(WPA Children's Book)

The Magic Purse.

Walker, Grayson (illus.)

NY: WPA New Reading Materials Program, 1941. Square small octavo. 55pp. Nine full-page illustrations by Grayson Walker, and several others in-text, provide imaginative accompaniment to Wolcott's retelling of Thomas Dekker's "Old Fortunates." A delightful survival from the WPA program, showing its expansive enterprise to recruit and support artists, and to continue to publish accessible reading materials throughout the Great Depression and into the Second World War era. This project was sponsored by the Board of Education of the City of New York, whose New Reading Materials Program, initiated in 1936, was quite popular and spurred similar operations in Pennsylvania and Milwaukee. Staple-bound in wrappers with pictorial upper panel. Edgewear, else near fine. Unrecorded in OCLC. Previous owner's inscription at half-title. Item #33397

Price: $375.00

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