Long Island Is My Nation: The Decorative Arts & Craftsmen, 1640 –1830
Dean F. Failey
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, 1998 (2nd edition)
$30.00 ($25.50 members)
This definitive work on Long Island decorative arts by Dean F. Failey was first published in 1976 as the catalog to a Bicentennial exhibition of the same name. Republished twenty-three years later, this expanded edition contains many new discoveries. Extensive appendices include lists and sketches of the myriad woodworking craftsmen, silversmiths, clockmakers, watchmakers, and pewterers active on Long Island during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries.