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This is quite an interesting little book - compiled by Albert Sack, it is titled Israel Sack A Record of Service 1903-1953. It is a tribute to Israel Sack in recognition of his 50 years as a dealer in Early American antiques and includes letters from museum directors and private collectors with illustrations of important examples of antiques obtained by Israel Sack for their collections. Israel Sack came to the United Sates in 1903 from Lithuania as an immigrant cabinet maker and went to work for an antique dealer in Boston. Fascinated by the quality of construction, proportion and design of the American furniture which passed through the shop, he decided to start dealing in it. With only a few pioneer collectors on the scene, Sack would work with them and became instrumental in convincing museums to install American sections, and helped develop the collections at numerous one museums including the Metropolitan Museum, the Henry Ford Museum, Winterthur and Colonial Williamsburg.
The book is softcover, 48 pages total, with Israel Sack's signature on the first page. The cover has some wear and fading, but the binding is strong and the pages are tight. There is some light foxing throughout, but the pages are otherwise clean. This is a neat read for the collector, with no publication date, but most likely published in 1954.
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Israel Sack A Record of Service 1903 - 1953 Signed Book
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