London: Burns & Oates, 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth. x, 296p. Recased with new endpapers. Shelf wear present on cover. Some foxing here and there throughout. Otherwise a clean and tight book in very good condition. Item #141091
This book is a study of families around the world in a variety of circumstances, cultures, etc. The author suggests the book presents "real life" and a "plain statement of the facts." The book is divided into three parts. Part I treats the "fore-Christian families": Chinese, Jews, Romans, Greeks, Spartans, Hindus, Burmese, Egyptians, Mongols. Part II treats the Christian family, detailing Christian doctrine on the nature of family and its relationship to Christian practice. Part III covers the "after-Christian families": Muslims, "irreligious French peasantry," north-eastern Americans, and the English labor class.