ELSON-GRAY BASIC READER. PRE-PRIMER [Dick and Jane].
The Philippine Islands: Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1930.
Eleanor Campbell & Keith Ward. First Edition. Soft cover. From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Elson, William H., & William S. Gray. ELSON-GRAY BASIC READER. PRE-PRIMER [Dick and Jane]. The Philippine Islands: Scott, Foresman, and Company, 1930. "Dick. See Dick. See Dick Run" Sm. 8vo, 40pp. 39 in-text colour illustrations. True First Edition with "Property of the state of Texas" imprint on both the front & back inside covers. Publisher's black cloth-backed printed wrappers printed in black, green & orange. A very good example showing moderate use. In this first printing, SALLY was stilled called BABY [unnamed to this point] & SPOT the dog was still a TERRIER. In later editions he became a COCKER SPANIEL. PUFF the cat was still called, LITTLE MEW, as of this first printing [she was PUFF in later editions]. The very first of the famous Elson-Gray Basic Readers, introducing Dick, Jane, & Baby followed by nine short stories, using a 68-word vocabulary - the birth of the original Dick & Jane series. Rarely encountered.
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