Volumes 1 through 14 of this vintage children's reference set. Orange bindings with illustrations on covers, titles in black. Volumes 1 - 12 are 7"x10" while Volumes 13 - 14 are 14"x10". The Childcraft series was originally created in the 1930s by W. F. Quarrie & Company, then publishers of the World Book encyclopedia. The series' title was Childcraft: The How and Why Library. Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes as well as mathematics and the sciences. Starting out as seven volumes in the late 1930s, the series was re-issued in a new edition every few years, sometimes incorporating new volumes and re-arranging existing ones. Pages are clean. Cover are mildly worn on corners and spine ends, some light soil. Volume two shows damage to lower spine.

  • Field Enterprises, Inc., Chicago - 1949