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The panoramic alphabet of peace.
London : Darton & Co., Holborn Hill, [1856]
Physical Description:
[28] pages : illustrations ; 16 x 17 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PE1155 .P36 1856
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
The covers of this issue of the Panoramic alphabet of peace appear not to be described in the Darton bibliographies. The front cover has a central wood-engraved depiction of children playing at soldiers. The YCBA copy lacks a title page as described in other copies. The back cover and the verso of the leaf for letter 'Z' reuse cover sheets from Darton's Scripture panoramic alphabet [ca. 1855].
An alphabet book, preceded by a frontispiece showing foreign visitors in front of the Crystal Palace (from the Great Exhibition, 1851). The book is apparently a topical production, capitalizing on the end of the Crimean War with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1856. The Angel of Peace illustrates the letter 'A', Britannia and Charity, 'B' and 'C', Queen Victoria, 'Q',and a wounded Crimean veteran, 'V'. Notable is an early depiction of Florence Nightingale for the letter 'N', showing her attending to a wounded solder: "N is Miss Nightingale, with her fair band, Who solaced our sick in a far distant land."
Subject Terms:
Alphabet -- Juvenile literature.
Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Peace.
Crystal Palace (Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England)
English language -- Alphabet.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910.
Alphabet books.
Wood engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1856.
Darton & Co., publisher.
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