Elson, William H. And Keck, Christine Elson Grammar School Literature Book Four
Chicago Scott, Foresman and Company 1912 Hard Cover Fair
420 pages, including glossary. Brown hardcover with black title and decorations is worn, soiled, and faded. Fraying at corners and edges. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Many of the pages show foxing and staining. The top corner of several pages shows damp staining. Contents include literature by Henry W. Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Edgar Allan Poe, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Shakespeare, Washington Irving, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, and many others. The Elson series was the precursor to the Basic Readers, which included the Dick and Jane stories for the lower levels.