Reading Without Tears Or A Pleasant Mode Of Learning To Read. Second Part By Favell Lee Mortimer – 1888

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Victorian children’s writer Mrs. Favell Lee Mortimer (born Favell Lee Bevan) was a woman of deep piety; and of even more profound prejudices. Born a Quaker in London in 1802, Favell Lee Mortimer converted to Evangelicalism at age 25 and devoted her life to the proper religious development of children, a task that involved extolling the virtues of Protestantism and denouncing as corrupt or evil every other form of faith and practice

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Pre-owned. Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering and frame in front board and spine. Front hinge cracked and coming away from the inside, and there is about 4cm of tearing between front board from the bottom upwards. Some significant bumping to corners and crushing to ends of spine. What looks like a lighter blue paint mark (less than 1cm diameter) is at top left of front board. Book initialed with (original owner’s?) initials in pencil on first page and her name is also written in pencil at top of second page and dated 1894. Some foxing and tanning to edges and to some of the pages. Contents leaning slightly. Hardcover. Published by Hatchards 1888

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Weight 0.353 kg