Book Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: New York: Greystone Press, 1950-1953.
A complete 10 volume set of this Library in Very Good+ condition. Red cloth with gilt lettering and cover design. All volumes are clean and tight with some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners. Includes A first Guide to first Books which gives the background of this most interesting set.
This set of books is the collected texts of books for children from the publishing partnership of Helen Hoke Watts and Franklin Watts, a name which is still highly respected in the world of non-fiction publishing. The Watts set out to write individual books about subjects interesting to children - like airplanes, electricity, God, baseball and American history. Their goal was not just to give facts, but to help the reader understand the subject at hand. Aimed primarily at grades 3-6. Various authors and illustrators. An interesting piece in the history American non-fiction publishing; Large 8vo ; X.