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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

A History of France;

MARKHAM (Mrs) [pseud].

MARKHAM (Mrs) [pseud].
[PENROSE (Elizabeth).]

A History of France; With Conversations at the end of each Chapter. For the use of young persons. A New Edition.

Woodcut frontispiece in both volumes and woodcuts in the text.

Two volumes. Small 8vo. [178 x 105 x 58 mm]. xii, 476 pp; viii, 500 pp. Contemporary binding of half dark green calf with green cloth sides, the spine tooled in gilt with red leather labels lettered in gilt, with marbled endleaves and matching marbled edges. (Slightly rubbed).
London: John Murray, 1830

Elizabeth Penrose (1780-1837) achieved popularity, under the pseudonym of Mrs Markham, with her books on history for the young. She liked to sanitize the history for the children and so left out the complicated party politics and anything considered too upsetting, luckily there was still enough history to fill two volumes. First published in 1828, this is the second of many editions.

A very good copy.

Stock no. ebc6120

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Price: £200

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