DANIEL C. BEARD - PAMPHLET SIGNED - HFSID 164430
Sale Price $360.00
DANIEL C. BEARD. Pamphlet signed: "Dan Beard" on front cover, 8p, 3½x6, front and verso. Titled: "Dan Beard's Woodcraft Series". Imprinted caption at lower margin: "'Next to an Indian, Dan Beard knows most about the woods.'" The pamphlet promotes a number of books written and illustrated by Beard: Buckskin Book for Buckskin Men and Boys, American Boys' Book of Bugs, Butterflies and Beetles, American Boys' Book of Signs, Signals and Symbols, American Boys' Book of Camp-lore and Woodcraft, American Boys' Book of Wild Animals, Do It Yourself, Wisdom of the Woods and American Boys' Book of Birds and Brownies of the Woods. An order form is imprinted on verso. Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941) illustrated many books (among them the first edition of Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court) and taught animal drawing. He became interested in work for boys, and his best-known book, The American Boys' Handy Book, was published in 1882. Founder (1910) of the Boy Scouts of America, he served for the remainder of his life as National Scout Commissioner and Chairman of the Court of Honor. To boys all over the country he was known as "Uncle Dan". It was his idea to Americanize the Boy Scout fleur-de-lis by adding the American eagle and shield. Beard received the only Gold Eagle Badge ever awarded. Ink has spread at the "D" of Dan. Lightly creased, slightly soiled. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Overall, fine and interesting.
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