Lavishly illustrated in color and black-and-white, this early out-of-print
book is a definitive guide to identifying and collecting antique weathervanes
A GALLERY OF AMERICAN WEATHERVANES AND WHIRLIGIGS , by Robert Bishop and
Patricia Coblentz, E.P. Dutton, NY, 1981.
This text is simply fascinating! The various types of weathervanes and
whirligigs are categorized in the following chapters: Arrows, banners, and
Openwork Weathervanes; Weathercocks and feathered Friends; The Native American;
Symbols of Freedom: Goddess of Liberty and Eagles; Forest and Jungle: Farmyard;
Horse Crazy; Angels from on High; Fantastic Spirits; Winds from the Sea; Sails
and Wheels; Whirligigs; Notes; Bibliography; and Index. 231 photographs
illustrate these items with complete in-depth descriptions. One of the most
comprehensive pictorial references published on the subject, this book is an
invaluable guide to the collector, dealer, or historian of this unique American
type of folk art.
8.5” x 11” softback in very good condition. 128 pages.
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