Antique School Books - Set of 20 Vintage Educational Books. Vintage 1800s book bundle. Shabby Chic, Rustic style. This stunning book set consists of antique readers and primers used by school children at a time when books were far scarcer than today. These books were published in the 1800s, spanning from 1818 to 1898 [plus one from 1912] (the earliest being 'The New-York expositor, or, Fifth book : being a collection of the most useful words in the English language' by Richard Wiggins, the latest being 'The Beacon Primer' by James H. Fassett). The majority were published in Boston and New York in the 1840s-70s. Included in this lot are titles by McGuffey, Beacon, and Watts on spelling, science, English language arts, etc. Condition / Notes: These books of course display some age and wear indications, including toning, foxing, edge wear, and detached/detaching boards and spine covers. Some of these volumes contain minor library markings, and many include the inscriptions of their original owners from the 1800s as well as endpaper doodles and notes taken. One small volume is in very rough shape and is missing its first ~20 pages, the rest are fairly sturdy and secure, with some chipping to a few spines. A collection such as this is hard to find, and would make the perfect display for a rustic shop, theatrical props, wedding decor - the possibilities are endless! Size listed for this listing is for one average book.