New York: Ballantine Books, 1974. Eric Sloan. Third Printing. Wrappers. SIGNED and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with an original SKETCH by Eric Sloan of a boy wearing a broad hat fishing with his dog perched behind, small 8vo (8" x 5 3/8"), brown wrappers with black lettering on spine & cover, with title framed by a wooden fence border and two axes, text has been profusely illustrated with B&W sketches by the author-illustrator (2 early illustrations are wonderfully detailed double-page studies of the Blake cabin and property in 1790 & 1805), [xviii] + 108 pages +  Ads for Sloane's A Reverence for Wood & A Museum of Early American Tools. Near Fine / None. Item #2899
SIGNED by Eric Sloan on the half title, plus his charmingly evocative ORIGINAL SKETCH of a boy wearing a broad hat using a pole to fish while his dog sits expectantly behind him.
Eric Sloane (born Everard Hinrichs) (1905 – 1985) was an American landscape painter and author of illustrated works of American cultural history and folklore.
This is a handy, detailed and handsomely illustrated study of the early American Blake cabin from 1790 and various projects that Noah and his family made to improve it through 1805.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean, and unmarked with slight bumping to the corners of the front cover. The page with Eric Sloan's charming sketch has become cleanly detached, so it could be attractively framed (or with some light glue, reaffixed in its original place.).