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 1.  Child Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
(1899), 2008, 5x8, paper, index, 504 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
One of this well known author's best works, this charming volume is profusely illustrated with pictures of famous children; clothing, furniture and toys; schools and sample pages from old children's texts and story books. The contents include: babyhood; children's dress; schools and school life; women teachers and girl scholars; hornbook and primer; school books; penmanship and letters; diaries and commonplace books; childish precocity; oldtime discipline; manners and courtesy; religious thought and training; religious books; story and picture books; children's diligence; needlecraft and decorative arts; games and pastimes; children's toys; and flower lore of children. This is a delightful book for anyone who collects material pertaining to colonial customs and lifestyles.
Price: 37.50 USD


 2.  Stage-Coach and Tavern Days
Alice Morse Earle
(1900), 2007, 5x8, paper, index, 520 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
A comprehensive study, both light-hearted and serious, of the enormous role of taverns and modes of travel in colonial culture. Some of the chapters discuss the Puritan ordinary, the tavern landlord, tavern fare and tavern ways, signs and symbols, the tavern in war, packhorse and conestoga wagon, early stage-coaches and other vehicles, the romance of the road, the pains of stage-coach travel, knights of the road and tavern ghosts. A fun, fascinating book!
Price: 36.50 USD



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