The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825. Masonry, Mary Gage, James Gage.

The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825.

Amesbury, MA: Powwow River Books, 2005. Second edition. Paperback. Quarto, pp. 88. Bibliography and Appendices. Illustrated with b/w drawings and photos. New. Item #18961

"A detailed study of the history, tools, and methods used to split, hoist, and transport quarried stone in pre-industrial New England." Offers an interesting look at early American and particularly New England stone masonry and quarrying techniques. Of interest to stoneworkers, early colonial history enthusiasts, and hikers and explorers who want to know more about the split stones and quarries found throughout the New England woodlands.

Price: $30.00

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