Lonn Taylor at Front Street book signing tonight
ALPINE – Fort Davis author and historian Lonn Taylor will speak about and sign copies of the first volume of the new edition of his and David B. Warren’s book Texas Furniture: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880 tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at Front Street Books, 121 East Holland Avenue in Alpine.
The book was first published by the University of Texas Press in 1975 and quickly became the standard book on furniture made in 19th-century Texas, with illustrations and descriptions of 180 pieces of furniture. It went out of print in 1980.
The new edition, also published by the University of Texas Press, will include a second volume, to be released in October, illustrating an additional 165 newly-discovered furniture examples.
Taylor will talk tonight about some of the authors’ adventures in tracking down examples of furniture for the second edition.
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