Title: The Violet Book
Author: E.R. Boyce
Illustrator: Lilian Chivers
Publisher: Macmillan & Co Ltd
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Scarce schoolbook featuring a selection of 9 charmingly illustrated fairy tales and stories designed to teach children phonics. The story Brown Cows, for example, focuses on the ow sound. Each story is preceded by a page introducing the sound, alongside a list of words containing that sound.
Illustrated throughout with stunning half and quarter-page two-tone monochrome sketches.
Considering its previous life in the classroom, the book is generally in very good condition. Pages are free from foxing – other than some negligible foxing along the tips of certain page edges – and the only marking is a small number written in black ballpoint pen on the title page (possibly the school's inventory number). The only imperfection to the covers is at the front where there is a small paint stain.
Measures 15.5 cm × 20 cm (6.2″ × 8″). 8vo. 111 pp.