Dark blue cloth boards with gilt text on front and spine. Spines, edges, and corners are worn, and some volumes have the text on the spine rubbed off. Some staining. Vol. 19's boards are warping somewhat. Textblocks are toning and foxing slightly around the edges. Interior pages are clean and in quite good condition for their age.
This is an almost-complete children's encyclopedia set; Vol. 5 is missing from this twenty volume set, so there are nineteen volumes here. Inside are articles on a variety of subjects, as well as black and white photos and illlustrations throughout, as well as some color plates.