The Children's Hour Complete 16 Book Set - 1953 Edition


Title:  The Children's Hour
Format:  Clothbound Hardcover
Author:  Various Authors in each edition - Majorie Barrows, Editor, Mathilda Schirmer, Associate Editor and Dorothy Short, Art Editor
Illustrator:  Various
Year:  1953
Publisher:  The Spencer Press, Inc. Chicago - Distributed Exclusively by Sears, Roebuck and Company
Length:  various
Dimensions: 6.5" wide by 9.25" tall
Condition:  Minor cover and spine wear noted especially around the edges of each volume.  This set has been well loved on the outside, but the inside is clean - I noted no writing, torn or missing pages throughout these volumes.  This set contains book plates on volumes 2-10 have bookplates on the inside covers as shown in the photos.  Volumes 1, 12, 13 & 14 have had those bookplates removed & there are tape marks where the plates once were.  Volumes 11, 15 & 16 have minor damage to the inside covers where the bookplates were removed.  Let this be a lesson - leave bookplates in books when you find them.  They add character & add to the history of the books.  I made the huge mistake of trying to remove these bookplates & as you can see, it was a fail - while the damage is not horrible, it is still there.  I have learned my lesson & will put down the blow dryer (yes, a blow dryer is great at getting stickers off of the covers of books - removing book plates from inside pages?  Not so much).  I'm human just like the rest of us & make mistakes from time to time.  This was one of those times.  Lesson Learned & Moving on.  But you have to admit, the damage to Leonardo's beard is just ironic.  It almost blends right in!  Please see all photos for the best visual representation of these books.

This is an amazing book set - from the inside covers to the illustrations and stories...each volume is filled with goodness.  A wonderful set not only for decor but also for reading with your children or grandchildren.  Hours upon hours of reading.  Please note since this is a 16-volume set, the weight is about 33 pounds when packaged for shipping.

Volumes Include:
First Story Book
Favorite Fairy Tales
Old Time Favorites
Caravan of Fun
Best-Loved Poems
Stories of Today
Favorite Mystery Stories
Myths and Legends
From Many Lands
School and Sport
Along Blazed Trails
Stories of Long Ago
Roads to Adventure
Favorite Animal Stories
Leaders and Heroes
Science Fiction and Guide