267pp. Light brown boards, clean, with good edges. Gilt titling on spine, which is bumped at top. FFEP has minor mark (10 x 5 mm). Block clean, with some foxing on top. Binding is tight. Pages are clean, with no annotations or tears. Dust jacket in good condition, though with minor fraying, and a couple of small tears (max 10mm) on spine point; price clipped.
Inspired by the "Spock" influence, Daniel Beekman explores the literature and history of child care. This is a wide-ranging, chronological anthology of instructions, from a variety of angles -- poets, priests, midwives, philosophers, etc. Spiced with quotations and numerous illustrations, this book will fascinate everyone interested in social history, or the care of children.