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American Barns & Covered Bridges

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425614

ISBN: 0486425614

Condition: 112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


When this book was first published in the mid-1950s, the author was concerned that such functional structures as the American barn and the covered bridge would soon give way to progress and be replaced by "modern" elements. Today, a number of these sturdy, beautifully proportioned barns and bridges are still standing--monuments to the skill and keen eye of their original builders. This lovingly written book, accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own sketches, provides a reliable record of those vanishing forms of architecture. Accurate line drawings depict a variety of barns, suc... View more info

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American Yesterday

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 427609

ISBN: 0486427609

Condition: 128 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


This book, a compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes illustrated with the author's own pen, captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." A fitting companion volume to American Barns and Covered Bridges, recently reprinted by Dover, the present book, according to author Eric Sloane, explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." He suggests that while many antiquarians may bypass the careers of dowsers, tithing-men, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men (plumbers), barber-surgeons, sellmongers, fence-viewers, and other old-tim... View more info

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A Reverence for Wood

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433943

ISBN: 0486433943

Condition: 112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 69 b&w illus., paperback, Dover Publications


Appeals to woodcrafters and lovers of Americana"One of Eric Sloane's best books."--Library Journal"This refreshing, delightfully written, and magnificently illustrated book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Ranging over the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, carpentry, and other areas, the author illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood and the resourcefulness of early Americans in using it. Unabridged republication of the original edition published by Funk & Wagna... View more info

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A Museum of Early American Tools

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425606

ISBN: 0486425606

Condition: 128 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Informally and expressively written, the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, coachmakers, loggers, tanners, and many other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Scores of pen-and-ink sketches by the author accurately depict "special tools for every job," among them a hollowing gouge, hay fork, cornering chisel, apple butter paddle, boring auger, mo... View more info

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Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 433854

ISBN: 0486433854

Condition: 112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


43 black-and-white illustrations by the author Tips for predicting local weather Engrossing facts and entertaining anecdotes will appeal to young adults as well as older readersA delightful blend of serious meteorology and beautiful illustrations, this informative book displays the many talents of Eric Sloane. A writer, landscape painter, weather forecaster, and authority on early American history, Sloane takes readers with him on a voyage of discovery as he traces a single air mass from the Canadian Rockies to northern New England. A vivid narrative and the author's own pen-... View more info

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The Seasons of America Past

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2005 [1958]

Seller ID: 442209

ISBN: 0486442209

Condition: 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 val... View more info

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The Cracker Barrel

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1967]

Seller ID: 441016

ISBN: 0486441016

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


55 nostalgic drawings by the authorFor anyone fond of Americana and old-fashioned storytellingThe old-time country store was more than just an emporium. With its pot-bellied stove and barrel of common crackers within reach of whoever had the time for chatting, this time-honored institution was also a general meeting house, a public forum, and an entertainment center. With words both wise and droll and his inimitable line drawings, Eric Sloane recreates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods and poses.Unabridged republication of edition published by Funk & Wagna... View more info

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Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1962]

Seller ID: 436667

ISBN: 0486436667

Condition: 128 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


"Recommended for general collections."-Library JournalIncludes 72 of the author's own illustrationsThis reprint of an actual early-nineteenth-century diary provides today's readers with a delightful rarity. Eric Sloane has taken a fifteen-year-old farm boy's brief, concise notebook and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and his own remarkable drawings. As a result, he has preserved the simplicity and charm of a bygone era. A fascinating guide to past life and customs in rural New England, the book includes verbal and graphic sketches detailing the constructio... View more info

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Our Vanishing Landscape

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [1955] reprint

Seller ID: 436780

ISBN: 0486436780

Condition: 112 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, Dover Publications


81 black-and-white illustrations"Delightful text and drawings."-BookmarkWritten with humor and zest and enhanced with the author's charming, historically accurate drawings, this book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era, along tree-shaded, winding roads that lead to sturdily built farmhouses and fields set off by rustic fences and walls. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a genuine and permanent contribution to the field of Americana.Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Funk & Wa... View more info

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Eric Sloane's Weather Book

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 443574

ISBN: 0486443574

Condition: 96 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, Softcover, Dover Publications


Features 135 of Sloane's illustrations depicting weather lore and demonstrating weather forecasting principlesSloane instructs readers how to glean climate information by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, or animal sounds. A beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of enlightening lore for outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone who's ever wondered whether to take an umbrella when they leave the house.Republication of the New York and Boston, 1952 edition.Reviews"This book offers the clearest and most accessible information o... View more info

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For Spacious Skies: A Sketchbook of American Weather

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 45097X

ISBN: 048645097X

Condition: 96 pages, 8.5x11, Softcover, Dover Publications


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Eric Sloane's Book of Storms: Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 451003

ISBN: 0486451003

Condition: 128 pages, 6x9, Softcover, Dover Publications


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ABC Book of Early Americana

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 498085

ISBN: 0486498085

Condition: 64 pages, 8 3/8 x 11, Softcover, Dover Publications


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