Today's old book installment features collected children's books. Generally these are easier to come by than the vintage gardening books I covet.
These three are from the late 1940s-early 1950s. Think Dick and Jane. I found these at various local thrift shops.
This one is from 1936. The subtitle is "Literary Selections, Seventh Year," meaning the stories were collected with 7th grade students in mind. This also came from a thrift store.
Frank, The Young Naturalist is part of the author's gun-boat series; copyright 1892. I got this at the Fortuna Library's semi-annual sale last year.
Luck and Pluck is another textbook from the California State Series, from 1954. Thrift-store find.
Another California State Series book from 1940. This one has mostly word problems, and wonderful illustrations. Also from the thrift store.
You might remember seeing this last summer when I posted it right after finding it for 50 cents at the Fortuna community yard sale. This one is from 1926. Other than the outer spine being missing, it's in rather good condition for its age.
Every single page in the book has an illustrated border.
These I picked up just recently at the Humboldt Flea Market. They are 1953 editions of this series that was originally published in 1920. One of you dear readers has a complete set of these, minus one book. Lucky you!
Next week ~ odds and ends...an assortment of cool old books that don't fit into any one category.