Little by Little: Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts.

Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1998. First SPNEA edition. Oversized Paperback. Quarto, pp. xiv, 292, indexed, illustrated with b/w and color photographs. As New. Item #22539

An inspiring account of the superb collection of New England country arts of the 17th-19th centuries assembled "little by little" over six decades by Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little. Not only is this the story of an exemplary collection, but also it describes the joys, pitfalls, and philosophy of collecting with grace, humor, and great knowledge by one of the leading scholars in the field of New England rural arts. Many of the extraordinary objects illustrated in this book are on view at Cogswell's Grant, the Littles' former summer home in Essex, Massachusetts. The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA) owns and operates this 18th-century farmhouse as a museum, which opened to the public in 1998. From the Old House Journal reference library.

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