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Kent, William Winthrop.
The Hooked Rug. A Record of Its Ancient Origin, Modern Development, Methods of Making, Sources of Design, Value as a Handicraft, The Growth of Collections, Probable Future in America, And Other Data.

New York Tudor Publishing Co.: 1937.

A widely respected study of the origins and development of hooked rugs in America, their design sources and patterns. In the last chapter, discussing possible sources, Kent touches on Staffordshire pottery, lacy glass, and even daguerreotype cases. Still a useful reference work.

Hardcover. 8"x10", 210 pages, folding color frontispiece and 172+ b&w illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with some wear, light soil.

Inventory #: 35173
Price: $ 60.00      



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