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It could well be that this is the last book that Ballantyne wrote, for it was published in the year that he died. It is one of the sets of books that he wrote with youngsters in mind, who hadn't much cash. These books were all about 120 pages in length, and furnished with just one illustration, but all of good quality, and all teaching the lesson that Ballantyne wanted above all to get across to his readership, that an honest God-fearing life is the best one to lead. The setting is in Northern Canada, the area which Ballantyne knew so well from his young days with the Hudson Bay Company. First published 1895.
A booke of sundry draughtes principaly serving for glasiers: and not impertinent for plasters, and gardiners : besides sundry other professions. Whereunto is annexed the manner how to anniel in glas: and also the true forme of the fornace, and the secrete
Date on cover of book is 1625
Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909) was a British author. As a child she entertained her siblings with improvised tales, wrote plays and poetry and started a magazine. Her first published novel was Nellie's Memories (1868). She wrote around 40 domestic melodramas. Her fictional themes tend to revolve around the condition and anxieties of woman in her roles of mother, daughter and sister. She wrote short stories, many of which were published under the auspices of the Religious Tract Society. Some of her works were produced under the pseudonym of "Le Voleur. " Amongst her other works are Not Like Other Girls (1884), For Lilias (1885), Uncle Max (1887), Esther: A Book for Girls (1887), Only the Governess (1888), Merle's Crusade (1889), Our Bessie (1891), For Love of a Bedouin Maid (1897), Herb of Grace (1901) and 'No Friend Like a Sister' (1906).