The Child's Own Text Book by James E. Hawkins

The Child's Own Text Book by James E. Hawkins

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The Child's Own Text Book contains selected passages from scripture (e,g,, Psalms, Proverbs, writings of the Prophets) designed for daily reading or "committing to memory portions of God's Word." There are selections for 31 days and additional passages after that. There are many superb color illustrations designed to evoke the landscapes of Judea, Egypt, and the Middle East. The front cover depicts a boy and girl reading, surrounded by a plethora of daisies. The back cover has a floral design and the initials of the publisher. An inscription on the inside front cover page says “Proctor from Edith, Dec.1880.” This 1888 booklet is 85 pages in length.
Author, editor, and publisher James E. Hawkins (1843 - 1918) was a devout English Congregationalist. Hawkins produced Short Papers on Prophecy and Lectures on the Tabernacle, both of which sold extensively, and were designed to educate young Christians. Among his many smaller booklets, was The Child’s Own Text Book and The Blood of the Lamb, which were widely circulated.
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date made
ca 1880-1890
place made
United Kingdom: England, London, City of London
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1/8 in; 8.89 cm x.3175 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
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Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
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National Museum of American History
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