Old Newbury Tales. An Historical Reader For Children

(Newburyport)? Historical Society Of Old Newbury, 1937. First edition. Wraps. Near Fine. Original illustrated gray wrappers, lettered in black. Octavo, (vi), 69pp. Compiled and Written by Workers of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of Massachusetts. Reproduced from a typed text but not a mimeo. Three full page drawings and seven in-text. From the Foreward - " 'Old Newbury Tales' attempts to bring to life in the minds and imaginations of children of this industrial era a series of related pictures from three centuries of history. The school authorities of Newburyport and the Historical Society of Old Newbury share the belief that local history fills a definite need in the educational background of young Americans. For their cooperation in the production of this historical reader, The Federal Writers' Project of Massachusetts expresses appreciation. Members of the Project prepared 'Old Newbury Tales' under the editorial direction of Mr. Seymour D. Buck of Newburyport. It is not a text book; rather, episodes, interpreted with some freedom but always with faithfulness to fundamental historical fact." Very clean and solid. Dykes, # 140.

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