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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Patricia E Kane; Francis Hill Bigelow; John Marshall Phillips; Jeannine J Falino; et al
|Description:||xxiii, 1241 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Patricia E. Kane ; with contributions by Jeannine J. Falino ... [et al.] and the assistance of Karen L. Wight & Edgard Moreno.|
There are brief biographical notes on 93 craftsmen in allied trades, including watchmakers, clockmakers, and engravers, and a section on persons previously misidentified as Massachusetts silversmiths, as well as essays on silversmiths and their tools, Boston silversmithing and jewelrymaking trades, and other Massachusetts silversmiths. A glossary of terms relating to tools and craft techniques, 193 additional illustrations, a chronology of the craftsmen, and a full index complete the book.