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Newman, William

The history of a pound of sugar : rhymes and pictures.

London : Griffith & Farran, successors to J. Newbery, St. Paul's Ch. Yd, 1861.
Physical Description:
12 leaves : color illustrations ; 15 x 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
TP348.2 .N49 1861
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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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 of early children's books, 1566-1910, page 54
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary green wrappers.
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."
Subject Terms:
Black people -- West Indies, British.
Magic lanterns.
Sugar -- Juvenile poetry.
Sugar -- Manufacture and refining -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's books -- England -- 1861.
Poems -- England -- 1861.
Wood engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1861.
Griffith and Farran, publisher.

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