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The Chicago Speller, Grade Eight
From the Chicago Public School District (Don C. Rogers, Superintendent)
July 1944 edition
DESCRIPTION: A great example of the mini-textbooks that were handed out by the millions in the Chicago Public School system during the early 20th century, this particular copy of the "Chicago Speller" was intended for eighth-graders, with wonderful two-toned illustrations on both covers and a bit of history about the city itself on the inside. One of the last titles put out by the Wheeler Publishing Company, which seems to have gone out of business right after World War Two, the copyright date of this particular copy is 1941 but the book itself clearly states "July 1944" on the inside front cover. A wonderful little piece of Chicago history at an extremely affordable price.
CONDITION: Text: Very Good Minus (VG-). In generally great shape for a children's paperback that's now 70 years old, although with a few creases on both covers and a fabric spine that has torn a bit on its bottom edge. Contains pencil marks on various completed worksheets throughout. Issued without a dust jacket.
PROVENANCE: Acquired by CCLaP at the Beecher Book Fair, February 2014.