New York: Bramhall House, 1964. Second Printing (stated on DJ). Hardcover. 270 pages. DJ has some edge wear and soiling. Includes Introduction, as well as Part 1: The Peddlers Take to the Road; Part 2; What the Peddlers Sold: The Origin of Early American Antiques; Part 3: Itinerant Doctors, Preachers, and Judges; Part 4: Peddler's Progress. Also includes Bibliography, Acknowledgments; Part 5: The Stagecoach and Tavern Era; Part 6: Peddlers of Services and Skills; Part 7: Peddlers of Tinware and Other Metal Goods; Part 8: Early American Clocks; Part 9: Where Things Came From; Part 10; Peddlers of Healing; Part 11: Peddlers of Learning, Religion, and Justice; Part 12: The Character of the Yankee Peddler; and Part 13: From Peddler to Big Business Man. Also contains Bibliography, as well as over 100 illustrations. J. R. Dolan, in tracing the progress of the Yankee peddler over three hundred years, gives a fascinating picture of the daily life of early Americans--what they bought from the peddler, what they wore, what they ate and drank, and how they traveled. Here is the history, not merely of a time in our country's development, but of the actual people who made this history. The facts and anecdotes that Mr. Dolan relates make delightful reading for everyone. In addition, the author illuminates the origins of many of our customs and folkways, which the peddlers carried along with their wares to all parts of the country. This lively and informative text and the more than one hundred illustrations make The Yankee Peddlers of Early America a book you are sure to enjoy. Condition: Very Good / Good.
Keywords: Yankee Peddlers, Taverns, Stagecoach, Tinware, Clocks, Metal Goods, Wooden-ware, New England, Traveling Salesmen, Itinerant Traders, Logistics