My Book House First "A" Printing 1920, 1921.
Various illustrators, see Book House page.
Chicago: The Bookhouse for Children Publishers, First printing/First edition, Volumes 1-2, 1920, Volumes 3-6, 1921. Unmarked printing, with all points for a first printing of the Book House. (D. L. Taylor) Black "Blackstone" cloth binding, plain ruled edge, gilt titles and gilt spine titles and design with pale peach edges; full pictorial endpapers in pale green and brown with children climbing to a high castle, many illustrations in text, more in earlier volumes; pasted-on coloured plates, see Book House Page; large 8vo.
CONDITION: Good Minus (1) Good (2, 6) and Very Good (3,4,5); no owner names, an assembled set with more than the usual variation in condition and edges of varying colour, see jpg. Volume One has bright gilt and and a very nice plate, with no marks and generally clean, but the interior has multiple margin tears, reinserted pages with much wear to edges (I have checked every page), and loose signatures, as well as a repaired, but still rough, cracked front endpaper; it comes with heavy mylar protector to give support; the core vols 2-5 are in Very Good condition, clean, nice plates, no marks, creases, or tears, sturdy bindings, but faded spines and rubbed top edges, and Volume 6 has a bright spine, rubbed at the top, split back hinge.