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Carpenter, Charles & Mary Grace.
The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket.

New York Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1987.

A beautifully produced study of the arts and crafts of this legendary whaling and seaport community. Scrimshaw, basketry, glass, silver, ceramics, furniture, textiles, weathervanes and mariners' tools are all illustrated and described here. The Carpenters also discuss the exotic objects brought back to Nantucket by her world-traveling mariners, from intricately-carved Chinese boxes to dramatic Samoan war clubs. A delightful book, well illustrated and enthusiastically written.

Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 257 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj a near fine copy.

Inventory #: 95010
Price: $ 50.00      



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