American Silver Thimbles, Rogers, Gay Ann. Haggerston Press, London, England, 1989.First Edition. Blue cloth boards, silver spine titles. 4to up to 12″ tall. 223 pages including index. Volume in pristine condition, unclipped dust-jacket has the lightest of shelf wear.
From the dustjacket: “This is the first comprehensive and authoritative study of American silver thimbles. It will be of particular value to collectors because it covers the full range of American silver thimbles, form the rarest and most fanciful to the common work-a-day examples. All are clearly illustrated and fully described with particular attention to design details and to dates and places of manufacture. American Silver Thimbles is aimed at collectors who want to identify particular thimbles as well as those who want a general history of American silver thimbles. Specific information about the thimbles comes from primary sources, notably trade catalogs from all the major and minor manufacturers of American thimbles, and articles and advertisements from relevant trade papers. The general history draws upon the many scholarly studies of American silver and design published over the past several decades. The book includes hundreds of photographs of American silver thimbles from fifty-three outstanding private collections. The text covers early and unmarked examples and those made by the major and minor American thimble manufacturers of the 19th and 20th centuries. An innovative chapter on the classification of thimble design will guide those who want to classify and catalog their collections. A comprehensive index allows collectors to identify thimbles easily and quickly”. 002249 $140