New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1948. Arthur Conrad. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, beige cloth with brown label, archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped) depicting several sketches of characters in book, illustrated by Arthur Conrad with double-spread decorative title page of mill and mill-run plus about a dozen in-text sketches, Very Good + / Good +. Item #7099
George Woodbury was a Harvard Peabody Museum widely traveled archaeologist who decided to restore the water-powered saw-&-grist mill in rural Massachusetts once owned by a distant grandfather 200 years ago. He and his wife found a new, fulfilling life via their revivification as sawyers-and-millers!
Fascinating for lovers of Eric Sloan-type early Americana. Nicely produced book with engaging B&W illustrations. Light unform age-toning to paper. Cloth is firm. Paper is unbesmirched by previous owners. The appealing dust jacket (price-clipped) has survived--remarkably--though it has 1/4" edge losses mainly to the head and foot of the dj's spine.