This Week Out of Doors: In the Penn Country and Beyond [Complete: bks 1-4]. Edward E. Wildman.

This Week Out of Doors: In the Penn Country and Beyond [Complete: bks 1-4]

Philadelphia, Pa. Edward E. Wildman, 1944. Paperback. Books 1, 2, and 4 are dated 1944; book 3 is the 3rd printing, May 1945. 4 volumes, each 48 pages; 23 cm. Paper covers printed in black on varying color paper; bk. 1 grey, bk. 2 light blue, bk. 3 green, and bk. 4 brown. Contents: bk. 1. Jan., Feb., March -- bk. 2. April, May, June -- bk. 3. July, Aug., Sept. -- bk. 4. Oct., Nov., Dec. Based on a weekly series of radio talks first given by the author in 1935, these publications provide scientific explanations for seasonal changes in southeastern Pennsylvania and suggest simple experiments for children to perform. At this remove, they also provide a revealing look at some of the changes in daily life over the past 70 years, for example, a reference to the music made by "the wheels of every milk wagon and of every other kind of wagon having iron tires" on packed snow. An interesting set of nature-study books. In Very Good+ Condition: books 2 and 3 have some fading along edges of their blue and green covers; back cover of bk. 1 slightly soiled; 2-cm. tear at upper corner of first leaf of bk. 1, not touching text; otherwise clean and tight. Very Good +. Item #001897

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