Vintage (1987) set of six hardcover books in slipcase The Real Mother Goose Playtime Rhymes series. Published by Checkerboard Press | Macmillan Inc (New York) and printed in Hong Kong.
Each of these hard-board books contains 5 rhymes | stories (4 inside and one on the back) and full-color, full-page illustrations for each of the internal stories as illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright and first appearing in the first printing of the series by Checkerboard Press in 1916.
The 30 rhymes | stories included in this set are:
Book 1: Rain, Fingers and Toes, The Hobby Horse, The Alphabet | Back of book See-Saw
Book 2: Clap Handies, ABC, The Blacksmith, Pins | Back of book Pat-A-Cake
Book 3: Young Lambs to Sell, Dance to Your Daddie, Baby Dolly, The Old Woman from France | Back of book Five Toes
Book 4: Pancake Day, Buttons, The Old Woman of Surrey, Poor Old Robinson Crusoe | Back of book 30 Days Hath September
Book 5: I Love Sixpence, As I was Going Along, The Greedy Man, For Baby | Back of book Pease Porridge
Book 6: Little Girl and Queen, The Crooked Sixpence, Whistle, The Farmer and the Raven | Back of book One to Ten
Each of the six hard-board books are in VERY GOOD! condition with strong, sturdy spines and bind and NO! pages separating. The covers show LIGHT! wear and small blemishes and spots of browning from dampness. The sleeve shows more wear with a few tears and some discoloration, again from dampness. The sleeve holds the book well. All text is clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid with NO! fading apparent.
Great baby shower gift!
Approximate measurements: each hardcover book measures 5-3/8" x 3-3/4" | hardcover | slipcase included
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