Chicago: The Book House for Children. 1940, 1st printing, collection of 12 four page leaflets in a large envelope with brown pictures and titles, oblong 13 x 10" Toploader large softcover.
Handwork "is the child's outlet for doing, as contrasted with dreaming, and therefore one of the surest ways of directing that most practical of faculties - imagination." Activities using common 1940's household objects, with reference to stories in the Book House and Travelships: Musical Toys, Dramatizing Little Black Sambo, Clay Modeling, Envelope Barnyard, Poppet Show, Puppets, Paper Dolls, Sand Painting, Potato Block Painting, Soap Carving, Plaster of Paris, Splatter Painting. Later published as a larger softcover book.
CONDITION: Near Fine leaflets in Fair envelope; no names or other marks, envelope flap almost detached, sides very worn with one 3" tear on front, which serves a title page, almost in two parts, but clean and bright; toned leaflets have gentle bumps at 2 corners, otherwise as new. Item #22203