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American Yesterday

Sloane, Eric

ISBN 10: 0308700422 / ISBN 13: 9780308700420
Published by Funk & Wagnalls, NY, 1956
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Copy has rubbing nicks on the heal of spine, very slight rubbing on the tips of corners, clean, unmarked tight, dj has edgewear with nicks and small chips head of spine, taped from inside closed tear upper front, tape on inside of lower edge on small closed tear, shelfwear rubbing, price clipped. This book is dedicated to those peopole who have kept the New England tradition alive. Engrossing facts and anecdotes and with his observant pen Sloane has illustrated the activites, the customs, and things that were created by people who made their living in what some of us today would call antique. 123pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002107

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Title: American Yesterday

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls, NY

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition - Later Printing

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A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, American Yesterday explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways."
Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago.
Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" (Springfield Republican), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

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The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.

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