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The Treasure House of Early American Rooms (1963 HC) John Sweeney WINTERTHUR

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John A.H. Sweeney (curator of Winterthur), with introduction by Henry Francis Du Pont (previous owner of the home/museum), photographs by Gilbert Ask; The Treasure House of Early American Rooms; New York, The Viking Press, 1963, First Edition (published simultaneously in Canada). Goldenrod cloth hc with gold lettering on spine, 4to (28 cm), 184 pp with limited index, many bw and a few color photos; glossy DJ with photo of a parlor on front, plain white back. This book describes 85 of about 100 rooms in Winterthur Museum in Delaware, each decorated and furnished in a particular American style and era. Topics include 17th Century, William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, Empire, Special Collections (including shops, inns, and Shakers) and Rural Pennsylvania. Good/Good: first 12 pages of gray paper fading at edges, crisp, no markings; DJ bumped with chips, including half-inch chip on back edge, price clipped.