House of Derr
Author: James F. Spears
Publisher/Date: Church Center Press (c. 1949) Second Printing, 1973
Format/Condition: Used hardcover book in Good condition. Lacks dust jacket. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 187 pages. Dimensions: 6 x 9 1/4 inches. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: A picture story of the house of Derr: Pennsylvania's contribution to a world of primitive art; A true story of three brothers, Peter, John, and Joe Derr in the Summer Hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The pewter work of Peter Derr (1793 - 1868) is especially sought today. His father Johannes Derr (d. 1831) was also a renowned pewterer.