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RD Condensed Books are known for their colorful and cheerfully patterned covers. This set includes lovely shades of navy, turquoise, mustard yellow, and rich red. Use these books to add interest to an otherwise boring shelf or for their intended purpose: fodder for the avid reader. I have fond memories of devouring books just like these during weekend visits to my grandparents, who had decades' worth stowed away in a closet. These books are in very good vintage condition, old book smell and all. The name "Joan Marchand" is inscribed in lovely penmanship inside the front cover of each.

Contents are as follows:

Volume 1, Winter 1969
Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms, by John Ball
The Hurricane Years, by Cameron Hawley
The Wine and the Music, by William E. Barret
On Reflection, by Helen Hayes with Sanford Dody
The Black Ship, by Paul and Sheila Mandel

Volume 3, Summer 1969
A Place in the Woods, by Helen Hoover
The Death Committee, by Noah Gordon
The Man from Monticello, an Intimate Life of Thomas Jefferson, by Thomas Fleming
The Three Daughters of Madame Liang, by Pearl S. Buck
Snatch, by Rennie Airth

Volume 4, Autumn 1969
The King's Pleasure, by Norah Lofts
The Day the World Ended, by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts
My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr., by Coretta Scott King
In This House of Brede, by Rumer Godden
The Black Camel, by Ronald Johnston

Let me know if you are looking for the entire 1969 set and I will go back to where I got these to look for Volume 2.

I ship orders placed by 7pm Central time the next day via USPS Priority Mail so that you can get your items within 2-4 business days. I am happy to combine shipping whenever possible so please convo me if there is more than one item that strikes your fancy!

I work to keep my shop green by using scavenged and repurposed packaging materials whenever possible. My boxes are usually new, so please show your love for Mother Earth by finding a way to reuse and recycle them!

Vintage Book Bundle: Set of 3 1969 Reader's Digest Condensed Books


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
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