Good. 1963 Hardcover 1st ed. ill., music, ports. 151 p. Autobiography of his youth by the brother of Margaret and Helen Maitland Armstrong. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Illustrated. Very Good in Good jacket. This is the story of a childhood that no longer happens, in a New York that has vanished, in a time that few now rememeber. Book is in very good condition with owner's name in pencil, tanned pages, and light foxing. Jacket is in good condition with stains, edgewear, faded spine, soil, rubbing, -now in mylar. 151 pages, 8.5 x 5.
I thoroughly enjoyed this little book about growing up in New York in the early part of the 19th century. Mr. Armstrong vividly portrays his creative family, from his artistic father who designed stained glass windows to his talented sister who followed in her father's footsteps. While Mr. Armstrong does not elaborate on his family history, the nuance of his experiences leads you to believe that his family was more "upper" than "middle" class. This is evidenced by his attendance at a private school "uptown" and his mandatory training in military drills. It is obvious that his family was loving and close as he describes their trips to the family home on the Hudson and, in later years, to their Canadian summer home. Even if you are not on a historical mission, you will enjoy this family account.
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