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The dust cover is rough but the book is in great condition
Collecting Canada's Past, 1974, by Jean and Elizabeth Smith, hardcover with dust jacket, published by Prentice-Hall, 223 pages.
From the dust jacket -----
Collecting antiques brings joy to many people. One of the real pleasures is the opportunity to learn more about the artifacts and their place in the past. This knowledge is one of the enthusiast's most satisfying rewards. The authors' extensive personal collections of Canadiana form the basis for this fascinating book, which gives us an insight into the way of life in this country a century or more ago.
They describe the utensils, furnishings, clothing and playthings in the homes of our forefathers, objects which can add a warm sense of tradition to today's homes. Social and historical background enables the reader to understand the context in which the articles developed, and the authors emphasize the obligation of owners to preserve antique material for future generations.
Many books on antiques deal with items found only in museums. Although these are of great interest historically, they are not usually available to collectors. In contrast, this book is illustrated with the authors' own collections, built up over the years, and contains many items which can still be found by the collector. The antiques discussed were either made or widely used in Canada.
Collecting Canada's Past is a combination of beautiful photographs and authoritative text which will delight both the serious collector and casual admirer of Canadiana.
The contents include -----
1 How and What to Collect
2 Native Artifacts
3 A History of Furniture Design
4 English Design in North America
5 French Design in North America
6 Pennsylvania Dutch Design
7 Signs of Age and Methods of Construction
9 Imported Ceramics in North America
10 Ceramics of North America
12 Metals and Jewellery
13 Lighting Devices
14 Toys and Miniatures
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