English Stories

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Maria Hack tells some of the most interesting events and characters between the accession of King Alfred and the Death of King John. Aimed at children between the ages of 12 and thirteen. Published in 1820 (this is the first edition). A fascinating view into English writing/children's writing from almost 200 years ago.

The book has been rebound very nicely, and this has helped preserve the pages much more effectively. The new covers have no dust-jacket, and remains in good condition, with only some slight bumping around the edges but nothing very significant. The pages themselves are in acceptable condition (especially taking account of their age). Although the pages have suffered from some water damage (which is especially notable in the back pages where the last 20 pages have significant proportions stained). But the pages, whilst also being quite discoloured from age, are still readable and are very well bound. There is an inscription in the front pages with people having written their names in them (only the first two pages - as shown in the photos).

However it should be remembered that this book is nearly 200 years old, and that whilst it is not in perfect condition it is still perfectly easy to read. Its a really interesting collection of stories and has a nice little frontispiece showing king john ratifying the magna Charta. An intriguing look at, a book that at times shows a very different view of the past than we would have today.

Item details

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1820
Author(s):
Hack, Maria
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Darnton, Harvey and Darnton

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Maria Hack tells some of the most interesting events and characters between the accession of King Alfred and the Death of King John. Aimed at children between the ages of 12 and thirteen. Published in 1820 (this is the first edition). A fascinating view into English writing/children's writing from almost 200 years ago.

The book has been rebound very nicely, and this has helped preserve the pages much more effectively. The new covers have no dust-jacket, and remains in good condition, with only some slight bumping around the edges but nothing very significant. The pages themselves are in acceptable condition (especially taking account of their age). Although the pages have suffered from some water damage (which is especially notable in the back pages where the last 20 pages have significant proportions stained). But the pages, whilst also being quite discoloured from age, are still readable and are very well bound. There is an inscription in the front pages with people having written their names in them (only the first two pages - as shown in the photos).

However it should be remembered that this book is nearly 200 years old, and that whilst it is not in perfect condition it is still perfectly easy to read. Its a really interesting collection of stories and has a nice little frontispiece showing king john ratifying the magna Charta. An intriguing look at, a book that at times shows a very different view of the past than we would have today.

Added value:
1820
Author(s):
Hack, Maria
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
400
Publisher:
Darnton, Harvey and Darnton

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