If you collect or are interested in anvils and their history, you will love these two excellent books written by Richard Postman.
ANVILS IN AMERICA: Anvils in America is the single authoritative reference on anvils, their manufacture, history and lore. The early history of anvils starts with European makers, many long gone and now unknown. They are known only by the quality of their work and distinctive styles that are illustrated with photos by the author. The history continues with the dominance of the English anvil makers that had the power of the British Empire behind their distribution of anvils world wide. Later U.S. makers replace the dominance of the English and other countries start to export anvils to the U.S.Anvils in America documents much of this history through the makers of today.
564 pages, Sewn hard cover binding, color slip cover, over 700 illustrations
MOUSEHOLE FORGE: The history of the famous British ironworks and anvil manufacturer. A book for collectors, historians and those interested in anvils.
108 Pages and Color and B&W Illus on heavy paper.