The Second Edition of The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton by Jane Rees is now available for preorder from Astragal Press. Astragal notified me this morning that it is shipping from the U.K., and they expect it to arrive within two weeks.http://www.astragalpress.com/Benjamin_Seaton.htm
The cost is $34.95. Standard shipping from MN to NJ is $7.50.
For those of you on the other side of the Pond, it is also available through the publisher, the Tools and Trades History Society.
The first edition has been out of print for several years. The new edition is significantly expanded and enlarged. It contains accurate drawings of all the tools contained in the chest and also articles by Mack Headley and Caare Loftheim of the Colonial Williamsburg Hay Cabinet Shop, which detail the construction of their reproduction of the chest.
Note that this is not a review of the book, as I have not received my copy yet.
William Duffield, on the Cohansey