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'Grandmother Dear'; A Book for Boys and Girls

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Title:'Grandmother Dear'; A Book for Boys and Girls
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$24.90)
Category:Children
Book ID:B009-3698
Quantity:1
Publisher:MacMillan, London, 1978
Edition:Reprint
Illustrator:Walter Crane
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
MacMillan, 1978, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Reprint, Illustrated By: Walter Crane

tenth thousand (first reprint of this edition); black end-papers; 6 b/w. plates by Walter Crane with tissue guard to frontis. plate; additional small b/w. illustration to title page; red cloth covers with black titles, decorations & silhouette of grandmother to front cover; to the rear are 42 pages listing publisher's titles. Mary Louisa Molesworth typified late Victorian writing for girls. Aimed mostly at at girls too old for fairies and princesses but too young for Austen and the Brontës, books by Molesworth had their share of amusement, but they also had a good deal of moral instruction. The girls reading Molesworth would grow up to be mothers; thus, the books emphasized Victorian notions of duty and self-sacrifice. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 262 + 42 pages. Spine browned with age. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Black titles spine. minor damage to top edge of dedication page. illustrated by b/w. drawings. Illustrator: Walter Crane. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Children; 19th century; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3698.
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