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1897 Baldwin's 5th & 6th Year Children's Readers Engraved Il

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School Reading By Grades - 5th and 6th Year Children's Readers (two books) by James Baldwin 1897 American Book Company, New York Hardcover, 208 and 240 pages. Ah, the old 'Children's Readers'. If the kids back then showed how much they loved them by how much they defaced them, every one would be a 'beloved treasure'. Fortunately, save for the inside cover of the 5th Year book, there is little to no defacing of these Readers. Yes, they have wear, cover soiling, page smudges and some dog eared corners here or there but they appear to have pretty well cared for. One of the treats of these books is the engraved and drawn illustrations. Most of the illustrations are engraved, and there are a number of full page illustrations in both books. As with the value of most 19th century Children's Readers, price is dictated by condition and scarcity. While these two books are not tremendously scarce, they are in really good condition for 112 year old schoolbooks, and the price is a bargain for the two of them, to say the least. BOOKS DESCRIPTION/CONDITION: No Jacket (as issued)12mo - over 6Â" - 7Â" tall. Olive green cloth hardcover with titles in red, decorations in black, decorations also on back, titles in red on spine. Cover soiling and stain spits, but rather minimal cover wear. 5th Grade Reader has pencil writing on inside covers, no other writing noted. Some sporadic smudge spots but interior looks nearly very good. No page tears. Each book appx. 5" x 7 1/2" x 1/2"

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