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1890 First Reader The Normal Course in Reading, antique vintage charm, old school textbook

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Do you home school? Here's a great old children's school book from 1890 in near perfect condition, especially for a book over 120 years old!.

Considering its age, there is actually minimal wear and tear to the hard cover, green on green with beautiful artwork on the front cover and decorative embossing on the back cover. The binding is tight and there are no rips, tears or marks to any of the pages. There is very minor soiling to just a couple of pages and end papers.

All in all, a delightful little book from years-gone-by.

Filled with the most charming b&w illustrations by J.A. Dennison throughout!

Includes Suggestions to Teachers (Talking Lessons, Blackboard Lessons, From Script to Print, and The Value of Letters)

The Normal Course in Reading
by Emma J. Todd and W. B. Powell, A.M.
First Reader, First Steps in Reading
Silver Burdett & Co., Publishers
New York...Boston...Chicago
Illustrations from Nature by J. A. Dennison
112 pages
Size approx. 5-1/4" x 7-1/2"

Shipping overages reimbursed to within $2 of actual shipping.


The last photo shows a stack of old readers that we will be listing in the coming days. Buy any 2 readers or textbooks and receive a 10% refund on those books (I will refund through Paypal); buy any 3 readers or textbooks and get a 20% discount (again, which I will refund through Paypal).

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1890 First Reader The Normal Course in Reading, antique vintage charm, old school textbook


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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