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Creator:
Newman, William, author, illustrator.
Title:
The history of a pound of sugar : rhymes and pictures.
Published/Created:
London : Griffith & Farran, successors to J. Newbery, St. Paul's Ch. Yd, 1861.
Physical Description:
12 leaves : color illustrations ; 15 x 20 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TP348.2 .N49 1861
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
The book depicts the production of sugar cane in the British West Indies, with text in verse. With undertones of slavery, Black laborers are watched by a white "Planter [who] walks around With eagle glance and all controls."
Pictorial title page, depicting children looking at magic lantern projection of sugar cane plant, signed by author-illustrator WN (William Newman)--and dated in illustration: 1861.
Hand-colored wood-engraved title page and illustrations.
Printed on one side of leaf only.
Osborne Collection, page 54
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary green wrappers.
Subject Terms:
Blacks -- West Indies, British.
Magic lanterns.
Sugar -- Juvenile poetry.
Sugar -- Manufacture and refining -- Juvenile poetry.
Form/Genre:
Children's books -- England -- 1861.
Poems -- England -- 1861.
Wood engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1861.
Contributors:
Griffith and Farran, publisher.
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