears. There is a 2 cm tear on the top edge of the front panel with an old tape repair on the inside of the jacket. In fresh mylar. A description from the current edition: “From Almanack, Bathtub, and Conestoga Wagon to X-Brace, Yankee, and Zig-Zag Fence, this sketchbook of antiquities revisits delightful words and inventions of old-time America. Artist and historian Eric Sloane presents a wondrous collection of American innovations, including hex signs, ear trumpets, popcorn, and rocking chairs. Readers of all ages will delight in these illustrated and hand-lettered pages, which feature brief captions explaining the items' origins and uses. Gadgets, gizmos, and contraptions include foot stoves, used in churches and under the blankets of sleighs and stagecoaches, oil lamps fed by whale oil and kerosene, water-wheels, weathervanes, and windmills (first built in Virginia in 1621 — a century later, there were nearly 1,000). The craftsmanship of the nation's early builders and inventors is reflected in this finely wrought compilation of historical curiosities.”

Title: ABC Book of Early Americana: A Sketchbook of Antiquities and American Firsts

Author Name: Sloane, Eric

Categories: American History, Furniture, Woodworking, Juvenile,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: Garden City/New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1963

Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2791