THE AMERICAN BOY'S HANDY BOOK by D.C. Beard, 1902 ILLUSTRATED
THE AMERICAN BOYS HANDY BOOK: What to Do and How to Do It, by D.C. Beard, 1902 ILLUSTRATED
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1902)
A fascinating turn-of-the-century book for boys listing and demonstrating all the activities that a boy should do in his free time for each season of the year, with wonderful lithographic illustrations throughout. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for some rubbing and shelf-wear. The pages are crisp and clean save for previous owner's inscription on the first blank page. 441 pages. A wonderful look on the accepted norm for boys' leisure activities from a Victorian society perspective, complete with illustrations.