Elson-Gray Basic Readers. Pre-Primer [Dick and Jane].Scott, Foresman, and Company, The Philippine Islands , 1930 Stock Code: 138687
NotesFirst edition of the first of the famous Elson-Gray Basic Readers. The "Dick and Jane" series revolutionised the American reading curriculum, using a limited vocabulary and simple illustrations to help connect the words with their definitions.
This pre-primer introduces the three main characters (Dick, Jane, and Baby), followed by nine short stories, using a 68-word vocabulary. As the copyright explains, the booklet contains material first used in The Elson Pupil's Hand Chart, originally copyrighted in 1921. Copies of the original 1930 series of Elson-Gray Basic Readers are now rare.
Octavo, pp. 40. Original black cloth-backed printed wrappers, covers printed in black, green and orange. Housed in a custom green morocco slipcase and cloth chemise.
With 39 colour illustrations in the text.
A fine copy, sharp and fresh.
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