Good. 1965 Hardcover First Edition, 2nd Printing illus. 110 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Sloane, Eric. Very Good + in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 110pp.; HB brwn. w/blk.; some rub w/wear on edges&corners; clean, tight pgs. DJ tan w/brwn.; rubbed w/3" tape repaired tear, bttm. spine; folds, chips&tears. "...the important role wood has played in the development of our country." illus.
Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0308700481. Binding and pages are clean. Bit of very light rubbing to DJ spine extremities. DJ spine just a bit sun-darkened. 1/4" tear in front lower DJ edge. Tiny stain at the bottom edge of the DJ front panel.; 11" x 7.75"; 111 pages.
Very Good. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1965. 4to Hardcover 110 pgs. B/W illustrations, one page of color illustrations. Very Good Book. Very Good Dust Jacket. Dust jacket clipped. Inquire if you need further information.
This book is an interesting approach to history, telling it from the perspective of wood and its myriad uses and functions in our early society. Amazing insights that illuminate how we lived 100 years ago.
Nov 22, 2007
Excellent historical book
This book conveys the importance that wood played in our history as a country. The writer does an excellent job of dispelling the readers ignorance of what life was like 200 or more years ago. As time moves forward, things such as a way of living can get lost and the amount of work it takes to reanimate the knowledge is considerable. Even more so is the talent it takes to write about it and incorporate it into a story set in the now. Eric Sloane aptly named the book because the word "Reverence" described well his relationship with the title material. Anyone who has an interest in wood as an art, or as a building material will do well to read this book. Anybody who is interested in a different way of looking at history in this country will benefit as well. The information on the behavior of wood and its uses is invaluable and was garnered by people in the past from years of experience and hard work. Eric Sloane did a great service to all interested with this accumulation of wonderful information.
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