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Grecian Stories: Take From the Works of Eminent Historians with Explanatory Conversations;

English Stories, Illustrating Some of the Most Interesting Events and Characters, Between Alfred and the Death of John;

English Stories, Second Series: Illustrating the Period between the Accession of Henry the Third, and the Death of Henry the Sixth;

English Stories, Third Series: Illustrating the Progress of the Reformation under the Tudor Princes;

By Maria Hack

1819; 1820 and 1825 - London - Darton, Harvey and Darton

7" by 4",

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A uniformly bound collection of these scarce works by Maria Hack with engravings to frontispieces of each volume.

First editions.

In four volumes.

The volumes are as follows:

Grecian Stories: Take From the Works of Eminent Historians with Explanatory Conversations (1819); with a preface to front dated Chichester 1819 with a conclusion to each section in the form of an explanatory conversation. With Rules for Pronouncing Greek and Latin Proper Names and an index to rear.

English Stories, Illustrating Some of the Most Interesting Events and Characters, Between Alfred and the Death of John (1820); with a preface to front and explanatory conversations throughout.

English Stories, Second Series: Illustrating the Period between the Accession of Henry the Third, and the Death of Henry the Sixth (1820); with explanatory conversations throughout.

English Stories, Third Series: Illustrating the Progress of the Reformation under the Tudor Princes (1825); with a preface to front and explanatory conversations throughout.

Hack wrote these stories with the intention of illustrating some of the stories from Grecian and English history, intended for young people.

Maria Hack (1777 - 1844) was an English writer of educational books for children. According to a younger brother, the poet Bernard Barton, Maria was an "oracle" to him in his youth.  Her interest in education began with her own family and soon extended into writing. The earliest of many books is thought to have been First Lessons in English Grammar (1812). Winter Evenings (1818) teaches geography through travellers' tales told to two children. The same approach was taken in Grecian Stories (1819) and English Stories (182025). Others of her textbooks covered geology and optics. Some of were still being reprinted in the 1870s.

With previous owner's bookplates to front pastedowns of first three volumes.

CONDITION

Handsomely rebound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling marks and slight foxing to first and last few pages. Small crayon annotations to front pastedowns.

Overall: VERY GOOD


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