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Henry Chapman Mercer

Joseph E. Sandford

Henry Chapman Mercer

a study

by Joseph E. Sandford

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  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Bucks County Historical Society in Doylestown, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mercer, Henry Chapman, -- 1856-1930.,
  • Anthropologists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Potters -- United States -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby Joseph E. Sandford.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13 p. :
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16793250M

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Henry Chapman Mercer deplored the industrialization of America. Brief life of an innovative ceramicist: by Nancy Freudenthal. January-February Mercer and his beloved dog, Rollo. Courtesy of the Mercer Museum & Library. Mercer and his beloved dog, Rollo. Courtesy of the Mercer Museum & Library.

On a june nightinfire trucks raced through Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and found not a house in flames, but a bonfire atop Fonthill, the fantastical.

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