A great book by a very interesting man. Eric Sloane worked for the US Military illustrating journals and diagrams for the Air Force in WWII. He then became obsessed with tools and techniques used during the Colonial times in America. He began writing books on the subject, and illustrating them. He also has a museum that features his study and his collection in Connecticut. It's definitely an interested place to check out if you are interested in woodworking and/or history.
This copy is a used first edition hardcover from 1955, Funk & Co. publishers. 112 pages, 8.5" x 11"
ABOUT THE BOOK
"This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations."
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Funk & Co. publishers, 1955
Product Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
In great condition for age. I would give it a B+ grade.
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