The Seasons of America Past

By: Eric Sloane

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


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


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"The book has a real reference value, but it will also offer ... hours of enjoyable reading." -- Library Journal
From flying kites in early spring to hunting and fishing during the glorious days of Indian summer, author Eric Sloane takes readers through a year's activities as he applies his reverent touch to yet another fascinating aspect of early American life. From "sugaring-time," spring plowing, and June weddings, to strawberry picking, weeding season, the fall harvest, and cider-making, his winning book recalls the rustic endeavors of not so long ago, when the time of year determined when a tree was to be chopped down, fences rebuilt, and tree stumps pulled out.
More than 70 of the author's own pen-and-ink drawings charmingly depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps and wells, 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.
"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

Title: The Seasons of America Past

Author: Eric Sloane

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