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Old Tales for Young Folks

£50.00

Product description

This little book was clearly designed to appeal to children, containing just three well-known tales (Jack the Giant-Killer, Cinderella, and Gold and Lead (or Hasan the Rope Maker)). Published in 1895, it would have been the perfect gift, and no doubt many an aunt was delighted to offer it to her nieces or nephews.

Charles Allen Clarke (1863–1935), most widely known as C. Allen Clarke, was an English working-class humorist, novelist, journalist and social investigator from Lancashire. His political and journalistic life is well documented, but he evidently found time to produce a number of books for young people, as well as a novel for adults.

The book is in remarkably good condition for its age, bound in purple cloth with black-and-white decoration to the front cover and spine, the title in gilt lettering, and the publisher's name in gilt at the foot of the spine. There is some fading around the spine and top edges, but otherwise only moderate shelf wear, with some bumping of corners but no frank damage to the binding. Within, both free endpapers are very browned. The binding is generally firm (weak at pp 8-9 only), and all pages generally clean and readable. The book is illustrated throughout with small black & white drawings, and 3 full-page (B&W) illustrations, one for each story; the frontispiece is quite terrifying! An ink-written inscription on the reverse of the frontispiece reads: ' "Bert" With love from Auntie Annie',

Item details

Added value:
Scarce book
Author(s):
Allen Clarke, C.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
18.5 x 13 x 11.5 cm
Edition:
1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
151
Publisher:
John Heywood, Manchester
Title:
Old Tales for Young Folks

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About this item

This little book was clearly designed to appeal to children, containing just three well-known tales (Jack the Giant-Killer, Cinderella, and Gold and Lead (or Hasan the Rope Maker)). Published in 1895, it would have been the perfect gift, and no doubt many an aunt was delighted to offer it to her nieces or nephews.

Charles Allen Clarke (1863–1935), most widely known as C. Allen Clarke, was an English working-class humorist, novelist, journalist and social investigator from Lancashire. His political and journalistic life is well documented, but he evidently found time to produce a number of books for young people, as well as a novel for adults.

The book is in remarkably good condition for its age, bound in purple cloth with black-and-white decoration to the front cover and spine, the title in gilt lettering, and the publisher's name in gilt at the foot of the spine. There is some fading around the spine and top edges, but otherwise only moderate shelf wear, with some bumping of corners but no frank damage to the binding. Within, both free endpapers are very browned. The binding is generally firm (weak at pp 8-9 only), and all pages generally clean and readable. The book is illustrated throughout with small black & white drawings, and 3 full-page (B&W) illustrations, one for each story; the frontispiece is quite terrifying! An ink-written inscription on the reverse of the frontispiece reads: ' "Bert" With love from Auntie Annie',

Added value:
Scarce book
Author(s):
Allen Clarke, C.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
18.5 x 13 x 11.5 cm
Edition:
1895
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
151
Publisher:
John Heywood, Manchester
Title:
Old Tales for Young Folks

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