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  • PLAYTIME. by Bryce, Catherine T. and Rose Lees Hardy, Illustrated by Mafinel Wright Barney.
    Bryce, Catherine T. and Rose Lees Hardy, Illustrated by Mafinel Wright Barney.
    PLAYTIME.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Newson and Company, 1927. Hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon primer, featuring Mary, Ted and little Joe. Illustrated throughout with four tone drawings. Word list. 128 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (some wear to the covers, chip on title page, edge tears and creasing to many pages, but still complete and readable, and with lots of vintage charm.)

    Book ID: 55263
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  • THE SCHOOL WORLD: ALICE AND PHOEBE CARY, Volume XXIV, Number 48. January 1905. by [Cary, Alice, 1821-1871 and Phoebe, 1824-1871]
    [Cary, Alice, 1821-1871 and Phoebe, 1824-1871]
    THE SCHOOL WORLD: ALICE AND PHOEBE CARY, Volume XXIV, Number 48. January 1905.

    Edition: First printing, a slim pamphlet.

    Farmington, ME: D. H. Knowlton & Co., Publishers, 1905. First edition - Biographical information about the Cary sisters and a selection of poems by both Alice and Phoebe. Illustrated. The School World published "popular supplemental readings" monthly From September to June each year. Lists thru 47 inside front cover. 32 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in stapled printed wrappers (usual toning, tide-mark to lower corner of several pages)

    Book ID: 82173
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  • Crabtree, Eunice; Lu Verne Crabtree Walker and Dorothy Canfield
    IN THE CITY AND ON THE FARM.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    Sacramento, California State Department of Education, 1946. Hardcover - A 'Dick and Jane' style first reader (in fact, Jane is the name of one of the children in this book). Bound in orange cloth with a blue and green cover illustration of two boys in sitting on a stump; one in farm clothes, the other in city clothes. Color illustrations throughout by Terry Townsend. 127 pp plus a list of the 130 words introduced

    Condition: Good condition - a few short edgetears have been tape-repaired, a little fraying to the corners.)

    Book ID: 38291
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  • OUR LITTLE BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLKS. by Crosby, W. E. (arranged by.)
    Crosby, W. E. (arranged by.)
    OUR LITTLE BOOK FOR LITTLE FOLKS.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: American Book Company, (1896.). Hardcover - A book designed to be used with the very youngest students - even those in kindergarten, according to the introduction. Includes both full-color full page illustrations of objects familiar to children and many smaller black and white illustrations. Much of the text is in cursive writing. Teacher's instructions at rear of book. 106 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated boards with a red cloth spine (boards are very rubbed, but the pictures of butterflies, dragonflies and flowers are still visible. Prev owner's name in pencil and dated 1917, contents overall quite clean. Uncommon and in reasonable condition for a children's primer.

    Book ID: 42534
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  • THE TREASURE CHEST OF LITERATURE for Seventh Year, Complete. by Eichel, Charles G.; Edward J, Kehoe, Ignus O Hornstein and Floyd R. Smith.
    Eichel, Charles G.; Edward J, Kehoe, Ignus O Hornstein and Floyd R. Smith.
    THE TREASURE CHEST OF LITERATURE for Seventh Year, Complete.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1935). Hardcover first edition - A collection of literature to be used as a supplementary reader - arranged topically - lyric and narrative poems; long and short stories; legends, myths and folk tales, biographies, essays and more. Authors include Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Francis Parkman, Emily Dickinson, Longfellow, Walter de la Mare, Booth Tarkington, Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Thompson Seton and many others. Illustrated Illustrated. Includes definitions, suggestions for learning, questions, etc. xi, 626 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with black lettering, black and orange illustration on front cover (some wear to the spine, fraying to the ends, but otherwise quite sturdy)

    Book ID: 63176
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  • THE HOME AND ITS RELATION TO THE WORLD: Developed According to the Problem Method. by Fairbanks, Harold W.
    Fairbanks, Harold W.
    THE HOME AND ITS RELATION TO THE WORLD: Developed According to the Problem Method.

    Edition: Fifth edition.

    San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1925. Hardcover - An unusually interesting textbook designed for use in the 4th and 5th grades in California. From the Preface "The purpose of the present little book, the first of a series of elementary school geographies, is two-fold. It undertakes in the first place to familiarize the child with his environment and to show how his life is affected by it. In the second place it takes him over the world, not a world made up of facts to be memorized, but one filled with strange and interesting people . . . It is not the purpose of the book to teach California but rather the home in California, and its relation…

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    San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1925. Hardcover - An unusually interesting textbook designed for use in the 4th and 5th grades in California. From the Preface "The purpose of the present little book, the first of a series of elementary school geographies, is two-fold. It undertakes in the first place to familiarize the child with his environment and to show how his life is affected by it. In the second place it takes him over the world, not a world made up of facts to be memorized, but one filled with strange and interesting people . . . It is not the purpose of the book to teach California but rather the home in California, and its relation to other homes scattered over the wide world." Illustrated with a color frontispiece ('From the Valleys of California... Home among the almond groves") and many black and white photographs (plus a few with color tinting). 210 pp plus index and list of illustrations.

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    Condition: Good overall in brown cloth with black lettering, illustration on front cover. Remains of a library pocket on front pastedown, but no stampings or other markings) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 63174
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  • A GROUP OF FAMOUS LEADERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. by Hawkins, May S,
    Hawkins, May S,
    A GROUP OF FAMOUS LEADERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book of biographies of those who were influential in American history, written for older children, and designed to be used in schools. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Divided into four sections based on the changing needs of the United States, from the first section which focuses on the birth of the country to the last which focuses on the 20th century. Included in Part 1: William Bradfrod, Lord Baltimore, Thomas Hooker, William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton; Part 2: John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, Stephen Douglas; Part 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton,…

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    Boston: D.C. Heath & Co., (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book of biographies of those who were influential in American history, written for older children, and designed to be used in schools. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Divided into four sections based on the changing needs of the United States, from the first section which focuses on the birth of the country to the last which focuses on the 20th century. Included in Part 1: William Bradfrod, Lord Baltimore, Thomas Hooker, William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton; Part 2: John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Robert Fulton, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Eli Whitney, Samuel Morse, Stephen Douglas; Part 3: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Clara Barton, John A Logan, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cyrus Hall McCormick, James Russell Lowell, Henry Ward Beecher and in Part 4: Frances Elizabeth Willard, Andrew Carnegie, Horace Mann, Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison. Questions at the end of each selection.Index, 448 pp.

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    Condition: Good in light gold and blue cloth with black lettering. Some minor wear and rubbing to the covers, prev owner's name, a few stray pencil marks (presumably from a teacher who used this.) Sturdy binding,

    Book ID: 40282
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  • Hildreth, Gertrude; Felton, Allie Lou; Meighen, Alice; and Pratt, Marjorie.
    TODAY AND TOMORROW: Easy Growth in Reading (4th grade)

    Edition: Later printing

    Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., (1948, c. 1943.). Hardcover - A fourth grade reader, illustrated in both color and black and white by Corrine Malvern and Ruth Steed. Topics include "We Go By Air" about the Flying Family's trip to Greenland, "Mexico, Our Southern Neighbor," "ATrip to the West." "The Circus" and more. Includes exercises at the end of each story, a dictionary and vocabulary list. 376 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated gray cloth covers (some wear to the covers, school stamp inside covers, contents otherwise clean and binding sturdy - illustrations are very attractive.)

    Book ID: 33451
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  • THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFEL AND OTHER POEMS, Volume XXIII, Number 35. October 1903. by Lowell, James Russell.
    Lowell, James Russell.
    THE VISION OF SIR LAUNFEL AND OTHER POEMS, Volume XXIII, Number 35. October 1903.

    Edition: First printing, a slim pamphlet.

    Farmington, ME: D. H. Knowlton & Co., Publishers, 1903. First edition - The School World published "popular supplemental readings" monthly From September to June each year. Lists thru 43 inside front cover. 32 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in stapled printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 82175
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  • Macias, Jose M.
    ARCO IRIS: Texto De Lectura Corriente. Septima Edicion.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Buenos Aires: Angel Estrada. 1938 (c 1928). Hardcover - This is an old Spanish Reader, for Spanish children just learning to read. The text is entirely in Spanish (en espanol.) Has interesting duo-tone pictures on every page to go with the short readings, a very unique find. The selections gradually increase in difficulty as one progresses through the book. 107 pp, index.

    Condition: Good in stiff boards with a full-color illustration pasted on the front cover (of a family looking at the rainbow -arco iris) Toning to pages, some wear to the corners and ends of the black cloth spine, but an uncommon and very interesting older book.

    Book ID: 28494
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  • Monteith, James.
    BARNE'S COMPLETE GEOGRAPHY [California/Nevada Edition]

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: American Book Company, 1885. Hardcover - Illustrated with 2 fine chromolithograph plates (pp 24 and 26), numerous color maps and many woodcut and engraved text illustrations. Large format. 141 pp plus an 8 page California/Nevada supplement (copyright 1891).

    Condition: Good overall in embossed orange cloth with black lettering and illustrations - some fraying to the fore-edges of the boards, a tape repair to the edge of one leaf, other minor wear, but overall quite sturdy and attractive.

    Book ID: 83282
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  • OPEN THE GATE. by Ousley, Odille.
    Ousley, Odille.
    OPEN THE GATE.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    Chicago: Ginn and Company, (1959.). Hardcover - A "Dick and Jane" style first grade reader - the third book in a series of enrichment readers for first graders. Illustrated throughout in full color. Includes a list of new words. Note to the teacher. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated green cloth - prev owner's name, tape repair to a torn page, some wear to the covers.

    Book ID: 56839
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  • FOREST FACTS FOR SCHOOLS. by Pack, Charles Lathrop and Tom Gill.
    Pack, Charles Lathrop and Tom Gill.
    FOREST FACTS FOR SCHOOLS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1932. Hardcover - The emphasis in this book is on the need to restore our forests, where we have "cut lavishly the timber heritage we found here" but not replanted enough. Illustrated with black and white drawings, Includes summary tests. 356 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall in green boards with black and yellow illustration and lettering (a few stamps with a library's name, but overall clean and tight, minor shelfwear)

    Book ID: 58648
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  • TEACHERS EVERYDAY PLANS FOR ALL GRADES: 3 Volume Set, Autummn Number, Winter Number and Spring Number by Petticrew, Nellie G. & Nellie McCabe.
    Petticrew, Nellie G. & Nellie McCabe.
    TEACHERS EVERYDAY PLANS FOR ALL GRADES: 3 Volume Set, Autummn Number, Winter Number and Spring Number

    Edition: First editions,

    Dansville, New York: F. A. Owen Publishing Company, (1907.). First edition - Appealing vintage lesson planners with songs, nature studies, exercises, activities, appropriate to the different seasons. Sold as a set as the publisher intended (the first page of each issue says that "This is one of the three volumes comprising Every Day Plans. Sold only in complete sets." Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Total of 476 pages in all 3 volumes.

    Condition: Very good in overall in blue cloth coated stiff wrappers with black lettering (usual toning to the pages, some minor wear and discoloration to the covers.) Very uncommon.

    Book ID: 55936
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  • THE GOLD BUG (Abridged), Volume XXIV, Number 46. November 1904. by Poe, Edgar Allen.
    Poe, Edgar Allen.
    THE GOLD BUG (Abridged), Volume XXIV, Number 46. November 1904.

    Edition: First printing, a slim pamphlet.

    Farmington, ME: D. H. Knowlton & Co., Publishers, 1904. First edition - The School World published "popular supplemental readings" monthly From September to June each year. Lists thru 43 inside front cover. 32 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in stapled printed wrappers (chip to lower corner of front cover)

    Book ID: 82174
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  • RAVENEL'S ROAD PRIMER FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN. by Ravenel, Samuel W.
    Ravenel, Samuel W.
    RAVENEL'S ROAD PRIMER FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1912. Hardcover first edition - An unusual and interesting book: one which introduces the basics of road construction, site selection, drainage and maintenance to elementary school children. Since transportation was undergoing massive changes in the US at the time with the increasing popularity of automobiles, this was especially timely. Illustrated with many black and white photographs and drawings. Questions and answers at the end of each chapter and several pages of endorsements. Bound in tan cloth with dark brown lettering and small illustration on front cover. 159 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with usual markings, but overall tight and clean (front board is slightly bent) Scarce in the original edition.

    Book ID: 74545
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  • THROUGH THE GATE - Learning To Read - A Basic Reading Program, by Smith, Nila Banton, Illustrated by Janice Holland and Sally Tate.
    Smith, Nila Banton, Illustrated by Janice Holland and Sally Tate.
    THROUGH THE GATE - Learning To Read - A Basic Reading Program,

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Sacramento, CA: Silver Burdett Company /California State Series, 1946. Hardcover - A beginning reader in the style of the Dick and Jane series, with illustrations on every page. This introduces 127 new words, in addition to repeating the pre-primer words. 160 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated light green cloth (previous owner's name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 72283
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  • Studebaker, J. W.; W. C. Findley, F. B Knight, and William Gray; Illustrated by Donn P Crane.
    NUMBER STORIES; BOOK ONE: Curriculum Foundation Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Scott, Foresman and Co, (c 1932). Hardcover - The first book in the Curriculum Foundation Series which correlate learning in reading and number work; they are designed to lay a foundation for correct arithmetic study habits using a controlled vocabulary. in conjunction with Elson readers. This book includes three groups of stories based on The Monkey Family, Two Little Bears and the Circus accompanied by many pages of problems, questions and qctivities. Colorfully illustrated throughout. Vocabulary; Index of Arithmetic Content. 144 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated green cloth - previous owner's name, some tears to the edges of a few leaves, some rubbing and wear to the corners, etc.

    Book ID: 83562
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  • STORY FRIENDS ON PARADE. by Theisen, W.W. And Guy L. Bond.
    Theisen, W.W. And Guy L. Bond.
    STORY FRIENDS ON PARADE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Macmillan, (1945). Hardcover first edition - A supplemental reader for higher grades in elementary school with selections from such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, Eleanor Farjeon, Elizabeth Coatsworth and many others, arranged thematically (circus stories, nature, other lands, folklore, etc). Illustrated with drawings by George Annand. Questions at the end of each selection. Glossary. 440 pp.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth with yellow lettering and a small illustration on front cover.

    Book ID: 67966
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  • SEASHORE LIFE. by Wells, Harrington.
    Wells, Harrington.
    SEASHORE LIFE.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Co, (1937.). Hardcover first edition - Book written for use in elementary schools. A title in the Western Nature Science Series. Contains 9 units: Sea Shells & Their Owners; Strange Mollusks; The Starfishes & Their Relatives; The Crusty Animals; Sea Flowers, Rafts & Jellyfishes; Worms, Corals, & Sponges; Shore Birds; Sea Lions, Tidepool Fishes, & Other Chordates; and, The Seaweeds. Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. List of other books, Index of text and illustrations. xxiv, 271 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated green cloth (a few neat marginal notations in pencil, otherwise almost like new) Uncommon in the first ediiton.

    Book ID: 66348
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