Seller: joslinhall (8,175) 100%, Location: Northampton, Massachusetts, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162970569009 "The Silversmiths of Utica" By George Barton Cutten. Published by the author in 1936. Limited to 257 signed copies. description continues below the picture- - - - DISCUSSION: The story of Utica silversmiths is primarily a story of spoon-makers, but George Barton Cutten researches it with his usual thoroughness and tells it with his usual flair. George Barton Cutten [1874–1962] was a Canadian-born psychologist, moral philosopher, historian, university administrator, and author of numerous studies on American silver. As a young man he kicked around at a variety of jobs including reporter, salesman, and pipe fitter, and according to family legend was then locked in his room by his uncle until he agreed to go to college. After graduating Acadia University, he earned a degree in divinity and a PhD in psychology at Yale. He served as president of Acadia University from 1910 to 1922, except for a period during WWI when he took a leave of absence to devote full-time to army recruiting efforts. In 1922 he left Acadia for the Presidency of Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. "Finding Colgate University’s financial affairs in disorder he set out to turn its finances around. For the next seventeen years the school declared a surplus, in the meantime doubling its faculty, plant and assets. His football teams also won championships." After retiring from academia Cutten devoted his time to collecting early American silver and researching early American silversmiths, in which he was helped by his wife, Minnie. During the 1930s and 1940s he assembled a fine private collection of silver, and also authored a number of studies on American silversmiths of various localities around New York, as well as Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina. DESCRIPTION and CONDITION NOTES: Hardcover. 6"x10", 67 pages, 5 tipped-in black & white plates, marks. Covers faded at edges (as usual), and with some cover soil, otherwise clean and nice. - - - - - - OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Our International shipping charges are based on the weight, when boxed for shipping, of each book -please check the postage chart for the cost of shipping to your country. We offer “combined shipping charges” for orders for more than one book –this often means the shipping cost for the books is less than it would have been if they had been purchased and shipped one at a time, so please ask us for a shipping quote if you are thinking about buying more than one book. Thanks! - QUESTIONS about this item? If you have any questions regarding this item, please let us know and we will respond promptly. We have more books like this listed in our Ebay store! Joslin Hall Books Selling books since 1983 INSURANCE??? As a seller we take responsibility for properly packing and delivering your purchase safely to you. You do not have to spend extra for insurance to guarantee that. RETURNS: We want you to be completely satisfied- anything is returnable for any reason at all within 14 days of receipt; we do ask that you notify us that you are returning it. OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: -We always welcome orders from customers outside the United States. The “Free Shipping” marker found on many of our books only applies to shipping within the United States –we wish we could afford to offer free overseas shipping, but we cannot. Please use the “Shipping & Payments” tab (above) to check the cost of shipping. We charge actual shipping based on weight, so sometimes large, heavy, inexpensive books can actually cost more to ship than the book itself costs –I know that seems odd, but the shipping cost is based on the actual weight of the book, not its selling price. If you have any questions, please use the "Ask Us a Question" button before you buy the book. -Import duties, taxes and related import charges added by your country are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges, which we never impose. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as ‘gifts’ to avoid import duties, as this is illegal in most countries. - Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with every book you purchase. Condition: Very Good, Condition: Covers faded at edges (as usual), and with some cover soil, otherwise clean and nice.