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vintage Gateway to the Great Books complete 10 Volume set, original Wood Book Case Cradle, 1963 Classic Literature Illustrated, Gray HC. Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens to just name a few!
Awesome set! I couldn't find another offered for sale that included the original wood book case cradle!
This is the complete set of 10 Volumes. You can read more about these highly collectible Gateway to the Great Books (including complete listing of authors, contents of each edition, etc.) on Wikipedia:
Classic literature for your home library.
The book covers show minor wear & tear (scuffing, wear to top & bottom of spines, etc.), but the inside books are in near new condition (only one page has a slight imperfection in the form of a small hole, see photo 3). Some great illustrations by Fred Steffen (see photos 4 and 5). The book cradle is scuffed and marred (see photo 2). I think if I were keeping this set, I'd probably paint the book cradle black and distress it a bit, but it's also charming in its current state.
Hard covers in grey and black.
(c) 1963 by Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Printed in the U.S.A.
Shipping overages will be reimbursed to within $2 of actual shipping.
(Shipping is listed on the high side to cover a possible east to west coast shipment. If less expensive, books will be shipped media mail in one box and book cradle will be shipped separately; however if both can be shipped together in the same box for a less expensive rate, say through UPS, that's the way they'll be shipped).
Please enlarge all photos and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.