Mid-century (1959) The Golden Book hardcover Children's Encyclopedia Book 13: Rabbits to Signaling (R-Si). Published by Simon & Schuster USA.
This hardcover book is complete at 93 pages (1155-1248) | NO! dust jacket.
The Golden Book Encyclopedia series, first published by Simon & Schuster | Western Printing in 1946, is a set of wonderfully illustrated children's encyclopedias edited by Bertha Morris Parker. Typically sold during the 1940s and 1950s through newspaper advertisements and in-store promotions, parents would subscribe to the series and volumes were sent out monthly by mail. A very popular and well-regarded series, some supermarkets like Acme, in the US, offered free copies of these encyclopedia with minimum purchases. The front page of every volume in this Golden series describes the books as "Fact-filled Volumes Dramatically Illustrated with More Than 6,000 Pictures. The Only Encyclopedia for Young Grade-school children. Accurate and Authoritative. Entertainingly written and illustrated to make learning an adventure".
This is Book 13 of the Golden Children's Encyclopedia series covering a range of topics from Rabbits to Signaling (R-Si).
Condition: In EXCELLENT! and seemingly little-read or used condition, this book has a strong, sturdy spine and bind with NO! pages separating from it. NO! ripped or torn pages and NO! dog-eared corners. Covers and pages show NO! foxing | yellowing and all text is clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid. There are a couple of smudges to the bottom center of one or two of the internal pages (please review each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item). Wonderful condition for a children's book from the 1950s.
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Approximate measurements: 11" x 8" | hardcover | complete at 93 pages | NO! dust jacket.
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