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TICHENOR, Harold. The Blanket : An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Point Blanket. (Toronto) : "A Quantum Book produced for Hudson's Bay Company", (2002). First Edition. Pp (2),3-80. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 8vo, hardcovers. "With its proud stripes and distinctive black markings, the Hudson's Bay point blanket is a Canadian icon. In 1779, HBC commissioned the textile mill of Thomas Empson of Witney, Oxfordshire, to produce'pointed' blankets. During the 1800s, their warmth and durability made the m a favorite of the Native peoples, traders, and pioneers. Today, these blankets are still essential gear. They have accompanied explorers to the top of Everest and to the heart of Antarctica and have been used for everythingfrom sled and boat sails to panning for gold. This lavishly illustrated bo ok tells the remarkable story of the blanket that has 'covered centuries.'"- from rear cover. The chapters [unnumbered in the book] are: 1. The Birth of an Icon; 2. "The Most Indispensbale Piece of Clothing"; 3. The Weavers of Witney [the village of Witney, Oxfordshire]; 4. More than just a Blanket; 5. The Blanket Goes West; 6. Finding New Markets; 7. The Worth of a Blanket; 8. What the Labels Mean; 9. A Blanket made to Last. With Epilogue and Index. Very good. 40.00
Title: Blanket : An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Point Blanket. First Edition.
Publisher: Quantum Book / Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto, 0, ISBN:1895892201:
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