The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers

The Pioneer Americanists The Pioneer Americanists
The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers is a captivating look at the lives and careers of eight generations of outstanding Americanists prior to 1900.

It features books, manuscripts and pictorial material about White Kennett, Isaiah Thomas, James Lenox, Joseph Sabin, John Carter Brown, Lyman Copeland Draper, George Brinley Jr., and the other noteworthy specialists who created and nurtured the Americana field from the late seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Rarities from the remarkable collections of the Clements Library help provide a panoramic window on the early story of Americana appreciation, collecting and description. Anyone with a professional or avocational interest in antiquarian Americana will find The Pioneer Americanists a fascinating treasury of information, enlightenment and inspiration.
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