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Benes, Peter.
The Masks of Orthodoxy. Folk Gravestone Carving in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1689-1805.

Amherst University of Massachusetts Press: 1977.

"A pioneer effort... [drawing on] data provided by approximately 4000 stone markers found in over 100 colonial burial sites in southeastern and central New England, and offers an explanation of the curious facial distortions, markings, and caricatures which have baffled students of early New England iconography for almost a century."

Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 273 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj. A nice copy.

Inventory #: 31322
Price: $ 65.00      



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