The McCloskey Primer - Margaret Orvis McCloskey - 1909 hardcover early reader
"The McCloskey Primer" by Margaret Orvis McCloskey. Illustrated by Charles Copeland. 1909, 5th printing. Ginn and Company. Hardcover.
Reader filled with repetitive rhymes to help early readers catch on, like the house that Jack built. Some are a bit graphic, like the mouse that scalded itself to death while boiling a pudding. YIKES! Notes at the back on the origins of the stories.
SIZE 5.25" x 7.75", 160 pages
Good condition. Book has been read. Minor shelf wear on the cover. Binding is intact. Tanning and some hand soil on the edges of pages. No tears or rips. All in all surprisingly good condition for a school book of this age, a bit of a unicorn.
This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Every attempt is made to describe it accurately, please examine photos carefully.