New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1940). First Edition. Black & White Photographs, Drawings. Full cloth. Quarto. 223 pages. Very good.
Chronological record of American ship carving, an art which as one of the first expressions of the plastic arts in this country represents an important epoch in American sculpture. See ALBION p. 57. This copy from the collection of noted naval architect Thomas Gillmer, with his bookplate on front pastedown. Bound in coarse tan cloth over boards with spine titled in gilt on a blue title block, blue topstain. Some mild browning to spine and boards, a few extremity rubs. Clean and sturdy copy with nice association. . No dust jacket.