New Milford, Connecticut: N. Flayderman & Co., Inc, 1972. 981/1000; autographed. Hardcover. VG+ contents; front end papers discoloured from laid in news article; notation in ink on ffep.. Cream linen/boards; silver lettering. No dj. Housed in a black board slipcase with color illustrations and white lettering. 305 pp. with bw illustrations throughout. Deluxe, numbered edition. Article from the Maine Antiques Digest of May 1980 laid in (Plastic Scrimshaw: Some New Problems). A very thorough study of the art of scrimshaw. Includes and introduction (The Romance of Scrimshaw), bibliography, notes, and index and 7 main chapters: The Word; The Background; Materials and Methods; Sailing; Whaling; The Product; Allied Arts Part I (Other Carvers and their Arts) and Part 2 (Shell Work, Baskets, and Embroidery). Examples of all kinds included: Boxes, razors, pie cutters, violin tailpieces and tuning pegs, candle holders, frames, and nearly anything else imaginable. Some practical, all artistic, several erotic, many humorous. A very enlightening book!
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