Item #17579 Poetry Without Fiction: For Children Between the Ages of Three and Seven; With the Conversations of a Mother With Her Children, Intended to Make the Latter Comprehend What They Learn, And To Convey Such Instruction As May Arise Out Of Each Subject. By...A Mother. Education, A Mother.
Poetry Without Fiction: For Children Between the Ages of Three and Seven; With the Conversations of a Mother With Her Children, Intended to Make the Latter Comprehend What They Learn, And To Convey Such Instruction As May Arise Out Of Each Subject. By...A Mother.
Poetry Without Fiction: For Children Between the Ages of Three and Seven; With the Conversations of a Mother With Her Children, Intended to Make the Latter Comprehend What They Learn, And To Convey Such Instruction As May Arise Out Of Each Subject. By...A Mother.

Poetry Without Fiction: For Children Between the Ages of Three and Seven; With the Conversations of a Mother With Her Children, Intended to Make the Latter Comprehend What They Learn, And To Convey Such Instruction As May Arise Out Of Each Subject. By...A Mother.

London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1823. First edition. Printed by Thomas Curson Hansard (1776-1833). Some copies, also dated 1823, were issued with a different frontispiece, though the pagination and ads are the same as those in the present copy. Engraved frontispiece by A.W. Warren with tissue guard. Binding extremities slightly rubbed, spine and edges of boards a bit toned. Light foxing, the occasional minor stain, not affecting text. Slight offsetting from frontispiece. A very good, tight copy. Publisher’s purple cloth, covers stamped decoratively in blind, gilt-spine, yellow coated endpapers. Twelvemo. xvii, [1, blank], 106, [2, publisher’s ads] pp. Item #17579

We were unable to find anything about the author, including his or her dates. Poetry Without Fiction consists of verse that is interspersed with dialogue. The verse was intended to be memorized. The author writes, “I have adopted the plan of subjoining such dialogues as I have generally found...an intelligent child would take part in...I have never seen any work upon this plan for infants, although the idea is taken from a little work entitled Poetry Explained by Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Esq., which the writer of these few pages received some years ago from his ingenious and amiable daughter...”.

OCLC lists eight copies, three in the America (UCLA, University of Florida, Wayne State, and Miami University).

Price: $450.00

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