1976 1st year edition; Gallery Press, Essex, Connecticut; hardbound in orange fabric boards with black lettering along spine; wonderful photographs; very good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
from Introduction -
However, there was another large group of more or less ordinary people - farmers, sailors, housewives, laborers, wanderers - who worked at prducting objects singly rather than in quantity, simply because they wanted to make something by hand. Sometimes the things made were utiltarian. They might, equally, have no specific use or only short-lived use; but they were invariably decorative and unique. Some fo the more distinctive of these pieces were wood carvings of figures and animals, scrimshaw, dolls, ...