What a wonderful piece of history! This 6" x 7 1/2" late 1800's Child's Reader Book contains 198 pages of short stories divided into lessons to teach reading. There are no pages missing. The pen and ink illustrations are lovely. The title page is "Classics for Children, A Second Reader, Stickney Boston, U.S.A, Ginn & Company 1889. This book is full of stories, poetry, lessons and wonderful illustrations. One of the stories is an early version of "The Three Bears". It is in good condition for its age. Spine is in good shape.