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The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket, First Edition



The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket by Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Carpenter. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1987. Stated first edition hardcover with dust jacket. 257 pp. A handsome book that documents the objects that the islanders of Nantucket used and their way of life that produced them. It is illustrated with 75 color plates and 209 black-and-white photographs. The objects include; scrimshaw, glass, silver, ceramics, furniture, textiles, lightship baskets, weathervanes, and mariners' tools. Nantucket was a port for shipping and commerce so there are also examples of things brought back to the island from voyages abroad as varied as Chinese Export porcelain and Samoan war clubs. NPT Books, a division of N.P. Trent Antiques, has a large collection of used and out of print books on art, architecture, decoration and antiques with a focus on 1st editions, signed and limited editions.


  • Creator
    Charles H. Carpenter (Author),Mary Grace Carpenter (Author)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.25 in. (26.04 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. owner's book plate, dust jacket has light wear.
  • Seller Location
    valatie, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: NP-580-1st1stDibs: LU260518697633

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