Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1976. Hardcover. Forty-eight consecutive volumes, published between 1976 and 1998, large quarto size, approximately 9600 pp. Near fine. Item #14082501
An "ongoing series", published to fill "a need for a digest of comment concerning children’s literature…in which excerpts of recent reviews of both fiction and nonfiction for children and young people are arranged in a useful collection…" (n.b., from the Preface in Volume 1).
Packed with useful information about authors and illustrators of literature for children and young adults, with contemporary reviews which are both interesting and informative. Each volume has Cumulative Indices at the rear, by Author, Titles, and Critics (Volume 1); by Volume 48 there was also an Index for Nationalities.
___DESCRIPTION: Each volume bound in full blue cloth over boards with yellow lettering and red ruled border on the front, yellow and red lettering on the spine, yellow endpapers, text in two columns; large quarto size (11/25" by 8 5/8"), pagination varies, the set contains approximately 9600 pp.
___CONDITION: Volumes all near fine, with clean boards, most corners straight with minimal rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors clean and bright, and we see no prior owner markings; some light wear to the boards and a few corners slightly rubbed, else fine.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large set and therefore additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship to both international and domestic customers at cost, please inquire for details.
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