Abbot-Downing: Coach and Wagon Makers to the World

The New Hampshire Historical Society has reprinted the Abbott-Downing book and added new information as well. As they state:

This newly released and richly illustrated book presents an overview history of the Abbot-Downing Company and examines the art and science of coach decoration through the work of John Burgum, on of the company’s chief ornamental painters. Also includes a list of surviving Concord coaches that have been identified to date. Contributors to the book are Harry N. Scheiber, professor of history and law at the University of California, Merri Ferrell, past curator of the carriage collection at the Long Island Museum of America, Christopher Augerson, former conservator of paint and gilding at the Chateau of Versailles Coach Museum and William Copeley, librarian at the New Hampshire Historical Society. Edited by Donna-Belle Garvin. Soft cover.

I will have these in stock by July 18, 2011 – price is $10.95
plus $3 book rate $6 priority to US addresses.

http://www.wildhorsebooks.com

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One Response to Abbot-Downing: Coach and Wagon Makers to the World

  1. Dinie says:

    Sir, it is a nice blog from you. And also you have a good and rare collection of horse carriage.
    In Malaysia, it is hard for me to find one just like you. By the way sir, it is nice to know about the carriage, especially when knowing they have brake. Thank a lot sir.

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