Describes the work of a blacksmith, including the development of techniques for working iron, the tools used, and the objects made on the forge. Also discusses the decline of this profession with the expansion of large scale industry.Describes the work of a blacksmith, including the development of techniques for working iron, the tools used, and the objects made on the forge. Also discusses the decline of this profession with the expansion of large scale industry.Read Less
Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book 33, 870 shelf. NOT ex-library. Larger slim vol. Black-stamped sienna cloth. No names, clean text. Lightly aged unchipped dust jacket. Author's detailed b/w drawings appeal to admirers of Eric Sloane. Index. Solid. For children.
Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall Published 1968. Complete history and details of blacksmithing, with how-to diagrams, multiple tools of the trade, including those of the farrier (horseshoe maker). Golden brown linen with black and white spine lettering, black endpapers, illustrated half title, 125 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition with some edgewear including light rubbed corners and spine ends, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is also in very good condition with little to no paper loss, pleasantly age toned, lightly rubbed spine ends.
Aldren A. Watson. Very Good in Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. The fourth printing, 125 pages, illustrated in b&w by the author. "This book presents a historically accurate picture of the late-nineteenth-century New England smith, who daily performed the miracle of transfomring lumps of red-hot iron into objects of utilitarian funtion." VERY GOOD HARDCOVER, GOOD DUST JACKET. Included is a 30 page booklet ( 9"l x6"w)"published by Colonial Williamsburg, "THE BLACKSMITH IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WILLIAMSBURG. An Account Of His Life & Times And Of His Craft."
Aldren A. Watson. Very Good in J Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" A VG copy with sheflwear and rubbing to extremeties. Dj is in fair condition with 2" section missing front top front disrupting the words "the village" in protective brodart. Binding is tight and square and pages are clean and crisp.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, "The now extinct world of the blacksmith is recreated here in more than a hundred superbly detailed drawings and colorful text, " the cloth spine is very slightly faded and the outer page-edge is slightly tanned, the binding is tight and square and the contents are flawless, the dustjacket is price-clipped, tanned on the spine, and has moderate edge-wear at the corners, the jacket is clean and presentable with a professional (removable) mylar cover included.
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