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Henry Will Account Book: A Record of His Pewtering and Related Activities in New York City and Albany from 1763 to 1800

Compiled By Donald L. Fennimore
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This compilation is a facsimile reprint of the only surviving account book of an 18th Century American pewterer, Henry Will (1734-1802). Will was one of early America's most gifted pewterers, who plied his trade in New York City and Albany, New York, between 1763 and 1796. The book's pages record thousands of business transactions with almost 300 individuals and companies, all in Will's own handwriting.

An extraordinary variety of household, and commercial artifacts, including teapots, tankards, mugs, porringers, basins, spoons, and more are listed, testifying to the importance and range of uses of this attractive alloy at the time. Included is a 23-page alphabetical index that Will created naming all of his customers, most of whom were householders, but with a sampling of professionals. In addition, the author has written an interpretive introduction outlining the significance of Will and his document.

• Hardcover, 301 pages with 30 black and white photographs.

• Dimensions: 12.25"L x 9"W x 1"H.

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