The Colonial Twins of Virginia – Lucy Fitch-Perkins (1924)

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  • Sold Date: Jul 24, 2013
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The Colonial Twins of Virginia – Lucy Fitch-Perkins (1924)

In colonial Virginia of 1676, Tom and Beatrix Burwell were twin children of Major George Burwell, a planter, living in a stately mansion on the shores of the James River. This book tells their story and recounts a series of their adventures, including an encounter with pirates that were invading the Virginia coastline. The text is supplemented by author Lucy Fitch-Perkins’ own pen-and-ink illustrations.

This title is one of a popular series of “Twins Books” that Fitch-Perkins created to help schoolchildren understand the unique qualities of the varying nationalities and heritage that was America in the early years of the 20 th century. She created her book series to help teachers convey that out of a potpourri of ethnicities and backgrounds is one unified nation.

This 205-page book, without dustjacket, was published in 1924 by Houghton Mifflin Company. It’s in very good condition, with clean pages, intact binding, and cover corners and spine edges that show light wear. A previous owner’s inscription is on the front fly sheet. Cover and spine imprints are clear.

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