New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1937.
Second Printing. Hardcover.
Inscribed to Mrs. True Morris and signed by the author on recto of frontis. illustration. Second Printing (November 1937) after a First Printing in August 1937.
A treatise on handicrafts, particularly of the pioneer and contemporary South Appalachians, both as a means of making or improving a living and as a means toward self-expression and a richer experience. Some handicrafts discussed: log cabins and their furnishings; spinning and weaving; coverlets and counterpanes; quilting and patchwork; native dyes and herbs; furniture and other woodwork; mountain baskets; whittling and carving in wood; dolls, toys and miniature furniture; mountain music and handmade instruments; pottery and uses of clay, etc. Other topics include handicraft history and revival; handicraft guilds and associations; museums and collections; training, production, and marketing; the future and wider use of the movement in rural America and in adult education and recreation. With 58 photographic illustrations of mountain life and crafters at work made especially for this book by Doris Ulmann.Item #901118
6 x 9-1/8”, blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, 370pp, appendices, bibliography, index, 112 full-page illustrations, 8 of which are in color, 58 photographic illustrations taken for the work by Doris Ulmann.
True Morris bookplate verso first free endpaper, small erasure upper right-hand corner first free endpaper, cloth bright, very good in dust wrapper and protective mylar.