Title Barns of the Genesee Country, 1790-1915: Including an Account of Settlement and Changes in Agricultural Practices
Binding Large Hardcover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Publisher James Brunner, Publisher 1987
Inscription Signed by author
Seller ID 2190604
First edition. Signed by author. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1987 Large Hardcover. xxxii, 528 pp. 11 x 9. An exhaustive pictorial history of barns in the Genesee Country region, representing over 200 years of barn architecture, with hundreds of illustrations, including contemporary woodcuts, advertisements, and photographs, and with first-hand accounts and diaries of the period. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Preface; Genesee Country Portfolio; The Fertile Land of the Genesee; Log Barns and Cabins; Experiments in Land Speculation; Diary: Anonymous, West Bloomfield, 1814; Diary: Thayer Gauss, Bloomfield, 1826-1858; Steamboats, Roads and the Triumph of Canals; Hewn Timber-Framed English Barns; Diary: Sheffield Peabody, Springwater, 1849-1869; Bank Barns and Other Enlarged Gable-Roofed Barns; Diary: Some Winter Thoughts by L.E., 1859-60; Mills and the Sawn Timber-Framed Barn; Cobblestone Construction; Diary: Philo Hampton's Book, Ossian, 1853-77; Greek, Gothic and Other Decorative Barns; A Crop Sampler; Horticulture; Railroads Change the Genesee Country; Nineteenth Century Agricultural Implement Manufacturing in the Genesee Country; Gambrel-Roofed Barns; Agricultural Information in Almanacs, Periodicals, Manuals, at Colleges and Fairs; Livestock; Diary: Jennie Mather, Livonia, 1867; Barn Arrangements; The Black and White Farm Barn; Changing Sources of Power on the Farm; Truss Framed Barns; Diary: Seneca Owen, Pulteney, 1908-1912; Wells Barns; Modern Materials in Barn Construction; Endnotes; APPENDICES: Notice to New Settlers; Jennings Broadside; Barn Evolution; Photographing Interiors; Bibliography; Index; Addendum.