By (author) Eric Sloane
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American Yesterday by Eric Sloane
Book DescriptionThis 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." The author lovingly describes the careers of dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men (plumbers), barber-surgeons, sellmongers, fence-viewers, and other old-time artisans and craftworkers. 96 black-and-white illustrations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486427607
(235mm x 162mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eric Sloane
Reverence for Wood, Hardback (June 2012)
Refreshingly written, delightfully illustrated book remarks expansively on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this valuable commodity - from the crafting of furniture, tools, and buildings to the use of such by-products as charcoal and medicine. "One of Sloane's best books." -Library Journal.
Diary of an Early American Boy, Hardback (June 2008)
A noted historian complements an authentic 19th-century journal of New England farm life with an explanatory narrative and 72 delightful drawings. This deluxe hardcover edition is a keepsake treasure.
Skies and the Artist, Paperback (January 2007)View all books by Eric Sloane
Sloane's "talk on clouds" describes different types of "cloudscapes" and offers homespun techniques that help add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. 110 black-and-white illustrations.
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Author Biography - Eric Sloane
The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.
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