World's Children

Painted by Mortimer Menpes, Text by Dorothy Menpes.

MENPES, Mortimer

World's Children - ,

A & C Black, 1903.

First edition. 8vo. Light blue pictorial cloth, lettered in gilt, with decoration in gilt, green and ochre. Top edge gilt. Catalogue of adverts dated 1903. One hundred full page colour illustrations under captioned tissue guards. A very good copy, previous ownership inscription on the front pastedown.

One of 3000 copies, originally published at 20/-. This book recounts the impressions Dorothy and Mortimer Menpes formed of children from different cultures as they travelled around the world, ranging from the "sweet innocence" of the English child, to the obedience of the French child and the "queer, half-sad, half-happy life" of the Chinese child. The book discusses the attitudes towards children and their role in society in each of the countries he visits, which include Italy, Spain, Rumania, Holland, North America, Mexico, India, China, Japan, Russia, Egypt and Burma.

Inman 90.

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