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[Ballantyne's Miscellany set]

Author Ballantyne, R.M.
Title [Ballantyne's Miscellany set]
Imprint London: James Nisbet & Co.
Date of Publication 1886
Language English
Notes A complete set of the 18 works which made up 'Ballantyne's miscellany', a series of adventure stories written by the prolific Scottish children's author Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894) and which were originally published between 1863 and 1866. The 18 volumes in this set are dated between 1882 and 1886. The stories in the Miscellany were shorter in length than Ballantyne's other children's books and were aimed at the poor and relatively uneducated. They have a strong didactic content, primarily religious, but also covering history, geography and science. This particular set is complete with the publisher's cloth-covered presentation box, with the volumes inside in almost mint condition, perhaps testimony to the fact that this series was not as successful as Ballantyne's other, less didactic, works.
Shelfmark AB.1.217.98
Acquired on 06/01/17
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