Before Dick and Jane appeared by name, they appeared in illustrations in the first edition of the Curriculum Foundation Series pre-primer and primer called Elson Basic Readers. This is the primer in that series and fairly hard to find. In this edition Nancy has a cat named Spot! and Billy's dog is named Happy! Purchased at an estate sale, I found the note pictured from Nelda, Valley Brook School, Oklahoma City, OK, 1936, in it's pages. Eleanor Campbell and Keith Ward did the bright and charming 1930's illustrations. Stated "Copyright date of 1927, 1930 in the Philippine Islands by Scott, Foresman and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Square, tight, bright Illustrations and complete end papers. Lower back cover has an area of surface cloth separation from board. Page wear including repaired tears, markings, smudges and soiling on first 8 pages of 144; remaining pages have much lighter wear and only a few small tears on a few pages. Name on front inside cover name plate in pencil, not Nelda but Faye McGilliard. Please see pictures and contact me if you have additional questions about condition. A little treasure.