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The English Spelling Book
Author: William Fordyce Mavor

ISBN: 9781849310765
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1 July 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8 x 1.7
This is a truly delightful facsimile reprint of an 1885 book with endearing images created by the renowned children's artist, Kate Greenaway. The English Spelling-Book by William Fordyce Mavor was originally published in 1801. Numerous editions followed, including this enchanting version, profusely illustrated by Kate Greenaway and representing a high point in the creation of early pictorial ABCs.

About the Author

William Fordyce Mavor, LL.D (1758-1837) was a renowned compiler of educational works. Born in Aberdeenshire, he became assistant in an Oxfordshire school and later taught at Woodstock, helping the Duke of Marlborough's children develop their reading and writing skills. He took holy orders in 1781 and was later granted the vicarage of Hurley, Berkshire, which he retained until his death. He also served at the rectory of Stonesfield and at Bladon-with-Woodstock. Mavor was appointed headmaster of Woodstock grammar school and in 1808 elected mayor of Woodstock; he served ten times. He was a successful compiler of educational books, many of which saw numerous editions an...

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