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A Guide To The Makers of American Wooden Planes, 5th Edition

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The Astragal Press
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With its initial publication in 1983, A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes profoundly transformed the emphasis and direction of tool collecting. Since then, it has been the definitive guide to American planemakers, from the earliest individuals who worked before the Revolutionary War to the last few manufacturers of the twentieth century. Now, after years of meticulous research, a new edition of this extraordinarily influential reference book is available. This 5th edition, edited by Tom Elliott, reflects the tremendous amount of new information on planemakers that has come to light since the last edition. Included are:
  • Over 4590 biographical entries.
  • Over 6160 imprints.
  • Almost 3030 wedge outlines.
  • Almost 3000 individual ratings for judging relative scarcity and value.
This represents 25% more information over the 4th edition and over 5 times more information than the 1983 edition! The scope of the book is expanded by the What's a Plane Worth section, providing insights helpful in buying and selling planes, an illustrated glossary of plane terms and styles, and an extensive bibliography for further help in research. Comprehensive and up-to-date, A Guide to the Makers of American Wooden Planes is the one reference absolutely essential for any tool collector or dealer. 456 pages. 8-1/2" x 11". Soft cover.
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