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Langdon, John E.
American Silversmiths in British North America, 1776-1800.

Toronto printed at the Stinehour Press:1970. Edition limited to 350 copies.

An important piece of research work which documents 39 silversmiths who were forced to flee the Colonies during and after the American Revolution because they were Loyalists. These craftsmen settled in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario and built new lives for themselves. Langdon begins by discussing not only silversmiths but also other craftsmen who were forced to flee the American colonies and resettle in Canada, and then offers full biographies of the 39 silversmiths. The superb text carefully documents these individuals, using both printed and manuscript records the text is fully footnoted.

Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 82 pages a finely printed book with marbled endpapers -an elegant volume. A near fine copy in slipcase, case slightly soiled.

Inventory #: 31421
Price: $ 450.00      

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