Journeys Through Bookland Volumes One Thru Eight by Charles H. Sylvester 1955 Bellows-Reeve Company

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Embark on an enchanting literary adventure with Journeys Through Bookland, a timeless eight-volume set curated by Charles H. Sylvester and published in 1955 by Bellows-Reeve Company. Originally conceived in 1909, this collection spans the realms of poetry, myths, Bible stories, fairy tales, and classic excerpts from the pens of literary giants like Cervantes, Dickens, Shakespeare, and Swift.

Designed as 'a new and original plan for reading, applied to the world’s best literature for children,' each volume is a treasure trove of stories that ignite imagination, inspire wonder, and instill a love for reading. From the whimsical verses of Eugene Field to the epic narratives of Jonathan Swift and the lyrical poems of William Wordsworth, these books offer a rich tapestry of storytelling that has captivated young readers for generations.

Each hardcover book measures 9x6x1 inches and is in good condition with minor wear on the covers. This set is an invaluable addition to any home library, providing a comprehensive introduction to the world of literature for children and adults alike.


  • Author: Charles H. Sylvester
  • Publisher: Bellows-Reeve Company
  • Publication Year: 1955
  • Volumes: 1-8
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches each
  • Condition: Good, with minor wear on covers

Four Key Features:

  1. Rich Literary Diversity: Features poems, myths, Bible stories, fairy tales, and literary excerpts.
  2. Educational and Entertaining: Enhances reading skills while entertaining young minds.
  3. Classic and Timeless: Includes works by renowned authors and poets, offering a solid foundation in literature.
  4. Beautifully Bound: Each hardcover volume is designed to withstand the test of time.

Beyond The Final Page:

Journeys Through Bookland is not just a set of books; it's an invitation to explore the vast and varied landscapes of literature. It's a gateway to adventures, dreams, and a lifelong love for reading. Perfect for young readers and families to discover and enjoy together.


These vintage volumes have been previously loved and may show signs of wear consistent with their age. Please refer to the photos for a more detailed look, and feel free to reach out for more information or additional pictures.

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