Panoramic alphabet of peace.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Darton & Co. (Holborn Hill) ; [c.1856]
Description
[28] leaves : col. ill. ; 15 x 17 cm.

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Publisher
Rare books genre
Alphabet books [Browse]
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Notes
  • Date from Darton.
  • 28 illustrated leaves printed on one side of linen; all recto leaves, except for frontis., which faces t.p.
  • The Angel of Peace illustrates the letter "A," Britannia and Charity, "B" and "C", Florence Nightengale, "N," Queen Victoria, "Q," and a wounded Crimean veteran, "V."
  • Illustrations: Hand-colored engraved frontis. (depicting uniformed officials from around the world), t.p. vignette, and 26 hand-colored engravings (showing personifications, Victorian military figures, and weapons) illustrating the alphabet letters, accompanied with large hand-colored capital letters on the upper left, and letterpress couplets underneath, e.g.: "A is the Angel of Peace from above; / Away with Discord, and welcome sweet Love."
  • Cotsen copy: Lacks publisher's original yellow wrappers, printed in red and black, including imprint of printer William Stevens (cf. Darton).
Binding note
Later patterned white-and-gray limp cloth.
References
Darton, L. The Dartons, H22 (2)
Other title(s)
Alphabet of peace.
OCLC
177738047
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