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A Celebration of Bells

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The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America—from the crafting of furniture to the building of barns to the folk wisdom that sustains us—and they're reminders of the heartfelt ties that will forever bind us to these rural arts. Two books, one co-written with Eric Hatch, are combined here in one splendid volume, enhanced by Sloane's delightful illustrations and filled with a treasure trove of lore on a unique subject. Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms—from sleigh bells to church bells—ring out for America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Sloane and Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the revered Liberty Bell which once heralded the American Revolution, and the world's largest bell—one that never tolled.

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Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book, two nostalgia experts share their enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and world-famous bells.

Synopsis:

Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.

Table of Contents

Foreword
1. How the Bells Began
2. The Biggest Bell in the World
3. The Bell of Port Royal
4. Change Ringing
5. Change Ringers
6. Carillons and Carillonics
7. Sounds and Legends
8. Inscriptions on Bells
9. Founders and Foundries
10. The Liberty Bell
Appendix
Author's Note
The Bells of Early America
Bells on the Move
Bombs Bursting in Air
The Liberty Bell
Postscript
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486468266
Author:
Sloane, Eric
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Hatch, Eric
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bells
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Percussion
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Bells -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Americana
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 0.58 lb

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Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book, two nostalgia experts share their enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and world-famous bells.
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Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.
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