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Newman, William

Rhymes and pictures about bread, tea, sugar, coals, cotton, gold : 72 illustrations.

London : Griffith & Farran, [approximately 1860-1861?]
Physical Description:
6 volumes in 1 (11, 11, 12, 11, 12, 10 leaves) : ill. ; 13 x 19 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6110.C4 R49 1860
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Cover title.
Written and illustrated by William Newman.
Opie, BB90
Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910, page 654
BAC: British Art Center copy is not colored. Bound in publisher's original color illustrated (chromoxylographed) boards. Publisher's advertisements on back cover.
The history of a pound of sugar begins with a pictorial title page depicting children looking at a magic lantern projection of a sugar cane plant. The sections on sugar and cotton include depictions of Black workers laboring on plantations (in the West Indies and the American South, the latter enslaved).
Subject Terms:
Black people -- West Indies, British.
Bread -- Juvenile literature.
Children's poetry, English -- 19th century.
Coal -- Juvenile literature.
Cotton -- Juvenile literature.
Cotton trade -- United States.
Gold -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- United States.
Sugar -- Juvenile literature.
Tea -- Juvenile literature.
Wood engravings -- 1860-1861.
Chromoxylographs -- 1860-1861.
Pictorial bindings (Binding) -- England.
Publisher's advertisements.
Griffith and Farran, publisher.

  • The history of a quarter loaf
  • The history of a cup of tea in rhymes & pictures
  • The history of a pound of sugar rhymes and pictures
  • The history of a scuttle of coals in rhymes & pictures
  • The history of a cotton bale
  • The history of a golden sovereign in rhymes and pictures.

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