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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber J64553

Author Trimmer, Mrs. (Sarah Trimmer nee Kirby 1741-1810)
Title THE FAMILY MAGAZINE; or, a Repository of Religious Instruction, and Rational Amusement. Designed to conteract the pernicious Tendency of Immoral Books &c. which have circulated of late Years among the Inferior Classes of People to the Obstruction of their Improvement in Religion and Morality.
PlacePub London
Publisher John Marshall & Co.
Date 1788
Illustrations Copperplates (6) facing titlepage of each 1788 mothly issue.
Description Duodecimo contemporary tan roan spined boards (covers held by cords, spine and tips worn worn) 432pp. First 2 leaves re-attached, pages uncut as issued, a few small marginal tears but in remarkably good clean condition. *According to the British Library this is the First volume and the publication ceased in 1789. From the February 1788 issue Mrs. Trimmer's name is on the titlepage. Contains Fables, stories, essays on foreign travel, natural history + expected Pernicious effects of dram drinking, Anecdotes of Negroes, Management of children, Prayers to be used by a servant (p165).
Booknumber J64553
Price Price: GBP 120.00 or USD 168.00
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