Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1981.
First edition/first printing in Very Good+, lightly rubbed condition. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.
This book tells the story of Philip Simmons, a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, who produced some of the finest ironwork in the region. Simmons was a self-taught craftsman who developed his own unique style, which relied on precision and intricate detail. His work is characterized by its graceful lines and striking color combinations, and his pieces are prized for their aesthetic as well as their functional value. This engaging portrait of one of Charleston's most important artisans is full of fascinating detail and is sure to appeal to fans of traditional ironworking as well as history buffs.; B&W Photographs; 8vo.