Chicago: Laurel Book Company, [n.d., 1928?]. First edition. Includes fifteen original sheets of lined paper (7 x 8 ”). Brown paper folder is printed with a list of “Hints to Pupils” in a floral border. Copy slips are printed on both sides, so the directions for a copying activity appears alongside its example text. The position of the mounted copy slips on the folder allows a sheet of paper to be slipped underneath the packet, which turns the folder into a sort of clipboard. Some wear and chipping to creases of envelope. A few pencil ownership signatures to envelope, seemingly written by a child, of a Janice Charlier. The folder, slips, and leaves of paper are very bright. A very good, clean copy of a scarce item. All enclosed in a brown paper envelope printed with a woodcut of two children practicing penmanship. Folder (8 x 8 ”) with a packet of fifty-six printed copy slips (8 x 1”) mounted with cord. Item #17241
The present item teaches children the proper steps for good penmanship, for example: “‘Swing out’ the strokes of capital ‘W’, and pause between strokes until you can make the letter well; then take up each word separately,” (card 33). Text printed on the folder instructs students to pay attention to posture and hand position while writing and to “Do your best. Do it every time. Practice makes perfect.”.
OCLC records only two copies (the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and the Newberry Library in Illinois).