Cold Spring Harbor Long Island New York: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1993. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #26560
86 pages; illustrated throughout in black and white. The author, a textile historian and weaving instructor "...documents a significant aspect of Long Island's material culture heritage, the double-woven coverlets made during the first half of the nineteenth century...(this) study, which sprang from a discovery made during a routine assessment of the Society's textile collection, has led to a host of revelations, and has provided us with a broader understanding of our regional coverlet weavers, their equipment, products and decorative motifs during a period of rapidly changing technology..." (from the Foreword by Director Robert B. Mackay) Includes a list of the Society's coverlet inventory, lenders, a useful bibliography, maker identifications, important provenance information and other details. Previous owner name on title page top edge. Approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size; illustrated polished paper softcover; light wear; in very good condition.