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Hayward, Arthur H.
Colonial Lighting.

Boston B.J. Brimmer Co.: 1923. Special edition of 206 signed, numbered copies.

A standard and pioneering history of colonial lighting, including iron, tin pewter and brass examples, lanterns, candles and candle holders, early glass lamps, astral and luster lamps, and more. "Important as the first attempt to document lighting forms in America from the 17th to the 19th centuries...The text has a strong antiquarian emphasis, including numerous digression...Objects belonging to celebrated Americans are discussed individually. This work is a document in itself on early collecting attitudes" (Ames & Ward).

Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 159 pages, plus 114 black & white illustrations. Printed on deckle-edged Normandy Vellum paper and bound, as issued, in 3/4 French Levant leather. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35687
Price: $ 200.00      

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