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ELSON, William H., & William S. Gray.

Elson-Gray Basic Readers. Pre-Primer [Dick and Jane].

Scott, Foresman, and Company, The Philippine Islands , 1930 Stock Code: 138687
£2,950.00
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First 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.

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Description

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.

Illustrations

With 39 colour illustrations in the text.

Condition

A fine copy, sharp and fresh.

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