An Almanack For Bostonians 1939

New York: M. Barrows And Company, (1938). First edition. Hardcover. Very Good / good. Original Illustrated paper on boards. Octavo, 120pp. Illustrated throughout. A bit of a lark. TItle page reads: "Being A Truly Amazing And Edifying COMPENDIUM of fact and fancy, designed primarily for the DELECTATION of those who live within the Shadow of the Bulfinch dome, but one which may be used with Profit and Pleasure by dwellers in the outer Darkness of Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Newton, and even more OUTLANDISH PLACES, the whole compiled in a most Prim and Scholarly fashion by Workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in Massachusetts and Embellished by the Federal Art Project in Massachusetts - Poor Richard Associates, Sponsor." Unfortunately, they spelled Almanack as "Almanac" on the front cover. A clean, bright and solid copy with a little wear to the spine ends. In the extremely scarce original glassine dust jacket with spider-web pattern. The jacket is brittle and has some pieces missing but remains a surprising survivor. Dykes, #132 (no mention of a jacket anywhere.).

Price: $120.00

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