American Axes: A Survey Of Their Development And Their Makers
Henry J. Kauffman
Publisher: The Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, Vermont
Publication Date: 1972
Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Length: 151 Pages
Size: Approximately 8 1/2" by 11 1/8"
Illustrations: Heavily Illustrated with black & white photos and drawings
Description: A great reference book, containing the following chapters: Early European Axes; The Eighteenth Century; The Nineteenth Century; The Twentieth Century; Care Of The Axe; Use Of The Axe; Directory Of American Axe Makers; also contains a glossary, bibliography, and index and A Portfolio Of Collectors' Axes with numerous photos. According to the Dust Jacket: "..The photographs, selected from the author's own extensive collection and from prime museum sources, illustrate and identify the great variety of North American axes, dating from the Colonial period to the present. In addition, there are detailed drawings and diagrams of the construction and production of basic types, such as the American felling or chopping axe and two styles of hewing axe, the goosewing and the broadaxe. Beyond its interest as an American historical 'first', the book is a must for collectors, containing as back-matter a unique roster of all known American axe manufacturers since the 18th Century, a glossary, and notes on the care and use of axes."
Condition: Good used condition. Cover shows light wear along edges. Endpapers, Title Page, and page edges show light foxing. Name of former owner stamped on first endpaper and on top page edges. Pages are generally clean and crisp; a few small check marks or notations in blue ink in the Directory of American Axe Makers & Bibliography sections in the back of the book. Dust Jacket is soiled, chipped, torn, and has a piece missing from the front.
An Errata Sheet is pasted into the front
Slight tear on front cover (see picture)
Penciled price on inside cover
No other issues noted
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