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1920-28 My Bookhouse for Children — 6 volume set

Updated at 9:35 pm: This set has been sold.

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"My Bookhouse for Children" by Olive Beaupre Miller (American, 1883 - 1968). Published by The Bookhouse for Children, Chicago, 1920-1928.

Each volume contains Classic Children stories, and in the books for older children, there some of the stories are by famous authors.

Richly Illustrated throughout with color plates and color and monochrome vignettes in text and endpapers.

Volumes in this set:

  • Volume 1: In the Nursery, 1925: Mother Goose, Aesop, Nesbit, Eugene Field, Edward Lear, Isaac Headland, Kate Greenaway, Mary M. Dodge and others.
  • Volume 2: Up One Pair of Stairs, 1927: Bayard Taylor, William Shakespeare, Walter de la Mare, William Wordsworth, Palmer Cox, Katharine Pyle and others.
  • Volume 3: Through Fairy Halls, 1920: La Fontaine, Jospeh Drake, Selma Lagerlof, Albert Paine, Emily Dickinson, and others.
  • Volume 4: The Treasure Chest, 1920: Stewart White, Katherine Cather, Walter Thornbury, Robert Browning, Charles Dickens, Theodore Roosevelt and others.
  • Volume 5: From the Tower Window, 1921: Woodrow Wilson, Robert Burns, Alfred Tennyson, Ernest Thompson Seton, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Whittier, Joyce Kilmer and more.
  • Volume 6: The Latch Key 1925: Biographies of Louisa Alcott, Thomas Aldrich, Hans Christian Andersen, Robert Burns, Lewis Carroll and others.

Dark green cloth covered boards, color pastedowns and gilt lettering on covers. In good condition with unmarked pages. The one exception: One of the volumes has a bookplate in the front, but otherwise there are no marking, tears, or bent down corners.  This set is in remarkable condition, especially when you consider the age of the set and the likely ages of the young readers

Size: 9.5" x 7"

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