20418 Young Folks' Library ed Aldrich.

Young Folks' Library Third Edition, 20 vols.

Well chosen selections on good paper, each volume edited by an authority, such as Joel Chandler Harris, Ernest Thompson-Seton, David Starr Jordan, Henry Van Dyke. A quote from The Elementary School Teacher published by the U of Chicago in 1905 describes the set well. "sets of books! They are apt to be such thin dilutions, such transparent attempts to wring the last cent, such ranting and drivel in gilt and turkey red..... But there are sets of books that are different, and the one forming the subject of this review is one of the exceptions. Here is a set of twenty volumes dealing with myth, legend, history, science, poetry, tales of men and beasts -- all in accord with an intelligent plan and in the original classic forms in which they were first given to the world.... a library of comprehensive scope and of classic merit." Note: This book has been sold.



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