On the MANAGEMENT and EDUCATION of CHILDREN: Being Mrs. Child's "Mother's Book," Revised and Adapted to the Use of English Parents and Teachers

By: Child Mrs ( Lydia Maria Francis Child 1802-1880 )

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In black half leather with 6 gilt bands and marbled paper covered boards. The covers are rubbed/scraped and generally worn, but sound with all hinges tight. There is a 1 inch by half inch scrape to the leather right across where the gilt tiltle was - now only 'Moth..' and 'B' in gilt are just about visable of the original - 'Mother's Book'. It sounds worse than it is and it really only needs a new title label to make the book look pretty good. The page fore-edges are speckled/discoloured and there is a slim brown stain on the top edge (length about half an inch) which runs down into the top blank margin of about 30 pages but NOT affecting any text, and at it's worst about 1cm in depth. Plain slightly grubby endpapers with a few light spots, and there are a few scattered marks/crease corners, etc, in the book, but NO Inscriptions and overall this is generally a Clean, Tight copy. (viii) + 149 pp. The foreword (Advertisement) states: - " This excellent work was originally written by an American Lady, (Mrs Child 1831) and has been highly approved by many persons of good judgement in this country. It recommends itself as the work of an intelligent and enlightened mind, whilst it breathes throughout the spirit of an affectionate Christian Parent. In the Present Edition, prepared for the aid and guidence of ENGLISH Mothers, such alterations have been carefully made as seemed necessary to adapt it to general use, and the render it acceptable and beneficial here." . The Contents start with "On the Means of developing the Bodily Senses in earliest Infancy" ... Thro such Chapters as ... "Early Cultivation of Intellect"; " Sunday. Religion. Views of Death. Supernatural Appearances." ; "Advice concerning Books"; " Beauty. Dress. Gentility." ; and " Management during the Teens" (! ) ; through to " Views on Matrimony". A delightful segment of Social History in it's original form. "Lydia Maria Child (February 11, 1802 – October 20, 1880) was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist and Unitarian. Her journals, fiction and domestic manuals reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. She at times shocked her audience, as she tried to take on issues of both male dominance and white supremacy in some of her stories." . Images available on Request. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall

Title: On the MANAGEMENT and EDUCATION of CHILDREN: Being Mrs. Child's "Mother's Book," Revised and Adapted to the Use of English Parents and Teachers

Author Name: Child Mrs ( Lydia Maria Francis Child 1802-1880 )

Categories: Childrens. Juvenile, History & Politics. Churchill, American Literature, Social Science, Womens Interests, Education,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, John W. Parker, West Strand,: 1838

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 112910

Keywords: ON The MANAGEMENT And EDUCATION Of CHILDREN: Being Mrs. Child's "mother's Book," Revised And Adapted To The Use Of English Parents And Teachers; CHILD, Lydia Maria Francis (1802-1880); On The Means Of Developing The Bodily Senses In Earliest Infancy" ... Thro Such Chapters As ... "early Cultivation Of Intellect"; " Sunday. Religion. Views Of Death. Supernatural Appearances. Advice Concerning Books"; " Beauty. Dress. Gentility."; And " Management During The Teens" (!); Through To " Views On Matrimony; Women's Interest; Social History Of Women; Child Rearing ; The Education Of Children; English Adaptation Of An American Classic On Early Education; Christian Parent. In The Present Edition, Prepared For The Aid And Guidence Of ENGLISH Mothers;