(WPA Children's Book)

Karl and Captain Patchy Rat.

Chiesa, Luis Q. (illus.)

NY: WPA New Reading Materials Program, 1941. Square small octavo. 66pp. Chiesa's illustrations in blue and black throughout evince the workman-like style of the era, more famously visible in the works of Thomas Hart Benton and Lynd Ward, but here suited to the noble purpose of a brave captain confronting a nefarious foe. The WPA New Reading Materials Program, sponsored by the Board of Education of the City of New York, hired many authors and artists who otherwise would have eluded the historical record, employing them to produce works designed not so much for educational purposes as for general delight in the pleasure of reading. Staple-bound in pictorial wrappers, showing some chipping and mild soiling, else near fine. Unrecorded in OCLC. Previous owner's inscription to upper panel. Item #33400

Price: $375.00

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