Valentine & Sons

Book

Telling the Time

Front  Cover

The front and back covers of a children's book by Valentine & Sons Ltd  -  The Doll's House

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Marlene, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Frontispiece

Book published by Valentine & Sons  -  Telling the Time  -  Frontispiece

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Marlene, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Verse

Book published by Valentine & Sons  -  Telling the Time  -  Verse

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Marlene, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 

Valentine Book

Telling the Time

Thank you to Marlene who wrote:

Question

"I received this book from my grandparents as a child.  I can't find a date on it, which is what started my search, but it says Printed and Published by Valentine & Sons, Ltd., Dundee and London.  Branches Cape Town, Melbourne, Toronto, etc.  Would you know approximately the date for this book?  I'd appreciate any information possible."

Marlene, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:    April 29 + May 1, 2011

Date of the Book

I believe that Valentine & Sons Ltd sold their overseas branches in 1923 (Ref.: 'University of St Andrews Valentine Collection' booklet, Publ. St Andrews University Library, 1999) so presumably this book dates from 1923 or earlier.

UPDATE

Marlene wrote again on May 5, 2011, telling me that she thinks the book probably dates from the 1950s.  So my conclusion about the date of the book may not be reliable.

Does anybody else have any views on this topic?

 

Verse in the Book

I did not find this to be very inspiring or memorable verse, but I found the illustrations in the book to be appealing.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 1, 2011

 

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