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School readers are becoming increasingly difficult to find, as most have been thrown out over the years. 

Ones by well-known authors are generally the most collectable, but people are now searching for them for many reasons: illustrations by famous artists, subject, publisher, etc. 

Whitcombe were a well-known publisher of high quality readers early this century and possibly up until the 1950s.

Whitcombe's Story Books, A Trans-Tasman Survey, by Ian F McLaren, gives a comprehensive coverage. Published in 1984 by the University of Melbourne Library, in a limited run of 250 copies.

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