This is a complete vintage set of the 8 Volumes of the Classic Children's Literature Series: BOOK TRAILS. Each book has a dark red leatherette cover that is embossed with the figure of either a Knight (or perhaps a Prince) emerging from the forest. The title of each book is embossed on the front cover and printed in gold on the spine. Each books is filled with enchantment and offers colorful detailed illustrations that captivate the imagination beginning with the end papers of each Volume. Each book is approximately 9 3/4" x 7 1/4" with 150 or more pages.
By Child Development, Inc., with the Copyright of 1946, these books were designed to first read to children and then to help children learn to read. Each volume is progressively more advanced. There are so many classic poems, nursery rhymes, stories, fables, and songs from long ago, that it is impossible to say in a few paragraphs the wonder that lays between these covers. Several classics will be found such as: "Little Black Sambo" "Black Beard," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Pirates of Penzance," "The Night Before Christmas," "Rumplestilzchen," "How the Firefly Got His Light," "The Elves and The Shoemaker," and almost every nursery rhyme ever heard!
The Titles of the Volumes are:
Volumes 1 and 2: "For Baby Feet"
Volumes 3 and 4: "Through the Wildwood"
Volumes 5 and 6: "To Enchanted Lands"
Volumes 7 and 8: "On the High Road to Adventure"
CONDITION: This set of Eight is not perfect, though with the exceptions as noted below there is only very minor and expected wear which is mainly to the exterior edges. Each volume has edge and corner wear to the dark red covers as can be seen in the photos. Pages are generally clean with age tanning and minimal foxing and some wrinkling here and there. Volumes One, Two and Four appear to have been in the hands of a child too young to have been handed such books. So there is damage to these as listed: Volume One: the index page has small checks beside each entry and the very last page is partially torn out. In Volume Two, the inside end papers have ink marks from a child and there are some dog eared pages. In Volume Four three pages have been torn though they are still present and able to be read, a few pages have what looks like an oil stain in the margin. This 1940's set of books is in overall good used condition with the magic of stories from around the world in each of them.
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