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Subject: Furniture Making
Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:38 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2005
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I have an old book :

The Pine Furniture of Early New england by Russell Hawes Kettell

Does anyone have any idea the Pub Date?  The only date I see is 1929, but the pictures in this book appear to be  modern (furniture is old looking, but not pictures)



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Date Posted: 5/25/2008 7:11 PM ET
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I googled the author's name - the first link I got was at Amazon.     For that title/author, ISBN 978-0486201450, it is showing a publication date of 1970 by Dover Publications.

Perhaps the original writing is old & Dover reprinted it?  That might account for the "newer" photos.

Just found another listing at Antiqbooks -- it shows a 1956 printing by Dover.   Description mentions that the book is a "classic" so it probably has been reprinted various times throughout the years.

What's the ISBN on your copy, if it has one?

Aha -- another one --- check this copy at Ebay out -- it states that it is allegedly a 1929 publication date, again by Dover.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1929-THE-PINE-FURNITURE-OF-EARLY-NEW-ENGLAND-by-Kettell_W0QQitemZ140235205887QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL0805231143a19044

 



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