Dust Jacket: Some light shelf wear and scuffing. Light creasing along the upper and lower edges.
Contents: An introduction and eight contributed essays augment some 300 detailed, comparative, and historical photographs that display the author's extensive collection of exquisite carved canes. The vivid color photos show a diversity of styles, techniques, and themes; the accompanying text treats methods of dating canes, their sculptural and symbolic qualities, and the aesthetic character and history of Native American, African-American, Civil War, fraternal, and contemporary canes. Indexed.