454pp. Stated "FIrst Edition." Illustrated with many black & white photographs. The introductory essay has 60 illustrations. The catalogue section illustrates and describes 117 objects dating from 1675 to 1840. Endpapers show 1813 map of Portsmouth, NH. The book is fine, in brown cloth. Pictorial d/j sunned along spine, top corner, and edges, and showing some 1/4 inch tears to edge. No previous owner name. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This important book, the result of discoveries made during an exhaustive survey of Portsmouth furniture at more than 210 sites throughout the country, places the furniture makers of Portsmouth alongside those of Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York as creators of some of the finest early American furniture.
The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA), a regional museum with more than forty properties, owns seven historic houses in the Portsmouth area. The objects in these houses constitute the largest collection of Portsmouth furniture anywhere. The present volume results from intensive study of SPNEA's Portsmouth holdings, surviving documents, and objects in both private and public collections. The research has uncovered much about the mercantile aristocracy that purchased and used the furniture and about the community of craftsmen who adapted English designs to satisfy their customers' tastes.
With essays on the social history of Portsmouth, furniture production in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and entries for 117 objects, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the defining characteristics of Portsmouth furniture from 1670 to 1840.
Title: Portsmouth Furniture Masterworks from the ...
Publisher: Society for the Preservation of New Englandantiquities
Publication Date: 1993
Illustrator: Bohl, David
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Book Description Historic New England. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0874516072 Excellent Condition. Seller Inventory # SKU1321217
Book Description Historic New England, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. This copy appears to be brand new except there seems to be glue residue from the binding on the first endpaper - perhaps from overglueing during manufacture. Otherwise this copy is pristine throughout and the residue is a very minor issue. Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 028980
Book Description Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Hanover, NH, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Hardback. 4to. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by author on title page. Edge wear and tears to dust jacket. Owner's name and date verso front free endpaper. 454pp with bibliography and index. Illustrated. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 007004
Book Description Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0874516072
Book Description Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Hanover, NH, 1993. First Edition. Large hardcover in jacket, very good with ligth wear. Many illustrations. Signed by Brock Jobe on the title page. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 025757
Book Description Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, Boston, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Bohl, David [photographs] (illustrator). First Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Brown cloth over boards, illustrated end papers, 454 pages, Bibliography, Index, extensively illustrated. Top edge lightly foxed/stained. In a pictorial dust jacket that is bumped and worn at corners and spine ends. Illustrator: Bohl, David [photographs]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 0 oz. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 0874516072. ISBN/EAN: 9780874516074. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 012200. Seller Inventory # 012200
Book Description Historic New England, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020874516072
Book Description Historic New England, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. Book. Seller Inventory # ZG0035
Book Description Historic New England, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010874516072
Book Description Historic New England, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110874516072