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A Collector's Guide to Fans

Author: Mayor, Susan
ISBN #: 1555215467
Price: $12.00
Publisher: Wellfleet Press
Publisher Location: Secaucus, NJ
Book Condition: VG
Dust Jacket Condition: VG-
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Pub Date: 1990
1st edition [NAP], quarto, pale blue cloth, 96 pages, color illustrations throughout, bibliography. VERY GOOD book / VERY GOOD- jacket: book has light sunning to the top and bottom edges of boards, a small faint stain to spine tail, internally clean and tight; jacket has a 2" closed tear at front fold, price-clipped. "Traces the history of the fan, concentrating on the peak periods of fan-making- the 17th- early 20th centuries. Painted, printed, European, Oriental, ethnic, novelty and feather fans are all included. Over 200 fans are photographed, illustrating the diversity and detail of these most feminine and artistic of accessories."