Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom

Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom

By: Eric Sloane

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A delightful mixture of early American know-how and good old-fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane's Do's and Don'ts captures the spirit of bygone America in words and pictures. Combining two of the beloved folk historian's nostalgic how-to guides, this collection offers vintage, homespun advice that recalls "the joy of doing things not just the old-fashioned way, but plainly the right way."
A shining historical gem, this little book of American lore recalls a more kindly, less hurried time. Lovingly gathered by "Mr. Americana" himself from colonial-era almanacs and diaries, hundreds of brief reflections spread time-honored wisdom on everything from curing hiccups, lighting a proper fire, and mending clothing and furniture, to predicting the weather, making soap, and getting rid of ants, bees, swallows — and boring houseguests. Sloane's evocative drawings add the perfect finishing touch.

Reprint of Eric Sloane's Don't and Eric Sloane's Do, Walker Pubilshing Company, New York, 1968, 1972.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486455947
ISBN 139780486455945
Author/EditorEric Sloane
Page Count144
Dimensions4 1/2 x 7

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