CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND, FIVE CENTURIES OF SOCIAL LIFE. F. J. Harvey Darton.

CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND, FIVE CENTURIES OF SOCIAL LIFE.

(Children's Books).
  • Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1932.
  • tall 8vo.
  • cloth.
  • xii, 359 pages.

Price: $25.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 20467

First edition. Written as "a minor chapter in the history of English social life." Covers children's books from the middle ages until the 80's and today. There were no children's books before the 17th century, if one considers only those "produced to give children spontaneous pleasure" and not those written to teach or make them good. With bibliographical information. Some foxing of pastedowns and endpapers.