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The Colonial Craftsman

Carl Bridenbaugh

Excellent study by distinguished historian examines lives and work of American craftsmen in the years before the Revolution — cabinetmakers, silversmiths, pewterers, printers, painters, engravers, blacksmiths, button-makers, shipwrights, and many more. "A fascinating study not only of the work of the 18th-century American artisan but of his place in pre-Revolutionary society." — The New Yorker. 18 illustrations. This edition, first published in 1990, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1950.


256 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5.5" x 8.5", 2011
Order Number: VAP355...........$19.95

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