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Give The Gift of Knowledge

SiloHere are five best sellers from the SPNEA bookstore to give for the holidays or order for your own library. You may order by calling (617) 570-9105, ext .227, or by visiting our website, The website lists over seventy-five titles available from SPNEA, including this year's SPNEA Book Prize winner, Michael Holleran's Boston's "Changeful Times": Origins of Preservation and Planning in America . Note: the prices below do not include sales tax and shipping. Gift wrapping available.

Windows on the Past: Four Centuries of New England Homes. Jane C. Nylander with Diane L. Viera. The story of life in New England from before the American Revolution to the twentieth century as eloquently told by the historic places preserved by SPNEA. Lavishly illustrated with 150 color photographs and 50 historic black and white photographs. HC, $40.50 M, $45 NM.

Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast. Brock Jobe. This important book, the first comprehensive study of the defining characteristics of Portsmouth furniture from 1670 to1840, places the furniture makers of Portsmouth alongside those of Newport, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York as creators of some of the finest early American furniture. With essays on Portsmouth history, furniture production in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and entries for 117 individual objects. Out of Print HC, $90 M, $100 NM.

Little by Little: Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. Nina Fletcher Little. The noted collection of New England country arts of the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, assembled by Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little. Second edition. SC, $26.95 M, $29.95 NM.

American Architecture, An Illustrated Encyclopedia . Cyril M. Harris. An illustrated encyclopedia of the specifically American aspects of architectural terminology and design. HC, $32.35 M, $35.95 NM.

Caring for Your Historic House . Heritage Preservation and National Park Service.
Twenty two leading preservation experts provide sound advice on maintaining and repairing each component of the house-structural elements, roofs, windows, masonry, woodwork, plaster, paint, wallpapers, mechanical and electrical systems, and even the landscape.

HC, $35.95 M, $39.95 NM.

Key: HC - Hard Cover ,
SC - Soft Cover ,
M - members ,
NM - nonmembers .

Give The Gift of Knowledge