Dan D'Imperio, 'The Country Antiques Companion,' published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1977.
The Country Antiques Companion is a 241 page cloth bound hardcover measuring 9 1/4" x 6". The dust jacket has shelf wear and mild tanning around the edges. Inside, the book is clean and unmarked and the binding is tight and unopened. The condition is very good.
The term "country antiques" encompasses a myriad of mementos made or used in rural communities from the 17th century to the nineteenth century, articles invariably conjuring up a sense of home and hearth and reflecting the resourcefulness of early settlers. They include early handcrafted items as well as later factory-produced pieces.
The Country Antiques Companion, which covers the subject from A to Z, was designed with the beginning collector in mind. Every attempt has been made to help the novice recognize and evaluate antiques with confidence. Because of the widespread appeal of country antiques, the novice competes with the museum collector for the best examples. A knowledgeable buyer always has the edge, and it is hoped that this book will help the beginning collector to many fortunate finds.