New York, NY John C. Winston, 1940. Paperback First Edition Thus, later printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers, which show the faintest crease at the lower front corner; former owner's rubber-stamped name at the upper corner of the title page; the stapled binding is secure; the text is clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 48pp. Word List at the inside of the rear cover. Illustratred in Color by Corinne Pauli Waterall. First Edition Thus, later printing . Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps. A delightfully written and illustrated early reader.
Sacramento, CA California State Department of Education, 1938. Hardcover Good+: Shows significant indications of use: shows considerable wear to the extremities and is just starting to wear through the fabric at the lower corner tips to the underlying board; much rubbing, but the designs and titles at the front panel remain quite legible, as are the titles at the backstrip. Binding remains square and secure; text clean. Overall, remains a sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 128pp. Profusely Illustrated in Color by Rhoda Chase. Decorated Endpapers. Re-inforced Binding. Copyright 1935 by the Johnson Publishing Company; this is the 1938 California State Department of Education edition. Former California State Elementary Reader Textbook. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.
New York, NY Van Nostrand Reinhold. Hardcover Reprint Edition Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: Mild rubbing to the corner tips. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. 8vo. 464pp. Pictorial Paper on Boards.
New York, NY Scribner, 2003. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: pages ever-so-slightly tanned; Just a hint of wear to front corner tips; binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 286pp. Trade Paperback.
New York, NY American Book Company, 2007. Hardcover Revised Edition Revised Edition.Near Fine: shows just a hint of wear to extremities; a couple of small, faint crayon marks at the front panel; else flawless. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. Nearly New. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 208pp. This is a recent reprint. The Information provided in the reprinted text of the book provides copyrights of 1879 by Van Antwerp, Bragg; in 1896 by the American Book Company, & 1906 and 1920 by H.H. Vail. The title pages names Van Nostrand Reinhold, but provides no date. Hardcover: Decorated Boards. McGuffey's Readers are a delight. I read the books cover to cover and loved every single story contained therein. These two literary tools [the Readers and the BB Speller] were how America learned to read for 150 years. And after wasting 18 months listening to reading "specialists" in public schools, I taught my daughter to read in under 6 weeks. She is now in her sophomore year of college (honor student, too) and is a prolific reader. I highly recommend McGuffey's Readers for any parent who wants to teach their child to read. It is a book you will keep forever, and it is something to be handed down to your children and their children and on and on. And as a prior reviewer stated, they are a real keyhole peak into a bygone time. Plus, the stories are very moral and leave a strong positive impression on young minds.
Bellevue, WA Bureau of Education and Research, 2008. Paperback Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: shows the mildest rubbing and just a hint of soiling. Binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 326pp. [Resource Handbook]. Academic Press Paperback.
New York, NY McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT, 2005. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows very little wear at all, but the wire spiral shows some bending and damage and the top corner of the front heavy card board is a little bunged; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 216pp. Heavy Card Paperback: Spiral Bound.
Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press, 1989. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. Near Fine: shows barely discernible scuffing at front panel; else flawless, BUT HIGH-LIGHTING on thirteen pages in text. Binding square and secure; text clean. But for the high-lighting, Virtually 'As New', showing no other flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 202pp. (Learning in Doing Series). Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.
Pottstown, PA Borough of Pottstown, 1905. Hardcover No indication of printing history. Very Good+: shows very light wear to extremities. Foxing at outside edges and endpapers. Minor scuffing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 32mo. 172pp. Contains an Inventory of School Directors, Officers, Buildings, Textbooks, Students, Schedule of Studies, Suggestions to Assist Teachers in the Reading Classes, Rules & Regulations, etc. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.