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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Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486455945
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/04/2008
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,290,667
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.

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