Early American Wooden Ware & Other Kitchen Utensils. Fully illustrated by the author.

Springfield, Massachusetts: The Pond-Ekberg Company, [1948].

Octavo (24 x 16 cm.), xiv, 243 pages. With one hundred thirty-one black and white illustrations. Index. Second, Revised Edition; originally issued in 1942. "An authoritative and comprehensive history including old New England kitchens, pantry tools, bowls, plates, mortars, buckets, tubs, the early uses of paint, means of identification, etc." (jacket text). Mary Earle Gould (1885-1975) was an early American antique collector, columnist and author, who specialized in antiques, material culture, and social customs. Early American Wooden Ware was her first book, which was followed by The Early American House (1949), Antique Tin & Tole Ware (1958), and other works. In pale green cloth, gilt-titled at the spine and on the front panel. Tiniest bit of wear to edges. In unclipped illustrated dust jacket, a bit rubbed and with some wear to top edge. Overall, very good.

Price: $60.00