The Seasons of America Past

By: Eric Sloane

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A charming book that takes readers through a full year's activities. Sloane's drawings depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps, stump-pulling equipment, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color and practical value to this delightful work. 75 black-and-white illustrations.

Title: The Seasons of America Past

Author: Eric Sloane

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $11.95

Categories: Life & Times,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2005 [1958]

ISBN Number: 0486442209

ISBN Number 13: 9780486442204

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 160 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 79 of the author's own illustrations, including four in full color, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 442209

Description: Author Eric Sloane applies his reverent touch to yet another fascinating aspect of early American life as he considers the seasons of the year. From kites and marbles, "sugaring time," and strawberry picking in the spring, to the weeding season, fall harvests, and cider-making, this charming book takes readers through a full year's activities, with Sloane's drawings of cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps. and wells; stump-pulling equipment, axes, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color and practical value to this delightful book.
79 of the author's own illustrations, including four in full color
Unabridged republication of the edition published by Wilfred Funk, Inc., New York, 1958.

Reviews
"Anyone with an eye for antiques and a yen to know America from the roots up will treasure this detailed record of seasonal life in New England."--Chicago Sunday Tribune
"The book has a real reference value, but it will also offer...hours of enjoyable reading."--Library Journal
"Nice piece of genuine...unsentimentalized nostalgia."--The New Yorker