CARRIAGE TERMINOLOGY: AN HISTORICAL DICTIONARY, by Don H. Berkebile - 1978

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Carriage Terminology: An Historical Dictionary

by Don H. Berkebile

A comprehensive, easy-to-read reference book on the history of the carriage and its multiple versions and appellations in the Western World in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Compiled and completed from a nineteenth century magazine, this dictionary offers an overview of the variety and evolution of the carriage types through two centuries as well as a precise and deeper description of each and every of these types. Always classified in chronological order, the terms are divided into a carriage types section, a carriage nomenclature and a harness nomenclature, all illustrated. Detailed diagrams describe with precision the constitutive parts of the distinct carriages and harnesses. The biographies of the magazine publishers are included. 487 pages. 9 x 11.25 inches.

Beautifully illustrated in black & white with photographs and drawings, as well as diagrams. Includes the biographies of the publishers of the original magazine. 1796 glossary with original spelling at end of volume. All terms in all sections classified in alphabetical order. 

Published by: The Smithsonian Institution, 1978. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume is in very good+ condition with mostly clean covers and mildly toned interior.
  • Grey illustrated covers have text in red and black on front. 
  • Boards show some overall light toning and edgewear with discreet foxing on back.
  • Corners are sharp and slightly toned and foxed.
  • Spine has text in red and black and displays mild aging from fading and toning.
  • Binding has light play but is overall secure free from detached pages or gutter damage.
  • Vivid red endpapers are clean and display little to no signs of wear or aging.
  • Frontispiece features beautiful color illustration photograph. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently age-toned with scarce and mild scattered foxing that is limited to margins, and is more pronounced on end pages.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional ma
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