The excellent reception afforded E. V. Mitchell's Horse and Buggy Days in New England should give a key to the sales possibilities of this book. I found it fascinating. An excellent selection of passages from the writings of New Englanders of the early days, painting a composite picture of life from the Pilgrims to the Civil War. Every facet of life is shown:- social, religious, educational; relations with the Indians, inter-community relations; festivals, hey-days and holidays; punishment and crime; the homes of the humble and the homes of the well-to-do; clothes, household furnishings, methods of travel, food, inns and taverns, schools and churches; community activities and local government. And all through the words of the people to whom the picture they painted was the present. Good Americana.