Title: Mrs. Markham's New History of England being An Introduction for Young People to the current history & institutions of our time
Author: Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator: Hester Sainsbury
Description: First edition. Light blue boards with paper labels printed in mauve on the front cover and spine. Faint wear to edges of boards and slight toning along their top edges. Natural staining to endpapers, else interior is clean and unmarked; pages crisp. Dust jacket rubbed, closed tear to upper right corner of front panel; a couple short closed tears on rear panel; in a clear archival sleeve. The dust jacket, frontispiece and front cover illustrations are from wood engravings by Hester Sainsbury. [viii], 109,  pages. 9.5 x 7.25 inches.
From the Preface: ''This little book is especially designed for the instruction of young people between the ages of twelve and fourteen years, in the institutions and recent history of our beloved country. The instructions are thrown into the form of dialogues between a mother and her two children of either sex, upon the model of an earlier work, known to my own childhood as ''Mrs. Markham's History of England'' .... leading subjects have been touched upon (such as the Administration of our great Dependencies, Industrial Insurance, the League of Nations, Law Courts, Parliament, the Police, etc.), it is humbly hoped by the author that the little work may find its use for the grounding of the young in those elements of Civics which are essential to the rising generation of a great Democracy.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: The Cayme Press
Keywords: Hester Sainsbury, civics, British, young adult, juvenile,
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