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Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear : A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom
by Eric Sloane


Overview - A delightful mixture of early American know-how and good old-fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane's Do's and Don'ts captures the spirit of bygone America in words and pictures. Combining two of the beloved folk historian's nostalgic how-to guides, this collection offers vintage, homespun advice that recalls "the joy of doing things not just the old-fashioned way, but plainly the right way."
A shining historical gem, this little book of American lore recalls a more kindly, less hurried time.
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Overview
A delightful mixture of early American know-how and good old-fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane's Do's and Don'ts captures the spirit of bygone America in words and pictures. Combining two of the beloved folk historian's nostalgic how-to guides, this collection offers vintage, homespun advice that recalls "the joy of doing things not just the old-fashioned way, but plainly the right way."
A shining historical gem, this little book of American lore recalls a more kindly, less hurried time. Lovingly gathered by "Mr. Americana" himself from colonial-era almanacs and diaries, hundreds of brief reflections spread time-honored wisdom on everything from curing hiccups, lighting a proper fire, and mending clothing and furniture, to predicting the weather, making soap, and getting rid of ants, bees, swallows -- and boring houseguests. Sloane's evocative drawings add the perfect finishing touch.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486455945
  • ISBN-10: 0486455947
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 7.24 x 5.79 x 0.66 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


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