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Children Of All Nations, Their Homes, Their Schools And Their Playgrounds by

G. Clausen et al. Cassell & Company, Limited: London,Paris & New York. Identified with History of education by World Cat and a suggested date of 1888 from an otherwise empty auction citing.


I could not find information about this book on the Internet except World Cat locations of microform copies at 5 Universities. The text is quite ethnocentric, racist, classist but also telling of English mores of the time. Before I found the copies citied on WorldCat I would have thought it a material culture book rather than history of education. The wood engravings show fashions, toys, furniture and such. There are over 12 different artists so someone may have used pictures from a variety of sources in the manner of stock art. The tital page says they are “original Illustrations” but I don’t know what that means since other information is missing. I also wonder about the intended audience. Somewhat suited to both children and adults, moralistic in parts, racist and ethnocentric, propagandistic and also journalistic with quite a bit of travel information.


If you can get past the bias, there is a lot of interesting history value. Fancy embossed with gold cover, poor quality paper is browning. 8.5 x 6.75 inches. The cover title differs from the frontispiece title . One is Schools, the other School-rooms.


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Taken on July 18, 2011