Offering this nine volume set of The Bookshelf for Boys and Girls, published by The University Society, New York, 1948. Red cloth hardboards with color lithographs on front covers & gold lettering on spines. Light edge wear, no spine cracks or stains. Inside hinges have been repaired with acid free archival tape on some, rest are secure. Pages are clean, no stains or scribbles (exception - found a few pencil marks on inside fly leaf of one volume & Volume 6 the top part of the title page and facing illustration are missing. Each volume has a full page color illustration facing the title page and each volume is filled with color and black & white illustrations throughout by Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, H A Ogden, Lucy Fitch Perkins,Mabel Atwell, and many more talented artists. Pages and pages of wonderful stories, poems, projects and much more; it would take pages to describe how wonderful the writings and hundreds of illustrations are in these books - each one is a real treasure for those who would like to reminisce their childhood or give as a gift to one of their grandchildren. Included are: Vol 1 - Fun and Thought for Little Folk; Vol 2 - Golden Stories and Fables; Vol 3 - Folk Lore and Fairy Tales; Vol 4 - Pictures, Stories, and Music; Vol 5 - Things to Make and Things to Do; Vol 6 - Famous Pictures and Verse; Vol 7 - Nature, Recreation, and Physical Development; Vol 8 - Stories from Every Land; and Vol 9 - Boys and Girls Who Became Famous. A wonderful set of books for you, your children, and grandchildren to enjoy!